The online magazine HIGHLIGHTING JAPAN

April 2020

LIVING IN HARMONY WITH NATURE

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  • THEME FOR APRILLIVING IN HARMONY WITH NATURE

    At the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10) held in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture in 2010, the Parties agreed a global vision of biological diversity, a world of “Living in Harmony with Nature. EWe take a look at some examples of Japan’s rich biodiversity and at ways in which people in Japan have interacted with nature to conserve it, helping to achieve that global vision.

FEATURES

  • Coexistence with Biological Diversity

    An interview with Torii Toshio, Director General of the Nature Conservation Bureau, Ministry of the Environment.

  • The Waterfall Cherry of Miharu

    An ancient weeping cherry is the star attraction of the spring in Miharu Town.

  • Toki in the Skies of Sado

    Once in danger of extinction, the toki of Sado Island have returned to the wild.

  • The Jellyfish that Saved an Aquarium

    Kamo Aquarium in Tsuruoka City is home to one of the world’s biggest collections of jellyfish.

  • Love of Animals Connects Japan and Uganda

    Zoos in Yokohama have contributed to the conservation of wildlife and environmental education in Uganda.

  • Swimming Jewels

    Nishikigoi, large ornamental carp (koi) of Japanese origin, are now found in ponds around the world.

  • The Beauty of Oze Preserved

    The flowers in the marshland of Oze National Park continue to bloom as always despite many challenges.

  • The Blessings of Wa-Herb

    The plants of Japan known as wa-herb add flavor to food and support people’s lives in many ways.

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