Used Adult Diapers Get New Life as Fuel

TOKYO — Japan’s rapidly aging population is providing business opportunities for manufacturing companies who have found a way to utilize tons of used paper diapers. After noticing that the bulk of diapers disposed of by hospitals and nursing homes were being sent to incineration plants, Super Faiths Inc. of Tokyo has developed a machine to […]

Making a Little Green in the Clean Energy Economy

Megan Emiko Scott works in the Washington, D.C. office of Green For All, an environmental nonprofit based in Oakland, Calif. An Oakland native herself, the Yonsei grew up participating in activities with the Buddhist Church of Oakland and the Oakland-Fukuoka Sister City Association. After receiving her bachelor’s at NYU, she earned a master’s in public […]

An Untapped Power

Common stereotyping pegs the typical environmentalist as a haphazardly groomed, Birkenstock-wearing, granola-munching, modern day hippie. In reality, these individuals come in all shapes, sizes, hairstyles and dietary habits; no singular demographic holds a monopoly on concern for the earth. An ecological mindset can be adopted by just about anyone — especially Asian Americans, it turns […]

Japanese Tea Garden Getting Makeover: Japantown Businesswoman Takes Charge of Concessions

It’s a sunny fall afternoon at the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park. The wooden teahouse, overlooking a small tree-lined pond, is bustling with visitors. The soothing sounds of a waterfall rise up whenever a moment of quiet punctuates the chatter. At one table, a group of four MBA students visiting from Miami, Fla., […]