Transportation / Mobility

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...
 
Toyota Re-delivers Recalled Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicles

August 1, 2003

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Toyota Re-delivers Recalled Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicles

Toyota Motor Corp. announced that it will re-deliver on July 4, 2003 the six fue...
 
Citizens' Network Established to Revive Streetcars

July 30, 2003

Transportation / Mobility

 

Citizens' Network Established to Revive Streetcars

Groups of streetcar enthusiasts have established a network to help revive street...
 
First Liquid Hydrogen Refueling Station Opens in Tokyo

July 29, 2003

Renewable Energy

 

First Liquid Hydrogen Refueling Station Opens in Tokyo

A hydrogen refueling station for fuel cell vehicles was inaugurated at Ariake in...
 
Toyota Unveils Eco-Vehicle Assessment System

July 28, 2003

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Toyota Unveils Eco-Vehicle Assessment System

Toyota Motor Corp. announced plans to introduce a unique and comprehensive envir...
 
National Inter-Agency Eco-Driving Committee Holds First Meeting

July 26, 2003

Policy / Systems

 

National Inter-Agency Eco-Driving Committee Holds First Meeting

To effectively promote environmentally friendly driving, for example by eliminat...
 
Eco-Drive Navigation System Analyzes Driving Performance Instantly

July 19, 2003

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Eco-Drive Navigation System Analyzes Driving Performance Instantly

Miyama, Inc. of Japan, started distributing the Eco-Drive Navigation System MHS-...
 
New Mazda Technology Reduces Diesel Emissions

July 14, 2003

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

New Mazda Technology Reduces Diesel Emissions

Japan's Mazda Motor Corporation has developed a clean diesel engine that signifi...
 
Environmental Accounting Guidelines Created for Private Railways

July 11, 2003

Policy / Systems

 

Environmental Accounting Guidelines Created for Private Railways

The Association of Japanese Private Railways has formulated Environmental Accoun...
 
Ministry Promotes Transportation

July 8, 2003

Policy / Systems

 

Ministry Promotes Transportation "Modal Shift"

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport put together an action pl...
 
Eco Delivery Label to Promote

July 7, 2003

Policy / Systems

 

Eco Delivery Label to Promote "Green Delivery" Service

The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has cre...
 
Newly Registered Low-emission Cars Reach 1.35 Million in Second Half of FY2002

July 4, 2003

Energy Conservation

 

Newly Registered Low-emission Cars Reach 1.35 Million in Second Half of FY2002

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport reported that 1,353,369 l...
 
Toyota Recalls Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicles

June 26, 2003

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Toyota Recalls Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicles

On May 19, 2003, Toyota Motor Corp. announced that it would recall all of the si...
 
Thirteen New Recycling Ports Designated

June 17, 2003

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Thirteen New Recycling Ports Designated

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) designated 13 addi...
 
Report Recommends 75-85% Cut in Two-wheeled Vehicle Hydrocarbon Emissions

June 16, 2003

Transportation / Mobility

 

Report Recommends 75-85% Cut in Two-wheeled Vehicle Hydrocarbon Emissions

The Central Environment Council, an advisory body to the Ministry of the Environ...
 
Trucking Industry Establishes Original Environmental Management Certification System

June 14, 2003

Policy / Systems

 

Trucking Industry Establishes Original Environmental Management Certification System

Japan's Foundation for Promoting Personal Mobility and Ecological Transportation...
 
World's First Hybrid Rail Car Developed

May 19, 2003

Transportation / Mobility

 

World's First Hybrid Rail Car Developed

East Japan Railway Company has developed the world's first prototype of a hyb...
 
JHFC Establishes Hydrogen Stations and Launches Demonstration Run of Fuel Cell Vehicles

May 2, 2003

Energy Conservation

 

JHFC Establishes Hydrogen Stations and Launches Demonstration Run of Fuel Cell Vehicles

Japan Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Demonstration Project (JHFC) working toward the comme...
 
Aluminum Bonding Technology Using Frictional Heat Reduces Energy Use by 99%

April 28, 2003

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Aluminum Bonding Technology Using Frictional Heat Reduces Energy Use by 99%

The Mazda Motor Corporation has developed a low-cost, energy-efficient aluminum ...
 
International Workshop on CDM/JI in the Transport Sector Convened

April 17, 2003

Transportation / Mobility

 

International Workshop on CDM/JI in the Transport Sector Convened

In the context of efforts to combat global climate change, an International Work...
 
'Green Car' Taxes To Be Limited in Fiscal 2003

April 14, 2003

Policy / Systems

 

'Green Car' Taxes To Be Limited in Fiscal 2003

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has announced that, in fi...
 
Community Taxis on the Move

April 10, 2003

Transportation / Mobility

 

Community Taxis on the Move

Konan City, population 100,000, is located on the border between Aichi and Gifu ...
 
Sagawa Express Passes Target of 1,000 Natural Gas Vehicles

March 26, 2003

Fossil Fuels

 

Sagawa Express Passes Target of 1,000 Natural Gas Vehicles

Sagawa Express Co., one of Japan's leading transportation companies that special...
 
Food Delivery Truck to Collect Vegetable Waste

March 25, 2003

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Food Delivery Truck to Collect Vegetable Waste

Mos Food Services, a Japanese hamburger store chain, announced that the company ...
 
Yokosuka City Recycles Raw Garbage into Automobile Fuel

March 20, 2003

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Yokosuka City Recycles Raw Garbage into Automobile Fuel

In the fall of 2002, Yokosuka City in Kanagawa Prefecture completed an experimen...
 
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Promotes Fuel Cell Bus Project

March 12, 2003

Renewable Energy

 

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Promotes Fuel Cell Bus Project

In accordance with a fuel cell bus project stipulated by the Tokyo Metropolitan ...
 
