Local government

Elementary Students Help Construct Spiral Water Turbine to Light Streets

May 22, 2011

Renewable Energy

 

Elementary Students Help Construct Spiral Water Turbine to Light Streets

Ena City, Gifu Prefecture, announced on January 20, 2011, that on the previo...
 
Japan's Kitakyushu City Releases Strategic Guidelines for Low Carbon Technology Research and Development

May 18, 2011

Environmental Technology

 

Japan's Kitakyushu City Releases Strategic Guidelines for Low Carbon Technology Research and Development

Japan's Kitakyushu City and the Kitakyushu Foundation for the Advancement of Ind...
 
LRT Network Chosen as Best Practice for Low-Carbon City Creation

May 13, 2011

Climate Change

 

LRT Network Chosen as Best Practice for Low-Carbon City Creation

The Promotion Council for the Low-Carbon Cities (PCLCC) announced on January 21,...
 
Bridgestone's AeroBee Wins Environment Minister's Award

May 10, 2011

Climate Change

 

Bridgestone's AeroBee Wins Environment Minister's Award

Bridgestone Corporation, world's largest tire and rubber company headquatere...
 
Nissan Delivers 220 EVs to Car Rental Companies in Okinawa

May 2, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

Nissan Delivers 220 EVs to Car Rental Companies in Okinawa

Nissan Motor Co., a major automobile manufacturer, delivered 220 units of its Le...
 
Japan's Chiba Prefecture Launches Registry of Businesses Promoting Food Waste Reduction

April 29, 2011

Food

 

Japan's Chiba Prefecture Launches Registry of Businesses Promoting Food Waste Reduction

Chiba Prefecture launched on December 1, 2010, a system to register busines...
 
World's First Community Level Hydrogen Town Project Starts in Kitakyushu

April 19, 2011

Renewable Energy

 

World's First Community Level Hydrogen Town Project Starts in Kitakyushu

The Research Association of Hydrogen Supply/Utilization Technology (HySUT), ...
 
Tokyo Gov't Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions 9.6% in FY 2009

April 17, 2011

Climate Change

 

Tokyo Gov't Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions 9.6% in FY 2009

Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) announced on January 26, 2011, that greenhou...
 
Kyoto to Use More Local Produce and Seafood in School Meals

April 16, 2011

Food

 

Kyoto to Use More Local Produce and Seafood in School Meals

More products from local farmers and fishermen will appear in school meals ...
 
Tokyo Waterworks, 'Safe, Better Tasting Tap Water' Project

April 10, 2011

Water

 

Tokyo Waterworks, 'Safe, Better Tasting Tap Water' Project

Copyright Tokyo Metropolitan Waterworks Bureau In 2010, the Tokyo Metropolita...
 
Tokyo Municipality Starts Recycling Rare Metals from Used Home Appliances

April 4, 2011

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Tokyo Municipality Starts Recycling Rare Metals from Used Home Appliances

The city of Chofu in Tokyo started a new program in November 2010 for recycl...
 
Hiroshima City Starts Cash Payment Program for CO2 Reduction at Home

April 3, 2011

Climate Change

 

Hiroshima City Starts Cash Payment Program for CO2 Reduction at Home

In 2010, a program to provide cash and shopping tickets (HOPES tickets) in e...
 
Water Plaza Completed as Development Base for Water Recycling System by Public-Private Tie-Up

March 23, 2011

Water

 

Water Plaza Completed as Development Base for Water Recycling System by Public-Private Tie-Up

In an attempt to develop, manage and spread advanced systems for water recyc...
 
More Trees Signs Wood Fuel Partnership Agreement with Niigata City

March 19, 2011

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

More Trees Signs Wood Fuel Partnership Agreement with Niigata City

An incorporated body "more trees", represented by Japanese musician Ryuichi...
 
Shiretoko 100 Square Meters Movement Completes Land Acquisition after 33 Years

March 18, 2011

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Shiretoko 100 Square Meters Movement Completes Land Acquisition after 33 Years

Shari Town Hall in Hokkaido, Japan, announced on December 6, 2010, that on N...
 
Hachijo Island Introduces Electric Bicycle Rental Service Utilizing Green Energy

March 12, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

Hachijo Island Introduces Electric Bicycle Rental Service Utilizing Green Energy

The Revitalization Council of Hachijo Island, which is located in the Pacific Oc...
 
City Project to Get Emissions Credits for Solar Energy Consumed by Households

March 10, 2011

Renewable Energy

 

City Project to Get Emissions Credits for Solar Energy Consumed by Households

The City of Toon in Ehime Prefecture, which has the highest penetration rate of ...
 
