Eco-business / Social Venture

Toyota Wins Top Award for Energy Conservation Efforts from Japan's Natural Resources and Energy Agency

July 21, 2013

Climate Change

 

Toyota Wins Top Award for Energy Conservation Efforts from Japan's Natural Resources and Energy Agency

The Energy Conservation Center of Japan (ECCJ) announced on January 24, 2013, th...
 
Organic Cosmetics, Made from Tangerine Peels

July 13, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Organic Cosmetics, Made from Tangerine Peels

Muchachaen, an agricultural cooperative organization in Ehime Prefecture, Ja...
 
Winners of 16th Environmental Communication Awards Announced

July 7, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Winners of 16th Environmental Communication Awards Announced

Japan's Ministry of the Environment and the Global Environmental Forum announced...
 
Sick Children Care Service Wins Japan's Top Nikkei Social Initiative Award

July 2, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Sick Children Care Service Wins Japan's Top Nikkei Social Initiative Award

Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei), a leading business daily news service in Japa...
 
Japanese Company's Ethical Jewelry Line Making a Difference in Developing Countries

June 15, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese Company's Ethical Jewelry Line Making a Difference in Developing Countries

HASUNA Co., a company focused on building its ethical jewelry brand using fa...
 
Japanese Company Launches Newly Developed Rice Husk Fuel Machine

June 10, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese Company Launches Newly Developed Rice Husk Fuel Machine

Copyright Tromso Co. Tromso Co., based in Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan, dev...
 
Computer Printers Among Three Devices Added to 'Top Runner' List under Japan's Energy Saving Act

June 8, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Computer Printers Among Three Devices Added to 'Top Runner' List under Japan's Energy Saving Act

Japan's Agency for Natural Resources and Energy announced on February 15, 2013 a...
 
Japanese NPO Expands Residential Solar Co-Ownership Project

June 5, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese NPO Expands Residential Solar Co-Ownership Project

Ueda Citizen Energy, a non-profit organization (NPO) in Ueda City, Nagano Pr...
 
Kinan Tour Design Center Wins Japan's 8th Ecotourism Awards

May 26, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Kinan Tour Design Center Wins Japan's 8th Ecotourism Awards

The Kinan Tour Design Center was selected, from among 65 applications, for the G...
 
Eco Link Association Commended at 10th Green Tourism Awards

May 6, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Eco Link Association Commended at 10th Green Tourism Awards

The Eco Link Association, a Japanese non-profit group that organizes experience-...
 
Daikin's Air Conditioner Wins METI Minister's Prize for Energy Conservation in 2012

May 5, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Daikin's Air Conditioner Wins METI Minister's Prize for Energy Conservation in 2012

Daikin Industries Ltd., a major Japanese air conditioner manufacturer, announced...
 
Suntory to Use 20% Lighter Plastic Bottle for Mineral Water

April 26, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Suntory to Use 20% Lighter Plastic Bottle for Mineral Water

Suntory Beverage & Food Limited, a major Japanese beverage manufacturer, ann...
 
Fuji Xerox Digital Color Multifunction Devices Win Japan's Eco-Products Awards

April 25, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Fuji Xerox Digital Color Multifunction Devices Win Japan's Eco-Products Awards

Fuji Xerox Co., a member of the Fuji Film Group of companies, announced on D...
 
Nippon Paper Group Company Offers Heat Shield Film for Trucks

April 22, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Nippon Paper Group Company Offers Heat Shield Film for Trucks

Sakurai Co., a Nippon Paper Group company, announced on December 10, 2012, ...
 
New Business Model for Residential Solar Wins Eco-Products Award

April 21, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

New Business Model for Residential Solar Wins Eco-Products Award

Ichijo Co., a Japanese homebuilder of made-to-order wooden residential housi...
 
Coca-Cola to Install Peak-Shift Vending Machines

April 12, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Coca-Cola to Install Peak-Shift Vending Machines

Coca-Cola, a major beverage group in Japan with the largest share of the dom...
 
High School NPO, Local Businesses in Mie Prefecture Win 9th Japan Partnership Grand Prize

March 28, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

High School NPO, Local Businesses in Mie Prefecture Win 9th Japan Partnership Grand Prize

The non-profit organization Partnership Support Center (PSC) announced the 9th J...
 
