Eco-business / Social Venture

JAMA Reports FY2003 Hybrid Vehicle Shipments Up 173 %

February 12, 2005

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

JAMA Reports FY2003 Hybrid Vehicle Shipments Up 173 %

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JAMA) announced on October...
 
Mazda Hydrogen Rotary Engine Vehicle Now Street-Legal

February 11, 2005

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Mazda Hydrogen Rotary Engine Vehicle Now Street-Legal

Mazda Motor Corp. has developed a hydrogen rotary engine powered vehicle, and ro...
 

February 2, 2005

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

"Sendai Declaration" Adopted at First Int'l Conference on Green Purchasing

The "Sendai Declaration on Green Purchasing" was adopted by the First Internatio...
 
Business Cards Produced from Plantation Thinnings

January 29, 2005

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Business Cards Produced from Plantation Thinnings

Greight Inc., a Tokyo-based personal seal maker, started a business card printin...
 
Kyoto's Citizens Environmental Foundation Changes the Way People Think

January 28, 2005

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

Kyoto's Citizens Environmental Foundation Changes the Way People Think

The Citizens Environmental Foundation (CEF), established in Kyoto in July 1992, ...
 
Teijin Chemicals Develops Polycarbonate Recycling Technology

January 25, 2005

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Teijin Chemicals Develops Polycarbonate Recycling Technology

Japan's Teijin Chemicals Ltd. announced on October 5, 2004 that it has developed...
 
'Iwate Type Pellet Stove' Wins Good Design Award 2004

January 23, 2005

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

'Iwate Type Pellet Stove' Wins Good Design Award 2004

A wood biomass stove named the Iwate Type Pellet Stove has won Japan's Good Desi...
 
DBJ Funds 2.5 Billion Yen for Construction Waste Recycling

January 20, 2005

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

DBJ Funds 2.5 Billion Yen for Construction Waste Recycling

The Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) announced on October 4, 2004 that on Septemb...
 
Cosmetics Containing Sericin Becoming Popular

January 19, 2005

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Cosmetics Containing Sericin Becoming Popular

Sericin is an animal protein component of silk that accounts for about one fourt...
 
Sharp Releases Roof / Solar Cell Modules

January 17, 2005

Renewable Energy

 

Sharp Releases Roof / Solar Cell Modules

On October 1, 2004, Sharp Corp., a leading Japanese manufacturer of photovolt...
 
Mie Bank to Support 'Community Currency' and NPOs

January 13, 2005

Money

 

Mie Bank to Support 'Community Currency' and NPOs

On November 1, 2004, Mie Bank, Ltd. will start to offer customers the option of ...
 
Teijin Develops Photodegradable, Biodegradable Plastic

January 9, 2005

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Teijin Develops Photodegradable, Biodegradable Plastic

Teijin Ltd., a leading Japanese manufacturer of fibers, plastics and pharmaceuti...
 
Eco-Friendly Shopping Campaign Held in Japan

January 5, 2005

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Eco-Friendly Shopping Campaign Held in Japan

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government conducted an "Eco-Friendly Shopping Campaign" ...
 
Financial Institution is First in Japan to Publish CSR Accounting Report

December 29, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Financial Institution is First in Japan to Publish CSR Accounting Report

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co. announced on September 17, 2004 that it had publis...
 
Comfortable Summer Menswear Made with Bamboo Fiber

December 26, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Comfortable Summer Menswear Made with Bamboo Fiber

Aoyama Trading Co. has commercialized the first men's suits made from a composit...
 
Toyota Voted Most Eco-Friendly Company in Japan

December 25, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Toyota Voted Most Eco-Friendly Company in Japan

Toyota Motor Corp. has the best environmental brand image in Japan, according to...
 
NEC to Use Reinforced Bioplastic for PC Parts

December 17, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

NEC to Use Reinforced Bioplastic for PC Parts

Japan's NEC Corp. announced on September 10, 2004, that the company will use a n...
 
