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Posted in: Aeon aims to start selling eco-certified sushi in time for Olympics See in context

"Ideally we want to bring it (sustainable products) to around 20%"

Err no. Surely you mean "ideally" we want to bring it to 100% - Why ideally would you want to be selling 80% unsustainable fish? The clue is in the word ... UNSUSTAINABLE!!

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Posted in: Couple dreams of revitalizing Fukushima with Jersey milk See in context

How about the matter of intellectual property that Japan was moaning about in connection to Kobe beef? Should work both ways.

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Posted in: Japanese firms join global calls to ditch coal-fired power See in context

The only way to get this govenment to develop sensible policies - Shame them into acion - which is what more and more countries are doing - leaving Japan behind when it comes to transitioning to renewables.

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Posted in: Costs for managing Japan's nuclear plants to total ¥13 trillion See in context

@ListenTheTruth: What a stupid way to boil water. Dangerous. Toxic. Wasteful. Obscenely expensive.

Particulalry when you consider the wasted potential of Japan's Geothermal - non-toxic, renewable,, cheap.

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Posted in: Japanese firms not well prepared for increasing floods: poll See in context

Unfortunately, rather than rewilding flood plains and riverbanks and letting rivers take their natural course (as is the trend now in many countries) here it will mean more concrete - making flood water flow faster and creating (ironically) worse flood conditions.

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Posted in: Tokyo Gas opens new hydrogen station ahead of Olympics See in context

If they are using fossil fuel then it is just Greenwash - somnething this government are practiced in.

As with many environmental issues the media needs to step up and inform the public more to responsibly raise public awareness and knolwedge.

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Posted in: Tokyo Gas opens new hydrogen station ahead of Olympics See in context

Agree with Jacek. It's very simple - if the hydrogen is made using a renewable clean energy source (wind, solar, geo-thermal, tidal, micr-hydro... ) then hydrogen is a great solution for helping to move away from fossil fuels.

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Posted in: Tokyo stocks plunge, yen surges amid rising Middle East tensions See in context

Indexes of capitalism and the foundation of much of what is wrong in the world - greed, corruption ....

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Posted in: Tax hike, global slowdown set to dent Japan's economic growth in 2020 See in context

Where's the logic of expecting growth when population is falling?

This government's policies are purely based on growth for growth's sake - no thought about quality of life issues.

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Posted in: Tuna fetches ¥193.2 mil at New Year auction in Tokyo See in context

Browny1

If I'm right in detecting extreme sarcasm in your comment - I completely agree.

Prices of products should reflect the true environmental costs they are associated with - ie if it causes the endangerment of a species, habitat etc.

And as I say each year when this same headline comes up - this event is in very bad taste with regards inequality & over-fishing.

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Posted in: Thunberg keen to visit Japan in 2020 See in context

Her style is intolerance and a closed mind and she doesn't accept different opinions.

No, after 30 years of debating, ACTION is needed. That's all she's pointing out. There should no longer be debate about climate change.

Reading many of the posts above, and the attitude of many others who still don't accept there is a crisis to be dealt with - no wonder she's angry.

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Posted in: Japan ushers in 2020 See in context

... seriously reap...

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Posted in: Japan ushers in 2020 See in context

Possibly the start of the most important decade in human's short history - the 11th Hour to steer humanity down a more sustainable path, or seriouly reep the consequences of Business As Usual.

Happy New Year!

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Posted in: Emperor hopes 2020 will be disaster-free year See in context

Couldn't they find a better backdrop that that cheap soundproofing corkboard which we used to have in our classrooms in the 70's?

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Posted in: Australia to compensate volunteer firefighters See in context

There's a very big change.org petition at the moment to cancel Sydney NYE Fireworks display and divert the money to the firefighters - and rightly so!

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Posted in: Ruling party lawmaker arrested over alleged bribe from Chinese gambling operator See in context

LOL - he should be stripped of that Sustainable Development Goals badge he's wearing for a start.

Not sure where gambling and bribes fit into supporting the SDG's

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Posted in: Criticism of Japan's coal policy raising climate awareness at home: Koizumi See in context

talks had helped raise his countrymen's awareness of fossil fuels and climate change.

You have got to wonder how these people up until now could possibly have been unaware of these issues.

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Posted in: Australia has its hottest day on record; more to come See in context

The droughts in the 1930's and the 1950's were much hotter and lasted longer.

Really?

Well here is actual data - from Aus Gov't - rising and continuing temperature trend is more than clear. http://www.bom.gov.au/state-of-the-climate/

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Posted in: Australia has its hottest day on record; more to come See in context

Here is a 35 sec video link showing temperature anomalies over the last century - amazing! https://e360.yale.edu/digest/new-video-visualizes-a-century-of-global-warming-in-just-35-seconds

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Posted in: Australia has its hottest day on record; more to come See in context

Extremes are becomming the norm all over the globe - just as predicted - indeed in many cases - faster than predicted.

Hopefully this will put pressure on the duffus of a PM over there, that even he and is neo-con friends cannot ignore or deny any longer .

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Posted in: Man arrested for stealing 3,000 onion seedlings See in context

Approximately three tons of onions can be harvested from 3,000 onion seedlings, growers say.

I grow onions each year and 1 seedling basically means one onion.

So each onion is 1kg?

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Posted in: Aussie PM breaks silence on 'troubling' smoke crisis See in context

could damage Morrison in conservative-voting mining communities, split his party and risk tipping a fragile economy into crisis.

Right.

And compared to the economic losses increasing drought, wildfires, flooding, dying of the great barrier reef?

Losses of agriculatural and tourism industry alone will be huge

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Posted in: Japan to keep pushing coal in developing world despite criticism See in context

Clean coal is an oxymoron. Fictional greenwash.

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Posted in: Japan to keep pushing coal in developing world despite criticism See in context

Japanese should be disgusted with their leadership who make it worse by pretending to care about the environment.

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Posted in: Zero-hour on climate, but U.N. talks in another time zone See in context

Evidence of its dire impacts is so overwhelming that "climate denier" is synonymous with insisting the Earth is flat

So true. Shameful all the time has been allowed to be wasted by the ignorant minority - debating the existance of human made climate change.

Now hopefully we can finally start playing catch up to solve the problem.

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Posted in: U.S. says it will 'protect its interests' at climate conference See in context

Unfortunately, its the poorest nations around the world suffering the most because of the Whitehouse goon's repugnant attitute to climate change.

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Posted in: U.N. declined Abe's request to speak at Sept climate summit: sources See in context

GREAT NEWS. Hope it sends a message that only effective action is welcome - not platitudes, falese promises, and crass actions - ie continuting to use taxpayers money to support coal.

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Posted in: Illicit trade of otters via social networking on the rise See in context

This issue, as with many consumer related issues (free range, fair-trade, overfishing ....) shows again that consumers here need much more knolwedge and awareness.

Mostly this problem is the media feeding the population cotton wool wrapped content.

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Posted in: China wants to 'take over' Australian politics: ex-spy chief See in context

It would explain Australian leaders' continued support for coal, most of which seems to end up in Chinese power stations.

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Posted in: Insurance claims linked to typhoons in Sept, Oct may top ¥2 tril See in context

Here's a crazy idea:

stop paying billions subsidising coal, which clearly contributes to this issue, and instead use the money to help compensate those most effected by the damage.

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