by Bryce Covert Posted on May 7, 2014
If as many Japanese women were employed as men, its economy would see a huge benefit.
by Jeff Spross Posted 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 Posted on March 31, 2014 Updated: March 31, 2014
In a ruling four years in the making, an international court has declared Japan's annual "scientific" hunts for whale illegal.
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by Ari Phillips Posted 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.”
by Ari Phillips Posted on March 4, 2014 Updated: March 4, 2014
The term environmental refugee has taken on a new meaning in China.
by Bryce Covert Posted on February 24, 2014
Honda has broken a 66-year tradition of only appointing men to its board.
by Zack Beauchamp Posted on February 7, 2014 Updated: February 7, 2014
Asia is not about to replay World War I.
by Ari Phillips Posted 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 Posted on January 16, 2014 Updated: January 21, 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 Posted on January 2, 2014 Updated: January 2, 2014
Japan's companies are being asked to have 30 percent of executive positions filled by women by 2020.