The government said Tuesday it has selected Yokohama and five other municipalities as "environmentally friendly model cities" as part of efforts to lead the world in cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
The other cities are Minamata, Kumamoto Prefecture; Kitakyushu; Toyama; and Obihiro and Shimokawa, both in Hokkaido.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
This Japan Times article kept on catching my eye. Minamata and environmentally sound anything still sounds like a contradiction. Although, I wonder how the people of Minamata view the situation these days.