#Japan

  • Article: 7-Eleven Japan Will Switch to Biodegradable Packaging and Eliminate Plastic Bags
    Environment

    7-Eleven Japan Will Switch to Biodegradable Packaging and Eliminate Plastic Bags

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Gabrielle Deonath|June 26, 2019

    To combat Japan's high levels of plastic waste, the company will switch to biodegradable wrappers. Read more

  • Article: Japan Is Giving 1.3 Million Vaccines to Children in Developing Countries
    Health

    Japan Is Giving 1.3 Million Vaccines to Children in Developing Countries

    By Jackie Marchildon|June 21, 2019

    Tokyo will commit about $4 billion for the vaccines and to tackle AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Read more

  • Article: Podiums at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Will Be Made From Recycled Plastic
    Environment

    Podiums at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Will Be Made From Recycled Plastic

    By Madeleine Keck|June 13, 2019

    Japanese citizens are being asked to donate their waste. Read more

  • Article: This Sushi Chef Started a School to Teach Women How to Run Successful Businesses
    Education

    This Sushi Chef Started a School to Teach Women How to Run Successful Businesses

    By Leah Rodriguez|June 11, 2019

    Yuki Chidui, one of Japan’s leading female sushi chefs, believes in the power of leadership. Read more

  • Article: Japanese Women Are Protesting Required High Heels in the Workplace
    Girls & Women

    Japanese Women Are Protesting Required High Heels in the Workplace

    By Daniele Selby|June 5, 2019

    Thousands have rallied behind the #KuToo campaign to ban sexist work dress codes. Read more

  • Article: Same-Sex Couples Seek Marriage Equality in Japan With Valentine's Day Lawsuits
    Citizenship

    Same-Sex Couples Seek Marriage Equality in Japan With Valentine's Day Lawsuits

    By Leah Rodriguez|Feb. 14, 2019

    Thirteen couples are standing up to the government for their legal rights. Read more

  • Article: Bill Gates Sets Sights on Tokyo 2020 to Push Global Goals at the Olympics
    Citizenship

    Bill Gates Sets Sights on Tokyo 2020 to Push Global Goals at the Olympics

    By Jerica Deck|Nov. 15, 2018

    This will encourage sports fans to work toward ending extreme poverty and combating climate change. Read more

  • Article: A Japanese Island Just Disappeared Into the Pacific Ocean
    Environment

    A Japanese Island Just Disappeared Into the Pacific Ocean

    By Joe McCarthy|Nov. 2, 2018

    There’s only one way to stop the inevitability of sea level rise. Read more