Climate change is already altering life in Japan, and its impact is expected to deepen in the coming years and decades. Natural systems and human society are interconnected.
The time has come for ordinary Japanese citizens to fill the gap left by government and take responsibility for developing sustainable solutions.
In recent years the rise of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance investing has created powerful new incentives to compel companies to make meaningful changes to how they do business, but Japan remains far behind the curve.
For the old dinosaurs of energy, it is wise to get in front of the next wave of disruption. TEPCO is showing signs of doing just that.
The “meat paradox” is when people love eating meat but don’t like the thought of killing of animals. On a daily basis, the industrial livestock production industry manages this dissonant experience by keeping a low public profile, filling the shelves of local markets with meat, but keeping the eyes of the Japanese public sheltered from the realities of how those products arrived there.