Author: Someno Kenji
Categories: In-Depth with Nippon.com
January 2013 saw massive air pollution in Beijing and surrounding areas. While the thick PM2.5 smog brought the severity of environmental problems in China to the attention of many people, China had been riddled with grave environmental issues from well before the incident, having taken insufficient efforts to protect the environment in the face of the rapid growth of its economy beginning in the 1990s.
Author: Mainichi Shimbun
An editorial discussing the role that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics could play in raising awareness of environmental problems.