Transportation / Mobility

CO2 Emissions Reduction Targets for Transport Sector Revealed

August 5, 2004

Policy / Systems

 

CO2 Emissions Reduction Targets for Transport Sector Revealed

The Environmental Division of the Transport Policy Council, an advisory panel of...
 
Ocean Dumping Regulations to be Strengthened

August 2, 2004

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Ocean Dumping Regulations to be Strengthened

A 1996 protocol that contains revisions of the Convention on the Prevention of M...
 
Japan's First Car-Sharing System in Housing Complex Launched

July 6, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japan's First Car-Sharing System in Housing Complex Launched

Orix Real Estate Corporation introduced a car-sharing system using Intelligent T...
 
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Envisages 15 Million FCVs in Use by 2030

July 5, 2004

Environmental Technology

 

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Envisages 15 Million FCVs in Use by 2030

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry estimates that 1.5 million fuel ...
 
Logistics Reform Helps Oki Electric Cut CO2 Emissions by 1,050 Tons

June 30, 2004

Policy / Systems

 

Logistics Reform Helps Oki Electric Cut CO2 Emissions by 1,050 Tons

Oki Electric Industrial Co. of Japan and the companies in its group are promotin...
 
Kobe Steel Initiates Transportation Modal Shift

June 25, 2004

Policy / Systems

 

Kobe Steel Initiates Transportation Modal Shift

Kobe Steel, Ltd., one of Japan's leading steel manufacturers, has been conductin...
 
Nissan Leases Fuel Cell Vehicles to Kanagawa and Yokohama

June 21, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Nissan Leases Fuel Cell Vehicles to Kanagawa and Yokohama

Nissan Motor Co. of Japan on April 7, 2004 delivered one "X-TRAIL FCV" high-pres...
 
Shimonoseki City Offers Web-Based Household Environmental Scorecard

June 17, 2004

Climate Change

 

Shimonoseki City Offers Web-Based Household Environmental Scorecard

Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture in the western part of Japan started prov...
 
Aichi Expo to Exhibit 'Green Maps'

June 15, 2004

Transportation / Mobility

 

Aichi Expo to Exhibit 'Green Maps'

Organizers of the 2005 World Exposition to be held in Aichi, Japan, are planning...
 
MOL Launches World's First Test of Shipboard Windpower Generator

June 9, 2004

Renewable Energy

 

MOL Launches World's First Test of Shipboard Windpower Generator

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), one of Japan's major shipping firms, has develo...
 
Nippon Steel to Produce High Purity Hydrogen from Coke Oven Gas

June 9, 2004

Renewable Energy

 

Nippon Steel to Produce High Purity Hydrogen from Coke Oven Gas

On March 17, 2004, Nippon Steel Corp. of Japan opened a new facility to develop ...
 
Oki's Web-Based Catalog On-Demand System to Reduce CO2 Emissions

June 1, 2004

Energy Conservation

 

Oki's Web-Based Catalog On-Demand System to Reduce CO2 Emissions

Oki Electric Industry Co. of Japan has announced that it will introduce a "web-o...
 
Reducing Traffic Noise with a New Barrier that Uses Sound

May 31, 2004

Transportation / Mobility

 

Reducing Traffic Noise with a New Barrier that Uses Sound

The Hyogo National Highway Office of the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructu...
 
Government to Extend 'Green' Vehicle Tax System

May 13, 2004

Energy Conservation

 

Government to Extend 'Green' Vehicle Tax System

A "green" vehicle tax system introduced by Japan's central government in fiscal ...
 
Kobe City Offering Subway Users 10% Off at Shopping Malls

April 30, 2004

Policy / Systems

 

Kobe City Offering Subway Users 10% Off at Shopping Malls

Kobe City in western Japan is offering municipal subway users a 10 percent disco...
 
Matsushita to Replace All Delivery Trucks with Low-Emission Vehicles

April 18, 2004

Transportation / Mobility

 

Matsushita to Replace All Delivery Trucks with Low-Emission Vehicles

Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. of Japan, known for its Panasonic brand, anno...
 
Central Environment Council Submits Report on Ocean Dumping

April 6, 2004

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Central Environment Council Submits Report on Ocean Dumping

The Central Environment Council, an advisory body to the Japanese Minister of th...
 
