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close this bookIndustrial Pollution in Japan (UNU, 1992, 187 pages)
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View the documentI. Basic human rights
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View the documentIII. The role of science and technology
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View the documentV. The future of Japan

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Jun Ui

The examples of environmental destruction mentioned in this book are only a few of the more celebrated of the almost countless occasions upon which Japan's environment has been seriously compromised during one hundred years of modernization. The situations covered by the materials contained in these pages represent only the tip of the iceberg of Japan's environmental history. However, from all of this destruction of life and life-support systems, the following conclusions are to be reached - these are the main lessons to be learned from Japan's century of devastation.