Prime Minister's New Official Residence to Get World's 1st Home Fuel-Cell Units

December 17, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Prime Minister's New Official Residence to Get World's 1st Home Fuel-Cell Units

Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroyuki Hosoda announced on September 16, 2004 that the...
 
Mitsubishi Paper and Partners Develop Sugarcane-Fiber Shirts

December 16, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Mitsubishi Paper and Partners Develop Sugarcane-Fiber Shirts

Mitsubishi Paper Mills, Ltd., Shikibo Ltd. and Shinnaigai Textile Ltd. of Japan ...
 
7th Green Purchasing Award Winners Announced

December 15, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

7th Green Purchasing Award Winners Announced

On September 14, 2004, the Green Purchasing Network, a Japanese environmental ne...
 
QR Code Enables Easy Access to Food Production Data via Cell Phone

December 14, 2004

Food

 

QR Code Enables Easy Access to Food Production Data via Cell Phone

An increasing number of businesses in Japan have been introducing QR (Quick Resp...
 
Kameyama Makes Petroleum-Free Candles

December 13, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Kameyama Makes Petroleum-Free Candles

Japan's leading candle maker, Kameyama Co., released new lines of candles made f...
 
Toshiba Develops Thumb-Sized Fuel Cell

November 30, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Toshiba Develops Thumb-Sized Fuel Cell

Toshiba Corp., Japan's leading electronic maker, announced in June 2004 that it ...
 
Auto Shredder Residue to Be Completely Recycled

November 28, 2004

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Auto Shredder Residue to Be Completely Recycled

Five companies, Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. (SMI), Mitsui & Co., Kyoei Steel...
 
Japan's First Environmentally and Socially Responsible Pension Fund for Employees

November 18, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japan's First Environmentally and Socially Responsible Pension Fund for Employees

The Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co. expanded its socially responsible investment (S...
 
Japan's Largest Wind Turbine to Be Built in Yokohama

November 17, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japan's Largest Wind Turbine to Be Built in Yokohama

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) announced on August 2, 2004 that it will...
 
Sharp Corp. to Market Products Combining Solar Power Generation and LEDs

November 8, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Sharp Corp. to Market Products Combining Solar Power Generation and LEDs

Japan's Sharp Corporation announced it will begin sales of two types of new ligh...
 
Car Sharing Starts Nagoya

November 5, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Car Sharing Starts Nagoya

Tokai Kyujin Service Co. announced that it would start a business called Linkul ...
 
Kurimoto, Ltd. Develops Fuel Cell Wheelchair

November 1, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Kurimoto, Ltd. Develops Fuel Cell Wheelchair

Kurimoto, Ltd., a major Japanese machinery manufacturer, has developed the natio...
 
New Hydrogen Gas Compressor Extends Distance Traveled per Fill-up by Fuel Cell Vehicles

October 29, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

New Hydrogen Gas Compressor Extends Distance Traveled per Fill-up by Fuel Cell Vehicles

Kaji Technology Corporation, a major compressor manufacturer in Japan, announced...
 
Japan's First Total Waste Management Company Makes Debut

September 30, 2004

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Japan's First Total Waste Management Company Makes Debut

Eco Loop Center, Japan's first private waste management company, was established...
 
Japanese Investment Helps Create Asia's First ESCO/Renewable Energy Fund

September 22, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese Investment Helps Create Asia's First ESCO/Renewable Energy Fund

Investments from Japan's Chubu Electric Power Co., Hokkaido Electric Power Co., ...
 
Japan Weather Association Offers Simple Acid Rain Testers

September 17, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japan Weather Association Offers Simple Acid Rain Testers

The Japan Weather Association (JWA) released a simplified acid rain tester (Mode...
 
Yokohama Rubber Markets Eco-Friendly Waterproof Building Material

September 16, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Yokohama Rubber Markets Eco-Friendly Waterproof Building Material

Yokohama Rubber Co., one of Japan's leading tire manufacturers, developed a wate...
 
