Sanno Park Tower 12F (Reception) and 14F,
11-1, Nagatacho 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 100-6114, Japan

Tokyo Metro Ginza Line: G06 Tameike-sanno Station, Exit 7 (directly accessible through the second basement)

Tokyo Metro Nanboku Line: N06 Tameike-sanno Station, Exit 7 (directly accessible through the second basement)

Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line: C07 Kokkai-gijido-mae Station, Exit 5 (3 minutes’ walk)

Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line: M14 Kokkai-gijido-mae Station, Exit 5 (10 minutes’ walk through Chiyoda Line platform)


Host: Business & Law
Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 16:30- 17:30
Venue: Live Broadcasting

Regulations regarding Environmentally Hazardous Substances, Wastes, Greenhouse Gases, Etc., That Can Be Blind Spots for Businesses (Introduction)


1. Numerous environmental laws and regulations

2. Outline of major environmental regulations that can be blind spots

(1) Energy/greenhouse gases
Energy Saving Act; Global Warming Countermeasures Act; and others
(2) Wastes
Waste Management and Public Cleansing Act; Plastic Resource Circulation Act; Containers and Packaging Recycling Act; Food Recycling Act; and others
(3) Chemical substances/hazardous substances
Chemical Substances Evaluation Act; Specified Chemical Substances Management Act (PRTR Act); Soil Contamination Countermeasures Act; PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) Wastes Special Measures Act; and others

3. Risk of penalties and administrative guidance

Instruction; admonishment; public announcements; orders; penalties

4. Failure to acknowledge municipal ordinances and guidelines that are stricter than laws and regulations (prefectures/municipalities in which the business offices are located)

* Ordinances of Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Chiyoda Ward, Osaka Prefecture, Osaka City, Nagoya City, Hyogo Prefecture, Yokohama City and numerous other municipalities

5. Failure to acknowledge the frequent establishment and revision of laws, regulations and municipal ordinances

Nowadays, it has become a must for companies to address SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and ESG. On the other hand, numerous laws, regulations, municipal ordinances, etc., are being established and materially revised for the realization of a carbon neutral society and for regulating other environmentally hazardous substances, wastes and greenhouse gases.

There are more than 40 laws and regulations related to the environment and on top of that, local governments (not only prefectures but also municipalities) have their own regulations in the name of ordinances, guidelines, etc. It is extremely difficult to be thoroughly informed of the contents of such regulations and to respond to the frequent revisions thereof in a timely manner. In this seminar, the lecturer explains the regulations governing environmentally hazardous substances, wastes, greenhouse gases and the like that tend to be overlooked among environmental legislation, with a central focus on periodic reports/notification control.