Ryusei Takahashi

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Nagano is first prefecture in Japan to declare a climate emergency

National Dec 6, 2019

Nagano is first prefecture in Japan to declare a climate emergency

Nagano became the first prefecture to declare a climate emergency Friday, joining a growing coalition of nations, regions and local municipalities around the world in vowing to take action that reflects the urgency of the crisis. A Climate Emergency Declaration is a nonbinding promise to ...

Volunteers start 2020 training

Olympics Nov 16, 2019

Volunteers start 2020 training

Diversity was on full display at the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward on Saturday. The former site of the athletes' village from the 1964 Tokyo Olympics hosted the first training session for English speakers volunteering at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and ...

Details announced for final 2020 lotto

Olympics Nov 8, 2019

Details announced for final 2020 lotto

The second and final lottery for Japanese residents to buy tickets to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will commence on Nov. 13, the organizing committee announced Friday. Applications will be accepted from the morning until 11:59 a.m. on Nov. 26. The lottery results will be announced ...

Why aren't more young people fighting climate change in Japan?

National Nov 5, 2019

Why aren't more young people fighting climate change in Japan?

Around the world, young people are leading the fight against climate change. But in Japan, a conservative culture of restraint and the stigmatization of public demonstrations are making it difficult for the movement to take hold. During the global climate strike in September, 7.6 million ...