In Focus

Photo Report (December, 2020)

6th Japan-Singapore Environmental Policy Dialogue (December 18, 2020)

Minister Koizumi met with H.E. Ms. Grace FU Hai Yien, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment of Singapore, for the 6th Japan-Singapore Environmental Policy Dialogue. The dialogue focused on environmental areas including climate change mitigation measures, waste management, and measures against air pollution.


  • Minister Koizumi with Minister Fu

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Memorandum of Cooperation with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Field of Environment (December 16, 2020)

Minister Koizumi had an online meeting with H.E. Mr. Abdulrahman Abdulmohsen A. AlFadley, Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and discussed the cooperation in various areas including waste management, marine plastic litter control, and nature conservation measures. Both countries signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in the Field of Environment.


  • Minister Koizumi with Minister AlFadley

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Meeting with Mr. NOGUCHI Ken, a renowned Japanese mountaineer (December 15, 2020)

Parliamentary Vice-Minister Miyazaki met Mr. Noguchi to discuss their efforts to enhance national parks' attractiveness, management, and the necessity to support mountain lodges.


  • Parliamentary Vice-Minister Miyazaki with Mr. Noguchi

  • Exchange of views

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Global Environmental Action (GEA) International Conference 2020 (December 14, 2020)

Minister Koizumi presented Japan's efforts toward a net-zero carbon society by 2050 at the Global Environment Action (GEA) International Conference on December 14. The conference was attended by Their Majesties the Emperor and the Empress, as well as experts such as the 2019 Nobel laureate in Chemistry Yoshino Akira.


  • Minister KoizumiI at GEA International Conference 2020

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Joint press conference with Minister Kono (December 10, 2020)

Minister Koizumi held a joint press conference with Mr. Kono Taro, Minister in charge of Administrative Reform, and announced that they requested ministries and agencies to be powered by at least 30% of renewable energy in FY2021, except for facilities where the switch is difficult to implement.


  • Minister Koizumi and Minister Kono at a joint press conference

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