The Japan Clean Ocean Material Alliance (CLOMA) and the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding strategic partnership to globally solve the issue of marine plastics pollution.



Invitation to the online platform “Private sector initiatives to reduce plastic waste and marine plastic debris”

We are aware that many private companies conduct various business activities that reduce plastic waste and by consequence contribute to marine plastic debris prevention in South East Asia and East Asia. But many of such initiatives are not sufficiently highlighted and widely shared.

The Regional Knowledge Centre for Marine Plastic Debris (RKC-MPD) is an information clearinghouse on marine plastic debris serving the ASEAN+3 countries (10 ASEAN Member States, China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea) established under the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA).

One of the main objectives of the RKC-MPD is to encourage and promote business sector’s contribution to marine plastic litter reduction. As such, collecting and sharing private companies’ relevant activities is of great importance.


Sharing your company’s efforts on our platform entitled “Private sector initiatives to reduce plastic waste and marine plastic debris” will allow you to showcase your products, services, and/or technologies contributing to keep our ocean clean and protect its ecosystem to a wider audience. It will also be an occasion for your company to connect with local authorities, policymakers, other private companies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), scholars, and citizens internationally, which could potentially lead to business opportunities or new partnerships across ASEAN+3 region and beyond.

By submitting basic information online, your plastic waste mitigation efforts will be presented on the RKC-MPD website. Eligible private companies operating in ASEAN+3 countries are encouraged to submit your inputs by simply completing the registration form at: “SHARE YOUR STORY” in English.



Toward Solving Marine Plastic Waste Issues

Date:September 3 rd , 2020 / Venue: Online (Nikkei Channel)
Language: Japanese (Simultaneous Interpretation: English)


At the G20 Osaka Summit, “Osaka Blue Ocean Vision” that we aim to reduce additional pollution by marine plastic litter to zero by 2050 was shared .

Since the declaration, more than a year was passed. In the event, Japan’s government initiatives and activities of CLOMA are introduced and discuss to achieve the goal in Japan and Indonesia.



  1. Guest Speech
    Mr. Toshimitsu Fujiki, Director General, Manufacturing Bureau, METI

  2. Keynote Speech: To address global challenges throughout Japan
    Mr. Michitaka Sawada, Chairman of CLOMA (CEO, Kao Corporation) materials (PDF)
    Mr. Michitaka Sawada, Chairman of CLOMA (CEO, Kao Corporation)

  3. Message from Indonesia
    Ms. Nani Hendiarti
    Deputy of Environment & Forestry Coordination, Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investment Affairs
    Ms. Sri Indrastuti Hadiputranto
    Chairwoman of NPAP

  4. Panel Discussion: How CLOMA can contribute to reduction of plastic waste in Indonesia

    Keynote Speech: The Japan Model creates New Innovation ~Through the CLOMA Action Plan
     Mr. Koichi Yanagita, Chief Technology Officer, CLOMA materials (PDF)
    Mr. Koichi Yanagita, Chief Technology Officer, CLOMA

  5. Panel Discussion
    including Q&A session – answer from panelist to Indonesia’s pre- questions
    Mr. Takamasa Murakami,
    Director, Materials Innovation Office, Material Industries Division, METI materials (PDF)
    Mr. Masanobu Ishikawa, Professor emeritus of Kobe University materials (PDF)
    Ms. Yukari Takamura, Professor of the University of Tokyo materials (PDF)
    Mr.Takeo Kato,
    Chair of CLOMA Indonesia Cooperation WG
     (Managing Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Performance Materials Business Unit, Mitsui Co.,)materials (PDF)

    Mr. Koichi Yanagita, Chief Technology Officer, CLOMA

    Mr. Jiro Furuki, Research Director, Environmental Innovation Group,Environment and Energy Division,Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.

    Panel Discussion:including Q&A session – answer from panelist to Indonesia’s pre- questions



Provide projects that will help Indonesia to achieve its national targets concerning ocean plastics based on the spirit of the CLOMA Principles, there by contributing to further development in Indonesia. We released “CLOMA Indonesia Cooperation Vision”.



We released CLOMA Action Plan (summary version).