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Corporate Governance
  • Corporate governance refers to the system by which corporations are directed and controlled. There has been renewed interest in the corporate governance practices of modern corporations, particularly in relation to accountability, since the high-profile collapses of a number of large corporations during 2001–2002, most of which involved accounting fraud.
diversity management
  • Diversity management is The practice of addressing and supporting multiple lifestyles and personal characteristics within a defined group.
  • eco-products are terms used in Japan for eco-friendly products.
green energy
  • Green energy is an umbrella term used to describe any sort of alternative energy that is produced with less negative impact on the environment than ‘non-green’ energy sources such as fossil fuels.
green procurement
  • Green procurement, or in Japanese Law termed as "Green Purchasing", is a movement driven by MOE of Japan, to purchase as much eco-friendly products as a company can.
Modal shift
  • Generally speaking, modal shift is a change of transportation method. In Japan, it is mainly used for shift of transportation method to lower carbon emissioned method.
rare metals
  • Rare metals: In 2009, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry have designated 31 types of minerals as rare metals. Rare metals are "Minerals which the abundance on earth is very small, or are technically/economically very difficult to mine, but have industrial demand both presently and in the future or can be predicted to have industrial demand in the future with technical innovation.
rare earths
  • As defined by IUPAC, a rare earth element (REE) or rare earth metal is one of a set of seventeen chemical elements in the periodic table, specifically the fifteen lanthanides plus scandium and yttrium.
Supply Chain
  • A supply chain is a system of organizations, people, activities, information, and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to customer.
work-life balance
  • Work-life balance is a comfortable state of equilibrium achieved between an employee's primary priorities of their employment position and their private life.
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