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Md. Tahmid Zami
For Md. Tahmid Zami's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
High tides in Funafuti, Tuvalu, in February. About 40% of the main atoll and capital district Funafuti is already underwater at high tide, and the tiny nation is forecast to be submerged by the end of the century.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Mar 4, 2024
Tuvalu preserves history online as rising seas threaten existence
"We cannot outrun the rising tides, but we will do what we can to protect our statehood, our spirit, our values," minister Simon Kofe said.
Workers organize used clothing for packaging at a warehouse near Barcelona on Aug. 1.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Dec 7, 2023
How to fix the carbon crisis in fast fashion
Positive partnerships between brands and manufacturers are crucial for the sector to achieve its net-zero goals.
Commuters ride on rickshaws on a flooded road after heavy rains in Dhaka in September.
ENVIRONMENT / ANALYSIS
Oct 19, 2023
Can pre-disaster cash and aid help fix climate loss and damage?
Anticipatory action can help avert the worst effects of climate-related disasters.
A farmer examines rice in a paddy near a farm house in Dhaka.
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Sep 1, 2023
First crops, now animals: Climate change hurts Bangladesh farmers
The country's coastal regions, which make up a third of all arable land, have been hit by worsening drought, heat and water scarcity.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
May 24, 2023
Disaster deaths decline but damage rises on hotter planet
While deaths caused by disasters have decreased thanks to early warning systems, economic losses from extreme weather events turbo-charged by global warming have skyrocketed.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Apr 26, 2023
Heat stress rises for Dhaka's poor as green spaces shrink
In 2022, Dhaka was seen as the seventh least livable city in a global ranking due to its booming population, high disaster risk and loss of green spaces.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 9, 2023
Bangladesh's energy plan faces gas dilemma as fuel crisis bites
The draft plan shows positive shifts but voiced concerns about a growing reliance on LNG and unclear ambitions when it comes to renewable sources of energy.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Mar 10, 2023
Can Bangladesh 'climate proof' garment jobs in a warming world?
In the summer, garment workers often experience symptoms like headaches, fatigue or nausea due to heat, hampering productivity in the country's main export sector.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 17, 2023
Congested Dhaka navigates cleaner transport and jobs with first metro rail
Alongside its growth, Dhaka has seen extreme congestion in recent years, hampering mobility in the city.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 30, 2023
Bangladesh develops green economic zones, but will locals benefit?
Activists are concerned about how enough land will be found for the zones without compromising agricultural production or infringing residents' rights.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / ANALYSIS
Jul 7, 2022
Ravaged by floods, Bangladesh pitches plan to adapt to climate impacts
Residents and aid groups said the June floods, caused by record-shattering heavy monsoon rains in India's upstream Meghalaya state, were the worst in living memory.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on