🌸Japanese Customer : Eco/Green


Showing posts with label Eco/Green. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eco/Green. Show all posts

February 07, 2024

Picture: Japanese Green Tea with wooden spoon

 Picture: Japanese Green Tea 

#japanesecustomer #greentea #leaves #health #benefits #natural #japan 

May 03, 2022

Japanese train companies now fully running on renewable sources from April 1st 2022

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"Tokyu Railways' trains running through Shibuya and other stations were switched to power generated only by solar and other renewable sources starting April 1."

Source: Japan Today
Tokyu Railways trains now powered only by renewable energy 

#renewable #energy #power #generated #solar #transport #japanesecustomer #japan #trains

April 23, 2022

Japanese customers 🌸must take trash with them when on Tokyo trains


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"Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Transportation has announced that it will be removing all trashcans from its stations, and very soon. Trash cans were removed from stations on Tokyo Metro stations....In 2021 the bureau says it spent 100 million yen (approximately US$806,000) on trash collection/removal. Choosing to eliminate that expense, especially in a country where the majority of the population will take their trash home with them rather than litter, probably wasn’t such a hard decision to make."

Source: Sora News 24
By Casey Baseel

December 01, 2015

Japanese Customer 2015 the year in review Monday December 7th

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November 09, 2015

Toyota to share hydrogen fuel cells IP

Video: Toyota's Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

“This year Toyota is making a small number of (AU$70,750), US$ 57,500 hydrogen fuelled Mirai FCV’s (fuel cell vehicles) available globally, and plans to slowly ramp up sales as refuelling stations come on line…Toyota says it will share its 5700 patents related to hydrogen fuel cells with other car companies without charging a royalty fee hoping to speed the introduction of the technologies that the Japanese, carmaker has put its weight behind”

Source: Toyota to share green car patents with rivals, By Mike Ramsey, The Wall Street Journal, 

The Australian Newspaper, Wednesday January 7th, 2015 page 20.

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October 20, 2015

Energy storage in Japan set to grow


Nissan Zero emission recharge station in Tokyo, Japan


"The Japanese market for energy storage systems (ESSes) will rapidly grow to 1,195,708kWh in 2017 and 3,306,600kWh in 2020, driven by residential products, according to the results of a survey by the Yano Research Institute Ltd."

Source: Japanese market for energy storage systems predicted to grow rapidly 

By Kenji Kaneko, Nikkei BP CleanTech Institute
Oct. 19, 2015
Japan Today

September 23, 2014

88 percent of electricity in Japan generated by LNG and coal according to report

Japanese electricity plug & outlet Copyright peter hanami 2005
Picture: Japanese electricity plug & outlet 

"Japan has more than doubled soalr capacity to about 13,500 megawatts since beginning a clean energy incentive program in July 2012. ...Fossil fuels such as liquefied natural gas and coal now account for 88 per cent of power produced in Japan...While renewable sources that also include wind and geo thermal account for just 2.2 per cent of electricity generation"

Source: Farmers reap solar benefits 
By Aya Takada & Chisaki Watanabe
Thursday May 29th 2014, p22

March 13, 2014

Japan has a uranium inventory estimated at 100 million tonnes

" Japan's uranium inventory sits at 100 million tonnes and will swell by about a fifth this year if its nuclear generators remain idle"

Source: Japan's nuclear plans put a glow on uranium
The Lex column
Financial Times
The Australian Financial Review
Wednesday 5th March 2014, page 27

February 02, 2014

"in Japan ..young people don't buy cars anymore.." Masamichi Kogai Mazda Global President

Young people walking in Tokyo
Picture: Young people in Japan

"I have to admit that, in Japan in particular, young people don't buy cars anymore.......In the Japanese market, demand has been declining for many years so for the brands in Japan it has become a real dogfight to get sales from the other brands … unless you can develop and build products that young people really want, you're never going to succeed."

Mazda global president Masamichi Kogai

Source: Young a challenge for carmakers, says Mazda boss
February 1st 2014
By Sam Hall
The AGE Newspaper

December 28, 2013

Australia will still play an important role supplying Japan with energy even with new shale gas competition

" (Australia) remained on course to be a major energy supplier to (Japan) ... despite the delays to Browse and fears of mounting competition from the US and East Africa..Despite the US shale gas revolution... the Japanese appeared to have recognised that, while it could secure some gas exports from the Americans, most would be kept for domestic use....Mr Barnett said Japan was going through ''an agonising process'' about its future energy sources after the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster.''Japan will also have to dramatically increase its gas imports to fill that gap over the next 10 years or so,'' he said."

