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FORESTS

Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 19, 2022
Ministers near global deal at landmark U.N. nature talks
Policymakers hope an ambitious deal can spur nature conservation in the same way that a pact in Paris in 2015 helped mobilize efforts to limit carbon emissions.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 18, 2022
For firms, climate and deforestation becoming part of bigger ‘nature’ issue
Companies may still be tempted to treat their responsibilities on climate and forests as separate issues, but the two are intimately linked, an expert has stressed.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 18, 2022
What campaigners want to see in U.N. nature deal
Many Indigenous activists want to make sure their rights are not trampled in the name of conservation — an outcome that has been dubbed 'green colonialism.'
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 12, 2022
New technologies offer more accurate nature health checks
Researchers and companies are creating tools to track and protect biodiversity.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 9, 2022
Disappearing plant populations jeopardize a green future
With jungles and boreal forests still being destroyed, at least 40% of the world's remaining plant species are in trouble.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Longform
Nov 28, 2022
Wood spirits: How Japan made the world’s first liquor from trees
History is being made by a technology that may help aging rural populations, reinvigorate the nation's struggling forestry sector and shake up the global alcohol industry in unforeseen ways.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 21, 2022
Human rights and environment become key in procuring palm oil
The problem of child labor at farms and deforestation caused by farm development are increasingly attracting attention.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 26, 2022
Why forests are key to the climate — and not just to absorb carbon
The cooling impact of forests goes beyond their ability to absorb planet-heating carbon dioxide emissions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 12, 2022
Local Japan governments eye taxes to prevent deforestation by renewable energy firms
While the use of renewable energy sources is growing, local communities are worried about the environmental destruction the creation of such facilities may cause.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 8, 2022
How to save a forest by burning it
As useful as prescribed burns can be for maintaining forests, they are tough to carry out — costly, labor-intensive, contingent on narrowing windows of favorable weather.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 24, 2022
Environment Ministry planning biodiversity conservation tax breaks for fiscal 2023
The move aims to encourage nature conservation efforts by the private sector in order to achieve a G7 goal of protecting at least 30% of land and oceans as healthy ecosystems by 2030.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 22, 2022
Greening the Himalayas: Is there a 'wrong' place to plant trees?
Some ecologists warn that the 'mindless' creation of forests in areas where they would not naturally grow can damage fragile and unique ecosystems.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 11, 2022
Even modest climate change imperils northern forests
Boreal forests cover much of Russia, Alaska and Canada and are a major carbon sink, but they are menaced by more frequent wildfires and invasive species outbreaks linked to climate change.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 27, 2022
How 'adopting' trees helps boost forests and incomes in Kenya
A national tree-planting drive was started in 2018 with the aim of having 10% of the country covered in natural forest by the end of 2022.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 25, 2022
Congo to auction land to oil companies: ‘Our priority is not to save the planet’
Peatlands and rainforests in the Congo Basin protect the planet by storing carbon. Now, in a giant leap backward for the climate, they're being auctioned off for drilling.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 16, 2022
God's will or ecological disaster? Mexico takes aim at Mennonite deforestation
In Campeche, the Mennonites say that expanding farms to provide a simple life for their families is the will of God. In the eyes of ecologists, the farms are an environmental disaster.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 11, 2022
In metropolis of 5.5 million, rainforest is a lifeline and a junkyard
After losing about 85% of its forest cover over the past 60 years, Ivory Coast has vowed to protect what remains and to reforest as much as it can.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Jul 6, 2022
Japan's forestry industry tests robots to address labor shortage
If successful, it could increase reforestation in the country and help Japan achieve its carbon neutrality goals.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 5, 2022
Majority of Japanese firms struggle to get raw materials amid Ukraine war
A survey by Teikoku Databank found 50.8% were affected in terms of raw materials, products and services they obtain and 66.7% were experiencing effects from surging purchase costs.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 3, 2022
Indian traditions entwine with trees in green drive to revive land
From weddings, births and funerals to festivals such as Holi, plants and trees have become centerpieces of local culture in Rajasthan.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on