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Photo Report (June, 2016)

Opening ceremony of 'Higashi-matsushima Smart Disaster-resilient Eco-Town' (12 June, 2016)

Minister Marukawa attended the opening ceremony of 'Higashi-matsushima Smart Disaster-resilient Eco-Town,' where energy is aimed to be both produced and
consumed locally with use of renewable energy under the initiative of the Ministry of the Environment.


  • Ribbon cutting ceremony

  • The opening remarks by Minister Marukawa

  • Visited the Eco-Town with Mayor of Higashimatsushima City

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The ceremony for the 20th anniversary of The Sino-Japan Friendship Center for Environmental Protection (7 - 8 June, 2016)

Minister Marukawa visited China to attend the event commemorating the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the Sino-Japan Friendship Center for Environmental Protection and hold a talk with Mr. Chen, Chinese Minister of Environmental Protection. Minister Marukawa also met with Mr. Zhang, the chief of Chinese State Forestry Administration and they signed a memorandum on cooperation between Japan and China in the area of the natural environment.


  • Event commemorating the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the Sino-Japan Friendship Center for Environmental Protection

  • Dialogue with Mr. Chen, Chinese Minister of Environmental Protection

  • Dialogue and the signing ceremony with the chief of Chinese State Forestry Administration

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