Tuesday, October 19

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Plastic waste, fear of losing its place in Japan IGES analyzes and proposes triggered by Chinese import restrictions
Economy

Plastic waste, fear of losing its place in Japan IGES analyzes and proposes triggered by Chinese import restrictions

China, which was the largest export destination of plastic waste generated in Japan, strictly restricted the inflow from overseas due to concerns about environmental pollution. Southeast Asian countries, which tended to flow that amount, are also moving to regulate imports, and there is a risk that waste will lose its place for disposal and domestic inventories will increase. The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) is analyzing this situation. IGES recommends measures to promote the use of recycled materials in Japan and the need to build a recycling system for the entire Asian region.According to the report “The Whereabouts of the Plastic Waste Problem: Impact of China Import Regulations and Future Prospects” (in charge of Noboru Morita and Shihiro Hayashi), the total am...
Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress attended the Japan Prize Award Ceremony presented to two doctors, Yoshio Okamoto and Rattan Lal.
Economy

Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress attended the Japan Prize Award Ceremony presented to two doctors, Yoshio Okamoto and Rattan Lal.

The Japan Prize Foundation (Chairman Hiroshi Komiyama) held the 2019 Japan Prize award ceremony at the National Theater of Japan in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo on the 8th with Yoshio Okamoto, Professor of Nagoya University (78) and Rattan Lal, Ohio State University. The award was presented to the State University Special Honorary Professor (74). Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress also attended the award ceremony. This was the last time he attended the award ceremony for His Majesty the Emperor, who was abdicated at the end of April. In addition to a certificate and a prize, a prize of 50 million yen was given to each of the two doctors.The Japan Prize is given to scientists who have contributed to society through science and technology, and is known worldwide. This year is the 35th time. The ...
The ideal form of the world in 2030 “SDGs” -Japan’s science and technology expected for the realization of a better future society-
Economy

The ideal form of the world in 2030 “SDGs” -Japan’s science and technology expected for the realization of a better future society-

Professor Norifumi Kanie, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio UniversityHave you ever heard the word “SDGs”? It is an acronym for “Sustainable Development Goals” and is translated as “Sustainable Development Goals” in Japanese.There are many social issues on earth, such as climate change, poverty, gender equality, and the marine plastics issue, which is a hot topic all over the world. The SDGs are the “goals” for the international community to work together to resolve these social issues by 2030. It is said that there are many things that each of us can do to achieve the SDGs, not just the national, local government, and companies. Furthermore, the contribution of science and technology is also highly expected.What are the SDGs and how should we be involved in our daily lives?...
“Food shortage” and “food loss” -Now think about food problems in the world and Japan-
Economy

“Food shortage” and “food loss” -Now think about food problems in the world and Japan-

Mr. Nburi Charles Boriko (left) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Mr. Koichi Takahashi (right) of Japan Food Ecology Center Co., Ltd.There are many foods in supermarkets and convenience stores, and there are many foods around us. Then, a large amount of food whose expiration date has expired is discarded. On the other hand, many people suffer from hunger when they look at the world. Is there enough food on a global scale? To Mr. Nburi Charles Boriko, Director of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Liaison Office in Japan, and about how to use food loss and livestock feed, Mr. Takuichi Takahashi, CEO of Japan Food Ecology Center Co., Ltd. I asked Mr.About the world’s food problems Although food is produced in proportion to...