Katie Forster
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Kabosu, Japanese dog of 'Doge' meme fame, passes away
by Katie Forster - May 25, 2024 - 10:08am
As a rescue dog, Kabosu's real birthday was unknown but owner Atsuko Sato estimated her age at 18, past the average lifespan for a shiba inu.
Japan Moon probe survives second lunar night
by Katie Forster - March 28, 2024 - 12:20pm
Japan's Moon lander woke up after unexpectedly surviving a second frigid, two-week lunar night and transmitted new images back to Earth, the country's space agency said Thursday.
From soup stock to supercrop: Japan shows off its seaweed savvy
by Katie Forster - July 6, 2023 - 4:38pm
Research into new applications for the marine plant -- from carbon absorption to reducing methane emissions from cattle -- is flourishing, and countries are looking to Asia's seaweed savvy to develop their own ...
Beyond sushi: Japan expands veggie options to tempt tourists
by Katie Forster - June 10, 2023 - 10:53am
Tokyo and other cities are on a mission to show Japan's renowned gastronomy is not off-limits to those who don't eat meat.
G7 finance ministers discuss crises from Ukraine to banking
by Katie Forster - May 11, 2023 - 2:38pm
Support for war-torn Ukraine will top the agenda as G7 finance talks start Thursday, but ministers and central bankers will also weigh concerns ranging from banking uncertainty to US debt default fears.
G7 pledges to quit fossil fuels faster, no new deadline
by Katie Forster - April 16, 2023 - 1:13pm
The G7 pledged on Sunday to speed up the phase-out of fossil fuels and urged other countries to do the same, but did not set any new deadlines on the exit from polluting energy sources such as coal.
Plastic pirouettes: Japan's recycled bottle ballet
by Katie Forster - January 21, 2023 - 10:10am
"Plastic", a new production by renowned Japanese company K-BALLET, aims to draw attention to a global pollution crisis through some unusual set and wardrobe design.
Japan's new PM Fumio Kishida: Calm centrist promising spending
by Katie Forster - October 6, 2021 - 8:55am
Kishida has pledged to unleash economic relief measures worth tens of trillions of yen (billions of dollars), which will be key to shoring up support before a general election to be held in a matter of weeks.
Fumio Kishida: Calm centrist picked as Japan's next PM
by Katie Forster - September 29, 2021 - 2:22pm
Japan's next leader Fumio Kishida is a soft-spoken former foreign minister from a Hiroshima family of politicians, with a reputation of seeking the middle ground and a fondness for baseball.
Asia cracks down on virus 'fake news'
by Katie Forster - April 10, 2020 - 5:01pm
The Philippines also recently adopted an emergency law giving it more powers to combat the pandemic, including arresting people who share false information about the disease.
Risky rumors: COVID-19 fake news have killed people before the virus did
by Katie Forster - March 26, 2020 - 4:03pm
The effects can be tragic -- in Iran, one of the hardest-hit countries, more than 210 people died from drinking toxic alcohol after claims circulated online that it could treat or ward off COVID-19, the official...
Travel boom has not made world smaller, says writer Pico Iyer
by Katie Forster - October 30, 2019 - 6:19pm
From crowded temples at Angkor Wat to queues to scale Everest, there's no escaping the downsides to mass tourism but renowned writer Pico Iyer says the boom in world travel has brought positive changes.
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