Biodiversity / Food / Water

Biodiversity is the foundation of our lives, society and economy. This section presents the status in Japan of biodiversity, conservation efforts, initiatives to promote the more sustainable use of water resources, and food issues.
Dec 13, 2017
Vineyards cover a steep slope in Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture. The land was or...
Dec 8, 2017
Japanese Institutions, including the Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences ...
Nov 20, 2017
Sewage systems play an important role in making our lives safe and comfortable...
Ministry Formulates Basic Strategies to Promote Japanese Environmental Infrastructure Overseas
Oct 18, 2017
Japan's Ministry of the Environment announced on July 25, 2017, that it had dra...
Micro Hydro as Farmland Protection against Wild Animals
Sep 27, 2017
Simple and easy-to-install micro hydro generators are being introduced on a bro...
Locally Produced Food in School Lunches----A Challenge by Nyuzen, Japan
Aug 31, 2017
Japan has various school lunch programs in effect nationwide that involve adva...
Seikatsu Club: Japanese Cooperative Managed by Members' Will to Confront Social Problems
Aug 11, 2017
Viewing the history of citizen-oriented businesses in Japan, we find they have...
Kyoto Univ. Suggests New Theory to Support Biodiversity
Aug 4, 2017
Dr. Kazuya Kobayashi, a junior associate professor at Field Science Education a...
Japanese Institute Develops Environmental Impact Evaluation System for East Asia
May 13, 2017
The National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan (NIES) announced on De...
NEDO to Launch Demonstration Project for Energy-Saving Seawater Desalination Technology in South Africa
May 7, 2017
The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) in Jap...
Kobe City to Start Test Production of Biofuels from Coffee Grounds
Apr 8, 2017
Kobe City, Starbucks Coffee Japan and Kindai University announced, on December ...
Increase Revenues without Increasing Catches -- How the Sustainable Sakura Shrimp Fishery in Suruga Bay Does It
Mar 31, 2017
We often hear on the news that fish catches are decreasing all over the world....
Poor Placement of Protected Areas May Result in Vicious Cycle Leading to Extinction
Mar 27, 2017
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology announced on November 7, 2016, t...

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