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Awareness of issue of plastic garbage in Japan slowly gaining steam

National Jan 3, 2020

Awareness of issue of plastic garbage in Japan slowly gaining steam

At a mid-December meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization and UNESCO, Kyoto Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa spoke with pride about his city's successes in the area of sustainable, environmentally friendly tourism. "Since 2000, when we produced nearly 820,000 tons of household and industrial garbage, ...

SDF tests public support with next mission in Middle East

Reference | FYI Dec 22, 2019

SDF tests public support with next mission in Middle East

The Cabinet is expected to approve a Self-Defense Forces mission to the Middle East that will comprise a destroyer, patrol planes and 250 personnel as part of an intelligence-gathering operation. In addition, one of two P-3C maritime surveillance planes deployed at Japan's base in Djibouti ...