Transportation / Mobility

Mandatory Car Battery Collection, Recycling Being Considered in Japan

September 18, 2005

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Mandatory Car Battery Collection, Recycling Being Considered in Japan

A governmental committee has been established to discuss a mandatory system for ...
 
Toyota Reveals Fourth Environmental Action Plan through FY2010

September 7, 2005

Transportation / Mobility

 

Toyota Reveals Fourth Environmental Action Plan through FY2010

Toyota Motor Corp. has formulated its Fourth Environmental Action Plan for fisca...
 
Eco-Rail Certification Launched to Promote Rail Transportation

August 22, 2005

Policy / Systems

 

Eco-Rail Certification Launched to Promote Rail Transportation

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has launched an "Eco-Rail...
 
Tokushima City 'No Car Day' Campaign Offers Prizes

July 23, 2005

Transportation / Mobility

 

Tokushima City 'No Car Day' Campaign Offers Prizes

Under the theme "Let's take a break from driving our cars. Let's be eco-friendly...
 
World's First Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) Safety and Environmental Standards Established

June 20, 2005

Renewable Energy

 

World's First Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) Safety and Environmental Standards Established

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) has revised standa...
 
Nissan Motor Develops New Technologies for Fuel Cell Vehicles

June 10, 2005

Energy Conservation

 

Nissan Motor Develops New Technologies for Fuel Cell Vehicles

Nissan Motor Co. of Japan has developed its first fuel cell stack and a high-pre...
 
Tokyo Gov't Project to Boost Efficiency of Logistics and Deliveries in City

June 5, 2005

Transportation / Mobility

 

Tokyo Gov't Project to Boost Efficiency of Logistics and Deliveries in City

On March 29, 2005, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government established an "Environment...
 
Yamaha Motor Co. Employees Start Eco-Commuting

June 3, 2005

Policy / Systems

 

Yamaha Motor Co. Employees Start Eco-Commuting

Yamaha Motor Co., the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer, introduced an 'Eco-Commu...
 
Environment Ministry Posts Road Traffic Noise Map on Web

May 29, 2005

Transportation / Mobility

 

Environment Ministry Posts Road Traffic Noise Map on Web

Since November 1, 2004, Japan's Ministry of the Environment has been posting a n...
 
Automobile Industry to Voluntarily Regulate Volatile Chemicals in Cars

May 27, 2005

Transportation / Mobility

 

Automobile Industry to Voluntarily Regulate Volatile Chemicals in Cars

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) announced on Feb. 14, 2005...
 
Toyota Hybrid Bus Serves 2005 World Expo

May 27, 2005

Energy Conservation

 

Toyota Hybrid Bus Serves 2005 World Expo

A fuel cell-powered hybrid bus operated by the Toyota Motor Corp. will serve the...
 
Japan Plans World's Strictest Regulations on Diesel Vehicles in 2010

May 18, 2005

Policy / Systems

 

Japan Plans World's Strictest Regulations on Diesel Vehicles in 2010

The Air Environment Task Force of the Central Environment Council, an advisory p...
 
Toyota City Testing Car-Sharing System Using Compact Electric Vehicles

May 16, 2005

Policy / Systems

 

Toyota City Testing Car-Sharing System Using Compact Electric Vehicles

Toyota City, a major auto industry city in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, is testing a...
 
Car Sharing Launched by Citizens

May 15, 2005

Policy / Systems

 

Car Sharing Launched by Citizens

A Japanese incorporated non-profit organization, the Shiki-no-wa (wheels for Shi...
 
Hybrid Tram with On-board Batteries Successfully Tested

April 29, 2005

Energy Conservation

 

Hybrid Tram with On-board Batteries Successfully Tested

The Railway Technical Research Institute of Japan announced on February 2, 2005 ...
 
Kyoto City Establishes Certification System for

April 28, 2005

Policy / Systems

 

Kyoto City Establishes Certification System for "Eco-driving Promoters"

Kyoto City announced on November 24, 2004 that it has established a system to ce...
 
Kawasaki Heavy Industries Develops Liquid Hydrogen Container

April 26, 2005

Renewable Energy

 

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Develops Liquid Hydrogen Container

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (KHI), a major Japanese heavy machinery manufact...
 
