Introduction A frequently-asked question on this Web site revolves around the chances for success of a hypothetical Japanese invasion of the Hawaiian Islands.
Four Big Pollution Diseases of Japan Current Japanese environmental policy and regulations were the consequence of a number of environmental disasters in s and s. People in Minamata City in Kumamoto Prefecture were poisoned by methylmercury drained from the chemical factoryknown as the Minamata disease.
The number of casualties in Minamata is 6, as of November In Yokkaichia port in Mie Prefectureair pollution caused by sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide emissions led to a rapid increase in the number of people suffering from asthma and bronchitis.
In urban areas photochemical smog from automotive and industrial exhaust fumes also contributed to a rise in respiratory problems.
In the early s, chronic arsenic poisoning attributed to dust from arsenic mines occurred in Shimane and Miyazaki Prefectures. The law includes restriction of industrial emissions, restriction of products, restriction of wastes, improvement of energy conservation, promotion of recycling, restriction of land utilization, arrangement of environmental pollution control programs, relief of victims and provision for sanctions.
The Environment Agency was promoted to full-fledged Ministry of the Environment into deal with the deteriorating international environmental problems. In the Environmental Agency had issued its first white paper. In the study, citizens thought environmental problems had improved compared with the past, nearly 1.
Most believed that Japan, alone or in cooperation with other industrialized countries, had the responsibility to solve environmental problems. In the opinion poll, However, it received poorer marks for water quality, as its rivers, lakes and coastal waters did not meet quality standards.
Waste management[ edit ] Japan burns close to two thirds of its waste in municipal and industrial incinerators.
Nuclear power in Japan Japan maintains one third of its electric production from nuclear power plants. While a majority of Japanese citizens generally supported the use of existing nuclear reactors, since the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on March 11,this support seems to have shifted to a majority wanting Japan to phase out nuclear power.
New spent-nuclear-fuel reprocessing plant was constructed in Rokkasho inthe site of the underground nuclear-waste repository for the HLW and LLW has not yet been decided. Fishery and whaling[ edit ] Main articles: Fishing industry in Japan and Whaling in Japan In the Japanese diets, fish and its products are more prominent than other types of meat.
Japan, along with the United States and the European Union, occupies the large part of international fish trade. Japan has a quarter of the world supply of the five big species: This whaling program has been criticized by environmental protection groups and anti-whaling countries, who say that the program is not for scientific research.
Urban planning[ edit ] Densely packed buildings in Hamamatsucho, Tokyo. The massive nationwide rebuilding efforts in the aftermath of World War II, and the development of the following decades, led to even further urbanization and construction.
The construction industry in Japan is one of its largest, and while Japan maintains a great many parks and other natural spaces, even in the hearts of its cities, there are few major restrictions on where and how construction can be undertaken.
Electronic waste management[ edit ].Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the market value of economic activities within a country, in our case, Japan. It includes some non-market services such as government services and imputed rents for owner-occupied dwellings, but it generally does not include unpaid activities such as volunteer and unpaid housework.
The biggest problem in Japan is education. Although I think that not all the blame can be laid by the small group of conservative geezers. Mums share a lot of the blame for keeping this ridiculous system alive.
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This stood at 63, in , 18 times the figure of , when Japan’s first anti-domestic violence law was enacted, bringing it in . Invasion: Pearl Harbor! Introduction. A frequently-asked question on this Web site revolves around the chances for success of a hypothetical Japanese invasion of the Hawaiian Islands.
The statistic shows the growth of the real gross domestic product (GDP) in Japan from the first quarter of to the first quarter of GDP refers to the total market value of all goods and.