A prototype fast-breeder nuclear reactor in Japan had to be shut down due to sodium leakage last December. This accident has recently raised fundamental questions about Japan's nuclear power

The nightmare that ruined kobe stays put in the streets of Japan's prosperous cities, shattering a few economic myths

The Japanese are furious that the moratorium on commercial whaling has been extended. They and the Norwegians say they will continue to harpoon minke whales for "research".

East Asian countries could be in for trouble if they continue to pursue developmental policies that are not eco friendly