Japan's First Plant for Manufacturing Ethanol from Tangerine Residue Reaches Completion

March 6, 2011

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Japan's First Plant for Manufacturing Ethanol from Tangerine Residue Reaches Completion

A pilot plant for manufacturing bioethanol fuel from the residue from tangeri...
 
Kanagawa Pref. Announces Concept Vehicle for Electric Bus with Low, Full Flat Floor

February 25, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

Kanagawa Pref. Announces Concept Vehicle for Electric Bus with Low, Full Flat Floor

Kanagawa Prefecture announced a body design for an electric bus with a low, ...
 
Project Launched Using Local Currency to Encourage Collection of Wood from Forest Thinning

February 9, 2011

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Project Launched Using Local Currency to Encourage Collection of Wood from Forest Thinning

"The Executive Committee for Woody Posting Station" in Chizu-cho, Tottori Pref...
 
Kawasaki City Eyes Exporting Water Resources For Industrial Use to Western Australia

January 22, 2011

Water

 

Kawasaki City Eyes Exporting Water Resources For Industrial Use to Western Australia

Kawasaki, one of the largest cities in Japan, announced on August 24, 2010, its ...
 
METI Announces 'EV & PHV Towns' Best Practice Handbook

January 7, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

METI Announces 'EV & PHV Towns' Best Practice Handbook

The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry released in its best practi...
 
Kyoto City to Reduce Greenhouse Gases by 40% by Fiscal 2030

January 6, 2011

Climate Change

 

Kyoto City to Reduce Greenhouse Gases by 40% by Fiscal 2030

Kyoto City passed a proposed ordinance to completely revise the Kyoto City Globa...
 
Kitakyushu City Launches Official Use of Rental Bicycles

January 4, 2011

Transportation / Mobility

 

Kitakyushu City Launches Official Use of Rental Bicycles

Kitakyushu City in Fukuoka Prefecture announced on August 24, 2010, that its...
 
Ministry Releases Guidelines on Low-Carbon Urban Development

December 31, 2010

Climate Change

 

Ministry Releases Guidelines on Low-Carbon Urban Development

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism announced on Aug...
 
Fukuoka Pref. Announces Campaign to Promote LED Bulbs

December 17, 2010

Eco-business / Social Venture

 

Fukuoka Pref. Announces Campaign to Promote LED Bulbs

Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan, conducted from August 21 through October 31, 2010...
 
Village Promotes Waste Cooking Oil Recycling with Gift of Tofu

December 16, 2010

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Village Promotes Waste Cooking Oil Recycling with Gift of Tofu

Samegawa Village in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, started a project to recycle wa...
 
Pilot Bicycle Rental Projects Start in Two Cities near Tokyo

December 15, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Pilot Bicycle Rental Projects Start in Two Cities near Tokyo

Beginning in September 2010, pilot bicycle rental projects have been initiat...
 
12% of VOC Emissions Come from Everyday Items Used at Home and Office: Tokyo Study

December 11, 2010

Chemicals

 

12% of VOC Emissions Come from Everyday Items Used at Home and Office: Tokyo Study

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) released on June 29, 2010, its estimate ...
 
Municipality Conducts Pilot Test of Bicycle Rental Service

November 29, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Municipality Conducts Pilot Test of Bicycle Rental Service

On August 21, 2010, Kanazawa City launched a demonstration test of its munic...
 
School Students in Tokyo Contribute to CO2 Emissions Reduction Through Special Program

November 28, 2010

Climate Change

 

School Students in Tokyo Contribute to CO2 Emissions Reduction Through Special Program

The Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education announced on August 26, 2010, that car...
 
Tokyo's Koto Ward Promoting EV Use to Cut CO2 Emissions

November 22, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Tokyo's Koto Ward Promoting EV Use to Cut CO2 Emissions

Tokyo's Koto Ward announced, on August 4, 2010, new measures to reduce carbo...
 
Snowy Japanese City Launches Project to Build Model Snow-Cooled House

November 21, 2010

Renewable Energy

 

Snowy Japanese City Launches Project to Build Model Snow-Cooled House

The city of Uonuma in Niigata Prefecture announced on August 1, 2010, that it is...
 
Sekisui House Releases Zero CO2 Emission House Exclusively in Kanagawa Prefecture

November 13, 2010

Climate Change

 

Sekisui House Releases Zero CO2 Emission House Exclusively in Kanagawa Prefecture

Kanagawa Prefecture announced on August 17, 2010, that the eco-friendly house "G...
 
