November 20, 2014
IWAMIZAWA, Hokkaido--Cafe owner Nobuo Takizawa was so impressed by a Pinot Noir wine in the early 2000s that he opened a vineyard in a Hokkaido area that everyone had thought...
November 15, 2014
The United States and China exert decisive influence on the fate of the world in the 21st century. But the contours of the relationship between the two leading powers still...
November 12, 2014
BEIJING--The United States and China pledged Nov. 12 to take ambitious action to limit greenhouse gases, aiming to inject fresh momentum into the global fight against climate...
November 12, 2014
German writer Michael Ende (1929-1995), author of world-famous works of children’s fiction such as “Momo” and “The Neverending Story,” wrote in “Zettelkasten”...
October 13, 2014
TESHIKAGA, Hokkaido--Lake Mashuko had long been a source of pride in this industrialized nation as the clearest and cleanest lake in the world. But the effects of global...
September 27, 2014
His trademark was an amazingly luxuriant, white beard reminiscent of such ancient Chinese sages as Lao-tzu and Confucius.
September 26, 2014
A new international framework agreement on efforts to stem global warming is expected in late 2015.
September 08, 2014
Toyota Motor Corp. is banking on a more eco-friendly future with its new fuel cell vehicle "Mirai" that is set to hit showrooms by the end of fiscal 2014.
July 30, 2014
KAGOSHIMA--Students and professors at Kagoshima University have been warned to avoid touching any tarantula they may come across after one was found on the campus.
July 30, 2014
Master angler Jiro Shirataki is puzzled that the average size of his catches of tasty "ayu" trout have become “noticeably smaller than before.”
June 18, 2014
Rising sea temperatures are pushing Japanese common squid populations toward the Korean Peninsula, leaving Japanese fishermen with dwindling catches and fears for the future of ...
June 11, 2014
Rising sea levels have exposed skeletal remains of what are believed to be Japanese soldiers stationed on the Marshall Islands during World War II, prompting the health...
April 15, 2014
Many experts from around the world posed this bottom-line question about the challenge of global warming: Are we going to continue marching toward a global environmental...
April 02, 2014
ULAN BATOR--Men on horseback chase sheep and goats over the snow-covered land in winter in the Mongolian plains, where temperatures can drop to minus 30 degrees.
March 31, 2014
YOKOHAMA--Global warming makes feeding the world harder and more expensive, a United Nations scientific panel said.
March 25, 2014
A newspaper clipping that I cut out two years ago was about the gigantic proportions of dinosaurs. Citing calculations by a British research team, the article noted that the...
January 08, 2014
Hundreds of millions of people mainly in Asia could be displaced by the end of this century as global warming causes sea levels to rise, according to a report by a special U.N. ...
November 16, 2013
Torrential rain possibly caused by climate change is the culprit for an increase in damages from landslides over the past 30 years, according to a recent survey.
November 07, 2013
The government has set a target of 2020 greenhouse gas emissions at 3.8 percent lower than 2005 levels, sources said, noting that the figure is still more than 3 percent higher ...
October 31, 2013
Average temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere over a 21-year period until 2010 may have been the highest over the past 4,000 years, according to a study of air trapped in an...