In Focus

Photo Report (April, 2019)

Parliamentary Vice-Minister Kanke's Official Visit to Malaysia (April 27-30, 2019)

Parliamentary Vice-Minister Kanke visited Malaysia, to meet with Deputy Minister Datuk Raja Kamarul Bahrin Shah (Ministry of Housing and Local Government) and other dignitaries. Both sides exchanged views toward the Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) in solid waste management.


  • Bilateral Meeting

  • Site Inspection of the Final Disposal Site

  • Recycling Plant co-managed by the Japanese-affiliated company

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Japan-Europe Dialogue 2019 (April 23, 2019)

Parliamentary Vice-Minister Katsumata attended Japan-Europe Dialogue 2019, held at YCU (Yokohama City University) in April 2019. He talked about MOE's initiatives under SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).


  • Presentation by Parliamentary Vice-Minister Katsumata

  • Showing alternatives to the single-use plastic straws

  • About the upcoming G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth

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Official Visit by the Liberal Democratic Party's Environment Committee (April 18, 2019)

Liberal Democratic Party's Environment Committee submitted its long-term climate strategy in accordance with the Paris Agreement, to Minister Harada.


  • Official Handover by Mr. Mochizuki, Committee Chair

  • Explaining the context of the proposal

  • Together with Mr. Yoshio MOCHIZUKI and Mr. Mamoru FUKUYAMA of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party

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Official Visit by U.S. Senators from California (April 16, 2019)

Minister Harada welcomed U.S. Senators from California and discussed about California's Clean Energy Initiative, Marine Plastic Litter, and upcoming G20 Ministerial Meeting on Environment and Energy.


  • During the meeting

  • Together with Senators from California

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The 5th Japan-China High-Level Economic Dialogue (April 15, 2019)

Minister Harada attended the 5th China-Japan High-level Economic Dialogue in Beijing, PRC. They discussed a number of pressing environmental issues such as Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Marine Plastics.


  • Group photo of dignitaries and officials from both countries

  • Meeting with Minister Li (Li Ganjie 李干杰) (Ministry of Ecology and Environment)

  • Inspection Tour at Sino-Japan Friendship Centre for Environmental Protection, China

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Meeting on a Long-Term Strategy under the Paris Agreement as Growth Strategy (April 2, 2019)

Minister Harada attended the fifth meeting on a Long-Term Strategy under the Paris Agreement as Growth Strategy at the Prime Minister's Office.


  • Inter-Ministerial Meeting

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