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good stuff for presentations
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DIGEST >>> 15 - 21 Sep.
What's New This Week from Japan for
(15 - 21 Sep. 2003)
this month a new cartoon, "Waste Side Story" on the High Moon Gallery.
Newly Arrived Articles from Japan for
(15 - 21 Sep.
Plastics Starts Eco-Labeling
Mitsubishi Plastics Inc. has established an
environmental labelling system
and indicates products carrying this label in
the company catalog, to allow
customers to identify the company's
environmentally-friendly products more
easily. Mitsubishi Plastics is
Japan's first industrial materials producer
to establish an environmental
Star Watching Program Tracks Air and Light Pollution
Japan's Ministry of
the Environment has been conducting an ongoing
national program of star
observations it calls the "Star Watching Network"
twice a year, in summer
and winter, since 1988. The aim of this program is
to raise environmental
awareness by tracking light and air pollution,
through star observation.
Participants apply through their prefectural
governments, observe stars
within a predetermined time frame of two weeks,
and submit a report.
Largest Life Cycle Assessment Database Goes Live
Japan's Ministry of
Economy, Trade and Industry has been developing
a database for Life Cycle
Assessment (LCA), which quantifies a product's
impact on the environment
throughout its life cycle. The Ministry began
operating the database on a
trial basis in August 2003.
Experiments with Eco-Energy Electricity Supply
Japan's Kyoto Prefecture
has launched the Kyoto Eco-energy Project,
a pilot project in Yasaka Town
that aims to demonstrate the use of
renewable energy to provide a stable
Corp. Conducts Environmental Survey of Homemakers
Lion Corporation, a
major Japanese manufacturer of home products such
toothbrushes, soap and detergent, conducted a survey
from April to May, 2003
of homemakers' environmental awareness and
purchase behavior. The 208
respondents were in their 20s, 30s, or 40s,
all with children.
Education Law Enacted
The Law Relating to the Increase of Motivation for
Conservation and the Promotion of Environmental Education, or
Environmental Education Law, was enacted recently by the National Diet
of Japan. The law aims to promote training for instructors and
implementation of environmental education in schools, workplaces and
En Develops Plastic that Incorporates Used Tea Leaves
Ito En Ltd., a
major supplier of tea leaves and beverage products in
Japan, announced that
it has developed a plastic that incorporates
used tea leaves left over from
making canned and bottled tea products.
The discovery was made jointly with
NOF Corporation, a world renowned
manufacturer of organic peroxides.
about Rice Harvest Raises Wholesale Prices in Japan
Concern about farm
products is growing due to prolonged low temperatures
and a shortage of
sunshine since late June 2003, especially in northern
Japan. This abnormal
weather was predicted likely to continue.
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