By featuring articles written by experts in many different genres, this online magazine provides people all over the world with information on modern Japan.
Closer Partnerships for Energy and Resources
|Closer Partnerships for Energy and Resources||PDF(301KB)|
Efforts to popularize alternative energy sources, such as with the revival of subsidies for the purchase of home solar power systems, are helping Japan make the most of its limited natural resources.
|Making New Energy a Reality||PDF(178KB)|
Toshikazu Masuyama, Hideki Fukuda, Shuji Yumitori
Japan should demonstrate leadership in the global spread of environmental technologies, such as solar power generation and storage batteries.
|Sakhalin II LNG Project||PDF(99KB)|
Shipments of LNG from the Sakhalin II project began in April 2009 to provide a new energy source for Japan and other Asian countries.
Methane Hydrate: An Eco-Friendly Source of Energy
Hitoshi Isobe, Sadao Nagakubo
The seabed off Japan’s coast is rich in deposits of methane hydrate, which could emerge as a major source of clean energy.
|A "Gold Mine" of Precious Metals in Discarded Electronic Devices||PDF(259KB)|
Masao Yamada, Yasuharu Yanai
Dowa Holdings is seeking a solution to the problem of depleting resources by extracting rare metals from discarded cell phones and other equipment.
|Japan's Low-Carbon Future||PDF(172KB)|
Japan must address energy issues from both the supply and demand sides, advancing conservation measures at the same time as developing renewable energy sources.
|Regulations on Hedge Funds||PDF(174KB)|
There is growing momentum to regulate the activities of hedge funds in the wake of the global financial crisis.
|Japan Hosts Fifth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting in Hokkaido||PDF(194KB)|
Summit meetings with the Pacific Islands Forum have been held every three years to support the sustainable development of Pacific countries.
|A LONG-TERM VISION FOR PROSPERITY IN THE PACIFIC||PDF(60KB)|
|Giant Computer System to Enable Predictions of Floods and Droughts||PDF(270KB)|
Japan is participating in the GEOSS Earth observation project to facilitate policy-making decisions on global warming countermeasures.
|THE DATA INTEGRATION AND ANALYSIS SYSTEM||PDF(121KB)|
|Promoting Social Businesses||PDF(185KB)|
Companies addressing social issues through innovative approaches are playing a growing role in Japan and other countries around the world.
|Social Innovators in Japan||PDF(290KB)|
Some social businesses are helping people who have been cast out of society, including the homeless, to stand on their own feet.
|Miso: Food for the Samurai||PDF(278KB)|
Time and painstaking care are required to make fine-quality miso, a healthy food that is an essential ingredient in Japanese cuisine.
|Innovations with Global Impact||PDF(412KB)|
Katayama Co. and Orimoto Yamakuchi are breathing new life into the textile industry with innovative digital technologies.
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