Eco-business / Social Venture

New Labels Reduce CO2 Emissions by up to 20% When Incinerated, A World First

September 16, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

New Labels Reduce CO2 Emissions by up to 20% When Incinerated, A World First

Professor Masahiko Abe of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Tokyo Uni...
 
Panasonic Launches Bifacial Photovoltaic Module

September 12, 2012

Renewable Energy

 

Panasonic Launches Bifacial Photovoltaic Module

Panasonic Corp., a major consumer electronics manufacturer of Japan, announc...
 
Shiseido Launches Plant-Based Refillable Containers for Main Cosmetic Line

August 30, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Shiseido Launches Plant-Based Refillable Containers for Main Cosmetic Line

Shiseido Co., a major Japanese cosmetics manufacturer, announced on May 23, ...
 
Geothermal Heat Pump Air Conditioning System Launched

August 25, 2012

Renewable Energy

 

Geothermal Heat Pump Air Conditioning System Launched

Corona Corp., a heating appliance and housing equipment manufacturer and wholesa...
 
Mitsubishi Estate Launches Development of Eco Model Building

August 14, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Mitsubishi Estate Launches Development of Eco Model Building

Mitsubishi Estate Co., a major Japanese real estate company, announced on April ...
 
Honda Unveils Demonstration House Featuring 'Smart Home' System

August 5, 2012

Renewable Energy

 

Honda Unveils Demonstration House Featuring 'Smart Home' System

Honda Motor Co. announced on April 23, 2012, that it has unveiled a demonstr...
 
Denso Develops World's First Energy-Saving Auto A/C

July 11, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Denso Develops World's First Energy-Saving Auto A/C

Denso Co., a major Japanese supplier of automobile components, announced on ...
 
'SAVE JAPAN Project' Expands throughout Japan

July 9, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

'SAVE JAPAN Project' Expands throughout Japan

Sompo Japan Insurance Inc., a major non-life insurance company, announced on...
 
Tokyo Gas Launches Smart House Test for Multi-Unit Residences

June 17, 2012

 

Tokyo Gas Launches Smart House Test for Multi-Unit Residences

Tokyo Gas Co., a major gas supplier in Japan, announced on March 14, 2012, plans...
 
Japanese Egg Producer Receives Ecofeed Certificate

June 14, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese Egg Producer Receives Ecofeed Certificate

The Japan Livestock Industry Association announced on February 10, 2012, th...
 
Sony Develops 'Authentication Outlet' Which Controls Electricity Per User and Per Device

June 13, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Sony Develops 'Authentication Outlet' Which Controls Electricity Per User and Per Device

Sony Corp. announced on February 14, 2012, that it had developed an "Authenticat...
 
Yamada Denki Launches Low-Cost Photovoltaic Power System

June 12, 2012

Renewable Energy

 

Yamada Denki Launches Low-Cost Photovoltaic Power System

On March 10, 2012, Yamada Denki Co., a major electronics retailer in Japan, ...
 
Parcel-Delivery Company Issues 2011 CO2 Emissions Reduction Certificate to All Customers

June 10, 2012

Climate Change

 

Parcel-Delivery Company Issues 2011 CO2 Emissions Reduction Certificate to All Customers

Ecohai Co., a parcel-delivery company primarily doing business in the Tokyo, Nag...
 
IHI Develops Ultra-compact Portable Gas Turbine Generator

June 8, 2012

Environmental Technology

 

IHI Develops Ultra-compact Portable Gas Turbine Generator

IHI Corp., a major Japanese manufacturer of heavy equipment, including aerospace...
 
Shimizu Corp. to Construct First 'Zero-Energy' Building in Japan

June 5, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Shimizu Corp. to Construct First 'Zero-Energy' Building in Japan

Copyright Shimizu Corp. Shimizu Corp., a major Japanese construction company,...
 
First Ever Plant-Derived Material Based Car Engine Part Commercialized

May 18, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

First Ever Plant-Derived Material Based Car Engine Part Commercialized

Toyota Boshoku Corporation, a manufacturer of an automobile components and a...
 
80 Percent of Japanese Businesses Going Green as a Social Responsibility

May 12, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

80 Percent of Japanese Businesses Going Green as a Social Responsibility

According to a Japanese government survey on environmentally friendly corporate ...
 
