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AFAN WOODLAND TRUST

Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK
Mar 30, 2020
We live in neither East nor West
With COVID-19 pulling the world apart, it's the people, from healthworkers to thoughtful neighbors that can bring it back together.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK
Dec 30, 2019
The fallen apples of Typhoon Hagibis
When the Typhoon Hagibis floods hit Nagano, it near-destroyed the apple farms for which the area is famous, with contaminants in the floodwaters making it impossible to salvage any of the surviving fruit.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK
May 28, 2017
Come what may, we're doing just fine
Rain had started pelting the cherry blossoms when I returned from Tokyo last month, squelching the plans of countless would-be outdoor revelers.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK
Sep 3, 2016
New horse lodge signals the way ahead
On July 15, 2016, just a few minutes' gentle canter from our splendid Afan Trust Centre here in the hills outside Kurohime in northern Nagano Prefecture, we officially opened our brand-new, first-ever horse lodge.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK
Jul 2, 2016
The Imperial Couple's day in our woods
On Monday, June 6, Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko visited us here at our C.W. Nicol Afan Woodland Trust in Shinano, northern Nagano Prefecture.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK
Jun 4, 2016
Forest horror led to an honor from 'foes'
As I write this in my home outside Kurohime, it's astonishing to realize it has been 36 years since I came to live in the hills of northern Nagano Prefecture.
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK
Dec 5, 2015
All set for our woods' own horse power
Over the past three years, the C.W. Nicol Afan Woodland Trust has been bringing down people and horses from Tono and Morioka in Iwate Prefecture to help us take out trees we've been thinning from our woods here in northern Nagano Prefecture — and lately, too, from the adjoining national forest...
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK
Jan 4, 2014
To the Simien and back — 47 years on
By the time you read this I should be in the Simien Mountains of northern Ethiopia. I have been asked to go back there to tell the nation's current generation what the forests and wildlife were like in 1967, '68 and '69 when I served the government of Haille Selassie as the country's first game warden...
Japan Times
ENVIRONMENT / OLD NIC'S NOTEBOOK
Nov 2, 2013
Hybrid furniture and the working horse
Right from the outset when we started planning what is now our magnificent Afan Nature Centre that opened three years ago here in the Nagano Prefecture hills outside Kurohime, I insisted it should be built in wood — and that all the wood must be Japanese.

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Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals