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Environment Minister Koike takes a look at global warming mitigation activity in Nihonbashi - send "COOL" from Nihonbashi, the center of the Edo -

July 31, 2006

Minister Koike will take part in "Mission Uchimizu" (sponsored by Mission Uchimizu committee) on August 2 (Wednesday) and sprinkle water with Danjuro Ichikawa, Director of Chuo Ward Yoshihide Yada, and local companies and organizations.

Also, Mitsukoshi Ltd., a department store company actively participating in global warming mitigation as a member of "Team minus 6%" will carry out a pilot test to set 2 degrees C higher than the preset temperature at new annex of Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi in cooperation with Ministry of the Environment (MOE).

Send "COOL" from Nihonbashi, the Center of the Edo

Local companies at Nihonbashi, Tokyo will appeal global warming mitigation campaign and send "COOL" from Nihonbashi on August 2.

"Mission Uchimizu" committee invites celebrities who are deeply in connection with local companies and familiar with Nihonbashi culture, and hosts "Mission Uchimizu" to cool down Nihonbashi in the hottest summer day. Also, Mitsukoshi Ltd., whose headquarter is located on Nihonbashi, will set 2 degrees C higher than the preset temperature at floors of new annex of Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi in cooperation with Ministry of the Environment (MOE) and introduces ideas and techniques to "COOL" down.

[1] Environment Minister Koike Schedule
August 2 14:00- visit new annex of Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi
* inspect a pilot test for raising A/C temperature with Danjuro Ichikawa
14:15- Sprinkle water at Nihonbashi Taki Plaza
[2] Overview of Mission Uchimizu in Nihonbashi
[Date & Time]
August 2 (Wednesday) 2006, 14:15-
[Venue]
Nihonbashi Taki Plaza (1-9 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
[Guest]
Environment Minister Yuriko Koike, Danjuro Ichikawa, Director of Chuo Ward Yoshihide Yada, Chairman of Meikyo "Nihonbashi" Preservation Association Taneo Nakamura, Ms. Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza(Miss Universe 2006 winner from Puerto Rico) , businessman working at Chuo-ku, local councilor, local pupils
[3] Pilot test to set 2 degrees C higher than the preset temperature at new annex of Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi department store headquarters (COOL BIZ feeling temperature survey)
[Period]
4 days between July 31 (Monday) to August 3 (Thursday), 2006
[Venue]
2F, 4F, 6F at new annex of Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi
[Pilot Test]
Set 2 degrees C higher than the preset temperature inside the building
Display ideas and techniques to "COOL" down at 2F Rest Space
[Questionnaire]
MOE will ask customer opinions regarding the 2 degrees C raised temperature inside the building by questionnaire (during 11:00-16:00)

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