Eco-business / Social Venture

Toyota Tops Environmental Brand Survey, Followed by Panasonic

October 2, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Toyota Tops Environmental Brand Survey, Followed by Panasonic

Toyota Motor Corp. has the best environmental brand image in Japan, according to...
 
Carbon-Neutral Housing Lots Go on Sale in Japan

September 26, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Carbon-Neutral Housing Lots Go on Sale in Japan

G-PROJECT Inc., known in Japan as "Chikyu no Mé", which means, literally, "s...
 
Eco-Friendly Convenience Store Opens in Kyoto City Hall

September 22, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Eco-Friendly Convenience Store Opens in Kyoto City Hall

The City of Kyoto and the Kyoto 2R System Project jointly launched a three-m...
 
Shimobe Hot Spring Resorts Offer Eco-Discount Campaign

September 11, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Shimobe Hot Spring Resorts Offer Eco-Discount Campaign

A total of ten hotels and Japanese inns in Shimobe Hot Spring Resort, Minob...
 
More Companies Use Eco-Friendly Green Mail Service

August 21, 2009

Non-manufacturing industry

 

More Companies Use Eco-Friendly Green Mail Service

Sagawa Express Co. announced on May 1, 2009, that the number of booklets sen...
 
Tanita Develops Solar-Powered Digital Bathroom Scale

August 9, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Tanita Develops Solar-Powered Digital Bathroom Scale

Tanita Corp., a major Japanese manufacturer of precision electronic scales, anno...
 
Panasonic To Start Selling its Eco-Friendly Washing Machines in China and Asia this Summer

July 11, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Panasonic To Start Selling its Eco-Friendly Washing Machines in China and Asia this Summer

Major Japanese home appliance manufacturer Panasonic Corp., announced April 9, 2...
 
Toyota Launches Development of Home Energy Management System with Power Storage Function

July 3, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Toyota Launches Development of Home Energy Management System with Power Storage Function

Toyota Motor Corp. and Toyota Housing Corp. announced on April 14, 2009, that th...
 
Japanese Company Opens Eco-Friendly Day Care Center

July 2, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese Company Opens Eco-Friendly Day Care Center

JP Holdings, Inc., a major Japanese supplier of childcare services, opened an ec...
 
New Solar Film Utilizing Indoor Light to be Commercialized by 2010 in Japan

June 27, 2009

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

New Solar Film Utilizing Indoor Light to be Commercialized by 2010 in Japan

Toppan Forms Co., a Japanese information management solution company, announ...
 
Survey Finds Around 50% of Consumers Buy Green Products

June 20, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Survey Finds Around 50% of Consumers Buy Green Products

The results of a survey on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and consumer sp...
 
Daiwa House Launches Power-Saving Lighting System with Longer Life LED

June 18, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Daiwa House Launches Power-Saving Lighting System with Longer Life LED

Daiwa House Industry Co., a major home builder in Japan, launched a white li...
 
Nihon University Builds Energy Self-Sufficient Research House

June 11, 2009

Renewable Energy

 

Nihon University Builds Energy Self-Sufficient Research House

The College of Engineering at Nihon University in Japan announced on January...
 
METI Announces 55 Leading Japanese Social Businesses

May 28, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

METI Announces 55 Leading Japanese Social Businesses

The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced on Feb...
 
Tree Planting Program Underway to Offset Carbon Emissions from Cars in Hokkaido

May 25, 2009

Climate Change

 

Tree Planting Program Underway to Offset Carbon Emissions from Cars in Hokkaido

A tree planting program to offset carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from cars ...
 
Sapporo Test-Markets Beer with Carbon Footprint Calculated

May 24, 2009

Climate Change

 

Sapporo Test-Markets Beer with Carbon Footprint Calculated

Sapporo Breweries Ltd., a major Japanese brewer, test-marketed one of its produc...
 
METI Releases Collection of Best Practices for Eco-Businesses in Japan

April 26, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

METI Releases Collection of Best Practices for Eco-Businesses in Japan

The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) released on November...
 
Nation-Wide Survey Says 17.6% of Japanese Know about 'Fair Trade'

April 24, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Nation-Wide Survey Says 17.6% of Japanese Know about 'Fair Trade'

Team Choco-Revo!!, the executive committee of Chocolate Revolution conducted...
 