AOKI Releases Business Suits for Bicycle Commuters

May 7, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

AOKI Releases Business Suits for Bicycle Commuters

AOKI Inc., a major Japanese men's apparel company, announced on February 4, ...
 
Toto Unveils Tankless Toilet that Saves Water, Power -- and Cleans Itself

May 5, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Toto Unveils Tankless Toilet that Saves Water, Power -- and Cleans Itself

Toto Ltd., a major Japanese manufacturer of bathroom and kitchen fixtures, r...
 
Shin-Etsu Trail Club Wins Grand Prize at 7th Ecotourism Awards

May 3, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Shin-Etsu Trail Club Wins Grand Prize at 7th Ecotourism Awards

Japanese non-profit organization (NPO) the Shin-Etsu Trail Club (Iiyama city...
 
Mitsubishi Estate Completes Leading-Edge Eco-Friendly Office Complex in Marunouchi

April 25, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Mitsubishi Estate Completes Leading-Edge Eco-Friendly Office Complex in Marunouchi

On February 2, 2012, Mitsubishi Estate Co., a major Japanese real estate com...
 
Japanese Gov't Releases Social Business Case Book for Post-Disaster Reconstruction

April 24, 2012

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Japanese Gov't Releases Social Business Case Book for Post-Disaster Reconstruction

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) released on January 13, 2...
 
Sumitomo 3M Begins Sales of Reflective Plate That Intensifies Fluorescent Light

April 21, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Sumitomo 3M Begins Sales of Reflective Plate That Intensifies Fluorescent Light

Sumitomo 3M Ltd., a major chemical and electric accessories manufacturer in ...
 
Toyota Introduces the First Mass-Produced Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle in Japan

April 18, 2012

Transportation / Mobility

 

Toyota Introduces the First Mass-Produced Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle in Japan

On January 30, 2012, Toyota Motor Corp. introduced the Prius Plug-in Hybrid, a n...
 
NEC Offers Solution to Visualize Radiation Levels through Smartphones

April 7, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

NEC Offers Solution to Visualize Radiation Levels through Smartphones

NEC Corp., a leading Japanese electronics company, started on December 21, 2011,...
 
Japanese Insurance Company Raises Funds for Disaster Areas, Reduces CO2 Emissions through Online Transactions

April 4, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese Insurance Company Raises Funds for Disaster Areas, Reduces CO2 Emissions through Online Transactions

Nipponkoa Insurance Co. announced on December 20, 2011, that it made a contribut...
 
Toshiba Announces Launch of New Ene-Farm Household Fuel Cell

March 31, 2012

Energy Conservation

 

Toshiba Announces Launch of New Ene-Farm Household Fuel Cell

Reprinted by courtesy of TOSHIBA CORPORATION (C)Copyright TOSHIBA CORPORATION 2...
 
Japanese Home Builder Wins Ethical Award for Wooden House Design

March 29, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese Home Builder Wins Ethical Award for Wooden House Design

Misawa Homes Co., a major house manufacturer in Japan, announced on December 14,...
 
Panasonic Launches Appliances Made with Recycled Resources

March 25, 2012

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Panasonic Launches Appliances Made with Recycled Resources

Panasonic Corp., a major consumer electronics manufacturer based in Japan, a...
 
Fuji Electric Releases Solar Power Generating Weed-Control Mats

March 15, 2012

Renewable Energy

 

Fuji Electric Releases Solar Power Generating Weed-Control Mats

Fuji Electric Co., a Japanese manufacturer of electrical machinery and appli...
 
Panasonic Launches an Energy Visualization System for Factories

March 3, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Panasonic Launches an Energy Visualization System for Factories

Panasonic Corp., a major electronics manufacturer, announced on October 13, 2011...
 
Hokuto City Promoting Consumption of Local Food

February 13, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Hokuto City Promoting Consumption of Local Food

Hokuto City in Japan's Yamanashi Prefecture is strengthening efforts to incr...
 
FAMILYNET-JAPAN Provides HEMS for Eco-Conscious Model Town in Yokohama

February 10, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

FAMILYNET-JAPAN Provides HEMS for Eco-Conscious Model Town in Yokohama

FAMILYNET-JAPAN CORPORATION (FNJ), an Internet service provider for condomin...
 
