Tag - eco



Japan Times
Dec 30, 2019
Ghana determined to join West African neighbors' new currency, eco
Ghana is determined to join a new West African currency, called the Eco, which is expected to replace the CFA Franc as early as 2020, according to a statement from the presidency.
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LIFE / Travel
Nov 23, 2018
Tuna, tradition and opportunities for sustainable tourism
Sustainable tourism is a hot topic, and in light of Japan's goals to grow the number of inbound tourists to 40 million by 2020 and all the way up to 60 million a decade later, it's one that deserves attention. Fortunately, there are concrete ways to ease the environmental impact of the tourism boom in Japan.
Japan Times
Nov 13, 2017
Japanese firms find profits in going green
Faced with rising costs or difficult market conditions, many Japanese companies have improved their prospects by adopting environmentally friendly business strategies, with some going as far as moving into entirely new industry sectors.
Japan Times
Jun 14, 2017
Two sites in Japan to be added to UNESCO biosphere reserves
The U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has added the Tone River basin north of Tokyo and a mountain range in the country's southwest to its list of biosphere reserves, the government learned Wednesday.
Japan Times
Sep 10, 2016
Countryside games add challenges, concerns for NPB teams
Japan's schedule of countryside games (those played away from the home franchise stadiums of the 12 Central and Pacific League teams) has concluded for the season. The last scheduled game, where the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters were to have played the Chiba Lotte Marines on Tuesday at Asahikawa was rained...
Japan Times
Nov 30, 2015
Japan's plans to fuel world's cleanest cars hitting road block
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has big plans for Japan to lead the way in clean cars. His bureaucrats are getting in the way.
Oct 25, 2015
Government looks to scale back tax break for eco-cars
The government plans to extend a tax break for purchases of environmentally safer vehicles by a year through fiscal 2016, but apply it to a narrower scope of cars, according to sources close to the matter.
Sep 25, 2015
Mazda plans gas fuel efficiency boost to 50 km per liter by 2020 or later
Mazda Motor Corp. aims to enhance the average fuel efficiency of its cars to 45 to 50 km per liter in 2020 or later as part of its efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, according to Chairman Seita Kanai.
Japan Times
Sep 5, 2015
Score eco points for your home ground
Several months ago we had most of the windows in our home replaced, even though the house is less than 2 years old. When we had it built we ordered standard double-glazed windows with aluminum frames and sashes, thinking it would be enough, but after the first winter we realized is wasn't, so we decided...
Aug 14, 2015
Sanctions-free Iran looks to Japan's carmakers for eco-friendly vehicles
Iranian Vice President Masoumeh Ebtekar said Thursday the country plans to provide subsidies for hybrid cars and electric vehicles to make environmentally friendly cars widely available, and urged Japanese carmakers to look at building plants there.
Jun 12, 2014
Southern Alps put on UNESCO biosphere reserve list
UNESCO has added Japan's Southern Alps mountain range and the Tadami beech forest to its global list of biosphere reserves, the government said Thursday.
Japan Times
Events / Events In Tokyo
Jun 5, 2014
Take time out to learn about the environment
Last weekend's heatwave was likely to have had some people concerned about climate change and other environmental issues, and just in time for World Environment Day, which took place on June 5.
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Sep 19, 2013
Green festival to push 'stylish' conservation
Recycling doesn't have to be unfashionable. In fact, the Tokai Eco Festa in Nagakute, Aichi, places emphasis on the theme of "eco-stye," a continuing trend where fashion combines with environmental awareness. Patrons can visit more than 130 booths that feature clothes, art and handmade items that are...
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CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Jul 4, 2012
Cool heat-blockers for summer 2012
It's gonna be a scorcher out there, but at least Japan Inc. has dreamed up a few new fun ways to beat the heat.
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JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Mar 12, 2012
Pointing out good deals
Billions of yen are piling up in unredeemed loyalty points. Use them, lose them or donate them.
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LIFE / Lifestyle / Japan Pulse
Dec 1, 2011
Power saving puts Christmas illuminations in a new light
While the winter setsuden will soon be in full effect, the Christmas illumination show must go on.
Japan Times
Nov 29, 2011
Solar soon to be heating up in Tokyo
Tokyo to reduce CO2 output through solar heating rather than solar electricity.
Japan Times
Sep 26, 2011
Will K-cars save the domestic automotive industry?
In the wake of the March 11 disaster, mini-cars come into their own.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Japan Pulse
Jul 29, 2011
Apartment dwellers go potty for growing their own veggies
As concerns about food safety continue to grow, personal veranda farms take root in the big city.
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BUSINESS / Japan Pulse
Apr 19, 2011
Save today for the summer blackouts
With electricity being tightly rationed this summer, consumers are bound to be turned on energy-saving appliances.


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