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Tokyo International Film Festival Going Green

July 21, 2008 / No Comments

Tokyo will be hosting its 21st International Film Festival from October 18th-26th. Not wanting to be outdone by filmmakers across the big pond to the east, can you say Hollywood?, TIFF has a green theme - "Action! for Earth." Protection and preservation of the environment will be the common theme of films that are exhibited during the week long event. ...

When Trees Fight Back

July 9, 2008 / No Comments

If trees in Tokyo could speak, at least one would say, "This is my space. Get out, or I'll eat you up." The problem, of course, is in the digestion. What's the tree going to do with the waste product? Okay, that might be a little bit too graphic to think about. Still... The Japanese says in the box at ...

Tokyo Tells Large Buildings to Cut CO2 Emissions

June 25, 2008 / No Comments

Tokyo passed a mandate for large office buildings, shops, hotels, universities and factories to cut their CO2 emissions. About 1,300 establishments which use 1,500 kiloliters of crude per year will be affected. The hope is to reduce energy consumed by 15-20% by 2020. Tokyo creates about 4.5% of Japan's overall CO2 emissions, and these 1,300 businesses are responsible for ...

Coolbiz in Tokyo

June 7, 2008 / 1 Comment

"Cool it!" If somebody doesn't tell the Japanese to "Cool it" they won't. The hardworking and diligent in the land of the rising sun will don a suit and tie, sweat bullets and otherwise maintain their appearance until the cows come home unless someone tells them it's okay to do otherwise. It's okay! Japan's Environment Minister participated in a fashion show at Tokyo's Midtown. The ...