Most Shared Stories Tagged: Japan

Constraints on growth of nuclear power

The rising price of oil and the growing demand for energy has prompted a new look at nuclear power -- even in the oil-rich Middle East, but there are limits to how fast nuclear energy can grow to meet that demand

Geo answer

Today's answer is the Southern Ocean, also known as the Antarctic Ocean. That's where the Greenpeace ship "Esperanza" is tailing a Japanese whaling ship. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Jonah Fisher who is aboard the Greenpeace ship.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

In today's Geo Quiz -- we asked for the name of the sea that lies between the Korean peninsula and the islands of Japan. The answer depends on whom you ask. The Sea of Japan is the internationally recognized name, but Koreans prefer the East Sea or the East Sea of Korea. Any of those serve as the answer to our quiz.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Nishio in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The area is known for its green tea plantations. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from green tea executive Shiro Nobunaga.

Conflict & Justice

Ainu note

Anchor Marco Werman tells us about a resolution passed by Japan's parliament today recognizing the Ainu people as an indigenous group of Japan for the first time ever.