• Remarkable Recovery: The Modern History of Japan’s Environment

    Once upon a time, Japan was severely polluted, its air and rivers so badly contaminated that many animals and plants were in danger of vanishing from the country. In this series the environmental scholar Ishi Hiroyuki, who has researched environmental degradation in 130 countries around the world, visits some of the most profoundly affected areas in Japan to observe the damage—and the way they have bounced back from it.