Mobile Hydrogen Stations for Fuel Cell Vehicles Start Sales

March 11, 2003

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Mobile Hydrogen Stations for Fuel Cell Vehicles Start Sales

Sumisho Air Water Co. has developed Japan's first mobile hydrogen stations for f...
 
Fuel Efficiency Standards for LPG Cars to Be Established

February 28, 2003

Energy Conservation

 

Fuel Efficiency Standards for LPG Cars to Be Established

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport has been considering the...
 
Sanyo Hybrid Electric Bicycle Recharges While Running

February 21, 2003

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Sanyo Hybrid Electric Bicycle Recharges While Running

Sanyo Electric Co., a major Japanese electric appliance company, has launched a ...
 
Natural World Heritage Site Yakushima Aims for Fossil Fuel-Free Society

February 14, 2003

Renewable Energy

 

Natural World Heritage Site Yakushima Aims for Fossil Fuel-Free Society

On Japan's Yakushima Island, famous for its 7,200 year-old Jomon Sugi (Jomon ced...
 
Kakegawa Declares Itself a

February 12, 2003

Transportation / Mobility

 

Kakegawa Declares Itself a "Slow Life City"

Shizuoka Prefecture's Kakegawa City a town of 80,000 residents located south of ...
 
First Fuel-Cell Mini-vehicle to Begin Test on Public Roads

February 10, 2003

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

First Fuel-Cell Mini-vehicle to Begin Test on Public Roads

Daihatsu Motor Co. received road authorization on January 15, 2003, from Japan's...
 
Nissan Releases Fuel Cell Vehicle

January 18, 2003

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Nissan Releases Fuel Cell Vehicle

Nissan Motor Co. of Japan has acquired the approval by the Ministry of Land, Inf...
 
Shiki City Considers Pedestrian-Friendly One Way Streets

January 10, 2003

Policy / Systems

 

Shiki City Considers Pedestrian-Friendly One Way Streets

Shiki City in Saitama Prefecture plans to increase the number of one-way local s...
 
World's First Sale-Lease Agreement of Fuel Cell Vehicles

January 8, 2003

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

World's First Sale-Lease Agreement of Fuel Cell Vehicles

On the occasion of the world's first market delivery of fuel cell-powered vehicl...
 
Cosmo Oil Offers

January 8, 2003

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Cosmo Oil Offers "CO2-free" Gasoline to Cardholders

Japanese oil company Cosmo Oil Co., Ltd. recently launched a new service to sell...
 
World's First On-Site Recycling System Eliminates Waste Concrete

January 4, 2003

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

World's First On-Site Recycling System Eliminates Waste Concrete

Japan's Fujitsu Limited (a major electronics manufacturer) and Shimizu Corporati...
 
Toyota to Offer Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicles Starting in December

December 12, 2002

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Toyota to Offer Fuel Cell Hybrid Vehicles Starting in December

Toyota Motor Corp. announced on November 18, 2002 that it will start limited mar...
 
MLIT Publishes Manual for Environmentally-Responsible Logistics Management Systems

November 29, 2002

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

MLIT Publishes Manual for Environmentally-Responsible Logistics Management Systems

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) has published a ma...
 
Toyota-Hino Fuel Cell Hybrid Bus Testing Begins

November 24, 2002

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Toyota-Hino Fuel Cell Hybrid Bus Testing Begins

Japan's Toyota Motor Corp (TMC) and Hino Motors Ltd (Hino) have announced that t...
 
Bio-diesel Fuel Production Equipment Now on Sale

November 8, 2002

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Bio-diesel Fuel Production Equipment Now on Sale

A Japanese environmental venture company named Sebec Co. has developed and launc...
 
Japan's First Private Sector Hydrogen Refueling Station for Fuel Cell Vehicles

October 31, 2002

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japan's First Private Sector Hydrogen Refueling Station for Fuel Cell Vehicles

Toho Gas has built a hydrogen refueling station at its research laboratory facil...
 

October 28, 2002

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

"Green Management Manual" for Japan's Trucking Industry

Japan's Foundation for Promoting Personal Mobility and Ecological Transportation...
 
Nagoya City to Ban Car Commuting by Public Employees

October 22, 2002

Policy / Systems

 

Nagoya City to Ban Car Commuting by Public Employees

Takehisa Matsubara, the mayor of Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, announced on Sep...
 
Fuel Cell Vehicles to be Tax-Exempt

October 11, 2002

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Fuel Cell Vehicles to be Tax-Exempt

On August 21, Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) deci...
 
Car Sharing Starts on Campus

October 9, 2002

Policy / Systems

 

Car Sharing Starts on Campus

A group of students at Kyushu University has joined a car sharing project that u...
 
MAFF to Freeze Construction of Large-Scale Forest Roads

October 8, 2002

Policy / Systems

 

MAFF to Freeze Construction of Large-Scale Forest Roads

The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry of Japan (MAFF) has decided,...
 
am/pm Convenience Stores Sell

September 24, 2002

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

am/pm Convenience Stores Sell "Peace of Mind" with Eco-Friendly Lunches

The convenience store chain am/pm Japan Co. differentiates itself from competito...
 
IBM Japan Tops Environmental Management Survey

September 8, 2002

Policy / Systems

 

IBM Japan Tops Environmental Management Survey

The fifth Nihon Keizai Shimbun environmental management survey of manufacturing ...
 
Japan's First Car Sharing Company Starts Operation

August 26, 2002

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japan's First Car Sharing Company Starts Operation

Japan's first private company to promote car-sharing, "CEV Sharing," was set up,...
 
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