In Focus

Photo Report (August, 2015)

Environmental Policy Dialogue between Ms. Gina McCarthy, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Mr. Yoshio Mochizuki, the Minister of the Environment of Japan. (August 25th, 2015)

Administrator McCarthy and Minister Mochizuki met in Tokyo, Japan for the high-level bilateral dialogue about mercury , climate change and other environmental issues, and they confirmed the future cooperation to enhance bilateral environmental projects, and to exchange information among working-level officials.


  • Minister Mochizuki shook hands with Administrator McCarthy before the Environmental Policy Dialogue.

  • Enthusiastic discussion about the U.S.-Japan environmental policies

  • Joint press conference by Administrator McCarthy and Minister Mochizuki

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Visit to Thailand and bilateral meetings on environmental issues with the Thai leaders (August 19th, 2015)

Mr. Yasuhiro Ozato, the State Minister of the Environment, affirmed that Japan and Thailand will strengthen environmental cooperation 3R promotion and waste management & recycling during the meetings with H.E. Mr. Chakramon, the Minister of Industry, Thailand, and H.E. Mr. Sukhumbhand, the Governor of Bangkok.


  • Bilateral meeting with Minister Chakramon

  • Bilateral meeting with Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand

  • Visit to Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (TGO)

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Sixth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific was held. (August 16th to 18th, 2015)

Mr. Yasuhiro Ozato, the State Minister of the Environment, attended the Sixth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific, which was held in Malé, Maldives. A diversity of participants took part in the forum toward promoting 3R and establishing a society with sound material cycles in the Asian and Pacific countries.


  • Opening remark by State Minister Ozato

  • A group photo of delegates

  • Bilateral meeting between State Minister Ozato and H.E. Mr. Ibrahim, Minister of the Environment and Energy, Maldives

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