Biodiversity / Food / Water

Biodiversity is the foundation of our lives, society and economy. This section presents the status in Japan of biodiversity, conservation efforts, initiatives to promote the more sustainable use of water resources, and food issues.
Jun 25, 2018
Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
May 27, 2018
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and NTT Docomo announced on January 15, 2018,...
May 20, 2018
Skitterphoto. Japan's Ministry of Environment (MOE) announced on December 8, 201...
'What Are the Roles of Zoos Today?' - Interview with Director of the Popular Asahiyama Zoo
Apr 27, 2018
The Asahiyama Zoo, located in Asahikawa City, Hokkaido, Japan, opened in 1967 ...
Nishiawakura's Initiative for 100% Energy Self-Sufficiency, and a Municipal ICO Scheme
Mar 30, 2018
The February 2018 issue of the JFS Newsletter reported on a Japanese village's...
SAVE JAPAN Project Recognized with Award for Sustainability Initiatives
Mar 28, 2018
The SAVE JAPAN Project of the Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc. was recogniz...
Japan Meteorological Agency Providing Monitored Information on Ocean Acidification Worldwide
Mar 22, 2018
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) announced on November 27, 2017, that it h...
Aleph Wins Hokkaido Biodiversity Conservation Award
Feb 24, 2018
Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost prefecture, announced the winners of its first b...
RIKEN Study Successfully Enhances Tolerance of Plants to Salt Stress
Feb 8, 2018
The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) in Japan announced on N...
Another Role for Igune (premises forest)
Jan 1, 2018
Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary), a weekly feature in the Toky...
15-Year Integrated Forest Environment Education in Shimokawa, Hokkaido to Support Sustainable Forest Management
Dec 28, 2017
The last issue introduced the town of Shimokawa, Hokkaido, whose industrial pr...
Fifth Contest to Award Excellent Environmental and Social Practices by Junior High, High School Students
Dec 21, 2017
A contest in Japan to award junior high and high school student groups for out...
Coco Farm & Winery: An Amazing Model of Special Needs Students and Community
Dec 13, 2017
Vineyards cover a steep slope in Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture. The land was or...

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