Water

Learning from the Past: Traditional Flood Control Systems in Japan's Kofu Basin

May 11, 2016

Newsletter

 

Learning from the Past: Traditional Flood Control Systems in Japan's Kofu Basin

Incidents of heavy rains and floods are increasing around the world as the imp...
 
Suntory Develops New, Location-Sensitive Indicator for Water Use Impacts

September 26, 2015

Corporate

 

Suntory Develops New, Location-Sensitive Indicator for Water Use Impacts

Suntory Holdings Ltd., a major Japanese beverage company, announced on July 29,...
 
Yahaba Waterworks Supporters Workshop -- Citizens Decide on the Future of the Water Supply

August 19, 2015

Newsletter

 

Yahaba Waterworks Supporters Workshop -- Citizens Decide on the Future of the Water Supply

At a symposium on local governance and the water supply in November 2014, I he...
 
Cabinet of Japan Decide to Make Full Use of Rainwater in Newly Constructed Buildings

May 25, 2015

Water

 

Cabinet of Japan Decide to Make Full Use of Rainwater in Newly Constructed Buildings

On March 10, 2015, the Cabinet of Japan approved the wider usage of rainwater h...
 
Patagonia Japan Launches Dam Removal Campaign with Documentary Screening

April 17, 2015

Corporate

 

Patagonia Japan Launches Dam Removal Campaign with Documentary Screening

The Patagonia Japan, subsidiary of the outdoor clothing manufacturer and retail...
 
MOE Publishes Cases of Water Footprint Calculations to Visualize Water Use

March 22, 2015

Water

 

MOE Publishes Cases of Water Footprint Calculations to Visualize Water Use

The water we see in daily life is only a small part of the water cycle. A wate...
 
Arase Dam: Japan's First Dam Removal Project Underway

November 28, 2014

Newsletter

 

Arase Dam: Japan's First Dam Removal Project Underway

According to 2014 statistics released by the Japan Dam Foundation, as of Marc...
 
A Cup of Water Saving Children's Lives

November 8, 2014

Water

 

A Cup of Water Saving Children's Lives

In Japan, people can drink a cup of water without any concern. People can also ...
 
Coca-Cola Japan Providing Mineral Water Products for Kyoto University's Water Circulation Research Project

September 1, 2014

Corporate

 

Coca-Cola Japan Providing Mineral Water Products for Kyoto University's Water Circulation Research Project

Coca-Cola Japan Co. announced on May 8, 2014, that it will provide bottled min...
 
Let's Use Rainwater! Recent Trends in Rainwater Use in Japan

August 24, 2014

Water

 

Let's Use Rainwater! Recent Trends in Rainwater Use in Japan

In recent years, a growing number of municipalities in Japan have been making u...
 
Waste to Food Network Holds Third Meeting in Saga

August 23, 2014

Water

 

Waste to Food Network Holds Third Meeting in Saga

As part of the BISTRO Waste to Food Team initiative, the network of local gover...
 
Water Infrastructure in Japan: Toward an Age of Maintenance and Demolition

August 10, 2014

Water

 

Water Infrastructure in Japan: Toward an Age of Maintenance and Demolition

The civil infrastructure in Japan was constructed some time ago, and is showin...
 
Harie Shozunosato Committee Wins Japan's 9th Ecotourism Awards

May 22, 2014

Water

 

Harie Shozunosato Committee Wins Japan's 9th Ecotourism Awards

Japan's Ministry of the Environment announced on February 6, 2014, that the Har...
 
Micro Hydro Helping to Revitalize Community in Gifu Prefecture

May 2, 2014

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

Micro Hydro Helping to Revitalize Community in Gifu Prefecture

All Rights Reserved. In Itoshiro, a shrinking rural community in Gifu Prefecture...
 
Japanese Company to Launch Ecological Waterless Toilet Project in Kenya

April 23, 2014

Water

 

Japanese Company to Launch Ecological Waterless Toilet Project in Kenya

LIXIL Corporation, a Japanese living and housing solutions company, announced o...
 
Japan's Solar LED Association Unveils Three Models of Small Solar-Powered Water Purification System

March 28, 2014

Water

 

Japan's Solar LED Association Unveils Three Models of Small Solar-Powered Water Purification System

The Solar LED Association in Japan announced in February 2014 that it has start...
 
Minamata Convention on Mercury Signed by Japan and 91 Other Countries

January 7, 2014

Water

 

Minamata Convention on Mercury Signed by Japan and 91 Other Countries

Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced on October 10, 2013, at a d...
 
