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Nissan Launches Serena S-Hybrid in Japan

August 6, 2012 / No Comments

Nissan has launched the hybrid variant of its minivan (vehicle with three rows of seats) Serena in Japan. Dubbed as the Serena S-Hybrid, it has started the sales this week. This green variant comes in two-wheel as well as four-wheel-drive versions. It gets 15.2 kilometers per liter in two-wheel-drive mode. This is almost equal to 36 miles per gallon as estimated ...

Japan Green Signal to Reopen 2 Nuclear Reactors

June 20, 2012 / 1 Comment

Despite all the protests going on in the country, Japan has decided to reinstate two of their nuclear reactors at Ohi for compensating the power grid. The government remains adamant about their decision as they strongly believe that the need of the many outway the needs of the few. Power is one major factor the country needs and the most ...

Nissan Leaf Deliveries to be Delayed Due to Japan Quake

March 21, 2011 / 1 Comment

As a result of the devastating earthquake that struck Japan, Nissan have postponed the delivery of its flagship EV, Leaf.  Customers who ordered the vehicle and were counting days to delivery got the pending message on their account page. It is also indicated that frequent updates will be provided on the page itself.

Massive Wind Tower Proposed by Japanese Company

January 7, 2011 / No Comments

Japan-based ZENA Systems has come up with the proposal of a massive energy generating wind tower. The proposed location of the project is Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan.

Coca Cola Intros Eco-friendly 3D Vending Machines

December 8, 2010 / No Comments

The high-tech 3D vending machines that the Coca Cola Company introduced in Japan have been uniquely designed as eco-friendly equipment. Since refrigeration equipments are among the largest contributors of carbon footprints, this brand new machine could be considered as an effective step in attaining the goal of reduction of green house gases.

China Emerges Surprise Leader in Clean Energy; Says Study

October 20, 2010 / No Comments

China has emerged as a surprise leader in clean energy efforts, despite being the world's top polluter, according to the Vivid Economics report, a study released on Tuesday. China has been ranked second position next to Britain in the value of its incentives to cut pollution from electricity generation.

Honda Soltec Rolls Out Two Residential-Use Solar Cell Modules of 130w and 120w Output

August 6, 2010 / No Comments

Two residential-use solar cell modules that boast of a maximum output of 130W and 120W respectively have been rolled out of the Honda Soltec stables for the Japanese market. The company, a wholly-owned arm of Honda, also said it has unveiled a power conditioner with rated output of 5.5kW.

Russia, Japan Likely to Sign Pact on ‘Non-military Use of Nuclear Power’

May 14, 2009 / No Comments

[caption id="attachment_5034" align="alignright" width="250" caption="Russian nuclear suit"][/caption] Russia says it is likely to sign a pact with Japan on nuclear power plant. Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Russia, told the Japanese media in Moscow that he expected to sign the agreement during his visit to Japan this week. The Russia-Japan deal on nuclear power plant would be one of the many agreements that ...

Solar Cells Sales Going Retail in Japan

May 13, 2009 / 1 Comment

Aeon Co is a leading retailer in Japan. Kyocera Corp is a major solar cell manufacturer. The two have formed a business alliance for the marketing of solar cells. "We have focused on door-to-door sales thus far. The alliance with Aeon will change our business model," said Kyocera President. The company aims to boost its solar cell sales by making the ...

What’s Wrong with Cherry Blossom Viewing?

April 22, 2009 / No Comments

What could possibly be wrong with cherry blossom viewing? I mean the beauty is fleeting, appears for about a week, is enjoyed for 2-3 days at most. Friends bring something to eat, break out the brew and talk about life and all that has come our way, has passed us by, and is in store for us. What could ...