Tsukasa Kamata

For Tsukasa Kamata's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Farmland turns into oil fields with rape

National Feb 25, 2006

Farmland turns into oil fields with rape

HIGASHI-OMI, Shiga Pref. (Kyodo) A unique recycling project began in Aito, Shiga Prefecture, eight years ago -- press oil from rape blossoms, use it for cooking and then recycle that oil to fuel diesel-engine vehicles. The project has since spread to local governments, agricultural organizations, ...

Huge tract for ITER sits vacant

National Nov 25, 2005

Huge tract for ITER sits vacant

A billboard stating it is on the site for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor stands on the corner of a vast tract of vacant land, reminding visitors of a project Tokyo had once hoped would come and boost the economy by some 1.2 trillion ...