Printing Ink Manufacturer Develops Rice Bran Oil Ink

March 30, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Printing Ink Manufacturer Develops Rice Bran Oil Ink

Toyo Ink Mfg. Co., a leading Japanese printing ink manufacturer, recently an...
 
Japanese Convenience Store Chain Starts Selling Fair Trade Products

March 15, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese Convenience Store Chain Starts Selling Fair Trade Products

In a first in Japan's convenience store business, Ministop,a leading conveni...
 
Sanyo Electric's 'Eco-Store System' Realizing Supermarket Energy Savings Wins Japan's Eco-Products Award

March 11, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Sanyo Electric's 'Eco-Store System' Realizing Supermarket Energy Savings Wins Japan's Eco-Products Award

At the fifth annual Eco-Products Awards ceremony, held in December 2008, SANYO E...
 
Survey Finds 70% of Travelers Conscious of Eco-Friendly Activities on Trips

March 10, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Survey Finds 70% of Travelers Conscious of Eco-Friendly Activities on Trips

JTB Corp., a leading Japanese travel agency, released on November 27, 2008, the ...
 
Beat Communication Launches Upgrade of Online Service that Helps Visualize CO2 Reductions

March 9, 2009

Climate Change

 

Beat Communication Launches Upgrade of Online Service that Helps Visualize CO2 Reductions

Beat Communication Co., a Japanese company that produces social networking servi...
 
Japan's First Carbon-Neutral Railway Station to Open in Settsu, Osaka Prefecture

March 6, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japan's First Carbon-Neutral Railway Station to Open in Settsu, Osaka Prefecture

The Japanese city of Settsu in Osaka Prefecture and Hankyu Corporation announced...
 
Toyota and Panasonic Rank as Best Companies Focusing on Green Action

March 5, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Toyota and Panasonic Rank as Best Companies Focusing on Green Action

MM Research Institute Ltd., a Japanese marketing research company, released the ...
 
Obayashi's New Soil Treatment Cuts Soil Management Cost by 40%

February 13, 2009

Environmental Technology

 

Obayashi's New Soil Treatment Cuts Soil Management Cost by 40%

Obayashi Corp., a major construction company headquartered in Japan, announced o...
 
New LCD to Display CO2 Emission Cuts

February 9, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

New LCD to Display CO2 Emission Cuts

NEC Display Solutions, a visual display manufacturer in the NEC group, launched ...
 
New Diffusing Lens Reduces Use of LED Lights

February 8, 2009

Environmental Technology

 

New Diffusing Lens Reduces Use of LED Lights

Enplas Corp., a leading electrical equipment manufacturer in Japan, announced on...
 
METI Announces First Green IT Award Winners

February 6, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

METI Announces First Green IT Award Winners

The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced winners of...
 
Mitsubishi Selling 'Smart' Air Conditioners that Display CO2 Emissions and Electricity Cost Savings

February 2, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Mitsubishi Selling 'Smart' Air Conditioners that Display CO2 Emissions and Electricity Cost Savings

Japan's Mitsubishi Electric Corp. launched eight new models of its Kirigamine Mo...
 
PanaHome to Sell Houses that Use Shared Geothermal Energy System

January 28, 2009

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

PanaHome to Sell Houses that Use Shared Geothermal Energy System

A housing project being built in the Nerima Ward of Tokyo by PanaHome Corp....
 
Mitsubishi Electric Launches Small-Size Photovoltaic Module for Overseas Markets

January 2, 2009

Renewable Energy

 

Mitsubishi Electric Launches Small-Size Photovoltaic Module for Overseas Markets

Mitsubishi Electric Corp. in Japan launched four small-size photovoltaic (PV...
 
JBIC and Nikkei Start Announcing the Indicative Price of Carbon Trading

November 25, 2008

Climate Change

 

JBIC and Nikkei Start Announcing the Indicative Price of Carbon Trading

The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and Nikkei (Nihon Keizai Shi...
 
INAX Releases New Water Saving Toilet Fixtures for Public Use

November 23, 2008

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

INAX Releases New Water Saving Toilet Fixtures for Public Use

On August 1, 2008, INAX Corporation, a Japanese major supplier of sanitary f...
 
