Browsing the "Japan" Tag

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Toshiba to Get Energy From the Ocean

The well known Japanese company Toshiba and its perhaps not as well known co-patriate IHI have been tapped to pilot a new ocean energy project that will deploy a phalanx of underwater turbines that float like kites. The project demonstrates once again how legacy companies are transitioning to new clean tech. At a little less […]

December 29th

In Japan, They’re Farming With 99% Less Water

This hydroponic farm in Japan cuts water usage by 99%! The farm occupies an abandoned Sony chip manufacturing facility in Miyagi prefecture, near where the earthquake and tsunami struck the country in 2011. It is the brainchild of Shigeharu Shimamura, a plant physiologist who was inspired by a vegetable factory he saw at the Expo ’85 World’s […]

November 7th

Factory Fishing in the Yellow Sea

NASA’s Earth Observatory posted this image of the Korea and the Yellow Sea at night. The bright group of lights in the center is South Korea. China is the left third of the image and Japan is on the right. Why is the sea so well-lit, you might ask? Those are factory fishing operations.

December 18th

Japanese Tsunami Debris Hits Alaska

Debris from the March 11, 2011 tsunami has been washing ashore in bits and pieces for a while now, but this week, the amount of debris hitting Alaska has picked up significantly. Remote Montague Island looks like a landfill.

May 25th