Japan Races to Build New Coal-Burning Power Plants, Despite the Climate Risks
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/03/climate/japan-coal-fukushima.html, posted 2020 by peter in energy environment fukushima health japan jpquake politics
It is one unintended consequence of the Fukushima nuclear disaster almost a decade ago, which forced Japan to all but close its nuclear power program. Japan now plans to build as many as 22 new coal-burning power plants — one of the dirtiest sources of electricity — at 17 different sites in the next five years, just at a time when the world needs to slash carbon dioxide emissions to fight global warming.
Kabuki Play Guide
enmokudb.kabuki.ne.jp/en, posted 2019 by peter in culture japan kabuki reference theater
The Kabuki Play Guide provides synopses and highlights of major works in the Kabuki canon for those interested in learning more about Kabuki theater.
Kabuki A to Z
www2.ntj.jac.go.jp/dglib/modules/kabuki_dic_en/letter.php?init=01, posted 2019 by peter in culture japan kabuki reference theater
A handy dictionary of kabuki terms, plays and characters from the Japan Arts Council.
Defying International Community, Japan Resumes Commercial Whaling
https://earther.gizmodo.com/defying-international-community-japan-resumes-commerci-1836023427, posted 2019 by peter in environment food japan
According to numbers provided Monday by the Fisheries Agency, 25 sei whales, 52 minke whales, and a staggering 150 Bryde’s whale are permitted to be caught through the end of the year—227 total whales over a mere sixth-month span. The IUCN Red List categorizes sei whales as endangered.
posted 2018 by peter in japan
Niigata school superintendent resigns over improper use of Japanese word for 'you' - Japan Today
https://japantoday.com/category/national/niigata-school-superintendent-resigns-over-improper-use-of-japanese-word-for-you?, posted 2018 by peter in japan language
What should have been a heart-wrenching meeting with plans to make changes for the future instead ended up boiling down to one poor choice of words on behalf of the superintendent.
At some point during the conversation with the boy’s father, the superintendent asked: Omae mo hogoshakai ni kuru ka? (お前も保護者会に来るか).
Bathtub Cinema on Shibuya rooftop is Tokyo’s coolest stop for outdoor movies this summer
https://soranews24.com/2018/07/22/bathtub-cinema-on-shibuya-rooftop-is-tokyos-coolest-stop-for-outdoor-movies-this-summer/, posted 2018 by peter in entertainment event japan tokyo travel
As Japan sizzles under its hottest summer since record-keeping began in 1880, event organisers around the country are having to come up with creative solutions to entice people outdoors and away from the comfort of their air-conditioned homes this year.
One event which might be able to do just that is Tokyo’s new Bathtub Cinema, the first of its kind in Japan, which is set to pop up at MAG’s Park on the rooftop of the revamped MAGNET by SHIBUYA109 building that overlooks the world-famous Shibuya Scramble Crossing.
Giving and Receiving — Learn Japanese
www.guidetojapanese.org/learn/complete/giving_receiving, posted 2018 by peter in japan language reference
Giving and receiving whether it’s objects or favors is a bit more complicated in Japanese because you need to be aware of the social status between the giver and the receiver. Basically, there are two words for giving and one word for receiving listed below.
4 Modern Capsule Hotels in Tokyo That Have Upped the Tiny Hotel Game | Tokyo Weekender
https://www.tokyoweekender.com/2018/06/4-modern-capsule-hotels-in-tokyo-that-have-upped-the-tiny-hotel-game/, posted 2018 by peter in japan list todo tokyo travel
Japan has long been famed for its unique capsule hotel accommodation, but generally speaking these tiny rooms have been for practical purposes only (read: you wouldn’t really have wanted to stay in them while on vacation, other than for novelty reasons). But over the last few years, Tokyo has dramatically upped its tiny hotel game, and new hip – sometimes even “luxurious” – capsule hotels are popping up all over the city. Here are four of our favorites…
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