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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.

Tsukuba Science March

People march in Tsukuba, the premier science city of Japan, to support science and fact-based policymaking in the United States and in the world.

Trump Tax March in Tokyo

Americans march in Tokyo to demand the release of Donald Trump’s tax returns and transparency in US policymaking. One of the key organizers, Jesse Glickstein, speaks to the Shingetsu News Agency.