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Boeing, Japanese Aviation Industry Unveil Biofuel 'Roadmap' to 2020 Olympics

'Perfect opportunity' to show environmental commitment of Japan and its airlines
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July 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Japanese aviation industry stakeholders have charted a course to develop sustainable aviation biofuel for flights during the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, when millions of people are expected to visit Japan.

Japanese Companies Need to Take a More Serious Look at Corruption & Bribery Compliance

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Companies looking to invest in their efforts on combating corruption and bribery should do so sooner rather then later. Many countries are adopting forms of anti-corruption legislation that resemble the FCPA and UK Bribery Act. What this means is the level of sophistication is being established, as countries are seeing how much of an issue it is really playing in their territories. Corruption and bribery disrupts free trade and this ultimately hurts the internal economic structure of any country.

Players Trust Encourages Others to Live Below the Line

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The Players Trust is joining Global Citizen’s Live Below the Line fundraising and awareness campaign in 2015 to help improve living conditions for the 1.2 billion impoverished people around the world.

The Live Below the Line campaign challeges people across the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom to feed themselves with just $1.50 a day – the equivalent of the international Extreme Poverty Line – so they can better understand the lack of choice and opportunity faced by people living in poverty.

Second Amway Community House Dedicated in Japan Since Quake

Functions as a hub for children and families affected by the 2011 tragedy
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One nail and one stick of lumber at a time, Amway continues to help re-build areas of Japan devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 15,000 and left thousands more homeless and without hope.

Just several weeks ago, during a moving ceremony attended by government officials and Amway Business Owners, a second Amway Community House was dedicated to the people of Soma City in the Fukushima Prefecture.

Abenomics and Japan's Economy in 2015

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For the second time this year, Bloomberg brought together top newsmakers to the Tokyo office to examine topics critical to Japan – this time to focus on the future of Abenomics and its impact on Japan’s growth potential in 2015.

Off the back of a strong performance in recent elections by the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) which some commentators say reinforces the tailwind behind Abenomics, market participants are closely tracking how the core pillars of reform will materialize.

Japan at the Crossroads

by Hazel Henderson
Blog

Japan faces a snap election on December 14thwith Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “Abenomics” on trial.  From the conventional economics perspective of GDP-measured growth, we are told that Japan is “stagnating” with excessive debt.  Economists dispense their usual bromides: “open up the economy”; “join the Transpacific Partnershp”; “cut government spending”; “tax more”; “tax less”; “print money” – lurching between austerity and stimulus.

Marking the Five-Year Anniversary of the Release of ‘The Cove’, Participant Media’s TakePart.Com Joins Ric O’Barry's DolphinProject.Net to Help end the Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji, Japan

Join the Over 800,000 Who’ve Signed the Petition to End the Slaughter Once and for All at www.TakePart.com/Cove
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., November 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Participant Media’s digital news and lifestyle magazine and social action platform TakePart.com joins The Cove’s Ric O’Barry, and DolphinProject.net to help end the mass slaughter of dolphins including juveniles and babies for food, and their capture for entertainment.

MLB Players Trust and Major Leaguers Support for Japanese Earthquake Victims Continues

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Three and a half years after an earthquake and tsunami  devastated  the northeastern Tohoku region of Japan, leaving more than 18,000 people dead and tens of thousands homeless, a $1 million grant from the Major League Baseball Players Trust is still supporting recovery efforts.

The Players Trust and Japan Society Gather in Tokyo to Spotlight Japan Earthquake Relief Fund Recipients and Ongoing Recovery Work

Press Release
 
Tokyo, Japan, November 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Japan Society announced it will host a press event in Tokyo to highlight the Major League Baseball Players Trust’s contribution to the Society’s Japan Earthquake Relief Fund (JERF), and ongoing recovery work the fund supports.
 

Achieving the Right “Calorie Balance” in Cities: Health, Community, and Energy

Posted by Hidetomo Nagata
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Japan is now facing three major issues: the aging population, the decline of region’s economy, and the energy stability after the Tohoku earthquake. I worked on tackling these issues as part of a “smart city” project in Kashiwanoha, 15 miles (25 kilometers) northeast of Tokyo. (See related comments made by Mr.

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