Editorials Jun 14, 2016

Bringing back the crested ibis

The effort to revive the crested ibis on Sado Island serves as a reminder that humans are responsible for the disappearance of many species, but that with the right efforts humans can also save endangered species from extinction.

Fired up about Gifu's pottery industry

Travel Oct 17, 2015

Fired up about Gifu's pottery industry

by Stephen Carr

Toki, a small town in Gifu Prefecture, 37 km from Nagoya, sits above a huge clay basin. Pottery has been made here since ancient times. The world-famous Oribe style, which uses green copper glaze and bold painted designs was invented in Gifu more than 400 ...