In Focus

Photo Report (May, 2015)

Dr. Ahmad Dahlan, the Mayor of Batam city, Indonesia, made a courtesy visit to Mr. Shigeo Kitamura, the State Minister of the Environment. (May 27th, 2015)

State Minister Kitamura received a courtesy visit by Dr. Ahmad Dahlan, the Mayor of Batam, Indonesia. Due to a rapid economic development and population growth, waste management is a serious and critical issue in Batam city due to a rapid economic development and population growth. We exchanged opinions on the introduction of the advanced low carbon technologies by utilizing the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM).


  • A warm welcome from State Minister Kitamura

  • A scene from the bilateral talks

  • After the talks

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Mr. Shigeo Kitamura, the State Minister of the Environment, attended the Japan-France Environment Forum "We live in the environment transition period". (May 18th, 2015)

Mr. Shigeo Kitamura, the State Minister of the Environment, attended Japan-France Environmental Forum "We live in the environment transition period" and gave an opening speech to present the current status of the global warming issues and the countermeasures in Japan.


  • The opening remark by State Minister Kitamura

  • Presentation by a panelist

  • The photo of Mr. Thierry Dana, French ambassador to Japan, Mr. Yoichi Masuzoe, the Governor of Tokyo, and the panelists on this forum

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"Petersberg Climate Dialogue VI" was held in Berlin, Germany. (May 18th - 19th, 2015)

Mr. Yoshio Mochizuki, the Minister of the Environment, attended the "Petersberg Climate Dialogue VI" in Berlin and exchanged his opinion with cabinet members of the participating states. It was a meaningful meeting that would lead to the agreement at the COP21 in December 2015.


  • Minister Mochizuki presenting the Japanese initiatives on climate change

  • Minister Mochizuki negotiating for the agreement at COP21

  • Commemorative photo with the cabinet members from approximately 40 countries and regions

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Mr. Shigeo Kitamura, the State Minister of the Environment, visited Mongolia to renew the Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on Environmental Cooperation. (May 1st – 5th, 2015)

State Minister Kitamura had a bilateral meeting with Mrs. Oyunkhorol Dulamsuren, Minister of Environment, Green Development and Tourism, on the environmental issues. After the meeting, he and Mr. Khurelshkh Magvansuren, the Vice Minister of Environment, Green Development and Tourism, signed the Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on Environmental Cooperation.


  • Exchanged the opinions with Minister Oyunkhorol Dulamsuren

  • State Minister Kitamura and Vice Minister Khurelshkh Magvansuren signed the MOC

  • State Minister Kitamura’s visit to the Freshwater Resources and Nature Conservation Center

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