In Focus

Photo Report (October, 2020)

Meeting with H.E. Mr. Pekka ORPANA, Ambassador of Finland to Japan (October 22, 2020)

State Minister Sasagawa visited Ambassador Orpana at the Finnish Embassy and visited the Metsä Pavilion, inaugurated on October 6, on the Embassy's grounds. They exchanged policy views on climate change, marine plastic litter, and the circular economy.

  • State Minister Sasagawa with Ambassador Orpana

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Japan Climate Action Summit 2020 (October 13, 2020)

Minister Koizumi attended "Japan Climate Action Summit 2020", discussing the way to overcome both the COVID-19 and climate crises, based on Japanese companies and local governments' experiences. He stressed the need to accelerate the transition to a sustainable and resilient socio-economic system, rather than returning to the pre-COVID-19 society.

  • Minister Koizumi at the Summit

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The Third ESG Finance High-Level Panel (October 8, 2020)

Minister Koizumi and State Minister Sasagawa attended the Third ESG Finance High-Level Panel. Top executives in the financial market discussed and announced their future efforts to further mainstream ESG finance that considers environmental, social, and governance factors, as well as to disseminate impact finance.

  • Minister Koizumi

  • State Minister Sasagawa

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Meeting with H.E. Mr. Peter van der Vliet, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Japan. (October 8, 2020)

Minister Koizumi met with Dutch Ambassador to Japan. They exchanged views on climate adaptation measures and on the Dutch governments, corporations and citizens' efforts to realize a circular economy.

  • Minister Koizumi with Ambassador van der Vliet

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Controlling the spread of Red Imported Fire Ant (RIFA) (October 1, 2020)

State Minister Sasagawa visited the Asuka Pier at the Port of Nagoya, where RIFA were found, to observe RIFA's spread control operations. Afterwards, State Minister met with representatives from Aichi Prefecture, Asuka Village, and the Port of Nagoya, and requested their cooperation.

  • State Minister Sasagawa observing the control agent

  • Discussions

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