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Blistering economic growth in the 1960s left Japan was with serious environmental and pollution problems. In this edition's special feature we examine some of the eco-technologies and efforts that helped Japan turn over a new leaf and embark down a more environmental path.
|G8 SUMMIT VENUE|
On April 5 Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda visited Toyako, Hokkaido, the venue of the upcoming G8 Summit, to observe Summit preparations and convene a meeting on global warming policy.
Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda held summit meetings with President Vladimir Putin of Russia, President Lee Myung-Bak of the Republic of Korea, and President Hu Jintao of China.
|UNIQUE JAPANESE ZOOS|
Asahiyama Zoo has blazed a trail of innovation that has made it into one of the nation's most popular zoos and a leading Hokkaido tourist destination.
|HOOKED ON ENKA|
Decked out like a hip-hop artist, American Jerome Charles White, Jr is anything but. Meet Jero the rising enka star.
|CARBON NANO TUBES|
Driven in part by Japanese research, carbon nanotube technology promises to be a major force in materials technology this century.
|SPACE ON EARTH|
Tokyo-based GOTO Inc. supplies some 40 percent of the planetarium projection systems used today and is bringing the heavens down to earth.
In January, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism appointed a number of new Yokoso! Japan Ambassadors.
Jutting out into the southern part of the Sea of Okhotsk, the Shiretoko Peninsula is rife with a wealth of nature.
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