Shared Bus-Taxi Powered by Used Cooking Oil Encourages Community Interaction

April 23, 2005

Transportation / Mobility

 

Shared Bus-Taxi Powered by Used Cooking Oil Encourages Community Interaction

Tottori Ecotown 2020, an incorporated nonprofit organization in Tottori Prefectu...
 
Kyoto City Enacts Japan's 1st Local Global Warming Countermeasure Ordinance

April 16, 2005

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Kyoto City Enacts Japan's 1st Local Global Warming Countermeasure Ordinance

Japan's first local ordinance designed to curb global warming was adopted by Kyo...
 
Commercial Jetliners to Strengthen GHG Monitoring

April 14, 2005

Transportation / Mobility

 

Commercial Jetliners to Strengthen GHG Monitoring

The JAL Foundation, Japan Airlines (JAL), and the Meteorological Research Instit...
 
Tokushima Pref. Uses Thinned Cedar Logs for Guardrails

April 9, 2005

Policy / Systems

 

Tokushima Pref. Uses Thinned Cedar Logs for Guardrails

Tokushima Prefecture is one of four prefectures on the smallest of Japan's four ...
 
Thirteen Transport Organizations Achieve Global Warming Targets

April 7, 2005

Policy / Systems

 

Thirteen Transport Organizations Achieve Global Warming Targets

On January 19, 2005, the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport...
 
Pollution-Free Bicycle Taxis to Debut at World EXPO 2005!

March 27, 2005

Energy Conservation

 

Pollution-Free Bicycle Taxis to Debut at World EXPO 2005!

Bridgestone Cycle Co. and Yamaha Motor Co. announced recently that they have dev...
 
Public Nuisance Complaints Exceed 100,000 in FY 2003

March 22, 2005

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Public Nuisance Complaints Exceed 100,000 in FY 2003

Japan's Environmental Disputes Coordination Commission, a national government ad...
 
Kyoto City's Biodiesel Project Wins Minister's Award

March 22, 2005

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Kyoto City's Biodiesel Project Wins Minister's Award

Kyoto City's Biodiesel Project won the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fis...
 
New Car Recycling Facility in Japan's Seto Inland Sea Area

March 17, 2005

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

New Car Recycling Facility in Japan's Seto Inland Sea Area

Tsuneishi Corporation, a shipbuilder headquartered in Numakuma-cho, Hiroshima, a...
 
3 Ministries Jointly Publish 'Low-Emission Vehicle Guidebook 2004'

March 12, 2005

Policy / Systems

 

3 Ministries Jointly Publish 'Low-Emission Vehicle Guidebook 2004'

Three Japanese ministries, the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Econ...
 
Honda Leases New Fuel Cell Car to New York State

March 9, 2005

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Honda Leases New Fuel Cell Car to New York State

American Honda Motor Co., an overseas subsidiary of Honda Motor Co., delivered a...
 
Kyotango City Starts Eco-driving Project

March 2, 2005

Energy Conservation

 

Kyotango City Starts Eco-driving Project

Kyotango City, located in Kyoto Prefecture, launched a model eco-driving project...
 
New Water-Based Paint Reduces VOCs, CO2 Emissions

March 2, 2005

Transportation / Mobility

 

New Water-Based Paint Reduces VOCs, CO2 Emissions

Toyota Motor Corp. and Daihatsu Motor Co. announced on November 4, 2004 that wit...
 
Using Waste Oil Cuts Community Bus Fuel Costs in Hirata City

February 27, 2005

Transportation / Mobility

 

Using Waste Oil Cuts Community Bus Fuel Costs in Hirata City

Hirata City, located in Shimane Prefecture in western Japan, announced in Octobe...
 
Bank Screening Gives Mazda Highest Rank in Eco-friendly Management

February 22, 2005

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Bank Screening Gives Mazda Highest Rank in Eco-friendly Management

Mazda Motor Corp., a leading automaker in Japan, announced on October 15, 2004 t...
 
Tokyo Dept. Stores Cooperate on Deliveries to Cut CO2 Emissions

February 19, 2005

Policy / Systems

 

Tokyo Dept. Stores Cooperate on Deliveries to Cut CO2 Emissions

The Environmental Bureau of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced on Novem...
 
