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The Meat Paradox and Factory Farming

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.

Toward a Smoke Free Tokyo Olympics

Haruo Ozaki, Chairman of the Tokyo Medical Association, calls for local governments to act against tobacco even if the national government continues to drag its feet.