Protecting nature to protect ourselves

Environment | OUR PLANET EARTH Dec 21, 2013

Protecting nature to protect ourselves

by Stephen Hesse

This month's column takes an intrepid look at efforts to expand protected areas in Japan and worldwide, areas that are essential to conserve biological diversity and mitigate natural disasters. "Intrepid" because ecosystems are the backbone of food and water security, and with national security now ...

Business Apr 24, 2002

'Spirited Away' boosts Toho profits

Film producer and distributor Toho Co. said Tuesday it posted record group revenue and pretax and net profits on the success of its box-office hit "Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi" ("Spirited Away"). Toho, one of three major players in the domestic movie industry, said it ...