Ecosystems / Biodiversity

Japanese Ministry Revises Guidelines for Private Sector Engagement in Biodiversity

May 20, 2018

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Japanese Ministry Revises Guidelines for Private Sector Engagement in Biodiversity

Skitterphoto. Japan's Ministry of Environment (MOE) announced on December 8, 201...
 
'What Are the Roles of Zoos Today?' - Interview with Director of the Popular Asahiyama Zoo

April 27, 2018

Newsletter

 

'What Are the Roles of Zoos Today?' - Interview with Director of the Popular Asahiyama Zoo

The Asahiyama Zoo, located in Asahikawa City, Hokkaido, Japan, opened in 1967 ...
 
Nishiawakura's Initiative for 100% Energy Self-Sufficiency, and a Municipal ICO Scheme

March 30, 2018

Newsletter

 

Nishiawakura's Initiative for 100% Energy Self-Sufficiency, and a Municipal ICO Scheme

The February 2018 issue of the JFS Newsletter reported on a Japanese village's...
 
SAVE JAPAN Project Recognized with Award for Sustainability Initiatives

March 28, 2018

Corporate

 

SAVE JAPAN Project Recognized with Award for Sustainability Initiatives

The SAVE JAPAN Project of the Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. was recogniz...
 
Japan Meteorological Agency Providing Monitored Information on Ocean Acidification Worldwide

March 22, 2018

Climate Change

 

Japan Meteorological Agency Providing Monitored Information on Ocean Acidification Worldwide

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) announced on November 27, 2017, that it h...
 
Aleph Wins Hokkaido Biodiversity Conservation Award

February 24, 2018

Corporate

 

Aleph Wins Hokkaido Biodiversity Conservation Award

Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost prefecture, announced the winners of its first b...
 
Another Role for Igune (premises forest)

January 1, 2018

Food

 

Another Role for Igune (premises forest)

Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
 
15-Year Integrated Forest Environment Education in Shimokawa, Hokkaido to Support Sustainable Forest Management

December 28, 2017

Newsletter

 

15-Year Integrated Forest Environment Education in Shimokawa, Hokkaido to Support Sustainable Forest Management

The last issue introduced the town of Shimokawa, Hokkaido, whose industrial pr...
 
Fifth Contest to Award Excellent Environmental and Social Practices by Junior High, High School Students

December 21, 2017

Newsletter

 

Fifth Contest to Award Excellent Environmental and Social Practices by Junior High, High School Students

A contest in Japan to award junior high and high school student groups for out...
 
Kyoto Univ. Suggests New Theory to Support Biodiversity

August 4, 2017

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Kyoto Univ. Suggests New Theory to Support Biodiversity

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

Environmental Technology

 

Japanese Institute Develops Environmental Impact Evaluation System for East Asia

The National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan (NIES) announced on De...
 
Increase Revenues without Increasing Catches -- How the Sustainable Sakura Shrimp Fishery in Suruga Bay Does It

March 31, 2017

Newsletter

 

Increase Revenues without Increasing Catches -- How the Sustainable Sakura Shrimp Fishery in Suruga Bay Does It

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

March 27, 2017

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Poor Placement of Protected Areas May Result in Vicious Cycle Leading to Extinction

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology announced on November 7, 2016, t...
 
Toward a Sustainable Society - Learning from Japan's Edo Period and Contributing from Asia to the World

February 28, 2017

Newsletter

 

Toward a Sustainable Society - Learning from Japan's Edo Period and Contributing from Asia to the World

Junko Edahiro, chief executive of Japan for Sustainability, delivered a keynot...
 
Environmental Consciousness Needed in Japan's Reconstruction

January 29, 2017

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Environmental Consciousness Needed in Japan's Reconstruction

The JKSK Yui-Yui project, an initiative to support people in Japan affected by...
 
Patagonia Provisions Aims to Repair the Food Chain

January 23, 2017

Corporate

 

Patagonia Provisions Aims to Repair the Food Chain

Patagonia Japan Branch of a global manufacturer of outdoor clothing and goods b...
 
Citizen Science: How Anyone Can Be Involved in Solving Environmental and Social Issues

January 19, 2017

Newsletter

 

Citizen Science: How Anyone Can Be Involved in Solving Environmental and Social Issues

There are various environmental and social issues, the solutions to which requ...
 
Research Institutes Collaborate to Create Global Map of CO2 Emissions from Soil

October 23, 2016

Climate Change

 

Research Institutes Collaborate to Create Global Map of CO2 Emissions from Soil

The Japanese Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute announced on March...
 
