Exhibition at the Virtual Global Experience Area

Let’s Think about Trash and Our Planet’s Future


What comes to mind when you hear the word "trash"?

Perhaps you, like many others, think of the plastic waste that has become a crucial issue in the world today. Plastics have become an essential part of our daily lives, but most of it is disposable, and part of it winds up flowing out to sea, harming the environment and wildlife.

Statistics show that as economies develop, trash increases. In developing countries, the amount of trash can double in no time, and without sufficient trash collection and processing systems in place, trash can end up being discarded in the vicinity. By contrast, domestic trash in Japan has decreased due to growing environmental awareness, but trash is by no means someone else's problem. Japan's experience and know-how contribute to international cooperation for developing countries, which in turn benefits the entire world including Japan.

Trash — it is a major challenge that all people worldwide need to deal with. We hope this exhibition will provide an opportunity to start a discussion about what people around the world, and what we ourselves, can do for the future of our planet.

Monthly Special Exhibition

We have two different types of “Monthly special exhibition”. One features specific countries/regions for prompting comprehensive understandings about the world, and another one features our partners’ social activities such as CSV (Corporate Shared Value)/BOP (Base of the Pyramid) business.