Maathai promotes Japan's "Mottainai" campaign

Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai took part in a tree-planting ceremony with Environment Minister Yuriko Koike on Monday, after visiting the minister and discussing environmental preservation.

During Maathai's morning visit, Koike thanked Maathai for promoting Japan's Mottainai campaign, which urges people to conserve resources.

"Mottainai" is a Japanese word that refers to the concept of "Don't waste" or "What a waste".

(Photo: Mainichi)

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