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TOKYO TALK

Amy Long
AMY LONG / HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER
Tokyo' environment is shocking. There are few parks, few trees and too many cars. The only good thing is the train. The prospect of global warming is scary. Every time the weather is weird I think it's because we're messing with the environment. I'm pretty good with recycling I separate out the bottles and also compost. If you want to help don't buy a car, sabotage cars that sit running while the driver sleeps and set up huge compost bins for apartment complexes.
David Long
DAVID LONG / DJ AND MASSEUSE
Tokyo's environment stinks. Of course I'm concerned about global warming, I have to live here. I do my bit for the environment by cultivating compost. My tip for averting environmental catastrophe - don't shop.
 
Orie
ORIE / OFFICE WORKER
The sky and air quality in Tokyo is really bad. Global warming is a real threat. I'm from Nagano, and there seems to be less snow every year. I try to recycle, but there aren't enough recycling plants. Unfortunately, nothing is going to change unless each single person starts thinking about the consequences.
Wasted
Photos by Beezer

The perennial haze blanketing Tokyo's sky is a toxic cocktail of photochemical smog and dioxin pollution caused by burning waste. The city's environment is also suffering the effects of global warming, with temperatures rising and weather patterns becoming more unpredictable. In the lead-up to World Environment Day, TC asked Tokyoites if they are concerned, and if so, what they are doing about it?
Hidefumi Furasawa

HIDEFUMI FURASAWA / HAIR SALON OWNER
Environmentally, this city is awful. I'm definitely concerned about the prospect of global warming, particularly for my children. I try to separate garbage, but it's inconvenient since I have to go to the supermarket to recycle many items.

 

Satomi Kawakami
SATOMI KAWAKAMI / HAIR STYLIST
When I see so much garbage I feel sorry for nature. As far as global warming is concerned, it definitely seems to be getting hotter every year. I try to do my best for the environment and always throw my trash in the right area.

TOKYO TALK:
381: Diving for pearls
Pearl Harbor opens up in Japan
380: Kitschy Land
Is Odaiba tacky or kawaii?
379: Alfresco adventure
Favored locations for feasting alfresco
378: Down pour
It's raining, it's pouring!
377: Survivor
This summer's star-studded outdoor music festivals
376: Cooling off
Leading up to beach season
375: Pick and mix
The city's hottest dining spots!
374: Wasted
World Environment Day worries
373: Easy street
What makes Jiyugaoka unique?
372: On the record
Hit the streets to find the latest sounds
371: Extra dry?
The cocktail of the masses, the martini
370: Gold rush
Are you realizing your dream vacation for Golden Week?
369: Hanami
Hanami hotspots revisted
368: Do you DSL?
Dare to upgrade your connection
367: Good sports
It's summer - play ball!
366: Curry power
Yokohama's new curry museum is hot!
365: Knock out
Nagurareya, the human punching bag
364: Green day
Celebrate the luck of the Irish
363: The seven year twist
Tokyo Classified's seventh birthday bash!
362: Center Stage
How does live theater compare with the movies?
361: Birthday boys
A day for candles, cake, and...
360: You bet!
Put your money where your mouth is at the track
359: Heart land
What makes the perfect Valentine's date?
358: Father figure
What makes a good dad?
357: Booked up
Tech-savvy book buying habits
356: Wheel of life
Relaxing, romatic ferris wheels
355: Break the ice
Ice-skating
354: As good as your word
Resolutions, written in stone
352/3: Past and future
Famous peoples' perspectives
351: Yuletide Shopping
Rewards for being naughty or nice
350: Don't touch that dial
Get your fix through cable?

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