Climate change skepticism is highest in Japan, Britain and U.S., poll finds
News On Japan via huffingtonpost.com -- Oct 05
While nine out of 10 people surveyed in a recent Ipsos poll "believe that the climate has changed significantly in the past 20 years," those polled in Japan, Britain and the U.S. had the highest rates of climate change skepticism.
Commissioned by the AXA Group, an international insurance firm, agreement on whether climate change has been scientifically proven was the lowest in Japan at 58 percent, followed by Britain at 63 percent and the U.S. at 65 percent.
Conversely, 95 percent of those polled in Indonesia agreed that climate change is scientifically proven. Hong Kong and Turkey also had relatively high rates of agreement at 89 and 86 percent, respectively.
China's television regulator has ordered a crackdown on dramas about the country's battles with Japan during and before World War Two and demanded they be more serious, state media said on Friday, following viewer complaints about ludicrous storylines. (Reuters )
Shukan Post (May 24) conveys the difficulties experienced by other parts of the adult-entertainment biz in servicing customers from the communist nation.
A deri heru (“delivery health”) call-girl tells the tabloid that she is often requested to arrive at major hotels in the Shinjuku and Ikebukuro entertainment areas of Tokyo by Chinese visitors. (Tokyo Reporter)