January 30, 2013

Japan, China Should Tackle Asia Pollution Together

The Asahi Shimbun, Asahi Shimbun

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Dense, toxic smog often blankets wide areas of Beijing and other Chinese cities. Air pollution in China is a serious problem. It is also as much Japan's problem as China's as airborne pollution reaches Japan. There is another aspect to the issue. Some 140,000 Japanese now live in China, the result of close economic ties between the two countries. Their health is also at risk.

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