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Beekeeping relieves land degradation in Kyrgyzstan
The legacy of Fukushima: Two years on
The Fukushima nuclear disaster continues to galvanize a global movement towards renewable energy, but will Japan commit to a zero nuclear future?
Japan — short- and long-term energy risks
Keeping nuclear power in its energy equation, Japan does little to ameliorate short- and long-term risks of oil dependency.
The changing socio-ecology of Japan’s Ishikawa coast
The landscapes and livelihoods of this part of Japan are facing many threats, including ocean acidification.
Japanese gardens: a haven for moss diversity
Japan's famed traditional gardens can contribute to the understanding of urban ecosystems and the preservation of moss biodiversity.
Japan’s peak oil dry run
To start off our Transition Japan series, we look at a whether post-tsunami Japan is experiencing a dry-run for peak oil.
Japan’s horror reveals how thin is the edge we live on
Environmentalist Bill McKibben argues that humans are narrowing the safety margin provided by Earth.
Satoumi: the link between humans and the sea
Japan's Seto Inland Sea supports a variety of sea life and people and its integrated management would allow the reaping of benefits well into the future.
Japan should jump over its Kyoto climate target
If Japan is to reach its commitment to reduce emissions by 25% by 2020, it will have to leapfrog its Kyoto climate target.
Fashionista farm gals of Tokyo
Model, singer and marketing whiz Shiho Fujita is the face of a new trend in Japan where young people are increasingly attracted to farming.
Japan to suffer huge climate costs
There is a pervasive belief amongst Japanese leaders and decision-makers that climate change will not have a big impact on Japan in the future. They are wrong.
Wilder typhoons may mean bigger yen losses
Wilder typhoons in Japan as a result of climate change could cause larger financial and infrastructure damage.
Japan, waking up to peak oil?
Japan’s economy is vulnerable to peak oil due to its high dependence on fossil fuels. But is the government moving fast enough?
Harvest time in satoyama
The idea of satoyama embodies particular views about nature and its integration with lifestyle, cultural values and resource management practices.
Greening a giant: Shrinking the footprint of Japan’s building sector
Building sector emissions are now 39% higher than in 1990, so Japan has the issue in its CO2-cutting sights.
Let’s generate electricity by walking!
Kohei Hayamizu has a bold vision for the future: a city that is in itself an electric power station.
Electric cars hitting roads around the globe
Japanese ex-race car driver Yoshio Takaoka heads one of the small firms that are already producing and selling electric cars.
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