[imgur:med_bicyclerentalservice.jpg:]AP Bank of Japan (not to be confused with AP Bank Ltd of London) is a nonprofit bank launched in 2005 by rock star Sakurai Kazutoshi, music produce Kobayashi Takeshi, and world reknowned composer Sakamoto Ryuichi. It is a small-scale bank that invests only in such environmentally friendly projects as renewable energy. Projects must last longer than 10 years and require no more than 5 million yen. Approved projects range from a forest revival project in Kagoshima, a bicycle rental service using abandoned cycles in Yokohama, and the use of biogas from kitchen refuse in Saitama.