Policy / Systems / Technology

Innovations in technologies, policies and systems are needed to achieve a sustainable society. What kinds of policies and schemes are being developed in Japan? Do such policies and schemes contribute to sustainability? What kinds of environmental technologies have been developed lately? This section covers such information.
Jul 15, 2018
Osaka City University announced on April 25, 2018, that it succeeded in develop...
Jul 6, 2018
Japan's Ministry of the Environment has been testing a new "nudge" policy appro...
Jul 4, 2018
An International Study Group consisting of Kyoto University, Japan and Mutah Un...
'Yumekaze' Wind Turbine Project Connects Metro Consumers and Regional Producers: Seikatsu Club Consumers' Co-operative
Jun 15, 2018
The Seikatsu Club Consumers' Co-operative Union (Seikatsu Club) is a joint ass...
New Method for Generating Power and Heat from Weeds, and Potential Agricultural Uses
May 4, 2018
A new power generation method using weeds as fuel has been developed in Japan....
Japanese Researchers Achieve World's First Production of Hydrogen from Water and Visible Sunlight
Apr 12, 2018
With permission from Smart Japan, a news site providing the latest information...
Japan Adopts Basic Strategy to Realize Hydrogen-Based Society
Apr 8, 2018
The Japanese government formulated on Dec. 26, 2017, a basic strategy for promo...
Japanese Researchers Develop Flame-Retardant Electrolyte for Safer Batteries
Apr 4, 2018
The University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, and Japan's National Institute for M...
'Future Chart' City Visualizer Now Available for Municipalities in Japan
Feb 19, 2018
Professor Hidefumi Kurasaka and his team at Chiba University Graduate School ma...
RIKEN Study Successfully Enhances Tolerance of Plants to Salt Stress
Feb 8, 2018
The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) in Japan announced on N...
Healthy Living through Improved Air-Quality and Environmental Protection: Programs to Prevent Health Damage from Pollution
Jan 31, 2018
Japan's economy grew rapidly after World War II and its industrial productivit...
Washable, Ultra-thin Organic Solar Cell Developed by Japanese Scientists
Jan 16, 2018
A group of scientists from RIKEN, a comprehensive chemical institute in Japan, ...
Tokyo Institute of Technology Successfully Visualizes Water Produced inside Fuel Cells
Dec 25, 2017
Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) an...

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