Sumitomo Chemical to Start Mosquito Net Production in Nigeria

November 21, 2008

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Sumitomo Chemical to Start Mosquito Net Production in Nigeria

Sumitomo Chemical announced on June 4, 2008, that it will launch a new plant to ...
 
Panasonic Promoting Lighting Fixture Upgrade/Carbon Offset Campaign to Achieve Zero CO2 Emissions

November 7, 2008

Climate Change

 

Panasonic Promoting Lighting Fixture Upgrade/Carbon Offset Campaign to Achieve Zero CO2 Emissions

Panasonic Electric Works Co., a major Japanese manufacturer of lighting fixtures...
 
Chiba Bank Launches Carbon-offset Time Deposit

November 6, 2008

Climate Change

 

Chiba Bank Launches Carbon-offset Time Deposit

The Chiba Bank Ltd., in Japan launched on July 1, 2008, a carbon-offset time dep...
 
Market Focused on Preventing Global Warming Forecast to Grow Rapidly in Japan

October 25, 2008

Climate Change

 

Market Focused on Preventing Global Warming Forecast to Grow Rapidly in Japan

Fuji Keizai Co., a private Japanese research firm, released its report on May 20...
 
JBIC Issues New Fiscal Investment and Loan Program (FILP) Agency bonds To Support Global Environment

October 16, 2008

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

JBIC Issues New Fiscal Investment and Loan Program (FILP) Agency bonds To Support Global Environment

Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) issued, on June 27 2008, 5-year ...
 
Matsushita Releases High Efficiency LED Lights, Achieves Large Power Reductions

September 29, 2008

Energy Conservation

 

Matsushita Releases High Efficiency LED Lights, Achieves Large Power Reductions

Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd., released eight new models in its downlight ligh...
 
Cardboard Coffins Offer Eco-Friendly Funerals

September 28, 2008

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Cardboard Coffins Offer Eco-Friendly Funerals

Tri-Wall K.K., a Japanese company specializing in the manufacture and sale of...
 
Japanese Ministry Formulating New Green Business Strategies

September 27, 2008

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Japanese Ministry Formulating New Green Business Strategies

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry was presented with a collection ...
 
Okinawa Launches Study on Sustainable Tourism

September 22, 2008

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Okinawa Launches Study on Sustainable Tourism

The Okinawa prefectural government announced on February 13, 2008, in an expla...
 
Cumulative Prius Sales Exceed 1 Million

September 18, 2008

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Cumulative Prius Sales Exceed 1 Million

Toyota Motor Corp. announced on May 15, 2008, that worldwide cumulative sales of...
 
World's First Non-volatile Logic LSI with Zero Standby Power Consumption

September 15, 2008

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

World's First Non-volatile Logic LSI with Zero Standby Power Consumption

Rohm Co., a Japanese semiconductor manufacturer, announced on May 8, 2008, that ...
 
NEC's New Data Center Server Cuts Power Consumption by Up to 40%

September 14, 2008

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

NEC's New Data Center Server Cuts Power Consumption by Up to 40%

NEC, a leading Japanese electronics company, announced on May 16, 2008, that the...
 
Coca-Cola's HFC-Free Cashless Vending Machines Used at Toyako Summit

September 9, 2008

Chemicals

 

Coca-Cola's HFC-Free Cashless Vending Machines Used at Toyako Summit

The Coca-Cola System in Japan, consisting of Coca-Cola Japan Co. and 12 bottling...
 
Daikin Launches Fluorochemical Material to Prevent Fuel Evaporation

September 7, 2008

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Daikin Launches Fluorochemical Material to Prevent Fuel Evaporation

In May 2008, Daikin Industries Ltd., a leading Japanese manufacturer of air cond...
 
Eco-Friendly Condo able to Cut CO2 by 30 percent Debuts in Kitakyushu

September 7, 2008

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Eco-Friendly Condo able to Cut CO2 by 30 percent Debuts in Kitakyushu

Nippon Steel City Produce, Inc., has completed an eco-friendly condominium calle...
 
'Present Tree Project' Launched in Collaboration with Companies

August 23, 2008

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

'Present Tree Project' Launched in Collaboration with Companies

Do House, Inc., a marketing research corporation in Japan, launched support serv...
 
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