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For Megan Rowling's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Cities seek cash and tech as they plan a safer and greener future

World | ANALYSIS Oct 31, 2018

Cities seek cash and tech as they plan a safer and greener future

As 1.4 million people move to cities each week, local abilities to keep residents safe can become strained, increasing the risk of disasters, warned the United Nations secretary-general. "The answer is to build resilience to storms, floods, earthquakes, fires, pandemics and economic crises," said Antonio ...

Innovation helps Tohoku's tsunami-hit farmers bounce back

National Apr 6, 2015

Innovation helps Tohoku's tsunami-hit farmers bounce back

Even before a tsunami swamped fields east of Sendai in March 2011, Chikako Sasaki and her husband, a rice farmer, had dreamed of starting a business selling food made from their own produce. The tsunami was sparked by the biggest earthquake to hit Japan since ...

Japan's farmers start to go green

Environment Jun 27, 2002

Japan's farmers start to go green

Hardly a week goes by without the emergence of some new scandal in the Japanese food industry. But whether it's the use of illegal additives or the mislabeling of imported meat as domestic, the outcome is the same: further breakdown in trust between consumers ...