Ministry of Environment Provides Green Purchasing Case Study Database

September 13, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Ministry of Environment Provides Green Purchasing Case Study Database

Japan's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has created a database of information ...
 
Shimizu Corp. Develops Auto-Irrigated Planters

September 13, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Shimizu Corp. Develops Auto-Irrigated Planters

Shimizu Corp., a major construction company and developer in Japan, announced on...
 
NTT DoCoMo Launches Eco-Friendly Cell Phone Station

September 10, 2004

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

NTT DoCoMo Launches Eco-Friendly Cell Phone Station

NTT DoCoMo, Japan's leading mobile phone carrier, extended the operation of the ...
 
Tokyo Seiden Develops Portable Size Fuel Cell System

August 31, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Tokyo Seiden Develops Portable Size Fuel Cell System

Japanese electronics manufacturer Tokyo Seiden Corporation has developed a small...
 
Tobu Railway Selling First 'Green-Powered' Homes in Japan

August 26, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Tobu Railway Selling First 'Green-Powered' Homes in Japan

The Tobu Railway Co. of Japan has launched Japan's first enterprise for selling ...
 
Sekisui Succeeds in Recycling Plastics from Discarded Electric Appliances into Packaging

August 24, 2004

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Sekisui Succeeds in Recycling Plastics from Discarded Electric Appliances into Packaging

Sekisui Plastics Co., a leading Japanese manufacturer of plastic foams, announce...
 
NEC Bio-plastic Combines Shape Memory and Recyclability

August 11, 2004

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

NEC Bio-plastic Combines Shape Memory and Recyclability

NEC Corporation of Japan has successfully developed new vegetable-based plastic,...
 
Agency Announces Best Stores Promoting Energy-Efficient Products

August 10, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Agency Announces Best Stores Promoting Energy-Efficient Products

Japan's Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (under the Ministry of Economy, ...
 
Nippon Paper Starts Producing First Green-Certified Pallets

August 5, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Nippon Paper Starts Producing First Green-Certified Pallets

On March 23, 2004, Nippon Paper Industries Co. started manufacturing the first f...
 
Solar-Powered Mobile Charger for Portable Devices to be Marketed

July 31, 2004

Renewable Energy

 

Solar-Powered Mobile Charger for Portable Devices to be Marketed

NTT Advanced Technology Corporation, a subsidiary of Japan's telecom giant Nippo...
 
Tokyo Gas to Develop 'Tri-Generation' System with Hydrogen Production Capability

July 30, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Tokyo Gas to Develop 'Tri-Generation' System with Hydrogen Production Capability

Tokyo Gas Co., the largest city gas supplier in Japan, announced on May 17, 2004...
 
Test Starts for Home-Use Kerosene Fuel Cell

July 26, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Test Starts for Home-Use Kerosene Fuel Cell

Nippon Oil Corp. of Japan and Tokyo-based Ebara Ballard Corp., a joint company o...
 
Joint Venture to Promote Next-Generation Power Storage System

July 26, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Joint Venture to Promote Next-Generation Power Storage System

Four Japanese companies, Omron Corp., Mitsui & Co., Okamura Laboratory, Inc., an...
 
100% Natural Bio Detergent Uses Microorganisms to Remove Stains

July 21, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

100% Natural Bio Detergent Uses Microorganisms to Remove Stains

Advance Mfg. Co., a Japanese company that produces and sells environmentally fri...
 
Toppan and Sony Develop 25 GB Paper Optical Disc

July 20, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Toppan and Sony Develop 25 GB Paper Optical Disc

Toppan Printing Co. and Sony Corp. of Japan have developed a paper-based optical...
 
Dye-Free Wool Products Being Test-Marketed

July 19, 2004

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Dye-Free Wool Products Being Test-Marketed

Kurabo Industries Ltd. of Japan has developed a coloring technology for wool pro...
 
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