Biodegradable Jacket Helps Fund Mottainai Campaign

March 22, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Biodegradable Jacket Helps Fund Mottainai Campaign

Onward Kashiyama Co., a Japanese apparel maker and retailer, commercialized ...
 
Japan's Environment Ministry Campaign Encourages People to Save Energy through 'Warm Share'

March 2, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japan's Environment Ministry Campaign Encourages People to Save Energy through 'Warm Share'

Since 2005, Japan's Ministry of the Environment has been promoting the "WarmBiz"...
 
Green IT Awards 2012: NTT Data Corporation Team and Azbil Corporation Win Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award

February 10, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Green IT Awards 2012: NTT Data Corporation Team and Azbil Corporation Win Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announced on October 16, 2012, t...
 
Kagoshima Prefecture Wins 14th Green Purchasing Award

February 4, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Kagoshima Prefecture Wins 14th Green Purchasing Award

The Green Purchasing Network, a Japanese environmental network, announced the 14...
 
Portable Emergency Battery Unit Unveiled that Works with Household Solar Power Systems

February 3, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Portable Emergency Battery Unit Unveiled that Works with Household Solar Power Systems

Sharp Corp., a major Japanese electronics manufacturer, announced on August 9, 2...
 
Japanese Association to Promote 'Social Products' Established

February 2, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese Association to Promote 'Social Products' Established

The Association for the Promotion of Social Products (APSP) announced on August ...
 
Lohas Holdings to Launch Solar Roof Rental Business

January 16, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Lohas Holdings to Launch Solar Roof Rental Business

Lohas Holdings Co., a green business operator in Japan, announced on October 11,...
 
Sharp Unveils See-Through Solar Cell Modules that Double as Windows

January 12, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Sharp Unveils See-Through Solar Cell Modules that Double as Windows

Sharp Corp., a major Japanese electronics manufacturer, launched sales of a ...
 
Harnessing Steam Thermoelectric Power from Japanese Hot Springs

January 10, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Harnessing Steam Thermoelectric Power from Japanese Hot Springs

Turbo Blade, a company based in southern Japan's Oita Prefecture, is developing ...
 
Hitachi Accepts Order for Coal Gasification Combined Power Generation System

January 9, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Hitachi Accepts Order for Coal Gasification Combined Power Generation System

Hitachi Ltd. announced on August 30, 2012, that it had received an order for maj...
 
Daikin to Adopt Next-Generation Energy-Saving Refrigerant for All Home Air Conditioners in Japan

January 6, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Daikin to Adopt Next-Generation Energy-Saving Refrigerant for All Home Air Conditioners in Japan

Daikin Industries, a leading Japanese manufacturer of air-conditioning systems, ...
 
Food Safety and Reliability Brand Survey: Two in Three Concerned about Safe and Reliable Image

January 1, 2013

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Food Safety and Reliability Brand Survey: Two in Three Concerned about Safe and Reliable Image

Nikkei BP Consulting, Inc. released on September 21, 2012, the results of a food...
 
Hitachi Appliances Releases New Air Conditioner with Monitoring Camera

December 30, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Hitachi Appliances Releases New Air Conditioner with Monitoring Camera

Hitachi Appliances Inc. began to release eight models of "Stainless Clean Sh...
 
Tully's Coffee Japan Opens Green, Disaster-Ready Shop

December 26, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Tully's Coffee Japan Opens Green, Disaster-Ready Shop

Tully's Coffee Japan Co. opened a new concept shop, Tully's Coffee Shop Ekoda, i...
 
Japanese Company Starts Selling 'Potatos Ecology Clock'

December 19, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese Company Starts Selling 'Potatos Ecology Clock'

Japan Trust Technology (JTT) Inc., a Japanese company that imports, develops, an...
 
Japanese Insurer Starts Covering Loss of Profit due to Decreased Solar Power Sales

December 16, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese Insurer Starts Covering Loss of Profit due to Decreased Solar Power Sales

Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. started offering a new optional plan, as part of its ...
 
LED Lantern Powered by Saltwater Goes on Sale

December 13, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

LED Lantern Powered by Saltwater Goes on Sale

Green House Co., an office equipment manufacturer, announced on September 3,...
 
