29 April 2016

Japan, China, South Korea agree to cooperate over disaster waste

The Japan Times 27 April 2016: "Environment ministers from Japan, China and South Korea agreed Wednesday to cooperate on management and reuse of disaster waste, with Tokyo offering to share its experience from the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan and other disasters.

“Japan would prepare an opportunity among the three countries to share experience and know-how on disaster waste management,” said the joint communique adopted by the ministers following their two-day meeting in Shizuoka, where they also discussed air pollution and marine trash.

Environmental cooperation is one of the few realms that have not suffered a serious setback amid Japan’s sometimes strained diplomatic relations with China and South Korea over differing views on history and territory. The trilateral environment talks have been..." read on.