Nissan and Seven Other Japanese Auto Manufacturers Join Forces for Shredder Residue Recycling

March 30, 2004

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Nissan and Seven Other Japanese Auto Manufacturers Join Forces for Shredder Residue Recycling

On 9 January 2004, eight Japanese auto makers revealed their agreement to form a...
 
Mazda's Eco-friendly Paint System Wins Award

March 15, 2004

Transportation / Mobility

 

Mazda's Eco-friendly Paint System Wins Award

Mazda Motor Corporation, one of Japan's leading automakers, announced on Decembe...
 
NGK's Diesel Particulate Filter Installed in Mazda Diesel Vehicles

March 9, 2004

Transportation / Mobility

 

NGK's Diesel Particulate Filter Installed in Mazda Diesel Vehicles

NGK Insulators, Ltd., a major supplier of electrical insulators and ceramic prod...
 
Nissan to Launch Limited Leasing of Fuel Cell Vehicles

February 28, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Nissan to Launch Limited Leasing of Fuel Cell Vehicles

Nissan Motor Co. of Japan acquired approval from the Minister of Land, Infrastru...
 
New Honda Fuel-Cell Vehicle Is Official Car in 80th

February 20, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

New Honda Fuel-Cell Vehicle Is Official Car in 80th "Ekiden" Relay Race

Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. provided its FCX-model fuel-cell vehicle, equ...
 
Activated Carbon Fibers Help Remove NOx

February 17, 2004

Transportation / Mobility

 

Activated Carbon Fibers Help Remove NOx

A research team in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, has succeeded in removing nitrogen...
 
2003 Yamagata Summer Ecostyle Campaign for Businesses Successful

February 16, 2004

Energy Conservation

 

2003 Yamagata Summer Ecostyle Campaign for Businesses Successful

Yamagata Prefecture has released the results of the "Yamagata Summer Ecostyle Ca...
 
Car-sharing to Start in New Osaka Suburb

February 14, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Car-sharing to Start in New Osaka Suburb

In a large-scale new suburb being developed in the northern part of Osaka Prefec...
 
Low-Emission Vehicles Exceed the 5.7 Million Mark

February 5, 2004

Energy Conservation

 

Low-Emission Vehicles Exceed the 5.7 Million Mark

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) reported on Decemb...
 
Modal Shift Contributes to 3.9% Increase Over Last Year in Container Transport by Rail

January 6, 2004

Policy / Systems

 

Modal Shift Contributes to 3.9% Increase Over Last Year in Container Transport by Rail

Japan Freight Railway Company has announced that the volume of containers transp...
 
Japan Establishes World's Strictest Vehicle Emission Regulations

December 31, 2003

Policy / Systems

 

Japan Establishes World's Strictest Vehicle Emission Regulations

By amending the exhaust emission standards for cars, trucks and buses, the Japan...
 
Nikkei Environmental Award Grand Prize Goes to Daihatsu's Intelligent Catalyst Development Group

December 26, 2003

Transportation / Mobility

 

Nikkei Environmental Award Grand Prize Goes to Daihatsu's Intelligent Catalyst Development Group

As reported in Japan's Nihon Keizai newspaper (the Japan Financial Times), Daiha...
 
Shinjo City Tests Bioethanol Fuel in Official Cars

December 23, 2003

Renewable Energy

 

Shinjo City Tests Bioethanol Fuel in Official Cars

Shinjo City in Yamagata Prefecture, an agricultural area located in northeastern...
 
Tokyo Motor Show Opens & Features Environmental Technologies

December 22, 2003

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Tokyo Motor Show Opens & Features Environmental Technologies

The 37th Tokyo Motor Show opened on October 22, 2003 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba ...
 
Honda's Next-generation Fuel Cell Stack Works Even at Minus 20 degrees Celsius

December 21, 2003

Environmental Technology

 

Honda's Next-generation Fuel Cell Stack Works Even at Minus 20 degrees Celsius

Honda Motor Co., the Japanese automaker, has announced the development of the Ho...
 
Ban Lifted on Sale of Ethanol-Blended Gasoline - Industry Reacts

December 15, 2003

Renewable Energy

 

Ban Lifted on Sale of Ethanol-Blended Gasoline - Industry Reacts

A ban on the sale of gasoline blended with up to three percent bioenthanol was o...
 
