Local government

Coca-Cola Launches Support Project for Japan's Local Water Resources

May 21, 2012

Water

 

Coca-Cola Launches Support Project for Japan's Local Water Resources

On February 22, 2012, Coca-Cola Japan launched a campaign named "I LOHAS su...
 
Yamagata Prefecture to Develop 1 Million kW of Clean Energy by 2030

May 13, 2012

Renewable Energy

 

Yamagata Prefecture to Develop 1 Million kW of Clean Energy by 2030

Yamagata Prefecture's Energy Strategy Committee announced at its third commi...
 
ICLEI Japan Declares Implementation of Local Carbon Registry

May 10, 2012

Climate Change

 

ICLEI Japan Declares Implementation of Local Carbon Registry

On February 9, 2012, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability Japan Office...
 
Thin-film PV System Installed on Kitakyushu City Hall

May 9, 2012

Renewable Energy

 

Thin-film PV System Installed on Kitakyushu City Hall

Thin-film PV system installed at the rim of eaves Copyright Kitakyushu City O...
 
Marine Eco-Label Japan Certifies Five Types of Fishing Operations in Kochi Prefecture

April 6, 2012

Food

 

Marine Eco-Label Japan Certifies Five Types of Fishing Operations in Kochi Prefecture

Two fishery organizations in Kochi Prefecture, Japan -- the Kochi Prefecture...
 
Nagano Prefecture Generates Most Electricity from Small Hydro in Japan

April 5, 2012

Renewable Energy

 

Nagano Prefecture Generates Most Electricity from Small Hydro in Japan

The Kurasaka Environmental Research Laboratory at Chiba University and the Insti...
 
Saitama Nominates Five Municipalities for Eco-Town Project

March 1, 2012

Policy / Systems

 

Saitama Nominates Five Municipalities for Eco-Town Project

On November 22, 2011, Japan's Saitama Prefecture announced the selection of five...
 
Community, Local Government Working Together to Reduce Use of Plastic Bags in Oita Prefecture

February 28, 2012

Policy / Systems

 

Community, Local Government Working Together to Reduce Use of Plastic Bags in Oita Prefecture

The Oita prefectural government announced on November 2, 2011, that Haruo F...
 
Solar Power Generation on Culture Rafts to Enter Demonstration-Phase on Yatsushiro Sea

February 25, 2012

Renewable Energy

 

Solar Power Generation on Culture Rafts to Enter Demonstration-Phase on Yatsushiro Sea

It was announced on October 22, 2011, that full-scale demonstration experiments ...
 
Tokyo Receives World Green Building Council Leadership Award

February 20, 2012

Climate Change

 

Tokyo Receives World Green Building Council Leadership Award

On December 6, 2011, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced that it had...
 
NPO Nogakujuku and Sumida Ward Implement Joint Food and Agriculture Project

February 14, 2012

Food

 

NPO Nogakujuku and Sumida Ward Implement Joint Food and Agriculture Project

As part of its efforts in food education, Tokyo's Sumida Ward hosted the "Sumida...
 
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...
 
City Project Tests Microbes to Maximize Decomposition of Organic Waste

February 7, 2012

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

City Project Tests Microbes to Maximize Decomposition of Organic Waste

The city of Mitsuke, Niigata Prefecture, in northwestern Japan, conducted a ...
 
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...
 
Kyoto Reduces GHGs by 16.4% in FY2009 from FY1990

January 28, 2012

Climate Change

 

Kyoto Reduces GHGs by 16.4% in FY2009 from FY1990

The Kyoto Prefecture government announced on September 7, 2011, that its greenho...
 
Fifty Two Municipalities in Japan are Energy Self-Sufficient with Renewables

January 18, 2012

Renewable Energy

 

Fifty Two Municipalities in Japan are Energy Self-Sufficient with Renewables

The Kurasaka Research Laboratory at Chiba University and the Institute for ...
 
Japan's Natural Energy Council Announces Akita Declaration

January 16, 2012

Renewable Energy

 

Japan's Natural Energy Council Announces Akita Declaration

The Natural Energy Council, a governmental panel whose mission is to accele...
 
Fujitsu Measures PC Power Consumption at Yokohama City Office

January 15, 2012

Policy / Systems

 

Fujitsu Measures PC Power Consumption at Yokohama City Office

On August 9, 2011, Fujitsu Ltd., an information and communication technology gia...
 
