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.
Mar 26, 2017
The Government of Japan announced on Dec. 22, 2016, its establishment of guide...
Feb 28, 2017
Junko Edahiro, chief executive of Japan for Sustainability, delivered a keynot...
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...
Innovative 'Hometown Tax' Donation Program Supports Municipalities
Sep 19, 2016
Japan has a program in which Japanese citizens living anywhere can donate mone...
Railway Station to Set Industry Precedent by Procuring Power from Solar and Hydrogen
Aug 21, 2016
Hydrogen as an energy source has been gathering increasing attention. In sprin...
Demonstration of Japan's Hydrogen Energy Project at 2020 Olympics in Tokyo to Show Future of Low-Carbon Communities
Aug 3, 2016
The Japanese government is promoting technological development to emphasize th...
Discovery of Coastal Niño Phenomenon May Increase Accuracy of Climate Change Projections
Jun 10, 2016
The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) announced on...
Efforts Underway to Popularize the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Japan
May 26, 2016
The United Nations (UN) Information Centre of Japan announced on March 2, 2016,...
Utilizing Typhoon Power to Generate Electricity with Magnus Effect-Based Vertical-Axis Wind Turbines
May 14, 2016
Initiatives are underway to accelerate the spread of wind power in Japan by de...

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