Haruhiko Kuroda

For Haruhiko Kuroda's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Jul 24, 2012

Adapting to climate change in the Asia-Pacific

Rising, warming and increasingly acidic seas threaten the very survival of Pacific island countries. The retreat of glaciers and snowfields in the Himalaya and Tibetan Plateau jeopardize the “water towers” on which 1 billion Asians depend for dry season and drought year flows. More ...

Jan 9, 2012

Adaptation to climate change will cost plenty

Rising, warming and increasingly acidic seas threaten the very survival of Pacific island countries. The retreat of glaciers and snowfields in the Himalaya and Tibetan Plateau jeopardize these “water towers” on which 1 billion Asians depend for flows during the dry season and drought ...

May 11, 2011

What must be done to realize Asia's century

An Asia producing over half of global GDP? Three billion Asians considered part of the “rich world” by 2050? A dream … or a plausible reality? It could happen if the region’s economy keeps growing at its current rate and if new Asian generations ...

Mar 20, 2011

Japanese lessons on reducing disaster risk

MANILA — The March 11 earthquake-tsunami is the worst natural disaster to hit Japan in modern times. Nobody who has watched the events of recent days can fail to be moved by the unprecedented scope of the tragedy and its toll on human lives ...

Jun 27, 2009

Asia and the climate crisis

MANILA — The latest round of negotiations on a new global climate change agreement that recently concluded in Bonn showed promising signs that governments everywhere realize the urgency of cooperative action to address this global challenge. It is crucial that industrialized countries commit to ...