Eisuke Hayata

For Eisuke Hayata's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Domestic logging enjoys surge in popularity

National Jul 24, 2008

Domestic logging enjoys surge in popularity

Japanese timber is enjoying a surge in popularity as sharply rising demand from emerging economies creates uncertainty over supplies of imported wood. Logging also helps foster forestry, which in turn may help mitigate global warming, so industry officials are hoping the trend continues. In Imari, Saga ...

Hakata 'yatai' days numbered as owners age, tape gets redder

National Sep 8, 2007

Hakata 'yatai' days numbered as owners age, tape gets redder

The aging of owners coupled with local administrative restrictions are taking a toll on the famed open-air food carts in the center of Kyushu's economy, transportation and culture. The "yatai" stalls first made their appearance in the form of bicycle-drawn carts shortly after the end ...

National Feb 2, 2007

Tsuruga left holding the trash

The Tsuruga Municipal Government in Fukui Prefecture is up to its neck in garbage. A garbage dump abandoned by Kinki Clean Center when it went bankrupt in 2002 took in 13 times more industrial waste and household garbage from 60 municipalities and waste management firms ...