News of note from Japan and beyond



Kyoto tree topping in at 60 meters dubbed Japan’s tallest

A cedar said to be 1,000 years old has been crowned Japan’s tallest tree after modern measuring equipment confirmed the living giant in a state-owned forest near Kyoto was almost twice as tall as previously thought. The Forestry Agency confirmed… Continue Reading →

China researchers sound alarm on ‘traveling smog’

Airborne pollutants from China caused about 40 percent of deaths related to PM 2.5 in the rest of the East Asian region, according to a recent study.

Fukushima to host baseball games for 2020 Olympics

Disaster-hit Fukushima Prefecture has been tapped as the site of some baseball and softball games for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in an effort to support recovery in the region.

Underwater census tells story of fish recovery after disaster

A Japanese research team has published a five-year study that offers a colorful snapshot of the recovery of marine life in areas struck by the massive tsunami following the March 2011 megathrust earthquake.

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