Transportation / Mobility

Ministry Selects 12 Areas for Model Projects under Environmental Action Program

April 12, 2007

Transportation / Mobility

 

Ministry Selects 12 Areas for Model Projects under Environmental Action Program

On December 25, 2006, the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transpor...
 
Modal Shift Rate Recovers Sharply in FY 2004

April 4, 2007

Transportation / Mobility

 

Modal Shift Rate Recovers Sharply in FY 2004

The modal shift rate in FY2004 increased to 40.4 percent (preliminary figure), u...
 
Sumitomo Metals to Increase Capacity to Produce Railway Wheels for North America

April 4, 2007

Transportation / Mobility

 

Sumitomo Metals to Increase Capacity to Produce Railway Wheels for North America

In response to the growing demand for railway wheels in North America, Sumitomo ...
 
Kagawa Matsushita Electric Starts Green Transport/Logistics Partnership to Combat Global Warming

April 1, 2007

Transportation / Mobility

 

Kagawa Matsushita Electric Starts Green Transport/Logistics Partnership to Combat Global Warming

Kagawa Matsushita Electric Works Ltd., a Japanese manufacturer of building and i...
 
New Standards Drafted to Improve Fuel Efficiency by 24% in 2015

February 28, 2007

Energy Conservation

 

New Standards Drafted to Improve Fuel Efficiency by 24% in 2015

Japan's new Fuel Economy Standards, targeted for fiscal 2015, aim to achieve a r...
 
Japanese Auto Industry Proactive in Environmental Management--Survey

February 26, 2007

Transportation / Mobility

 

Japanese Auto Industry Proactive in Environmental Management--Survey

Japanese manufacturers in the automobile industry are proactively coping with en...
 
Sony Reduced 2005 CO2 Emissions by 2,670 Tons through Transport Modal Shifts

February 12, 2007

Transportation / Mobility

 

Sony Reduced 2005 CO2 Emissions by 2,670 Tons through Transport Modal Shifts

Sony Corporation's CSR (corporate social responsibility) Report 2006 noted that ...
 
Nagoya City to Introduce 'Green Delivery' Policy

January 25, 2007

Transportation / Mobility

 

Nagoya City to Introduce 'Green Delivery' Policy

Nagoya, a major city in central Japan, will introduce a system to encourage "gre...
 
LRT Revitalizes Urban Area of Toyama City, Japan

December 29, 2006

Transportation / Mobility

 

LRT Revitalizes Urban Area of Toyama City, Japan

The passenger count of Toyama Light Rail Portram, a Light Rail Train (LRT) se...
 
Five-Year Project to Develop Fuel-Cell-Powered Warehouse Transporter

December 25, 2006

Energy Conservation

 

Five-Year Project to Develop Fuel-Cell-Powered Warehouse Transporter

Tokyo Gas Co., JFE Container Co. and Kanto Agricultural Machinery Co. have concl...
 
IC-Tagged Reusable Container Management System Developed

December 24, 2006

Policy / Systems

 

IC-Tagged Reusable Container Management System Developed

Japan's Toppan Printing Co. has developed Netloopass, a network-based management...
 
All Majors Now Offering Hybrids in Japan's Light-Duty Truck Market

November 29, 2006

Energy Conservation

 

All Majors Now Offering Hybrids in Japan's Light-Duty Truck Market

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. launched sales of the Canter Eco Hybrid, a l...
 
Sagawa's CNG Vehicles Exceed 3,000 units

November 29, 2006

Renewable Energy

 

Sagawa's CNG Vehicles Exceed 3,000 units

Sagawa Express Co., a major delivery company announced that the total number of ...
 
'Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles' Acount for Over 80% of Nissan Sales in Japan

November 22, 2006

Transportation / Mobility

 

'Super Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles' Acount for Over 80% of Nissan Sales in Japan

Nissan Motor Co., announced on July 31, 2006 that its Super Ultra-Low Emission V...
 
JR Hokkaido to Start Trial Service of Dual Mode Vehicle in April 2007

November 17, 2006

Transportation / Mobility

 

JR Hokkaido to Start Trial Service of Dual Mode Vehicle in April 2007

Hokkaido Railway Company (JR Hokkaido) announced that it will start trial servic...
 
Freight Associations Request Gov't Support for Green Transport

November 11, 2006

Transportation / Mobility

 

Freight Associations Request Gov't Support for Green Transport

A letter requesting the promotion green physical distribution was submitted to K...
 
