Cold-climate Creatures In Their Element In Sapporo

Cold-climate creatures in their element in Sapporo

Japan's northern island of Hokkaido is still in the grip of biting winter weather, but that's good news for some animals at a zoo in Sapporo.

The polar bears, Amur tigers, and snow leopards have been enjoying their time outdoors at the Maruyama Zoo, while giraffes and other animals from warm habitats are being kept indoors.

Japan To Launch Climate Research Satellite In December

Japan to launch climate research satellite in December

Japan will launch a climate research satellite in December to analyze and forecast global warming-linked environmental changes, the science ministry said Friday.

The satellite, named Shikisai, will be placed in orbit 800 kilometers above the ground from where it will conduct long-term monitoring of cloud cover, levels of dust and aerosols in the atmosphere as well as ocean color, vegetation, snow and ice cover on the earth's surface.

Gore's Climate Change Sequel Among Highlights Of Tokyo Film Fest

Gore's climate change sequel among highlights of Tokyo film fest

A sequel to former U.S. Vice President Al Gore's climate change documentary and a Japan-China collaboration by renowned Chinese director Chen Kaige are among the highlights of the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival, organizers said Tuesday.

This year's festival, from Oct. 25 to Nov. 3, will open in the Japanese capital with the film "Fullmetal Alchemist," directed by Fumihiko Sori and based on a best-selling Japanese comic series about two brothers' journey.

Low Bridges In Tokushima Show Danger Of Climate Change

Low bridges in Tokushima show danger of climate changeReal estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is known for his potty mouth, spewing out coarse and abusive words.
The billionaire front-runner in the race for the GOP nomination commands an amazing vocabulary of cursing and swearing phrases. He uses such words and phrases to lash out at people and things he characterizes as stupid, disgusting, lies, fraud, hoax, cons, morons, dumb, thugs and bastards.

Japan To Increase Aid For New Climate Framework

Japan to increase aid for new climate frameworkJapan will boost financial assistance to developing nations to help formulate a new global framework to tackle climate change.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made the announcement at a government taskforce on anti-global warming on Thursday, ahead of the UN climate conference in Paris next week.

War-themed Comics Regain Popularity Amid Tense Political Climate

War-themed comics regain popularity amid tense political climateWith public concern over the possible "next war," manga publishers are taking advantage of the growing popularity of war-related and anti-war comics by republishing their works.
A magazine and a book, which carry those themed comics, were recently published. In addition, an exhibition concerning war-related manga was held.

International Npo Names Nissan A World Leader In Corporate Action On Climate Change

International NPO names Nissan a world leader in corporate action on climate changeNissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced today that the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP)* yesterday ranked the company among the top 5 percent of global corporations participating in the international NPO's climate change program and included Nissan on its 113 A-List. Nissan also scored a perfect 100 in the organization's Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). Like last year, Nissan was the highest ranked automotive company in Japan.

Mochiduki: Japan Ready To Tackle Climate Change

Mochiduki: Japan ready to tackle climate changeJapan's Environment Minister Yoshio Mochiduki has expressed Japan's readiness to tackle global climate change ahead of next week's UN climate conference in Lima.
The conference, also known as COP20, opens on Monday. Delegates from more than 190 countries will take part.

Honda Earns Perfect Climate Disclosure Score Of 100 Points In Cdp Global 500 Climate Change Report 2014

Paris Motor Show 2013 Honda CR-ZHonda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that it has earned a perfect climate disclosure score of 100 in the CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2014, which analyzes the initiatives of the world’s 500 largest companies in addressing countermeasures against global warming and the disclosure of information regarding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. With the perfect disclosure score, for the fourth consecutive year, Honda was listed as one of the companies in the CDP’s “Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI),” which names the world’s most advanced companies in the area of disclosures related to global climate change.