Kitakyushu City to Win Cambodian Water Supply Project

January 13, 2012

Water

 

Kitakyushu City to Win Cambodian Water Supply Project

Chief of the WBCK (left) and the Minister of Industry, Mines and Energy of the ...
 
Japanese Companies to Test New System to Promote Use of Electric-Powered Taxis, Reduce GHGs

December 29, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

Japanese Companies to Test New System to Promote Use of Electric-Powered Taxis, Reduce GHGs

Five Japanese companies jointly announced on July 5, 2011, that their experiment...
 
Local Government Network on Biodiversity Inaugurated in Japan

December 27, 2011

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Local Government Network on Biodiversity Inaugurated in Japan

An inaugural meeting of the Biodiversity Self-Governing Body Network was hel...
 
Public-Private-Academic Partnership in Kyoto to Convert Municipal Solid Waste into Ethanol

December 17, 2011

Renewable Energy

 

Public-Private-Academic Partnership in Kyoto to Convert Municipal Solid Waste into Ethanol

The city of Kyoto announced on August 19, 2011 that, together with Hitachi Z...
 
'Green Curtain' Outside Chiba City Hall Helps Reduce Indoor Temperature

December 11, 2011

Climate Change

 

'Green Curtain' Outside Chiba City Hall Helps Reduce Indoor Temperature

The Green Policy Division of the Parks and Green Space Department of Chiba City ...
 
'No My Car Week' Reduces 22.4 Tons of CO2 in Japanese City

December 3, 2011

Climate Change

 

'No My Car Week' Reduces 22.4 Tons of CO2 in Japanese City

The city of Kashiwazaki in northwest Japan implemented a "No My Car Week" from J...
 
Nippon Paper to Use Wooden Rubble from Great East Japan Earthquake as Factory Fuel

December 1, 2011

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Nippon Paper to Use Wooden Rubble from Great East Japan Earthquake as Factory Fuel

Nippon Paper Industries Co. announced on August 22, 2011, that it would acc...
 
TMG Stipulates Renovation of Tokyo-Owned Facilities with Top Level Energy Efficiency Standards

November 24, 2011

Energy Conservation

 

TMG Stipulates Renovation of Tokyo-Owned Facilities with Top Level Energy Efficiency Standards

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) announced on July 28, 2011, that it has ...
 
OECD Selects Japan's Kitakyushu as First Model City for Green Growth in Asia

November 23, 2011

Policy / Systems

 

OECD Selects Japan's Kitakyushu as First Model City for Green Growth in Asia

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) announced on J...
 
Vegetables Being Grown without Soil Using New Dry Fog Aeroponics System

November 16, 2011

Environmental Technology

 

Vegetables Being Grown without Soil Using New Dry Fog Aeroponics System

Remarkably growing root hairsCopyright Agricultural and Marine Product Division...
 
Citizens' Funding of New Solar Generation Project Stimulates Local Economy

November 9, 2011

Renewable Energy

 

Citizens' Funding of New Solar Generation Project Stimulates Local Economy

Joint-investment solar power systems have been established with money invest...
 
City of Fukuoka, Kyushu University to Start Offshore Testing of 'Wind Lens' Turbine

November 6, 2011

Environmental Technology

 

City of Fukuoka, Kyushu University to Start Offshore Testing of 'Wind Lens' Turbine

Fukuoka City, in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, announced on July 21, 2011, that...
 
Fukuoka City's Landfill Technology as New Method for CDM

October 31, 2011

Environmental Technology

 

Fukuoka City's Landfill Technology as New Method for CDM

Fukuoka City Environmental Agency and Fukuoka University announced on July 26, 2...
 
Two Municipal Governments Decide on Metropolitan Cap-and-Trade Cooperation Details

October 25, 2011

Policy / Systems

 

Two Municipal Governments Decide on Metropolitan Cap-and-Trade Cooperation Details

Tokyo Metropolis and Saitama Prefecture, a prefecture adjacent to Tokyo, decided...
 
Kitakyushu to Test Dynamic Pricing for Electricity in FY2012

October 17, 2011

Environmental Technology

 

Kitakyushu to Test Dynamic Pricing for Electricity in FY2012

The city of Kitakyushu in Japan's Fukuoka Prefecture, which aims to be one o...
 
Kanazawa University Students Hold Second-Hand Market to Collect Donations for Disaster Area

October 8, 2011

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Kanazawa University Students Hold Second-Hand Market to Collect Donations for Disaster Area

A student club named "Second Use" in Kanazawa University, located in Ishikawa Pr...
 
