To Think – Japan Wonders Why The Country Cannot Meet Its Kyoto Protocol Goals

December 8, 2008 / No Comments

he problem is not why Japan cannot meet its protocol goals. The problem is why Japan doesn’t know WHY it’s not meeting its goal. Consider these two most recent Christmas displays.

kobeluminarie To Think   Japan Wonders Why The Country Cannot Meet Its Kyoto Protocol Goals

This one is not technically a Christmas display, but it’s Christmas, and here it is. It’s called the Kobe Luminarie in central Kobe, home of Kobe Bryant and Kobe beef. The Luminarie has been running annually since 1996. It will end on Dec. 15th. It is built to remember the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake. GP thinks that Japan could remember those who died in the earthquake by taking better care of the environment left for those who are still alive.

This one is a Christmas display.

shiodome To Think   Japan Wonders Why The Country Cannot Meet Its Kyoto Protocol Goals

It is the Caretta OCEAN Christmas 2008 at Shiodome in Tokyo and will run through Dec 25.

Maybe…maybe…Japan could learn a lesson from the guys who made this tunnel at the Toki no Sumba resort in Shizuoka prefecture. The entire thing is lit up with lights from solar power.

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Now, if they could just figure out how to do the Christmas displays and commemorations with solar power at night, eh?