Source: BHP signs off on LNG stake
June 10, 2013
Philip Wen
The Age Newspaper

November 29, 2013

Toyota amount of domestic automobile manufacturing in North America increased from 70 to 75 percent

" 75% of vehicles Toyota sells in North America will have been locally manufactured, up from 70% at present. This is expected to further reduce the automaker's exposure to foreign exchange fluctuations."

Source:Toyota's Fuel Cell Sedan To Roll Into U.S. In '15
13th June 2013

November 16, 2013

What are the top green Japanese brands?

"Toyota won top billing by selling 2.9 million hybrid Prius cars in 2012, pursuing sustainability in Toyota City, Japan, and reducing its corporate greenhouse gas emissions."

"Top 10 green brand rankings:

1 – Toyota

3 – Honda

4 – Panasonic

5 – Nissan

Source: Interbrand.com "

Source: Car makers are world's greenest companies
June 14, 2013
David McCowen
The AGE Newspaper

November 15, 2013

Japanese companies involved in new iPhone 5S

"Japan's Sharp and Japan Display and South Korea's LG will supply the panels for the aluminium iPhone 5S and the plastic iPhone, while Hon Hai Precision Industry will assemble the higher-end phone and Pegatron will put together the cheaper model."

Source: Cheaper iPhones on way: sources
June 13, 2013
Clare Jim, Reiji Murai and Poornima GuptaThe AGE Newspaper
The AGE Newspaper

October 29, 2013

Japanese investment into renewable energy increased 73 percent to $16 billion following 2011 earthquake

"In Japan (investment in renewable energy ).. surged 73 per cent to $US16 billion as the government introduced subsidies for wind, solar and geothermal power following the earthquake in 2011 that closed most of the nation's nuclear reactors."

Renewables growth shifts to developing nations
June 13, 2013 
The AGE newspaper

October 21, 2013

Japan's offshore wind market estimated at 31 megawatts in cumulative capacity in 2012

"Japan's offshore wind market -- 31 megawatts in cumulative capacity -- lags behind countries like the U.K. and Denmark with 3,093 megawatts and 923 megawatts of capacity, respectively, according to 2012 data compiled by Bloomberg."

Source: Goldman eyes $3b in Japan renewable investments
June 14, 2013
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The AGE Newspaper

October 19, 2013

Japan set to become largest solar energy market at $19 Billion in 2013 as capacity doubles according to estimate

"Japan is expected to become the world’s largest solar energy market this year, with the installation of new solar power systems more than doubling capacity, a recent report by a U.S. research firm says. ..The domestic solar power market is forecast to reach $19.8 billion (¥1.91 trillion) in 2013, surpassing Germany, which was the biggest market from 2009 to 2012, according to the report by IHS Inc."

Source:Japan set to top solar power market
June 13, 2013
Japan Times

October 05, 2013

Video: How are marketers attracting Japanese customers this summer?

 Video: Japanese TV Commercials [ 2013 HOT SUMMER EDITION ] 
Source: JPCMHD

Japanese supplement market valued at 10 billion yen

“In Japan alone, the supplement market represents about a 10 billion yen opportunity,” says Izumo. “

Picture: Japanese green tea and red bean snack

Source:Is the Future of Food in Tokyo?
By Jeff Yang
July 25th 2013
Wall Street Journal

October 03, 2013

Japan may not need to commercialise its methane hydrate reserves, capability might be enough to negotiate

"Japan may not even need to commercialise its resources...."just the physical capability to mine hydrates will give Japan negotiating power" says Kimball Chen, Energy Transportation Group"" 

Source: The ice gas cometh 
By Katia Moskvitch 
The Sunday Age 
September 29th 2013, page 15

Japan's emissions rose after Fukushima accident by 70 million tonnes according to IEA

"Japan's emissions, meanwhile, rose by 70 million tonnes, or 5.8 per cent, as efforts to improve energy efficiency failed to offset increasing use of fossil fuels after the Fukushima nuclear accident in 2011, the IEA said."

Source: World headed for hot future as emissions climb: IEA
June 11, 2013
The AGE Newspaper