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shrinking himalayan glaciers

The rapid shrinkage of the Himalayan glaciers

A study has revealed that the renowned Himalayan glaciers have lost over 40% of their area, threatening millions of people in Asia with lack of water availability.
invasive species, ecosystem

Utilisation of crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) in integrated inquiry activities

Kouji Takeda*, Masataka Jitsuno* and Yumie Akaishi** examine the utilisation of crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) in integrated inquiry activities, starting with current status in Japan.
exposure nanoparticles

The long-term effects of exposure to nanoparticles

In toxicology & health science focus, Ken Tachibana, Sanyo-Onoda City University in Japan, walks through the long-term effects of exposure to nanoparticles
fish soundscapes, restored coral reefs

Study reveals fish soundscapes across restored coral reefs

On reef restoration projects in Indonesia reviving marine ecosystems, scientists found ‘fish songs’, indicating the ecosystems were coming back to life.
younger onset dementia

Supporting people with younger onset dementia

Ms Bel Wong, Dr Kenny Chui and Prof Timothy Kwok from the Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing, walk us through a programme that supports people with younger onset dementia (YOD).
asia's renewable energy

Solar: Vital to Asia’s renewable energy success

Filippo Carzaniga, Executive Chairman at FIMER, argues that solar will play a vital role in Asia’s renewable energy success
bats Southeast Asia

Related coronaviruses found in bats around Southeast Asia

Scientists have identified coronaviruses related to SARS-CoV-2 from bats sampled in Cambodia, suggesting SARS CoV-2 has a much larger geographic distribution than previously assumed.
air-conditioning, global warming

The struggle for air-conditioning in a warming climate

Between 64 and 100 million households in India, Brazil, Mexico, and Indonesia will struggle to acquire aircon units by the year 2040.
USA Rice, china

Rice: The little world traveller

Sarah Moran, Vice President, International from USA Rice, walks us through what we need to know about rice, the little world traveller
covid-related plastic waste, single use plastics

New ocean model traces COVID-related plastic waste

The pandemic has increased demand for single-use plastics such as face masks, gloves, and face shields – so what happens to COVID-related plastic waste?
ASEAN climate change, ASEAN

ASEAN risks losing 35% GDP by 2050 from climate change

A COP26 report outlining the economic threat of climate hazards at ASEAN, highlighting the impact of weather extremes in the region.
renewable hydrogen, hydrogen production

Renewable hydrogen production focus

Here, Prof Kazunari Domen, Shinshu University & The University of Tokyo, explains a large-scale renewable hydrogen production system based on arrayed photocatalytic water splitting panels & an oxyhydrogen gas-separation module under development for practical solar hydrogen production.
corporate governance in japan, eSG investment

The role of Institutional Investor in ESG investment chain in Japan

Professor Yumiko Miwa, Meiji University in Japan, discusses the role of the Institutional Investor in ESG investment chain in Japan.
marine magnetic survey, global aqua survey

Application of the marine magnetic survey

Gwo-Shyh Song from Global Aqua Survey, with Hsiu-Wen Huang from National Taiwan University, walk us through the application of the marine magnetic survey.
robot system, quadruped robot

Quadruped robot system with animal like actions

Professor Ken Saito and PhD candidate Yuki Takei, College of Science and Technology, Nihon University, tells us about a project they are working on to generate typical animal like actions in robots.
regenerative medicine, regenerative

Japan: A case study of national “readiness” for regenerative medicine

This article focuses on Japan, as a country with a strong and distinctive strategy for delivering RM, and outlines efforts to build regenerative readiness.
roman law perspective, familia

Reception & beyond: Social issues in Japan from a Roman law perspective part 2

Following on from a previous article, Professor Mariko Igimi continues to observe current social issues in Japan from the perspective of Roman law.
wind energy’s digital future

Asian wind energy’s digital future

Seiwoong Oh, Director of Asia-Pacific, ONYX Insight, explains what we need to know about Asian wind energy’s digital future.
women food insecurity, india lockdown

Scientists say women faced food insecurity during India’s lockdown

The study, published in Economia Politica, finds that the Indian COVID lockdown led to women facing greater food insecurity - due to fluctuations in food prices and pre-existing social issues.
biological pigments, crayfish

An impact of biological pigments as teaching material

Here, Professor Kouji Takeda and others discuss the NODAI A-STEM Education project, which looks at the impact of biological pigments as teaching material.

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