Making Biodiesel Fuel from Sunflower Oil

December 12, 2003

Renewable Energy

 

Making Biodiesel Fuel from Sunflower Oil

A new system to make diesel fuel from sunflower oil is being developed by Profes...
 
Kobe City to Introduce 'Green Delivery' Requirements

December 11, 2003

Energy Conservation

 

Kobe City to Introduce 'Green Delivery' Requirements

Starting from October 20, Kobe City in Japan will introduce a "green delivery" s...
 
Eco-cycle Mileage Survey Promotes Cycling for Environment and Fitness

November 17, 2003

Transportation / Mobility

 

Eco-cycle Mileage Survey Promotes Cycling for Environment and Fitness

The Japan Productivity Center for Socio-Economic Development (JPC-SED) will laun...
 
Green Management Certification System Launched in Japan's Trucking Industry

November 11, 2003

Policy / Systems

 

Green Management Certification System Launched in Japan's Trucking Industry

Japan's Foundation for Promoting Personal Mobility and Ecological Transportation...
 
Nissan Diesel to Utilize Urea Solution to Reduce NOx in Truck Emissions

November 5, 2003

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Nissan Diesel to Utilize Urea Solution to Reduce NOx in Truck Emissions

Nissan Diesel Motor Co. announced that it will begin next year to market heavy-d...
 
Used Cooking Oil Recycled as Bio-diesel Fuel

November 4, 2003

Transportation / Mobility

 

Used Cooking Oil Recycled as Bio-diesel Fuel

RCS is an incorporated nonprofit organization located in Kyoto, Japan, that aims...
 
Kurume City Draws Up Basic Environment Plan for Bicycle Use

November 1, 2003

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Kurume City Draws Up Basic Environment Plan for Bicycle Use

Kurume City in Fukuoka Prefecture has drawn up a basic environment plan for bicy...
 
Fuel-Cell Bus Makes Test Runs

October 31, 2003

Renewable Energy

 

Fuel-Cell Bus Makes Test Runs

On 28 August 2003, Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport starte...
 

October 21, 2003

Transportation / Mobility

 

"Eco-Friendly" Driving Declarations in Japan Expected to Exceed 500,000

The Japan Automobile Federation (JAF), a public-service organization for automob...
 
World's First Battery Tram Needs No Overhead Lines

October 18, 2003

Transportation / Mobility

 

World's First Battery Tram Needs No Overhead Lines

The Railway Technical Research Institute of Japan announced on August 20, 2003 t...
 
'Green Bicycle' Project Popular in Nagano City

October 11, 2003

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

'Green Bicycle' Project Popular in Nagano City

In the spring of 2003, a citizens' group called NASL International Environmental...
 
Sanyo Electric Railway Starts Selling 'Ticket Charcoal'

October 8, 2003

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Sanyo Electric Railway Starts Selling 'Ticket Charcoal'

Japan's Sanyo Electric Railway Co., operating between the Osaka-Kobe area and Hi...
 
Velotaxis Gliding through Tokyo Streets

October 4, 2003

Transportation / Mobility

 

Velotaxis Gliding through Tokyo Streets

"Velotaxis," pollution-free pedicabs developed in Germany, are up and running ...
 
Sagawa Express Partners with WWF in Climate Savers Program to Cut CO2 Emissions

September 27, 2003

Policy / Systems

 

Sagawa Express Partners with WWF in Climate Savers Program to Cut CO2 Emissions

In July 2003, Sagawa Express Co., one of Japan's leading transportation companie...
 
Japan Highway Public Corp. Promotes Recycling

September 27, 2003

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Japan Highway Public Corp. Promotes Recycling

The Japan Highway Public Corporation, a nonprofit government organization managi...
 
Toyota to Build Pilot Bio-Plastic Plant

September 27, 2003

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Toyota to Build Pilot Bio-Plastic Plant

Toyota Motor Corp. announced its plan to construct a pilot plant for producing b...
 
Honda First to Supply a Fuel Cell Vehicle to Private Firm

September 27, 2003

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Honda First to Supply a Fuel Cell Vehicle to Private Firm

One of Japan's leading automakers, Honda Motor Co., Ltd., became the world's fir...
 
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