National Apr 15, 2016

Greenhouse gas emissions fall for first time since Fukushima crisis

Japan's greenhouse gas emissions fell 3.1 percent in fiscal 2014 from a year earlier, dropping for the first time since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, the Environment Ministry said in a revised report released Friday. The gas emissions totaled the equivalent of 1.36 billion tons ...

National Dec 9, 2015

Japan meets with low-carbon technology transfer partners

Japanese officials have met in Paris with representatives of nations that Tokyo partners with in bilateral low-carbon technology transfer programs. The meeting took place on the fringes of U.N. climate talks in Paris on Tuesday. Under the so-called Joint Crediting Mechanism, Japan would provide low-carbon technologies ...

Abe pledges more climate aid but keeps figure under wraps

National Sep 24, 2014

Abe pledges more climate aid but keeps figure under wraps

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged further assistance to help developing countries cope with climate change-related natural disasters, but he didn't disclose how much money Tokyo would be putting toward such efforts. And his promise, delivered at the U.N. Climate Summit in New York on ...

Yokohama landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

National Mar 30, 2014

Yokohama landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

Lights went off simultaneously Saturday night at about 40 major sites in Yokohama in support of a worldwide movement to generate awareness about global warming. Landmark Tower, Bay Bridge and Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse were among the structures in the port city that took part ...