Christopher Torchia

For Christopher Torchia's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Leaked cables put South Africa spycraft on display

Feb 25, 2015

Leaked cables put South Africa spycraft on display

Once the small talk had subsided, the 2012 meeting between intelligence agents from Iran and South Africa in an Iranian guesthouse reportedly went downhill. "Until high level Ministerial interaction has taken place it is evident that this relationship in all honesty is doomed," a vexed ...

Zebras break Africa's terrestrial migration record

/ Jun 7, 2014

Zebras break Africa's terrestrial migration record

At a time when mankind's encroachment on habitats is increasingly leading species to extinction, scientists have discovered a mass migration of animals in Africa that reaches farther than any other documented on the continent. The journey made by about 2,000 zebra who traveled between Namibia ...

Apr 10, 2008

Don't overlook water problems

The March 23 article "Billions may lack safe drinking water by 2025: U.N." mentions that new ways to provide clean water to citizens are being tested. Water users themselves, however, have very little or no knowledge about the problem. In my ...

Feb 7, 2008

Global warming, local dawdling

At 1:15 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, I was about to retire when I ran across a program on Channel 10 devoted to global warming. Styled a "debate," it featured several of Japan's leading authorities on both sides of the issue, but by the time ...