Japanese NPO launches

July 4, 2016

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Japanese NPO launches "Encyclopedia of Life" Project to Protect the Forest

The organizing committee of Inochi no Mori (Forest of Life), an environmental i...
 
Tree Planting Initiative in Disaster-Affected Town

June 27, 2016

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Tree Planting Initiative in Disaster-Affected Town

On March 6, 2016, nearly five years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, the...
 
Sustainable Fishery Catches Only 30% of Fish Entering Net -- Etchu-type Set Net Fishing in Himi

May 31, 2016

Newsletter

 

Sustainable Fishery Catches Only 30% of Fish Entering Net -- Etchu-type Set Net Fishing in Himi

Japanese and Fisheries The depletion of fishery resources and collapse of fish...
 
Tree Planting Initiatives to Develop Disaster Prevention Green Spaces

February 3, 2016

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Tree Planting Initiatives to Develop Disaster Prevention Green Spaces

The JKSK Yui-Yui project, an initiative to support people in Japan affected by...
 
'Present Tree' Initiative: Creating Forests by Planting Commemorative Trees Linking Urban and Rural Districts

October 13, 2015

Newsletter

 

'Present Tree' Initiative: Creating Forests by Planting Commemorative Trees Linking Urban and Rural Districts

In the last newsletter, we introduced the Hirono Wai-Wai Project as an initiat...
 
Illegal Logging Issues - Significance and Challenges: Pertinence of Forest Management Governance in Japan & Other Countries

June 30, 2015

Newsletter

 

Illegal Logging Issues - Significance and Challenges: Pertinence of Forest Management Governance in Japan & Other Countries

Ever since the global decrease in tropical forests became a matter of concern ...
 
Patagonia Japan Launches Dam Removal Campaign with Documentary Screening

April 17, 2015

Corporate

 

Patagonia Japan Launches Dam Removal Campaign with Documentary Screening

The Patagonia Japan, subsidiary of the outdoor clothing manufacturer and retail...
 
Development of Cosmetics -- Toward Abolishment of Animal Testing

March 9, 2015

Newsletter

 

Development of Cosmetics -- Toward Abolishment of Animal Testing

Did you know that animal testing is conducted as part of cosmetics development...
 
Japanese Organic Produce Supplier Wins 2014 Award of Excellence from Food Action Nippon

February 22, 2015

Corporate

 

Japanese Organic Produce Supplier Wins 2014 Award of Excellence from Food Action Nippon

Daichi wo Mamoru Kai Co. (lit. "Association to Preserve the Earth"), an organic...
 
Arase Dam: Japan's First Dam Removal Project Underway

November 28, 2014

Newsletter

 

Arase Dam: Japan's First Dam Removal Project Underway

According to 2014 statistics released by the Japan Dam Foundation, as of Marc...
 
Perception, Awareness, Efforts over Biodiversity Shrinking

November 21, 2014

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Perception, Awareness, Efforts over Biodiversity Shrinking

A survey of Japanese people on biodiversity revealed a decrease in people's pe...
 
Aleph's Eco-Friendly Rice Paddy Project Focuses on Biodiversity Conservation

October 4, 2014

Corporate

 

Aleph's Eco-Friendly Rice Paddy Project Focuses on Biodiversity Conservation

In March 2014, the Japan Committee for the United Nations Decade on Biodiversit...
 
Japan's Environment Ministry Assesses Economic Value of Wetland Ecosystem Services

July 29, 2014

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Japan's Environment Ministry Assesses Economic Value of Wetland Ecosystem Services

Japan's Ministry of the Environment (MOE) released on May 23, 2014, an assessme...
 
Harie Shozunosato Committee Wins Japan's 9th Ecotourism Awards

May 22, 2014

Water

 

Harie Shozunosato Committee Wins Japan's 9th Ecotourism Awards

Japan's Ministry of the Environment announced on February 6, 2014, that the Har...
 
Japanese Government to Develop Access to International Plant Genetic Resources

May 7, 2014

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Japanese Government to Develop Access to International Plant Genetic Resources

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan started to publicl...
 
Showa-Tec Develops Products Inspired by Nature to Create New Added Values

May 6, 2014

Newsletter

 

Showa-Tec Develops Products Inspired by Nature to Create New Added Values

"Towards a Sustainable Japan -- Corporations at Work" (No. 106) Biomimicry is ...
 
