Biodiversity is life.
Biodiversity is our life.
Biodiversity is life.
Biodiversity is our life. ( HTML : English / Japanese )
The tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10) will be held in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture in October. The people of Japan have worked to protect the country's own rich biological diversity.
Caption: Front Cover: Of the 800 or more species of coral said to exist in the world, Japan's southern islands of Okinawa are home to more than 360.
|Where Creatures Gather The Guardian Forest of Meiji Jingu ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(320KB)|
The forest surrounding Meiji Jingu shrine in central west Tokyo is home to diverse creatures including many species of wild birds.
|Return of the Crested Ibis ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(142KB)|
Until recently on the brink of extinction, crested ibis are making a comeback on Sado Island, Niigata Prefecture.
|Biological Resources: Sharing the Wealth ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(210KB)|
Establishing an international framework for access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of their utilization will be one of the key topics debated at COP10.
|Reconnecting with Sakata ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(232KB)|
Sakata lake in Niigata Prefecture is the habitat for a rich diversity of wildlife. Local people including school children have worked to keep the lake clean and healthy.
|Welcome to Aichi ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(1,805KB)|
Nagoya City in Aichi Prefecture plays host to this year's COP10. The center of Japan's automotive industry, Aichi Prefecture was also the site for EXPO 2005, held on the theme of "Nature's Wisdom."
|Life in Harmony, Into the Future ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(477KB)|
Preparations for October's COP10 are in full swing. Tsunao Watanabe, Co-Secretary General of the Government of Japan for COP10, explains the specific aims of this year's meeting.
|PRIME MINISTER'S DIARY
Nuclear Security Summit ( HTML : English / Japanese )
Nuclear Security Summit At the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington D.C., April 12–13, Prime Minister Hatoyama joined with world leaders in endorsing U.S. President Obama's initiative to "secure all vulnerable nuclear materials around the world within four years."
Japan to Host APEC 2010 ( HTML : English / Japanese )
In advance of the APEC meetings to be held in Yokohama in November, APEC Executive Director Muhamad Noor expressed his views.
|SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Aqua Material: Good for the Environment, Good for the Body ( HTML : English / Japanese )
A team of researchers at the University of Tokyo led by Professor Takuzo Aida has developed a new type of hydrogel with potential applications in ranging from firefighting to cartilage replacement fields.
Swans Way ( HTML : English / Japanese )
From industrial goggles to sunglasses for sports, Yamamoto Kogaku is a world leader in the manufacture of high-functional eyewear.
Holidays on Location ( HTML : English / Japanese )
Japan has been experiencing a boom in socalled film tourism. We take a trip to two popular locations.
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