Government Highlights Traditional System of Local Residents Sharing, Conserving Spring Water as Common Property

December 18, 2013

Water

 

Government Highlights Traditional System of Local Residents Sharing, Conserving Spring Water as Common Property

The Japanese Government's 2012 annual report on the environment (issued in June...
 
Let's Bring about Real Change to Water Supply Infrastructure! Taking Another Look at Ecological Purification Systems

December 10, 2013

Newsletter

 

Let's Bring about Real Change to Water Supply Infrastructure! Taking Another Look at Ecological Purification Systems

After the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, we in Japan faced an eno...
 
Japanese Company to Conduct Survey toward Popularization of Ecological Waterless Toilets in Indonesia

December 4, 2013

Water

 

Japanese Company to Conduct Survey toward Popularization of Ecological Waterless Toilets in Indonesia

LIXIL Corporation, a Japanese living and housing solutions company, announce...
 
Kyoto Promotes High-Quality Kyoto Tap Water

November 10, 2013

Water

 

Kyoto Promotes High-Quality Kyoto Tap Water

The Waterworks Bureau of Kyoto City, Japan, conducted in summer 2013 a campa...
 
 Japanese Municipalities' Efforts to Conserve Groundwater

October 15, 2013

Newsletter

 

Japanese Municipalities' Efforts to Conserve Groundwater

Groundwater is present almost everywhere except in deserts. Depletion of g...
 
Kao Releases 'Ultra Attack Neo' Detergent to Finish Wash Load in Only 5 Minutes

October 4, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Kao Releases 'Ultra Attack Neo' Detergent to Finish Wash Load in Only 5 Minutes

Kao Corp., a major Japanese manufacturer of consumer products such as cosme...
 
Kumamoto City Wins Grand Prize in UN 'Water for Life' Best Practices Award

August 27, 2013

Water

 

Kumamoto City Wins Grand Prize in UN 'Water for Life' Best Practices Award

Kumamoto City was awarded the Grand Prize for Best Water Management Practices at...
 
MOE Releases Survey Results on Impacts of Climate Change on Water Quality in Japan

August 15, 2013

Climate Change

 

MOE Releases Survey Results on Impacts of Climate Change on Water Quality in Japan

Japan's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) published on March 28, 2013, the res...
 
LIXIL, Kamikatsu Verify Success of New Local Wastewater Treatment System

August 14, 2013

Policy / Systems

 

LIXIL, Kamikatsu Verify Success of New Local Wastewater Treatment System

LIXIL Corporation, a Japanese manufacturer comprehensive living and housing ...
 
Municipality's Efforts toward Sustainable Groundwater Use Awarded 15th JWGP Environment Minister's Grand Prize

August 8, 2013

Water

 

Municipality's Efforts toward Sustainable Groundwater Use Awarded 15th JWGP Environment Minister's Grand Prize

According to an announcement on April 5, 2013, Ono City, in Fukui Prefecture...
 
Volunteers Building 'Great Forest Wall' Tsunami Barrier from Earthquake Debris

July 10, 2013

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Volunteers Building 'Great Forest Wall' Tsunami Barrier from Earthquake Debris

In the spring of 2013, two years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, work ...
 
Applications for Rainwater Tank Subsidy Increase in Oita after Earthquake

February 13, 2013

Water

 

Applications for Rainwater Tank Subsidy Increase in Oita after Earthquake

Oita, Oita Prefecture, in southern Japan, started a subsidy program for the ...
 
Japanese Municipality Approves Ordinance for Protecting Groundwater as Public Property

October 9, 2012

Water

 

Japanese Municipality Approves Ordinance for Protecting Groundwater as Public Property

The Municipal Assembly of Saku, Nagano Prefecture, in central Japan passed ...
 
Japanese Company Develops Device that Makes Water From Air

September 8, 2012

Environmental Technology

 

Japanese Company Develops Device that Makes Water From Air

Towa Chemical Co., a Japanese company that manufactures medical products an...
 
Suntory Water Project Wins Grand Environmental Prize for 2012

August 26, 2012

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Suntory Water Project Wins Grand Environmental Prize for 2012

The ceremony for the 21st Global Environment Award sponsored by the Fujisank...
 
Toyama Prefecture Completes Restoration Project for Cadmium-Contaminated Rice Paddies along Jintsu River

August 12, 2012

Chemicals

 

Toyama Prefecture Completes Restoration Project for Cadmium-Contaminated Rice Paddies along Jintsu River

Toyama Prefecture held a ceremony on March 17, 2012, to mark the completion ...
 
