- Reforestation using the Miyawaki method seeks to restore nature to its original state with results that can be seen in around six years.
- Miyawaki works around three concepts: trees should be native, several species should be randomly planted, and the materials for the seedlings and the soil should be organic.
- The method is suitable for urban areas, which gives it a significant capacity to connect human beings with nature, with benefits for the health and well-being of the population.
- Different from other reforestation methods that may seek a financial return, like agroforestry, the motivation of the Miyawaki method is purely ecological.
Japan enacted legislation Friday aimed at protecting and promoting the culture of the Ainu ethnic minority through financial assistance, while at the same time stipulating for the first time that they are an “indigenous” people.
The Ainu people have long been repressed by a forced-assimilation policy which has resulted in significant income and education gaps.
The Yomiuri ShimbunThe Japanese government intends to propose that Japan and Russia mutually abandon rights to compensation and other claims over the four northern islands during negotiations on a peace treaty, according to sources close to the bilateral talks.
Um projeto que unia o Governo de Moçambique, a Agência Japonesa de Cooperação Internacional (Jica, em inglês) e a Agência Brasileira de Cooperação (ABC – vinculada ao Ministério das Relações Exteriores) foi enfrentado pelas organizações de camponeses dos três países, a ponto de ser deixado de lado tanto pelo Brasil quanto pelo Japão.
Date: August 28th 2016
Source: Japan Times
The land ministry plans to draft a multilateral framework that could help developing nations in Asia make better use of their land through careful planning, government sources said.