Taiga Ishikawa made history on July 21 when he became the first openly gay male lawmaker in the country’s history.
Their new strategy has already helped speed up research into these molecules, including a planned clinical trial in humans.
More than 19,000 people in Japan have signed a petition to ban office dress codes which force women to wear high heels to work.
Honda revealed their ambition to make 100% of its European sales electrified by 2025. This has built on the vehicle manufacturer’s previous goal of two thirds electrified by 2025.
The Japanese solar sector grew from 13.6 GW at the end of 2013 to 48.6 GW by the end of 2017, making it one of the fastest growing solar sectors in the world.
Japan’s Marubeni Corp said it would no longer start new coal-fired power plant projects and will halve its net coal power generating capacity of about 3 gigawatts (GW) by 2030.
RE100 announced late last week that several big-name companies had joined in commitment to securing 100% of their energy needs from renewable sources, including entertainment and electronics giant Sony Corporation.
The #MeToo movement captured the nation’s attention after a top-ranking Finance Ministry official was accused by a female reporter of repeated sexual harassment.
Japan has decided to continue the introduction of solar roads on government owned property, and will more likely focus on parking lots.