Sapporo City Begins Demonstration Test of Logistics System Utilizing Municipal Subway

October 21, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Sapporo City Begins Demonstration Test of Logistics System Utilizing Municipal Subway

Sapporo City, Hokkaido, in northern Japan, announced on June 17, 2010, that ...
 
City of Kyoto Shifting from 'Car-Centric' into Being a 'Walking City'

October 15, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

City of Kyoto Shifting from 'Car-Centric' into Being a 'Walking City'

The City of Kyoto announced on June 8, 2010, that it had started seeking mo...
 
Study on PV Modules Recycling System Starts in Kitakyushu City

October 4, 2010

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Study on PV Modules Recycling System Starts in Kitakyushu City

Japan's Kitakyushu City and the Kitakyushu Foundation for the Advancement o...
 
Yamagata to Save CO2 Absorption by Forest Nurturing Program

October 3, 2010

Climate Change

 

Yamagata to Save CO2 Absorption by Forest Nurturing Program

Yamagata Prefecture, located in the northern part of Japan's main island, la...
 
Osaka Launches Own Carbon Offset System to Promote Energy Conservation in Smaller Firms

September 29, 2010

Climate Change

 

Osaka Launches Own Carbon Offset System to Promote Energy Conservation in Smaller Firms

Osaka Prefecture in western Japan has established its own intermediation system ...
 
TMG Bureau of Sewerage Develops Three New Technologies to Contribute to Mitigate Global Warming

September 27, 2010

Environmental Technology

 

TMG Bureau of Sewerage Develops Three New Technologies to Contribute to Mitigate Global Warming

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Sewerage announced on June 29, 2010,...
 
Compost Reduces Waste and Produces Flowers

September 25, 2010

Reduce / Reuse / Recycle

 

Compost Reduces Waste and Produces Flowers

Local governments in Japan have been reducing kitchen waste by composting it. To...
 
Winners of First Contest for Corporate Activities on Biodiversity Announced

September 18, 2010

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Winners of First Contest for Corporate Activities on Biodiversity Announced

At the awards ceremony of the First Contest for Corporate Activities on Biod...
 
Kitakyushu Asian Center for Low Carbon Society Opens in Kitakyushu to Transfer Japan's Green Tech

September 13, 2010

Climate Change

 

Kitakyushu Asian Center for Low Carbon Society Opens in Kitakyushu to Transfer Japan's Green Tech

Kitakyushu City in Fukuoka Prefecture, an eco-model city selected by the Jap...
 
Japan's First Overseas Water Project Starts in Australia

August 28, 2010

Water

 

Japan's First Overseas Water Project Starts in Australia

The Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) and two Japanese companies, m...
 
Okayama Prefecture Renting out EVs to Residents Free of Charge

August 20, 2010

Transportation / Mobility

 

Okayama Prefecture Renting out EVs to Residents Free of Charge

The Okayama prefectural government in Japan has been conducting a car sharing pr...
 
Ehime Prefecture to Manufacture Biofuel from Residue of Tangerine Juice Production

August 19, 2010

Renewable Energy

 

Ehime Prefecture to Manufacture Biofuel from Residue of Tangerine Juice Production

Ehime Prefecture, which produces the largest amount of citrus fruits in Japa...
 
Tokyo Contributes to World Business with Water-Supply Technology & Know-How

August 7, 2010

Environmental Technology

 

Tokyo Contributes to World Business with Water-Supply Technology & Know-How

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) announced on February 10, 2010, that it ...
 
Nagoya City Formulates Biodiversity Strategy for 2050

August 3, 2010

Ecosystems / Biodiversity

 

Nagoya City Formulates Biodiversity Strategy for 2050

The Nagoya City government in Aichi prefecture approved the " 2050 Nagoya St...
 
Bilingual Website on Japanese Eco-Model Cities Now Open

June 28, 2010

Policy / Systems

 

Bilingual Website on Japanese Eco-Model Cities Now Open

The Japanese Cabinet Office opened a website introducing eco-model city proj...
 
Five Prefectures and Tokyo Agree to Regional Renewable Energy Regional Collaboration

June 26, 2010

Renewable Energy

 

Five Prefectures and Tokyo Agree to Regional Renewable Energy Regional Collaboration

Five prefectural governments in northern Japan (Hokkaido, Aomori, Iwate, Ak...
 
Prev 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11

Our Supporters

1% for the Planet Banner
 

このページの先頭へ