Imagine a time with no fish in the sea

| Aug 23, 2009

Imagine a time with no fish in the sea

BAR HARBOR MAINE — Each summer, our family visits this part of the New England coast, and each year I am reminded of the elemental connections humans share with the oceans. This summer, though, brought a deeper awareness of the dramatic changes humans are ...

'Sustainability' in a Japanese way

| Feb 22, 2009

'Sustainability' in a Japanese way

Takeshi Hara is an accomplished journalist, author and educator, and at 70 years of age he could easily choose to rest on his laurels. But with the energy of a teenager and a “Never give up!” motto, he is dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability ...

Overseas aid benefits whom?

| Dec 24, 2008

Overseas aid benefits whom?

PHNOM PENH CAMBODIA — Despite widespread awareness and censure of human rights violations, Japan, the United States and member nations of the European Union continue to give aid to governments that use the money to enrich themselves while ravaging ecosystems and brutalizing their own ...

Asia's first lady of the environment

| Nov 26, 2008

Asia's first lady of the environment

If Barak Obama is serious about developing proactive environmental policies that are international is scope, he would do well to work closely with Japan. But for the inside scoop on Japan’s most creative initiatives, I suggest he bypass the bureaucrats and the prime minister. ...