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Since KJ’s earliest days, we have covered major environmental issues in Japan and elsewhere in Asia. Our final print issue, Biodiversity (75) was produced especially for the UN’s COP10 Summit in Nagoya, 2010; we gave away nearly 1000 copies to participants.

Alert readers will note, however, that this section is titled “Nature,” not “Environment.” These days, environment is too often viewed as extractable resource, or a malfunctioning sector requiring (additional) human intervention. We believe that a deeper, more integrated understanding of our shared natural environment is essential. We remain committed to presenting thought-provoking views on nature in Asia, and the place of humanity — and all other species — within it.
 
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Nature

On March 3, 2011 By

Nature

Since KJ’s earliest days, we have covered major environmental issues in Japan and elsewhere in Asia. Our final print issue, Biodiversity (75) was produced especially for the UN’s COP10 Summit in Nagoya, 2010; we gave away nearly 1000 copies to participants.

Alert readers will note, however, that this section is titled […]

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“Let the photo-taking sessions be a ballet instead of a military-style attack or a grueling marathon. In the garden, drink the sun, sweep with the wind, sing like a bird, and dance with a shovel and a rake.”

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Nature and Spirit Reunion

On October 23, 2014 By

REVIEW BY BRIAN COVERT

“There is much work to be done—not only in “saving the Earth,” as the mantra of the environmental movement goes, but also in saving ourselves and our own souls in the process.”

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BY TED TAYLOR
For nearly 40 years Masanobu Fukuoka’s classic work, “The One-Straw Revolution” has lured people back to a traditional life of farming. Yoshikazu Kawaguchi, considered the leading proponent of Natural Farming in Japan, began his approach to farming by adapting Fukuoka’s method of forgoing plowing, fertilizers, weeding, and chemicals…

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An Atmosphere of Concern

On January 13, 2013 By

ENVIRONMENT
BY ARI PHILLIPS

China alone will add 350 million urban residents to its population – more people than live in the US – and will build the equivalent of ten New York Cities worth of skyscrapers. And greenhouse gas emissions will gather at greater frequency up above the skyline…

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Grow Your Own Energy

On May 10, 2012 By

BY WINIFRED BIRD

In Japan the concept is often called “enerugi no chisan-chisho,” a phrase adopted from the local food movement. It directly translates… loosely as “grow your own energy.”

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Satish Kumar in Kyoto

On February 4, 2012 By

JOHN EINARSEN, STEWART WACHS AND LYE TUCK-PO

Sometimes I came across a tree which seemed like a Buddha or a Jesus: loving, compassionate, still, unambitious, enlightened, in eternal meditation, giving pleasure to a pilgrim…

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Nature and Culture in Japan

On November 30, 2011 By

VALUES
BY ALLAN G. GRAPARD

Japanese cultural tradition hides a vast storehouse of notions and practices that may be helpful in establishing a culturally-grounded eco-philosophy…

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Patriotism

On November 2, 2011 By

BY BRUCE ALLEN

Walking on these stones, I feel the life of the mountain sinking into me — as I plant my own life into it…. I feel the mountain slowly inhabiting my muscles and bones.

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A Celebration of Sound

On October 16, 2011 By

MIYOKO CHU AND ALLISON CHILDS WELLS, Online feature from KJ 75, Biodiversity

A CD from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology transports the listener to wild habitats around the world…

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