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What is your name?
What is your job title?
Deputy Editor
What organisation do you work for?
The Japan Times
What aspects of biodiversity are you most interested in?
Access and benefit sharing, Biodiversity targets, CBD negotiations, Climate change, Endangered species, Forests, Invasive species, Oceans, Poverty and biodiversity, Protected areas, Traditional knowledge, Urban biodiversity, Wetlands
What languages do you speak?
English (native)
Japanese (close to native)
French (beginner)
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I have two decades of experience in Japan as a journalist/newspaper reporter. I currently work for The Japan Times, the country's oldest and largest English-language paper. I covered the 1997 Kyoto Protocol Conference, the 2009 Copenhagen Accord conference, and will head our paper's coverage of the COP10 meeting in Nagoya.

Eric Hartley Johnston's Blog

Kyoto Journal special issue, ``Biodiversity: Japan's Satoyama and Our Shared Future''

Kyoto Journal, a Kyoto-based quarterly magazine, will publish a special issue on biodiversity and Japan's Satoyama Initiative that will be discussed at COP10. You can learn more about the issue at

Posted on September 16, 2010 at 17:09

Dateline Nagoya: A Japan-based Journalist's Guide to COP10 (Reposting)

Greetings to one and all. The purpose of this occassional blog is to provide information to those of you who plan to be at COP10 on a variety of logistical details related to Nagoya and Japan and, where possible, analysis of what role the Japanese government and Japanese NGOs are likely to play as hosts.

Future blogs will include things like (1) cost estimates for getting to Nagoya, and…


Posted on June 1, 2010 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

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