Dentsu Survey: Over 40% of Japanese Active in Social Responsibility

December 9, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Dentsu Survey: Over 40% of Japanese Active in Social Responsibility

Dentsu Inc., a major Japanese advertising and public relations company, released...
 
Smart Power-Saving with Demand Response Scheme for Condos to be Expanded

December 1, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Smart Power-Saving with Demand Response Scheme for Condos to be Expanded

NTT Facilities, Inc., a Japanese energy solutions provider that is also engaged ...
 
AGC Releases Easy-to-Install, Energy-Saving Window Glass

November 27, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

AGC Releases Easy-to-Install, Energy-Saving Window Glass

Asahi Glass Co. (AGC), Japan's leading glass manufacturer, released in October 2...
 
New Non-GM Corn Oil Sells at Twice the Volume of Similar Products in Japan

November 23, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

New Non-GM Corn Oil Sells at Twice the Volume of Similar Products in Japan

Daichi wo Mamorukai Co. (lit. "Association to Preserve the Earth"), an organ...
 
Kyoto Industry Eco-Energy Promotion Organization Established

November 21, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Kyoto Industry Eco-Energy Promotion Organization Established

The Kyoto Consortium for industrial development announced on July, 2012, that it...
 
New Solar-Powered Cap with LED Lights, Sales Launched

November 17, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

New Solar-Powered Cap with LED Lights, Sales Launched

Landport Co., a Japanese retailer of miscellaneous goods, announced on July 26, ...
 
Fujitsu Launches First Internet Cloud-based Management Service for Food and Agricultural Industries

November 16, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Fujitsu Launches First Internet Cloud-based Management Service for Food and Agricultural Industries

Fujitsu Ltd. announced July 18, 2012, the launch of its innovative "Akisai" ...
 
FY2011 Market Survey Results on Systems to Visualize Energy Saving

November 9, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

FY2011 Market Survey Results on Systems to Visualize Energy Saving

The Yano Research Institute, a Japanese market research and consulting company, ...
 
Japanese Home Builder Launches New Rental House Product with PV System

October 30, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese Home Builder Launches New Rental House Product with PV System

Housing Company, part of the Sekisui Chemical Group, a leading Japanese make...
 
2012 Environmental Brand Survey: Suntory Tops List for Two Consecutive Years

October 25, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

2012 Environmental Brand Survey: Suntory Tops List for Two Consecutive Years

Suntory Holdings Ltd., a major beverage manufacturer in Japan, has the best envi...
 
Sharp Starts 15-Year Limited Warranty for Residential Solar Power System Equipment

October 20, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Sharp Starts 15-Year Limited Warranty for Residential Solar Power System Equipment

Sharp Corp., a major Japanese electronics manufacturer, started a "15-year limit...
 
Major Japanese Internet Shopping Website Launches Sale of Low-Price Solar Panels for Home Use

October 17, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Major Japanese Internet Shopping Website Launches Sale of Low-Price Solar Panels for Home Use

Rakuten Inc., one of Japan's major Internet shopping site operators, launched on...
 
Coca-Cola Japan's New Beverage Vending Machine Uses No Power for Daytime Cooling

October 14, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Coca-Cola Japan's New Beverage Vending Machine Uses No Power for Daytime Cooling

As part of a project to develop super energy-efficient vending machines, Coca-Co...
 
JWA Develops Diagnostic System for Domestic Photovoltaic (PV) Generation Systems

October 6, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

JWA Develops Diagnostic System for Domestic Photovoltaic (PV) Generation Systems

The Japan Weather Association (JWA) announced new service for corporative ac...
 
Toshiba Launches Household Fuel Cell That Operates Independently Even During Blackouts

October 1, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Toshiba Launches Household Fuel Cell That Operates Independently Even During Blackouts

Reprinted by courtesy of TOSHIBA CORPORATION (C)Copyright TOSHIBA CORPORATION 2...
 
Demand Response Trial Conducted by Two IT Companies

September 29, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Demand Response Trial Conducted by Two IT Companies

NTT Smile Energy Inc., which provides a service for visualizing energy use, ...
 
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