Japan Pass Pollution Legislation

Japan has approved legislation to cut vehicle emissions around hotels, theaters and offices in cities, requiring architects to estimate pollutant levels, and create plans to reduce them. The law will take effect next year, and will encourage builders to provide more parking spaces to prevent congestion and include shuttle bus services. "The legislation is to further strengthen measures to prevent air pollution caused by nitrogen oxide from vehicles in areas with heavily polluted air," the Government said in a document accompanying the bill. ::ENN

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