Various Innovations Enable Solar Power to be Installed in Condominium Buildings

February 9, 2012

Renewable Energy

 

Various Innovations Enable Solar Power to be Installed in Condominium Buildings

On August 29, 2011, Takara Leben Co., a Japanese real estate company, announ...
 
Toyota Home to Release Smart House, Collaboration between House and Vehicle

February 6, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Toyota Home to Release Smart House, Collaboration between House and Vehicle

Toyota Housing Corporation (Toyota Home), a home builder in the Toyota Group...
 
New Tour Packages Support Restoration of Quake-Hit Tohoku Region

February 4, 2012

Disaster Reconstruction

 

New Tour Packages Support Restoration of Quake-Hit Tohoku Region

JTB Corp., a leading Japanese travel agency, launched in September 2011 tours ca...
 
Orix Group Starts Testing Services for Renewal Energy Related Equipment

February 2, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Orix Group Starts Testing Services for Renewal Energy Related Equipment

Orix Rentec Corp., a leading Japanese test and measurement equipment rental comp...
 
Hulic Co. to Promote Biodiversity in its Reconstruction Business

January 23, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Hulic Co. to Promote Biodiversity in its Reconstruction Business

Japanese real estate company Hulic Co. announced on October 20, 2011, its in...
 
Daiwa Securities - Impact Investment: Social Contribution through Investment

January 22, 2012

Money

 

Daiwa Securities - Impact Investment: Social Contribution through Investment

Daiwa Securities Group, a major investment trust firm in Japan, announced in its...
 
2011 Environmental Brand Survey: Suntory Tops List, Aeon Jumps to Third

January 1, 2012

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

2011 Environmental Brand Survey: Suntory Tops List, Aeon Jumps to Third

Suntory Holdings Ltd. has the best environmental brand image in Japan, follo...
 
MOE Releases Principles for Financial Action towards a Sustainable Society

December 23, 2011

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

MOE Releases Principles for Financial Action towards a Sustainable Society

Japan's Ministry of the Environment announced on October 6, 2011, that its Draft...
 
Solar Panel Attached to Portable Home Battery Developed

December 20, 2011

Energy Conservation

 

Solar Panel Attached to Portable Home Battery Developed

The Replus Division of Access Company, a Japanese company that purchases and reu...
 
Sales of Energy Saving LED Bulb Surge after Earthquake

December 10, 2011

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Sales of Energy Saving LED Bulb Surge after Earthquake

An energy saving LED bulb dubbed the "Rescue Bulb" is showing a sharp boost ...
 
Kobe Steel to Launch Small-Scale Binary Power Generation System

December 9, 2011

Renewable Energy

 

Kobe Steel to Launch Small-Scale Binary Power Generation System

Kobe Steel Ltd. announced on September 8, 2011, that it will start selling t...
 
Japanese Trading Company Develops Eco-Conscious Condo

December 4, 2011

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese Trading Company Develops Eco-Conscious Condo

Marubeni Corp., a major trading company in Japan, announced on July 5, 2011, the...
 
Sony Introduces Long-Life Li-ion Storage Battery for Business Use

November 26, 2011

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Sony Introduces Long-Life Li-ion Storage Battery for Business Use

In September 2011, Sony Corp., a major electronics manufacturer, began sales of ...
 
Misawa Homes Unveils Home with PV Wall Panels for Year-Round Power Generation

November 19, 2011

Renewable Energy

 

Misawa Homes Unveils Home with PV Wall Panels for Year-Round Power Generation

Misawa Homes Co., a major Japanese housing manufacturer, opened an eco-frien...
 
Japanese Builder Unveils Eco-Friendly House with High Indoor Air Quality

November 18, 2011

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese Builder Unveils Eco-Friendly House with High Indoor Air Quality

On July 15, 2011, major Japanese home builder Sekisui House Ltd. unveiled its "A...
 
Home Builder to Offer World's First House with Three Power Supply Systems

November 13, 2011

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Home Builder to Offer World's First House with Three Power Supply Systems

Sekisui House Ltd., a major Japanese home builder, announced on August 8, 2011, ...
 
Mitsubishi Motors, Others Announce Devices to Convert EV Battery Power for Home Use

November 11, 2011

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Mitsubishi Motors, Others Announce Devices to Convert EV Battery Power for Home Use

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (MMC) announced on July 6, 2011, a technology to supply ...
 
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