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    Japanese train station Kayashima skilfully constructed around a seven-century old sacred camphor tree

    Posted on by Shilpa Chatterjee

    In Neyagawa, a north-eastern suburb of Osaka, the skilfully constructed Kayashima train station stands around a giant camphor tree – a tree that’s been around for seven centuries! When the station was built in 1910, the massive tree stood directly … Continue reading3

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    World’s first robot-operated farm to be operational next year

    Posted on by Gareth Mankoo

    We were rather fascinated about the robot-operated farm from Japan when we heard about it. This is the world’s first such farm and aims to minimize the effort in cultivating basic crop. The idea has been put into practice and … Continue reading3

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    Kyocera set to create world’s biggest floating solar farm in Japan

    Posted on by Gareth Mankoo

    What happens when you do not have enough land to lay out solar panels? You construct them on water. That’s the idea for places that are always short of open land for panels. The project by Kyocera will see about … Continue reading3

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    A Japanese town where citizens treat 80 percent of garbage themselves

    Posted on by Gareth Mankoo

    How wonderful would a world without garbage be? While recycling and reusing are amazing buzzwords, implementing them as practices is a tad more challenging. However, it isn’t possible. The town of Kamikatsu in Japan has proved this over the last … Continue reading3

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    Japan installs the world’s largest floating wind turbine

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    While many vouch for wind energy, the problem with deploying windmills is that they are difficult to port, make a lot of sound and need a lot of place. In a country like Japan that is ravaged by constant natural … Continue reading3

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    With its experience in safely operating subway line -Tokyo Metro to cultivate safe-to-eat vegetables under tracks

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    When Remi Takahara joined Tokyo Metro, she never expected to end up growing vegetables for the subway operator. But that has emerged as a new business venture for the company to cash in on underneath elevated railway track in Japan’s … Continue reading3

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    Toyota Single-Seat Electric Cars used for pickup and delivery duties at Japan post offices

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    Toyota Auto Body, a subsidiary of Toyota began providing four of its single-seat electronic vehicles to post office branches in central Japan for pickup and delivery duties on a trial basis. The vehicle called Coms, will be the first electric … Continue reading3

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    Kyocera TCL Solar Completes Third Floating Solar Power Plant in Hyogo Prefecture

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    Kyocera TCL Solar has completed construction of its third floating mega-solar power plant in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. Kyocera and Century Tokyo Leasing jointly established Kyocera TCL Solar LLC in August 2012 for the purpose of constructing and operating multiple solar … Continue reading3

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    School located at a solar power plant in Japan drinks green juice

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    What better way is there to teach the younger generation about the wonders of renewable energy than to hold classes at a solar power plant, right? The Facility for Ecology Education built in Japan thinks similarly and is educating the … Continue reading3

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    Choimobi Yokohama car-sharing program in Japan to use Nissan EVs

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    Car sharing is the way ahead, and we do see a bright future for this concept of leaving personal cars back home and using shared electric vehicles to get around town when needed instead. Japan has realized the potential of … Continue reading3

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