FW-104 -- Freeganism and "Not Buying It" in Japan

This time Frugal Watch looks at the concept of "Freeganism" and how recycling products can help the frugally-minded foreigner living in Japan. Read Now

TT-421 -- Part Three: Global Warming in Japan - Electric Cars

A weekly roundup of news & information from Terrie Lloyd. General Edition Sunday, May 20, 2007 Issue No. 421. This week's newsletter looks at alternative possibilities for fuel cells in the context of global warming in Japan Read Now


TT-420 -- Pink Panther, global warming impact

Getting on the Yamanote train line the other day, we happened to board a "train-jack" car -- a term referring to a carriage whose entire advertising space has been bought by a single advertiser. In this case, the car's walls,
doors, and ceiling ads all featured the Pink Panther cartoon character and his nemesis the bumbling Inspector Clouseau. Being fans of Peter Sellers, the original Inspector, we naturally wondered what the pink panther was being used to...


TT-419 -- Climate refugees

The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been hitting the news a lot recently, with dire predictions for Africa, Australia/New Zealand, and South and South East Asia, as well as more extreme weather for
the rest of us. Although the current summaries from the report don't yet enlarge on the threat, Japan was identified as one of the 8 most affected...


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