In Focus

Photo Report (June, 2015)

The Ministry of the Environment held a symposium on the stable supply of bio-resources and compliance of the international rules. (June 30th, 2015)

A symposium on the stable supply of bio-resources and compliance of the international rules was held. At the event, the advanced efforts by the enterprises and the international trends were explained, followed by a panel discussion on the challenges regarding the supply of bio-resources in the future. Mr. Shigeo Kitamura, the State Minister of the Environment, participated in the symposium and delivered the opening remarks.


  • State Minister Kitamura giving the opening remarks.

  • Five panelists discussing the challenges in the future.

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The Fifth Meeting of the Japan Committee for the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity was held. (June 18th, 2015)

The committee decided to draw up a midterm assessment of its activities and to build a roadmap for the next five years. Also, the members of the committee and the representatives of the sectors concerned made a proposal for setting the numerical targets and exchanged views to improve their activities in the next five years.


  • The opening speech by Mr. Yoshio Mochizuki, the Minister of the Environment

  • A scene during the meeting

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