Digital textile printing that uses a minimal amount of water and reduces waste could mend the reputation of the world's second most polluted industry – fashion.
At CEATEC, major corporations such as Panasonic showcased their latest environmental innovations. Some even built their booths out of recyclable materials.
Technological advancements in material and chemical recycling are key if plastic recycling in Japan is to become economically viable.
The decarbonization trend means higher demand for Panasonic's Eco Cute high-efficiency water heaters, leading the company to boost its production capacity.
Domestic demand is surging in India, but good training programs are essential for strong local relations and assuring profitable, high-quality manufacturing.
India is booming as the world's most populous country and has an economic growth rate of 7.2%, surpassing China's, in the fiscal year ending March 2023.
Nidec and chipmaker Renesas are developing a cutting-edge EV motor system and working toward stabilizing chip supply by internalizing the design process.
New technologies in fruit and food preservation could translate into savings of two trillion yen by preventing food loss during storage and transport.
Japanese manufacturers are developing low-carbon technologies like magnetic air conditioners and propane heat pumps that could revolutionize the industry.
Promoting decarbonization and enhanced car safety was the focus of exhibits by Japanese manufacturers like Panasonic and Sharp at the recent CES trade show.
Corporate efforts to reduce carbon emissions are increasingly targeting the production process, not only at major corporations, but even at craft breweries.
Large companies pushing green products include Shiseido, the massively popular cosmetic giant that has been using recycled materials in its bottles since 2015.