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Particle Accelerator Can Make Stronger Cherry Blossoms To Weather Global Heating

4 Mins Read By: Roku Goda Cherry blossoms have long been loved by Japanese and celebrated in poetry as harbingers of spring. In the early Heian Period (794-1185), Ariwara no Narihira penned a piece about how people became very excited every spring when the delicate pink flowers bloomed. This year’s cherry blossom viewing parties were drastically reduced after […]

At Home & School, Young Japanese Still Push To Halt Climate Change

4 Mins Read By: Yoshiyuki Ito The novel coronavirus pandemic has forced the postponement of this year’s U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26), but it has not prevented young Japanese from continuing their calls for action against global warming. Inspired in part by Greta Thunberg, the 17-year-old Swedish environmental activist, Japanese around the same age are trying to engage […]