In Focus

Photo Report (April, 2018)

The Fourth High-Level Meeting on ESG Finance (April 20, 2018)

Minister Nakagawa, State Minster Tokashiki and Parliamentary Vice-Minister Takebe attended the Fourth High-Level Meeting on ESG Finance. Discussions took place on a course of action for a new regional finance model from the perspective of ESG.


  • Remarks by Minister Nakagawa

  • Remarks by State Minister Tokashiki

  • Parliamentary Vice-Minister Takebe at the meeting

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Meeting with Ms. Sara Duterte, Mayor of Davao City, Republic of the Philippines (April 17, 2018)

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio (who is also a daughter of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte) and Davao City officials paid a visit to MOE, and discussed cooperation on Waste-To-Energy (WTE) Plant in Dabao City.


  • Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio (dressed in a green suit) and Davao City officials, together with State Minister Ito

  • During the Meeting

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Official Visit by Mr. Ángel Gurría, Secretary General of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) (April 13, 2018)

Minister Nakagawa, State Minister Tokashiki, and State Minister Ito met with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, to exchange opinions on Japan's Environmental Policies and further cooperation with OECD.


  • Amicable Meeting

  • OECD Secretary-General Gurría and our Ministers

  • Exchanging Views

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Official Visit by Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State Ministry of Health and Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, Singapore (April 12, 2018)

Minister Nakagawa, along with State Minister Tokashiki and State Minister Ito, met with Dr Khor, Singapore's Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, to exchange opinions on bilateral and ASEAN environmental cooperation.


  • Dr Khor and Singapore Delegation, Together with MOEJ Ministers

  • Bilateral Meeting

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The Eco-First Promotion Council 2018 (April 11, 2018)

Minister Nakagawa and Vice-Minister Morimoto participated in conference marking the 10th anniversary of the Eco-First Promotion Council.


  • With the Council Members (representatives from Eco-First certified companies)

  • Group Photo

  • Remarks by Minister Nakagawa

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The Eighth Regional 3R (reduce, reuse, recycle) Forum in Asia and the Pacific in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India (April 9-12, 2018)

State Minister Ito attended the Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific, co-organized by India's the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Japan's Environment Ministry, and United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD). He stressed the importance of the Japanese concept of mottainai, which means respect and appreciation for the planet's gifts, and declared Japan's commitment to share its waste management experience and technologies with other countries.


  • Opening Remarks by State Minister Ito

  • Together with Shri Hardeep Singh Puri (third person from the right), Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, India

  • Participants posed for a commemorative photo

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Official Meeting with Nagano Governor and Karuizawa Mayor for the upcoming G20 Ministerial Meeting (April 6, 2018)

Minister Nakagawa met with Governor Abe of Nagano Pref. and Mayor Fujimaki of Karuizawa Town for G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth.


  • Candid Exchange of Views

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Official Visit by Mr. Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of the IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) (April 5, 2018)

State Minister Tokashiki, State Minister Ito, and Parliamentary Vice-Minister Takebe met with Mr. Amin, Director-General of the IRENA, and exchanged views on their future cooperation.


  • Group photo with IRENA Director-General Amin (second from the left)

  • During the meeting #1

  • During the meeting #2

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