Global efforts for a better tomorrow

Special Supplements / COP26 special Nov 1, 2021

Global efforts for a better tomorrow

For almost three decades, the U.N. has worked to bring as many countries together as possible on a regular basis for the global climate change summits known as COP, short for Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. These ...

Uniting paths to carbon neutrality

Special Supplements / COP26 special Nov 1, 2021

Uniting paths to carbon neutrality

In October 2020, Japan pledged to reach complete carbon neutrality by 2050. The following April, it announced it would target a 46% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 from 2013 levels. This means Japan is set to take a leading role in decarbonization ...

Lawyer, princess to wed, move to Big Apple

Special Supplements Oct 26, 2021

Lawyer, princess to wed, move to Big Apple

After a long wait, Princess Mako, a niece of Emperor Naruhito, will finally get married Tuesday to her longtime fiance, Kei Komuro, a commoner. Princess Mako, the daughter of Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko, began dating Komuro nine years ago. But the couple, who ...

Vietnam fights virus with prudent measures

Special Supplements Oct 25, 2021

Vietnam fights virus with prudent measures

Authorities at all levels from central to local have stepped up COVID-19 prevention measures. The government promptly issues directives and policies and regularly directs the Ministry of Health, localities and agencies to carry out initiatives to halt the pandemic. The prime minister randomly inspects ...