November 28, 2015
The government plans to introduce a new tax to promote the protection of the nation's woodlands as part of measures to curb the effects of global warming.
November 03, 2015
BEIJING--China and France agreed on Nov. 2 to push for long-term monitoring of a U.N. accord to combat climate change due in Paris next month by reviewing cuts in greenhouse...
October 28, 2015
Global warming is deeply related to Syria’s refugee crisis. From 2006 to 2010, Syria experienced what are believed to be the driest conditions in the country’s history....
July 18, 2015
The government said on July 17 it would slash its greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent by 2030 from 2013 levels and submitted the plan to the United Nations later in the day...
June 15, 2015
KYOTO--As Paul McCartney sang, "Let it be." That, in a nutshell, sums up his vegetarian philosophy.
June 05, 2015
BONN--Japan has received a chilling reprimand for what critics say is its failure to vigorously address global warming by sweeping the top three places in the scornful...
May 05, 2015
Japan’s new greenhouse gas emissions targets indicate a distressing lack of commitment to the fight against global warming.
May 01, 2015
Japan said it was proposing to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent by 2030 as its contribution to a global summit on climate change in Paris later in the year.
April 17, 2015
As negotiations intensify over a framework to stop global warming from 2020 onward, the Chinese government is stepping up efforts to combat climate change.
April 13, 2015
Japan could end up being the hare in the Aesop fable, “The Tortoise and the Hare,” if it continues on like this.
March 28, 2015
Planned operations of coal-fired power plants will increase Japan’s annual carbon dioxide emissions by 5 to 6 percent around 2030, undoing the nation’s previous efforts to...
March 10, 2015
Visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave a lecture on world affairs and ties between Japan and Germany at the Hamarikyu Asahi Hall on March 9. The event was co-sponsored...
February 19, 2015
2014 was the hottest year on record, according to a string of reports on global climate trends.
December 14, 2014
Annual snowfall will drop markedly across most of Japan by the turn of the century if global warming continues, a study shows.
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.