Aeon Supports Farmers to Preserve Traditional Japanese Cuisine

October 2, 2011

Food

 

Aeon Supports Farmers to Preserve Traditional Japanese Cuisine

On June 17, 2011, major Japanese supermarket chain Aeon Retail Co. started to se...
 
Marubeni Corp. to Build Small Hydro Plants Jointly with Hokuto City

October 1, 2011

Renewable Energy

 

Marubeni Corp. to Build Small Hydro Plants Jointly with Hokuto City

Marubeni Corp., a major Japanese trading company, announced on June 8, 2011,...
 
Panasonic, Fujisawa, Others Cooperate on Sustainable Smart Town Project

September 1, 2011

Renewable Energy

 

Panasonic, Fujisawa, Others Cooperate on Sustainable Smart Town Project

Panasonic Corp., the city of Fujisawa in Kanagawa Prefecture, and eight othe...
 
Kumamoto Accredited as Asia's First Fair Trade City

August 27, 2011

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Kumamoto Accredited as Asia's First Fair Trade City

Kumamoto City, the capital of Kumamoto Prefecture, was accredited on June 4,...
 
Nagoya City's FY2008 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Down 11% from 1990

August 25, 2011

Climate Change

 

Nagoya City's FY2008 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Down 11% from 1990

Nagoya City in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, announced on March 22, 2011, that it...
 
Gifu Prefecture Announces Completion of Another Energy Self-Sufficient Demo Project

July 30, 2011

Renewable Energy

 

Gifu Prefecture Announces Completion of Another Energy Self-Sufficient Demo Project

Japan's Gifu Prefecture unveiled on March 6, 2011, its latest project aimed at d...
 
Local Gov't Studies Feasibility of Hot Spring Power Generation

July 29, 2011

Renewable Energy

 

Local Gov't Studies Feasibility of Hot Spring Power Generation

In February 2011, the Public Enterprise Agency of Shizuoka Prefecture conduc...
 
Large-scale Solar Power Plant Completed in Miyazaki

July 15, 2011

Renewable Energy

 

Large-scale Solar Power Plant Completed in Miyazaki

Miyazaki Solar Way Co., a subsidiary of Kokusai Kogyo Holdings Co., being in...
 
Minami-Alps City Sells 'Carbon Offset Tomatoes' in Greater Tokyo Area

July 12, 2011

Climate Change

 

Minami-Alps City Sells 'Carbon Offset Tomatoes' in Greater Tokyo Area

Minami-Alps City, Yamanashi Prefecture, started test marketing "carbon offset to...
 
Offshore Wind Farm Withstands Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

July 10, 2011

Renewable Energy

 

Offshore Wind Farm Withstands Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Japan's first full-scale offshore wind power station, "Wind Power Kamisu" in...
 
Kyoto City to Experiment with Eco-Money Points for Eco-Activities

July 1, 2011

Policy / Systems

 

Kyoto City to Experiment with Eco-Money Points for Eco-Activities

Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa of Kyoto City announced at a press conference on February...
 
Eco-Study School Trips in Kitakyushu City

June 20, 2011

Education

 

Eco-Study School Trips in Kitakyushu City

Japan's Kitakyushu City, the Eco-model City, has made itself a school trip d...
 
Japan's First Green Snow/Ice Energy Certificate Issued to Five Facilities in Hokkaido

June 16, 2011

Renewable Energy

 

Japan's First Green Snow/Ice Energy Certificate Issued to Five Facilities in Hokkaido

The Hokkaido Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI Hokkaido) announced in ...
 
Japanese Hot Springs Resort Town Fights Global Warming Using Local Resources

June 11, 2011

Climate Change

 

Japanese Hot Springs Resort Town Fights Global Warming Using Local Resources

Nasu, a famous hot spring resort town in Tochigi Prefecture, has established...
 
City of Hiroshima Launches Environmental Info Monitoring/Display Project

June 7, 2011

Energy Conservation

 

City of Hiroshima Launches Environmental Info Monitoring/Display Project

From February 4 to March 31, 2011, the City of Hiroshima conducted a verific...
 
Tokyo Gov't, Toshima Ward, Businesses to Cooperate on Cap-and-Trade Scheme

May 29, 2011

Climate Change

 

Tokyo Gov't, Toshima Ward, Businesses to Cooperate on Cap-and-Trade Scheme

An agreement to cooperate on promoting the use of emission credits generated...
 
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