Uozu City Designates 30 Natural and Cultural Heritages Associated with the Water Cycle

August 10, 2012

Water

 

Uozu City Designates 30 Natural and Cultural Heritages Associated with the Water Cycle

The continuous movement of water in the form of rivers, lakes, and groundwat...
 
Suntory to Expand New Area for Water Resource Cultivation

June 22, 2012

Water

 

Suntory to Expand New Area for Water Resource Cultivation

Suntory Holdings Ltd., a major Japanese beverage manufacturer, announced on ...
 
Coca-Cola Launches Support Project for Japan's Local Water Resources

May 21, 2012

Water

 

Coca-Cola Launches Support Project for Japan's Local Water Resources

On February 22, 2012, Coca-Cola Japan launched a campaign named "I LOHAS su...
 
LIXIL Launches New Shower that Reduces Water Use by 48%

May 20, 2012

Water

 

LIXIL Launches New Shower that Reduces Water Use by 48%

On April 2, 2012, LIXIL Corporation, a Japanese manufacturer of building mat...
 
Toto Unveils Tankless Toilet that Saves Water, Power -- and Cleans Itself

May 5, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Toto Unveils Tankless Toilet that Saves Water, Power -- and Cleans Itself

Toto Ltd., a major Japanese manufacturer of bathroom and kitchen fixtures, r...
 
Discovery of Rare Dragonflies Leads to Development Project Scale-Down

May 1, 2012

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Discovery of Rare Dragonflies Leads to Development Project Scale-Down

The Urban Renaissance Agency (UR), an independent administrative agency in Japan...
 
Easy-to-Use Technology Developed for Removing Arsenic from Drinking Water

April 27, 2012

Chemicals

 

Easy-to-Use Technology Developed for Removing Arsenic from Drinking Water

Japan's National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) announced on January 6, ...
 
New Facility Opens for Testing Air-Conditioning System that Uses Groundwater, Heat Pumps

February 5, 2012

Environmental Technology

 

New Facility Opens for Testing Air-Conditioning System that Uses Groundwater, Heat Pumps

The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) announc...
 
Kitakyushu City to Win Cambodian Water Supply Project

January 13, 2012

Water

 

Kitakyushu City to Win Cambodian Water Supply Project

Chief of the WBCK (left) and the Minister of Industry, Mines and Energy of the ...
 
Company is First in Japan to Provide Water Footprint Assessment Service

October 9, 2011

Water

 

Company is First in Japan to Provide Water Footprint Assessment Service

Recycle One Inc., a Japanese consulting company, launched a water footprint...
 
Tokyo City University Develops Japan's First Water Inventory Database

April 21, 2011

Water

 

Tokyo City University Develops Japan's First Water Inventory Database

The Itsubo Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Laboratory at Tokyo City University devel...
 
Tokyo Waterworks, 'Safe, Better Tasting Tap Water' Project

April 10, 2011

Water

 

Tokyo Waterworks, 'Safe, Better Tasting Tap Water' Project

Copyright Tokyo Metropolitan Waterworks Bureau In 2010, the Tokyo Metropolita...
 
Water Plaza Completed as Development Base for Water Recycling System by Public-Private Tie-Up

March 23, 2011

Water

 

Water Plaza Completed as Development Base for Water Recycling System by Public-Private Tie-Up

In an attempt to develop, manage and spread advanced systems for water recyc...
 
Kawasaki City Eyes Exporting Water Resources For Industrial Use to Western Australia

January 22, 2011

Water

 

Kawasaki City Eyes Exporting Water Resources For Industrial Use to Western Australia

Kawasaki, one of the largest cities in Japan, announced on August 24, 2010, its ...
 
Japan Facing Water Shortages in Some Areas: 2010 Water Resources Report

January 8, 2011

Water

 

Japan Facing Water Shortages in Some Areas: 2010 Water Resources Report

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) relea...
 
Japan's First Overseas Water Project Starts in Australia

August 28, 2010

Water

 

Japan's First Overseas Water Project Starts in Australia

The Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) and two Japanese companies, m...
 
Tokyo Contributes to World Business with Water-Supply Technology & Know-How

August 7, 2010

Environmental Technology

 

Tokyo Contributes to World Business with Water-Supply Technology & Know-How

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) announced on February 10, 2010, that it ...
 
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