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A change for the better

Japan’s vital role in tackling the global
climate crisis

Unlock The Real Japan combines Nikkei Asia’s renowned insight into the business world with Time Out Tokyo’s knowledge of city life, ensuring that visiting executives can experience all sides of Japan.

This special site is dedicated to one of the most important subjects of all as we look at the role Japan is taking in tackling the global climate crisis. With the COP27 conference in Sharm El Sheikh on the horizon, we’ve profiled the Japanese businesses and initiatives looking to take the lead in reducing emissions, lowering temperatures and, ultimately, saving the planet.

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How to save the planet

How to save the planet

Hiroshi Ono

The Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs lays out his steps towards a better world

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How to save the planet

Coming clean

Talking green growth at Tokyo GX Week

The green transformation conferences explored how clean energy and economic growth can go together

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Inspiration nation

Inspiration nation

COP27 conference

The Japanese environmental innovations heading to Egypt for COP27

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Doable renewables

Doable renewables

Kazuya Kitamura

The environmental journalist on how Japan can meet its emissions targets

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A power for good

A power for good

Revitalizing the city of Kuji

We visit the city of Kuji to report on the reenergizing effects of renewables in the area

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Sea change

Sea change

Toshiaki Tanaka

Toshiaki Tanaka on how shipping can clean up its act

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Out of the woods

Out of the woods

Shibuya Marui

Department store Shibuya Marui’s sustainable rebirth

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Making waves

Making waves

Partner content by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines’ plans for a carbon-neutral future

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Freak of nature

Freak of nature

Freak’s Store

A clothing chain’s surprise move into renewable energy production

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Freak of nature

A clean break

Toru Iwasa

The founder of sustainable tourism company Jiyujin unveils his plans for a new kind of travel

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It’s only natural

It’s only natural

Yotaro Sasaki

The transformative effects of organic farming in Iwate Prefecture

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Etiquette guide

Etiquette guide

Travel

How to travel to and around Japan safely and respectfully

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