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Aging H-bomb victim petitioning for memorial at Tsukiji

Oct 13, 2016

Aging H-bomb victim petitioning for memorial at Tsukiji

A fisherman who suffered radiation sickness after a 1954 U.S. hydrogen bomb test in the Pacific Ocean is campaigning for a monument to the danger of fallout from nuclear tests. Matashichi Oishi wants the 2-ton stone, which has already been carved, to be placed ...

Japan's plan for emissions cuts under scrutiny after Paris accord

| May 17, 2016

Japan's plan for emissions cuts under scrutiny after Paris accord

Wrapping up the Group of Seven environment ministers’ meeting Monday, Tamayo Marukawa, as chairwoman of the talks, hailed the “strong political will” demonstrated by the group to implement the landmark Paris climate accord reached last year. Critics, meanwhile, point out that without effective measures ...

G-7 ministers head to Toyama to build on Paris climate pact

May 13, 2016

G-7 ministers head to Toyama to build on Paris climate pact

Environment ministers from the Group of Seven nations will start a two-day meeting Sunday in Toyama Prefecture to discuss global warming and other issues, building on momentum from the landmark climate deal reached in Paris last year. At the gathering in the city of ...