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For Kyoto, a chance to lead Japan in fight against food loss

National | VIEW FROM OSAKA Oct 20, 2018

For Kyoto, a chance to lead Japan in fight against food loss

Compared with constitutional revision, the economy, celebrity gossip and pontificating (if not panicking) over geopolitical changes in East Asia and Japan's role in those changes, Japan's mainstream media and politicians had, until recently, given environmental issues less attention. Suddenly, though, the environment is back on ...

Will Japan be a climate leader or a climate laggard?

National Oct 9, 2018

Will Japan be a climate leader or a climate laggard?

A summer of typhoons and flooding has put the issues of severe weather, global warming and climate change mitigation domestically and internationally back on top of Japan's political agenda. But with the country's current and long-term energy strategy still dependent on fossil fuels, especially coal-fired ...