100% Biodiesel-Powered Minibus Starts Operation

February 18, 2005

Transportation / Mobility

 

100% Biodiesel-Powered Minibus Starts Operation

In August, 2004, Japan's National Agricultural Research Center (NARC) started op...
 
JAMA Reports FY2003 Hybrid Vehicle Shipments Up 173 %

February 12, 2005

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

JAMA Reports FY2003 Hybrid Vehicle Shipments Up 173 %

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JAMA) announced on October...
 
Mazda Hydrogen Rotary Engine Vehicle Now Street-Legal

February 11, 2005

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Mazda Hydrogen Rotary Engine Vehicle Now Street-Legal

Mazda Motor Corp. has developed a hydrogen rotary engine powered vehicle, and ro...
 
Nissan Motor Diesel Launches Heavy Duty Truck To Comply with 2005 Regulations

February 5, 2005

Policy / Systems

 

Nissan Motor Diesel Launches Heavy Duty Truck To Comply with 2005 Regulations

Nissan Diesel Motor Co. launched "Quon," a series of heavy duty trucks, on Novem...
 
Car-Free Day Held in Yokohama

January 27, 2005

Transportation / Mobility

 

Car-Free Day Held in Yokohama

Yokohama Car-Free Day 2004, a one-day campaign to call on citizens to refrain fr...
 
Ultra-low Sulfur Fuels to Be Distributed in Japan in 2005

January 4, 2005

Energy Conservation

 

Ultra-low Sulfur Fuels to Be Distributed in Japan in 2005

Sulfur-free gasoline and diesel fuel will be distributed in Japan ahead of other...
 
Honda Develops Fuel Cell Motorbike

January 3, 2005

Energy Conservation

 

Honda Develops Fuel Cell Motorbike

Honda Motor Co. announced on August 24, 2004 that it has developed fuel-cell (FC...
 
NGO Uses High-Profile Adventures to Promote Green Energy

December 28, 2004

Transportation / Mobility

 

NGO Uses High-Profile Adventures to Promote Green Energy

Green Energy Adventure (GEA), a non-governmental organization in Japan, aims ...
 
Eco-Friendly Ship Bottom Paint Developed

November 17, 2004

Transportation / Mobility

 

Eco-Friendly Ship Bottom Paint Developed

Researchers of the Nara Institute of Science and Technology have succeeded in de...
 
Japan's Transport Ministry Promotes Biofuel Vehicles

November 9, 2004

Renewable Energy

 

Japan's Transport Ministry Promotes Biofuel Vehicles

The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport launched a biofuel ...
 
Car Sharing Starts Nagoya

November 5, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Car Sharing Starts Nagoya

Tokai Kyujin Service Co. announced that it would start a business called Linkul ...
 
Motorcycle Makers to Launch Voluntary Recycling System in Japan

October 8, 2004

Transportation / Mobility

 

Motorcycle Makers to Launch Voluntary Recycling System in Japan

Four Japanese motorcycles manufacturers (Honda Motor Co., Yamaha Motor Co., Suzu...
 
Project to Build Hydrogen-Based Society Launched in Shimane

September 21, 2004

Renewable Energy

 

Project to Build Hydrogen-Based Society Launched in Shimane

Hirata City of Shimane Prefecture in western Japan launched a joint study group ...
 
Sapporo Breweries Adopts Reusable Packaging for Transport

September 1, 2004

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Sapporo Breweries Adopts Reusable Packaging for Transport

Sapporo Breweries Ltd., a major brewer in Japan, announced on June 9, 2004 th...
 
Tobu Railway Selling First 'Green-Powered' Homes in Japan

August 26, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Tobu Railway Selling First 'Green-Powered' Homes in Japan

The Tobu Railway Co. of Japan has launched Japan's first enterprise for selling ...
 
Environmental Logistics Database Established in Japan

August 19, 2004

Policy / Systems

 

Environmental Logistics Database Established in Japan

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) announced on June ...
 
Yamato Delivery Service Adds Hybrid Vehicles to Further Reduce CO2

August 16, 2004

Energy Conservation

 

Yamato Delivery Service Adds Hybrid Vehicles to Further Reduce CO2

Yamato Transport Co., Japan's largest parcel-delivery company, is working to red...
 
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