Yoshio Mochizuki

Joint Statement Between The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and The Ministry of The Environment of Japan on Continued Bilateral Environmental Cooperation

Date of Release: 
May 16 2016

TOYAMA, JAPAN - While gathered in Toyama, Japan for the G7 Environment Ministers’ Meeting, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Gina McCarthy, and the Minister of the Ministry of the Environment of Japan (MOEJ), Tamayo Marukawa, met to discuss accomplishments and plans for U.S. – Japan environmental cooperation. This builds on an August 24, 2015 meeting between Administrator McCarthy and then MOEJ-Minister Yoshio Mochizuki on a common view to enhance bilateral and regional environmental collaboration.

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Environment Ministry makes 3rd protest this year against new coal plants

Date of Release: 
Sep 5 2015

The Ministry of the Environment has opposed new coal power plant construction plans for the third time this year, criticizing a plan for Chiba Prefecture in written opinion submitted to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry late last month.

Citing the Environmental Impact Assessment Act, Environment Minister Yoshio Mochizuki stated in document that plans by groups including Kyushu Electric Power Co. to construct a coal plant in Chiba Prefecture "cannot be approved at present."

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Coal-powered plants part of balance between stable supply, environment

Date of Release: 
Sep 5 2015

How to strike a balance between stable power supply and measures against global warming? The government needs to present a path to this goal.

Environment Minister Yoshio Mochizuki has put holds on private-sector coal-fired power plant construction projects one after another.

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