Traditional Cooking Program Wins Biodiversity Action Award

April 27, 2014

Food

 

Traditional Cooking Program Wins Biodiversity Action Award

The Executive Committee for the Biodiversity Action Awards announced on Novembe...
 
NFUAJ Selects 10 More Projects to Be Listed as Heritage for the Future

April 24, 2014

Civil Society / Local Issues

 

NFUAJ Selects 10 More Projects to Be Listed as Heritage for the Future

The National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan (NFUAJ) released on Dece...
 
Kinki University Fisheries Laboratory Becomes Certified as a Gold Sustainability Partner

March 11, 2014

Food

 

Kinki University Fisheries Laboratory Becomes Certified as a Gold Sustainability Partner

The Kinki University Fisheries Laboratory, restaurants serving farmed fish that...
 
Corporate Competition for Mt. Fuji Clean-up Activities

February 24, 2014

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Corporate Competition for Mt. Fuji Clean-up Activities

On October 19, 2013, "Corporate Competition! MOTTAINAI Mt. Fuji Clean-up Compet...
 
Okinawa Coral Reef Conservation and Utilization Effort Wins 2013 Environmental  Education Award

January 8, 2014

Education

 

Okinawa Coral Reef Conservation and Utilization Effort Wins 2013 Environmental Education Award

The Coca-Cola Educational & Environmental Foundation, which promotes enviro...
 
Japan's Fisheries Agency Says 35% of Fishing Areas Damaged by 2011 Earthquake Disaster, Rest are Fine

December 12, 2013

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Japan's Fisheries Agency Says 35% of Fishing Areas Damaged by 2011 Earthquake Disaster, Rest are Fine

The Japanese Fisheries Agency part of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and...
 
Japan Awards for Biodiversity Winners Announced

December 2, 2013

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Japan Awards for Biodiversity Winners Announced

The AEON Environmental Foundation selected, on September 13, 2013, five winner...
 
The Asahi Glass Foundation 2013 Survey Shows Environmental Doomsday Clock Set at 9:19

November 1, 2013

Climate Change

 

The Asahi Glass Foundation 2013 Survey Shows Environmental Doomsday Clock Set at 9:19

The Asahi Glass Foundation, a Japanese organization that strives to support ...
 
Wood Use Points Secretariat Starts Accepting Applications for Point Issuance and Exchange for Promoting Wood Use

October 30, 2013

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Wood Use Points Secretariat Starts Accepting Applications for Point Issuance and Exchange for Promoting Wood Use

Wood Use Points Secretariat, the Forestry Agency of Japan started accepting ...
 
Researchers Study Impact of CO2 Sequestration on Subsurface Microbial Communities

October 24, 2013

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Researchers Study Impact of CO2 Sequestration on Subsurface Microbial Communities

Microorganisms living in depleted oil reservoirs continue to produce methane...
 
Japan's Scallop Fishery in Hokkaido Awarded MSC Certification for Sustainability

October 18, 2013

Food

 

Japan's Scallop Fishery in Hokkaido Awarded MSC Certification for Sustainability

The scallop fishery overseen by the Hokkaido Federation of Fisheries Coopera...
 
Three More Agricultural Sites in Japan Designated as GIAHS

October 3, 2013

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Three More Agricultural Sites in Japan Designated as GIAHS

At the International Forum on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Syste...
 
Bell-Cricket Conservation Ordinance Protects Rich Natural Environment of Azumino-Matsukawa Village

September 22, 2013

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Bell-Cricket Conservation Ordinance Protects Rich Natural Environment of Azumino-Matsukawa Village

An ordinance to protect suzumushi, the Japanese name for bell crickets, was ...
 
Sasayama City Begins Subsidizing Grass-Root Activities to Protect and Restore Nature

September 14, 2013

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Sasayama City Begins Subsidizing Grass-Root Activities to Protect and Restore Nature

The government of Sasayama City, located in the central eastern part of Hyog...
 
Atsugi Develops Biodiversity Strategy

September 1, 2013

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Atsugi Develops Biodiversity Strategy

The city of Atsugi in Kanagawa Prefecture, located about 45 kilometers from To...
 
Kanazawa University Draws Connection between Honeybee Losses and Neonicotinoid Pesticides

August 7, 2013

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Kanazawa University Draws Connection between Honeybee Losses and Neonicotinoid Pesticides

Left : Start of experiment , Right : Elapse of 34 days Copyright Kanazawa Univ...
 
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