Japan

Environment

Electric dreams could come true

Nissan pledges to build a zero emissions electric car by 2010. Host Bruce Gellerman talks with John O'Dell, senior editor of the website Green Car Advisor, about what the car will look like and how and when we might see a fleet of electric automobiles.

Environment

Global energy economy

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with energy analyst and author Michael Klare about the global appetite energy economy; Klare's new books is titled, "Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy.�

Sports

The Zen of Bobby V

Faith talks to the Andrew Jenks and Andrew Muscato, co-directors of "The Zen of Bobby V," a new documentary about baseball manager Bobby Valentine and his turn managing a ball club in Japan.

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.

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.

Environment

Insurance report

The World's Jason Margolis reports that some insurance companies are starting to make global warming a factor in their policies, in some cases encouraging positive action to deal with climate change.

Arts, Culture & Media

Hello Kawaii

Japan has embraced cuteness with a vengeance -- from the ubiquitous Hello Kitty to the successful artist-designer Takashi Murakami, the Andy Warhol of Japan. Sarah Lilley tries to figure out why an ancient culture like Japan's would strive to be super adorable.

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South Korea's latest big export: Jobless college graduates

Facing an unprecedented job crunch, many young South Koreans are signing up for government-sponsored programs designed to find overseas positions for a growing number of jobless college graduates in Asia's fourth largest economy. But the jobs are not always as advertised.