Apr 30, 2014

Japan, China, S. Korea to jointly tackle PM2.5 problem

Japan, China and South Korea issued on Tuesday a joint statement stipulating their concerted efforts to resolve environmental issues such as the concentration of PM2.5 fine pollutants. The communique was adopted by Environment Minister Nobuteru Ishihara, Chinese Vice Environmental Protection Minister Li Ganjie and ...

Mar 12, 2014

Reducing PM2.5 pollutants

Recent spikes in the concentration of so-called PM2.5 air pollutants over wide areas of Japan once again raise alarms over the potential health risks from the small particles.

Smog at extremely hazardous levels in Shanghai

Dec 6, 2013

Smog at extremely hazardous levels in Shanghai

Shanghai authorities ordered schoolchildren indoors and halted all construction Friday as China’s financial hub suffered one its worst bouts of air pollution, bringing visibility down to a few dozen meters, delaying flights and obscuring the city’s spectacular skyline. The financial district was shrouded in ...

Jul 13, 2013

Hong Kong air pollution killed 1,600

Hong Kong’s air pollution caused more than 1,600 premature deaths in the first half of the year, almost 40 times the number of fatalities attributed to the H7N9 avian flu virus, according to a study by the Clean Air Network. The pollution also cost ...

Feb 25, 2013

China's pollution problem

Japan should provide whatever technical assistance it can to a China now facing air pollution problems that have unleashed strong public criticism.