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Corporate greed pulls kids into child labor: Nobelist Satyarthi (Nikkei)

Corporate greed pulls kids into child labor: Nobelist Satyarthi (Nikkei)

NEW DELHI — Indian child rights crusader Kailash Satyarthi, who won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize alongside Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, told The Nikkei in an exclusive interview of the pressing global need to address the child labor problem, singling out employer greed as the biggest cause for child exploitation. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 6CSR, unclassified

Universities get bomb threats over teachers who worked for the Asahi(Japan Times)

Universities get bomb threats over teachers who worked for the Asahi(Japan Times)

SAPPORO – Two universities, in Osaka and Hokkaido prefectures, have received letters urging them to fire former Asahi Shimbun reporters working for them, threatening to plant explosives on their campuses if they don’t, police said Tuesday. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 6CSR, 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident, unclassified

Tokyo elementary school leads the way on education for sustainable development (Mainichi)

Tokyo elementary school leads the way on education for sustainable development (Mainichi)

A Tokyo elementary school affiliated with a UNESCO program for education for sustainable development (ESD) is leading the way with cross-subject environmental education. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 6CSR, unclassified

Tokyo to mull blanket smoking ban at restaurants (Japan News)

Tokyo to mull blanket smoking ban at restaurants (Japan News)

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe suggested Sunday that the metropolitan government will consider a blanket smoking ban at restaurants in the capital before it hosts the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. … Read entire article »

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Tokyo seeks to cut greenhouse gas emissions at 2020 Olympic Games (Mainichi)

Tokyo seeks to cut greenhouse gas emissions at 2020 Olympic Games (Mainichi)

Environment Minister Nobuteru Ishihara on Aug. 5 outlined environmental measures to be implemented in line with the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, including the utilization of regionally produced renewable energy in central Tokyo. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 6CSR, 9.Energy, unclassified

NSK demonstrates walking support robot for visually impaired (Japan Today)

NSK demonstrates walking support robot for visually impaired (Japan Today)

TOKYO —NSK Ltd recently demonstrated a prototype of a robot that guides a person through obstacles at the “Robotics Demo Corner” of Techno-Frontier 2014 in Tokyo. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 6CSR, unclassified