In Focus

Photo Report (March, 2015)

Mr. Yasuhiro Ozato, the State Minister of the Environment, received a courtesy call from the Minister of Environment and Energy, the Republic of Maldives. (March 18th, 2015)

Mr. Yasuhiro Ozato, the State Minister of the Environment, received a courtesy call from Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim, the Minister of Environment and Energy, the Republic of Maldives and Mr. Ahmed Khaleel, the Ambassador of the Maldives to Japan. They agreed to strengthen collaboration in co-hosting the 6th Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific, in which willbe heldthis August.


  • Exchanging views on the waste management and other related issues.

  • They shook hands promising the success of 3R Forum.

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Mr. Yasuhiro Ozato, the State Minister of the Environment attended a symposium related to "UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015". (March 17th, 2015)

Mr. Yasuhiro Ozato, State Minister of the Environment attended the symposium entitled "Disaster waste management at the time of huge disaster: Preparations and rapid recovery through public-private partnerships," which was relevant to the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 titled "About initiatives for disaster waste treatment measures when a massive disaster occurs". He made a presentation on the disaster waste management in Japan in the keynote lecture and participated in the panel discussion as a panelist.


  • Keynote lecture by , State Minister Ozato

  • The Panel discussion

  • A scene of the symposium

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An official side event of the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction Public Forum was held. (March 14th, 2015)

Mr. Yoshio Mochizuki, the Minister of the Environment, attended a side event of the third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction Public Forum in Sendai, and the side event was co-hosted by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) .


  • The opening speech by Minister Mochizuki

  • A scene of the event with many participants.

  • A scene during the panel discussion

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Mr. Yoshio Mochizuki, the Minister of the Environment, had a meeting with Mr. Daopong Rattanasuwan, the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Thailand. (March 4th, 2015)

Mr. Yoshio Mochizuki, the Minister of the Environment, received a courtesy call from Mr. Daopong Rattanasuwan, the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment of Thailand. They exchanged views on the management of the World Natural Heritage sites and national parks in both countries.


  • Exchanging views (Minister Daopong is third from the left)

  • They exchanged gifts from each country.

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The Asia Leadership Program (ALP) 2015 was held. (March 2th, 2015)

Mr. Shigeo Kitamura, the State Minister of the Environment, attended the ALP 2015 which was co-hosted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Ministry of the Environment, Japan. The ALP 2015 is a leadership program that provides leaders in the Asia-Pacific region with opportunities for discussions focusing mainly on the policies, finance and technologies under the theme of sustainable development and climate change.


  • State Minister Kitamura delivering the opening remarks

  • A scene from the conference room

  • Bilateral talks with Dr. Daw Thet Thet Zin, the Deputy Minister of Environmental Conservation and Forestry of Myanmar

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