Thanks to deadly heat waves, the Olympic marathon is moving from Tokyo to Sapporo next year. It's a sign of things to come.
For Adam Minter's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
With obesity rates soaring, countries like Singapore and Malaysia are weighing aggressive interventions.
Airlines are investing in virtual reality because the global tourism boom is unsustainable.
The fierce lizards are in decline on their native island and an influx of visitors hasn't helped.
There is nothing cuddly about the 5,000 or so Komodo dragons that still roam the wild. They are aggressive, venomous predators that can reach 10 feet (3 meters) long and weigh more than 150 pounds (70 kg). They have been known to occasionally attack ...
Shifting bureaucrats to Borneo won't solve the problems faced by millions in Jakarta.
Beijing's efforts to manipulate online opinion in Hong Kong and abroad have a long way to go.
Companies should slow the rush to mine the ocean floor until environmental costs are much better understood.
Governments and budget carriers are going to have to find other ways to mitigate the environmental impact of booming air travel.
Forcing rich countries to keep and process all of their own recycling isn't the best way to protect the environment.