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Japan’s COVID-19 response: What it did right, what it has to learn

Yoshiyuki Sagara
Fellow Asia Pacific Initiative

Within a year, the Japanese government has issued two states of emergency over the COVID-19 pandemic under two prime ministers:...

How Mie preserves firms, farms, fishing and tourism

Maiko Muraoka

Mie Prefecture, located in the center of the Japanese archipelago, has a balanced economy supported by industry, agriculture, fishing and...

Oji turns wood into alternative materials of glass and plastics

Maiko Muraoka

Oji Holdings, with a history of more than 140 years since its establishment, has always been a leader in Japan’s...

ESG awards recognize efforts on energy, child labor

Maiko Muraoka

To achieve the 17 U.N. sustainable development goals and bring a better future for all, what is needed is action...

ESG awards recognize efforts of Suntory, Fuji Oil

Maiko Muraoka

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are attracting ever more attention from all stakeholders, from investors to consumers, as some...

Japan climate summit draws participants from around globe

Carl Stimson

The Japan Climate Action Summit 2020 brought together leaders in the public and private sectors from around the country, as...

Harnessing the power of finance to lessen emissions from energy


Effective use of the power of finance is becoming more important to making significant advances in responding to climate change,...

Possible tech for more viable recycling

R Plus Japan, Ltd.

More than half of the total output of plastic waste in Japan is currently used for thermal recycling. A new...

Japan alliance hopes to recycle 100% of plastic products by 2050

Japan Clean Ocean Material Alliance

With 2015 research led by University of Georgia professor Jenna Jambeck revealing that approximately 8 million tons of plastic waste...

Coronavirus likely to bring change to investment strategies

Japan Times ESG Consortium

Finance experts shared insights about how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact responsible investment based on environmental, social and governance (ESG)...

Re-evaluating the social aspects of ESG investment

The coronavirus outbreak has taken a huge economic toll around the world, and some market experts have expressed fear that...

Work toward sustainability recognized with awards

The Japan Times launched the ESG Consortium in 2018 to help disseminate English information of engaged parties by covering their...

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