The suffocating smog that blanketed swathes of China is now hitting parts of Japan, sparking warnings yesterday of health risks for the young and the sick.
The Japanese Ministry of the Environment’s Web site has been overloaded as worried users log on to try to find out what is coming their way.
“Access to our air pollution monitoring system has been almost impossible since last week and the telephone here has been [...]
June 3, 2012 blog post by Minamisoma City Councilor Koichi Oyama translated by Dissensus Japan:
[...]The other day when a member of the Diet visited Minamisoma City, he said that he had a meeting with an official beforehand but he got no information about it.
What happened to the Ministry of the Environment?
I exchanged business card with three officials when they came for an assembly on April 26. I sent emails but they never answered.