Eco-Materials and Systems Consultants Company (EMS) is a newly formed consultancy in Japan that offers services in the field of biodegradable polymers and plastics. The founder, Dr. Kyugo Tanaka, is a recently-retired research manager from Rohm & Haas, Japan, and has wide experience in this field. Dr. Tanaka has participated in symposia in Japan and throughout the world, and is very familiar with all aspects of this emerging technology. He recently assisted in organizing an NSF-sponsored visit of a group of American scientists to Japan. Services provided by EMS include a biweekly newsletter, Japan Eco-Science and Technology News; detailed reviews on special topics; technology assessments; legislative issues in Japan; technology searches; academic introductions; translations; and assistance with travel arrangements in Japan.

References are available on request. For further information, please contact Dr. Kyugo Tanaka at 1-5-51 Tachibanadai, Midori-ku, Yokohama, 227 Japan, FAX: 011-81- 45-961-9508, E-mail: 72061.435@compuserve.com.

Published: March 1995; WTEC Hyper-Librarian