Farm damage from Typhoon Hagibis tops ¥100 billion

National Oct 26, 2019

Farm damage from Typhoon Hagibis tops ¥100 billion

Damage caused to agriculture, forestry and fisheries industries by Typhoon Hagibis reached ¥102.73 billion as of Friday, the agriculture ministry said. The amount is based on reports from 38 prefectures that were hit by Hagibis, which struck eastern and central Japan on Oct. 12 to ...

Editorials Aug 1, 2015

Health gains lost to climate change

All of the impressive scientific and medical gains of modern civilization are in danger of being lost because of the effects of climate change and environmental degradation.

Farming of herbs, medicinal crops growing

National Feb 13, 2015

Farming of herbs, medicinal crops growing

by Michio Watanabe

Reflecting rising demand for herbal medicine, domestic cultivation of crops used to make such products is expanding. The Nara Prefectural Government launched a project at the end of 2012 to promote the cultivation and processing of medicinal plants for herbal drugs to help revitalize communities ...