Ministry of Environment to Promote Production of Enough Biofuel for 40,000 Cars

November 11, 2006

Renewable Energy

 

Ministry of Environment to Promote Production of Enough Biofuel for 40,000 Cars

In its fiscal 2007 budget proposal, Japan's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) ma...
 
Eco-Friendly Drivers Increasing in Japan

November 3, 2006

Transportation / Mobility

 

Eco-Friendly Drivers Increasing in Japan

According to a survey, over 70 percent of drivers practice "eco-driving," the Mi...
 
DHL Japan Introduces Fuel Cell Vehicle, Hybrid Truck in Delivery Service

October 18, 2006

Transportation / Mobility

 

DHL Japan Introduces Fuel Cell Vehicle, Hybrid Truck in Delivery Service

DHL Japan Inc., part of the major global express and logistics DHL network, anno...
 
Tokyo Government to Launch Japan's First Tour Bus Eco-Labeling Scheme

October 6, 2006

Transportation / Mobility

 

Tokyo Government to Launch Japan's First Tour Bus Eco-Labeling Scheme

On June 16, 2006, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government reached an agreement with in...
 
Insurance Association in Japan Promotes Eco & Safe Driving Worldwide

October 4, 2006

Energy Conservation

 

Insurance Association in Japan Promotes Eco & Safe Driving Worldwide

The General Insurance Association of Japan (GIAJ) issued a leaflet entitled the ...
 
DBJ Proposes Measures to Promote Modal Shift in Transport Industry

September 12, 2006

Transportation / Mobility

 

DBJ Proposes Measures to Promote Modal Shift in Transport Industry

The Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) released a report in April 2006 on the curre...
 
Light Rail Transit Using Former JR Tracks Starts in Toyama

September 6, 2006

Transportation / Mobility

 

Light Rail Transit Using Former JR Tracks Starts in Toyama

On April 29, 2006, Toyama Light Rail Co., a third-sector rail company in the cen...
 
Kawasaki Heavy Industries to Test Battery-Powered Tram

August 31, 2006

Transportation / Mobility

 

Kawasaki Heavy Industries to Test Battery-Powered Tram

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, a major Japanese heavy machinery manufacturer, announ...
 
East Japan Railway Develops World's First Fuel Cell Hybrid Railcar

August 4, 2006

Renewable Energy

 

East Japan Railway Develops World's First Fuel Cell Hybrid Railcar

In preparation for the debut of the world's first fuel cell hybrid railcar in Ap...
 
Nissan Motor to Cut CO2 Emissions by 40% for 2015 Models

July 29, 2006

Transportation / Mobility

 

Nissan Motor to Cut CO2 Emissions by 40% for 2015 Models

At a technical press conference on March 15, 2006, Nissan Motors Co. announced t...
 
Transport Ministry Publishes Manual on 'Green Logistics'

July 15, 2006

Transportation / Mobility

 

Transport Ministry Publishes Manual on 'Green Logistics'

To promote environmentally friendly distribution, a manual on "green logistics" ...
 
Yamato Transport Develops Own Refrigerated Rail Containers

June 30, 2006

Energy Conservation

 

Yamato Transport Develops Own Refrigerated Rail Containers

In an effort to promote a modal shift from truck transport to rail, Yamato Trans...
 
Fuel Economy Standards Developed for Trucks & Buses

June 30, 2006

Energy Conservation

 

Fuel Economy Standards Developed for Trucks & Buses

Fuel Economy Standards for trucks and buses were drawn up on March 17, 2006 in a...
 
'Eco-Rail Mark' Awarded to 2 Products, 4 Companies

June 2, 2006

Transportation / Mobility

 

'Eco-Rail Mark' Awarded to 2 Products, 4 Companies

The "Eco-Rail Mark" was awarded to two products and four companies at the fifth ...
 
Cycling Map Proving Popular in Kyoto

May 7, 2006

Transportation / Mobility

 

Cycling Map Proving Popular in Kyoto

The "Cycling Map of Kyoto," published in October 2005 by the Kyoto-based Citizen...
 
Pollution-Free Pedicab Service Starts in Fukuoka City

April 28, 2006

Transportation / Mobility

 

Pollution-Free Pedicab Service Starts in Fukuoka City

On March 1, 2006, Fukuoka City became the 15th Japanese city to run a pedicab se...
 
Dimethyl Ether (DME) Fueled Crane Truck Begins World's 1st Public Road Test

April 20, 2006

Energy Conservation

 

Dimethyl Ether (DME) Fueled Crane Truck Begins World's 1st Public Road Test

A crane truck powered by dimethyl ether (DME) began test runs on public roads in...
 
New Educational Website Encourages Public Transport Use

April 13, 2006

Transportation / Mobility

 

New Educational Website Encourages Public Transport Use

Val Laboratory Corp., a Japanese software developer, started a website service o...
 
Ministry Subsidizes 14 'Green Distribution' Model Projects

March 30, 2006

Transportation / Mobility

 

Ministry Subsidizes 14 'Green Distribution' Model Projects

It was learned on October 24, 2005 that the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastru...
 
Vehicle Idling Restrictions Spreading in Japan

March 29, 2006

Transportation / Mobility

 

Vehicle Idling Restrictions Spreading in Japan

While energy consumption in the transport sector in Japan has increased by more ...
 
Hybrid Vehicle Shipments Surge in FY 2004

March 23, 2006

Energy Conservation

 

Hybrid Vehicle Shipments Surge in FY 2004

Shipments of environment-friendly vehicles increased sharply in fiscal 2004, acc...
 
2 Products, 16 Companies Carry 'Eco-Rail' Mark

February 12, 2006

Policy / Systems

 

2 Products, 16 Companies Carry 'Eco-Rail' Mark

An "Eco-Rail Mark" was awarded to three companies at the third meeting of the Ec...
 
Discounted Fares and Shopping Promote Eco-Friendly on Public Transport in Kobe

January 30, 2006

Policy / Systems

 

Discounted Fares and Shopping Promote Eco-Friendly on Public Transport in Kobe

The Transportation Bureau of Kobe City in western Japan has decided to continue ...
 
Ministry Releases Guidance to Promote Light Rail Transit System

January 20, 2006

Transportation / Mobility

 

Ministry Releases Guidance to Promote Light Rail Transit System

The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport released, on October...
 
Revision of Fuel Efficiency Standards Planned for Heavy Vehicles

January 5, 2006

Transportation / Mobility

 

Revision of Fuel Efficiency Standards Planned for Heavy Vehicles

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Land, Infrastruc...
 
East Japan Railway to Introduce World's First Hybrid Powered Passenger Railcars

December 30, 2005

Energy Conservation

 

East Japan Railway to Introduce World's First Hybrid Powered Passenger Railcars

East Japan Railway Co. announced on November 8, 2005 that it will manufacture an...
 
Bicycle Rental Program Underway in Gifu City

December 23, 2005

Transportation / Mobility

 

Bicycle Rental Program Underway in Gifu City

Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture, in central Japan, launched a bicycle rental program ...
 
Awareness Campaign in Japan Encourages Eco-Friendly Railway Travel

December 21, 2005

Transportation / Mobility

 

Awareness Campaign in Japan Encourages Eco-Friendly Railway Travel

The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport is cooperating with ...
 
Burger Shops Near Expo Sites Join Forces for Food Waste Recycling

December 8, 2005

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Burger Shops Near Expo Sites Join Forces for Food Waste Recycling

Mos Food Services, Inc., a Japanese hamburger chain, carried out experimental fo...
 
Diesel Vehicle Emission Controls in Tokyo Improving Air Quality

October 28, 2005

Transportation / Mobility

 

Diesel Vehicle Emission Controls in Tokyo Improving Air Quality

The air quality improved remarkably and steadily thanks to compliance with envir...
 
Smaller Municipalities Responsible for 68% of Vehicle CO2 Emissions: Survey

October 14, 2005

Transportation / Mobility

 

Smaller Municipalities Responsible for 68% of Vehicle CO2 Emissions: Survey

As much as 68 percent of Japan's vehicle CO2 emissions are generated in municipa...
 
Yao City Launches 'Green Delivery Council'

October 6, 2005

Policy / Systems

 

Yao City Launches 'Green Delivery Council'

Yao City, Osaka Prefecture, has launched the Yao City Green Delivery Promotion C...
 
Kobe Steel Develops Technology to Transport Heat Energy by Truck

October 2, 2005

Renewable Energy

 

Kobe Steel Develops Technology to Transport Heat Energy by Truck

Kobe Steel Ltd. and its affiliate Kobelco Eco-Solutions Co. in Japan have jointl...
 
Eco-Friendly Airport Plan for Narita

September 26, 2005

Energy Conservation

 

Eco-Friendly Airport Plan for Narita

On April 21, 2005, Narita International Airport Corp. (NAA) announced that it ha...
 
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