Japan firms look to paper products to reduce plastic waste

Business Sep 19, 2021

Japan firms look to paper products to reduce plastic waste

A number of Japanese firms have recently turned to paper as a more environmentally friendly alternative to plastic products, from water-resistant cardboard boxes to small hangers. The move comes as the government looks to enforce a law to improve the country's plastic recycling practices and ...

Business Oct 3, 2014

Nippon Paper to build timber-fired power plant in Akita

Nippon Paper Industries Co. plans to build a 100-megawatt coal-fired thermal power plant at its paper pulp factory in Akita Prefecture, with the aim of beginning commercial power sales in 2017, industry sources said Thursday. The company will invest tens of billions of yen in ...

Off the beaten path on Japan's paper trail

Travel Jul 5, 2014

Off the beaten path on Japan's paper trail

by Mark Brazil

At a little roadside store in rural Nagano, a foreign tourist is miming a rice bowl with her cupped left hand. Firm in the belief that Japanese washi (paper — wa meaning Japanese and shi meaning paper) was made from rice, she waves her ...