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Bees a barometer for Japan's ills, expert says

Oct 25, 2015

Bees a barometer for Japan's ills, expert says

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Mineo Kogenji, a 79-year-old retired honey farmer, has been endeavoring to plant trees across Japan to increase the amount of forests suitable for apiculture, or beekeeping. For nearly half a century, Kogenji has cultivated bees by traveling with them south to north each spring, ...

Conductor sings praises of hibakusha peace choir

Sep 28, 2015

Conductor sings praises of hibakusha peace choir

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Chansonnier Kazumichi Terai has been directing a choir of Nagasaki atomic bomb survivors for more than a decade, hoping to convey their wishes for global peace and a nuclear-free world. The 66-year-old native of Nagasaki helped found the Himawari (Sunflower) choir in 2004 and ...