Tackling the cedar-pollen blight

| Oct 4, 2006

Tackling the cedar-pollen blight

by C.W. Nicol

According to figures given to me by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, about 16 percent of people living in Japan suffer an allergic reaction to pollen from Japanese cedars (Cryptomeria japonica). In the Greater Tokyo area this increases from one-in-six to an astonishing one-in-four people. ...

Letting laughter flow in our woods

| Jan 4, 2006

Letting laughter flow in our woods

by C.W. Nicol

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 ...