Sharing the Gift of Water
Sharing the Gift of Water ( HTML : English / Japanese )
Over the years, Japan has built up a wealth of water technologies and expertise, such as the waterworks developed in the mid-seventeenth century in Edo (now Tokyo). Today, Japan shares its water know-how protect and distribute life's most precious resource around the world.
|Tokyo's World Class Waterworks ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(191KB)|
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government's waterworks are one of the world's largest. Tokyo's Vice Governor Naoki Inose explains some of the operation's unique attributes.
|Just Add Poly-Glu ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(102KB)|
Released in 2002, the water purification agent developed by Dr. Kanetoshi Oda of Nippon Poly-Glu is today bringing clean drinking water to people in some forty countries.
|Eternal Springs, Everyday Life ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(278KB)|
Residents of the Shiga Prefecture district of Harie have long lived their daily lives in harmony with the spring water which issues from their ground.
|Sewage Sludge Gasification ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(129KB)|
The first wastewater and sewage sludge gasification furnace in Japan has commenced operations.
|Technologies on Tap ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(109KB)|
Japan exports a wide range of waterworks infrastructure, including desalination equipment and IT-related water management systems. We profile the work of three companies involved in the field.
|Solving the World's Water Problems ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(107KB)|
Japan Water Forum Chairman Dr. Koutarou Takemura explains the cause of the increasingly severe water problems facing the world and considers Japan's role in finding solutions.
The Nagoya Protocol and the Aichi Target ( HTML : English / Japanese )
The tenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10) concluded successfully in Nagoya. We review proceedings.
APEC Japan 2010 ( HTML : English / Japanese )
Yokohama hosted the Economic Leaders' Meeting in November 2010, where leaders issued a joint statement, The Yokohama Vision-Bogor and Beyond (p. 20). Our APEC coverage also includes reviews of the APEC Ministerial Meeting (p. 22), the Japan Experience exhibition (p. 23), the APEC Ministerial Meeting on the Telecommunications and Information Industry (p. 24) and the Financial Ministers' Meeting (p. 25).
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G20 Seoul Summit 2010 ( HTML : English / Japanese )
Prime Minister Naoto Kan attended the G20 Summit in Seoul, November 11-12, where he called on members to conclude the WTO Doha Development Round within 2011.
Edible Vaccine to Revolutionize Science ( HTML : English / Japanese )
Professor Hiroshi Kiyono and his group at the University of Tokyo have developed a new type vaccine that can be cultivated as rice.
Good Vibrations ( HTML : English / Japanese )
The world's first miniature vibrating motor for use in cell phones is among the achievements of manufacturer Shicoh Co.
Magical History Tours ( HTML : English / Japanese )
Japan's feudal history springs back to life in three popular sightseeing spots we visit this month.
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