The government-led drive to boost hydrogen energy and lower emissions may end up giving coal-fired power plants a new lease on life.
For Francesco Bassetti's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times contributor Francesco Basetti joins Deep Dive to discuss the rise and fall of the Japanese ski industry, and how resorts are faring with so few people able to enjoy them.
The ongoing pandemic could be the final blow for operators as memories of the ski boom — and bust — of the 1980s still linger.
Bringing a fresh perspective to the brewing process, women are increasingly producing inspirational new interpretations of the nation’s traditional alcoholic drink.
Urban greening not only boosts biodiversity and lowers air temperatures, it also provides a much-needed link to the natural world.
The pandemic has put the aspirations of Japanese competition climbers on hold, and affected the operations of climbing gyms they rely on for training.
With the Ainu language considered to be on the brink of extinction, global connections are breathing new life into revitalization efforts.