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Environment in Japan

  • Japan donates meteorological equipment to Mozambique

    JAPAN, 2016/03/26 Japan has donated meteorological equipment to the National Institute of Meteorology of Mozambique in order to increase its capacity to monitor, estimate and prepare weather warnings, at an event held Wednesday in Maputo. The equipment, costing an estimated US$100,000, includes equipment for calibration of barometers and thermometers, and its delivery was witnessed by the Minister of Transport and Communications, Carlos Mesquita, according to Mozambican newspaper Notícias.
  • Eco-solutions for a sustainable Asia

    JAPAN, 2015/12/02 Asia is a large family that varies across and within its regions, with a plethora of systems all bumping against one an extra. But one thing Asia’s constituents have in common is the challenge posed by the transition to green increase. That challenge as well presents enormous opportunities. Japanese farmer Tepe Suzuki holds a duck in his organic heirloom rice field in the town of Isumi, Chiba province, east of Tokyo, Japan, 15 July 2008. Since the industrial revolution, world material wealth has dramatically expanded. Though the development paradigm has brought prosperity, it has caused severe environmental consequences, inclunding climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss. The existing development paradigm is not just environmentally unsustainable and infeasible, but as well appears removed from the ultimate purpose of improvment— happiness.
  • Japan to upgrade quake monitoring system in Turkmenistan

    JAPAN, 2015/07/30 The earthquake monitoring system will be modernized in Ashgabat, “Neutral Turkmenistan” newspaper reported. The implementation of this project is envisaged in a separate paragraph of the joint statement on new partnership between Turkmenistan and Japan. The document was signed by Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
  • Japan’s national strategy to curb carbon emissions was thrown into chaos.

    JAPAN, 2013/07/04 At the 2010 UN climate change conference Japan committed to reducing its emissions by 25 % (relative to 1990 levels) by 2020 and 80 % by 2050. While these reductions were, in part, to be completed through an emphasis on clean energy, the lynchpin of the program was to be its reliance on nuclear energy and the introduction of a price on carbon at the national level. But the triple disasters in March 2011 not only saw the closure of the country’s nuclear reactors but the difficult economic conditions that followed made it impossible for the government to contemplate introducing a carbon price. So it was no amaze at the same time as the government subsequently admitted that its pledges were no longer viable.
  • Australia expects Japanese whaling ban this year

    JAPAN, 2013/06/24  Australia expects the International Court of Justice will outlaw Japanese whaling in the Antarctic before the next whale hunting season begins in January. Australia's case against Japan will begin in the United Nations court in The Hague on Wednesday. Australian Attorney General Mark Dreyfus said on Sunday he expects to win before the next southern hemisphere summer. The whaling fleet generally leaves Japan each December to begin harpooning whales in January in the Antarctic Ocean, where Australia declared a whale sanctuary in 1999.