Letting laughter flow in our woods

| Jan 4, 2006

Letting laughter flow in our woods

Two years ago, we started running programs specially designed for visually challenged children in our forest near Kurohime among the Nagano Prefecture hills. Before getting started, our Afan Woodland Trust sent out a questionnaire asking the children what they would most like to do ...

Is it so hard to see the forest for the trees?

Nov 27, 2005

Is it so hard to see the forest for the trees?

By C.W. NICOL W hich other island nation’s coasts have sea ice in the north and corals in the south? Japan’s climate is also hugely influenced by a great continental mass on one side, a sea in between to moderate temperatures and pick up ...

Sad drumbeats in the wilderness

| Oct 5, 2005

Sad drumbeats in the wilderness

I made several visits to the Aichi Expo this year and met a lot of interesting people. But one person above all left an indelible impression. Soft-spoken, modest, and wearing traditional northern buckskin, his name was Michael Cazon — a Dene drummer, teacher and ...