By Jeff Spross on April 14, 2014
Coal and natural gas use have risen in response to a plunge in nuclear generation after the Fukushima disaster. And Japan's new energy plan shows no desire to reverse that trend.
By Hayes Brown on March 31, 2014
In a ruling four years in the making, an international court has declared Japan's annual "scientific" hunts for whale illegal.
By Ari Phillips on March 13, 2014
“It’s a bit like saying we know we are exposing you to something that could be life-threatening. We’re going to admit it and compensate you for it.”
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By Ari Phillips on March 4, 2014
The term environmental refugee has taken on a new meaning in China.
By Bryce Covert on February 24, 2014
Honda has broken a 66-year tradition of only appointing men to its board.
By Zack Beauchamp on February 7, 2014
Asia is not about to replay World War I.
By Ari Phillips on January 21, 2014
The Japanese are killing dolphins again. Meanwhile countless other species suffer due to human impacts such as pollution and climate change. By 2100 up to half of all living species could be extinct.
By Ari Phillips on January 16, 2014
The plan involves restarting some nuclear reactors in Japan, where cleanup of the Fukushima nuclear plant is still precarious and far behind schedule. It faces fierce public opposition.
By Bryce Covert on January 2, 2014
Japan's companies are being asked to have 30 percent of executive positions filled by women by 2020.
By Hayes Brown on December 30, 2013
Members of the Japanese criminal underworld are using taxpayer money to recruit homeless men for dangerous clean-up work.