Policy / Systems / Technology

Innovations in technologies, policies and systems are needed to achieve a sustainable society. What kinds of policies and schemes are being developed in Japan? Do such policies and schemes contribute to sustainability? What kinds of environmental technologies have been developed lately? This section covers such information.
May 19, 2017
Due to deregulation and efforts to revitalize Japan's domestic forestry indust...
May 13, 2017
The National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan (NIES) announced on De...
May 7, 2017
The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) in Jap...
First Green Bonds Issued by TMG Sell Out on Same Day
May 4, 2017
Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) issued its first green bonds on November 24...
Japan Announces its Assistance Initiatives for Climate Action Plans in Developing Countries
Apr 25, 2017
The Japanese Ministry of the Environment announced "Japan's Assistance Initiat...
Efforts by Japanese Businesses to Achieve the SDGs
Apr 12, 2017
Camera guy. As a successor to the millennium development goals (MDGs) for 2015,...
Japan Aims to Become a Role Model for Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Mar 26, 2017
The Government of Japan announced on Dec. 22, 2016, its establishment of guide...
Toward a Sustainable Society - Learning from Japan's Edo Period and Contributing from Asia to the World
Feb 28, 2017
Junko Edahiro, chief executive of Japan for Sustainability, delivered a keynot...
Tokushima Prefecture's New Ordinance Sets Roadmap to Carbon-Free Society
Feb 12, 2017
Tokushima Prefecture announced on November 10, 2016, that it has adopted an ord...
Detailed Plans Begin in Fukushima on World's Largest (Carbon-Free) Hydrogen Energy Infrastructure Project
Jan 15, 2017
The Government of Japan is promoting the "Fukushima Concept for a New Energy S...
Newly Discovered Aqueous Electrolyte Expected to Lead to Safe, Low-Cost Li-ion Battery
Jan 9, 2017
A research team at the University of Tokyo has discovered a promising lithium-...
Fujitsu ICT Contributes to Approximately 40 Million-Ton Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Dec 19, 2016
Fujitsu Ltd., a major Japanese information technology equipment and services pr...
Harnessing Fluctuations in Ambient Humidity Enables Semipermanent Actuator Operation
Dec 16, 2016
A research group, made up of researchers from RIKEN (Japan's comprehensive sci...

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