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close this bookIndustrial Pollution in Japan (UNU, 1992, 187 pages)
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View the documentForeword
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View the documentI. Environmental pollution: Basic precepts
View the documentII. Japan's extensive experience with environmental pollution in historical perspective
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close this folderChapter - 1 The Ashio Copper mine pollution case: The origins of environmental destruction
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View the documentI. Technological modernization and the Ashio Copper Mine
View the documentII. Protests against mining poisons and governmental measures
View the documentIII. Mine operations in the Post Sino-Japanese War era and the stance of the government
View the documentIV. Tanaka's attempt to appeal directly to the emperor and the poisoned water-collection pond plan
View the documentV. Shozo Tanaka takes up residence in Yanaka village
View the documentVI. The historical implications of the Ashio Copper-mine poisoning incidents
View the documentVII. Copper-poisoning issues and their aftermath
View the documentVIII. Conclusions: Lessons for today from the Ashio Copper-mine poisonings
close this folderChapter - 2 Japan's Post-Second World War environmental problems
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View the documentI. Historical background to Japan's first experience with high-level economic development
View the documentII. Environmental characteristics of post-second world war Japan: From visible to invisible pollution
View the documentIII. Citizen and administrative response to environmental problems
close this folderChapter - 3 The arsenic milk poisoning incident
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View the documentI. Baby milk in the structure of the consumer economy
View the documentII. Expanding production of powdered milk and the Morinaga Milk Company
View the documentIII. The arsenic milk poisoning incident and the Morinaga Company's Response
View the documentIV. Visit after 14 years - The Maruyama report
View the documentV. Expansion of the movement to save the victims
View the documentVI. Establishment of the Hikari foundation
close this folderChapter - 4 Minamata disease
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View the documentI. The Nippon Chisso Company: Beginnings
View the documentII. The beginnings of the carbide organic chemical complex
View the documentIII. Recovering from the defeat of the Second World War
View the documentIV. The discovery of Minamata disease and the difficulty in determining its cause
View the documentV. Social trauma and the fishermen's riot
View the documentVI. Counteraction and unconcern
View the documentVII. Rediscovery of the Minamata disease in Niigata
View the documentVIII. Government understandings, renegotiations, and interventions
View the documentIX. Taking the Minamata disease case to court and citizen support
View the documentX. In search of the Minamata disease
View the documentXI. Sit-down strike at Chisso Company Headquarters - Seeking direct negotiations
View the documentXII. The third Minamata disease and administrative-level perfidy
View the documentXIII. Minamata disease victims' movements and efforts at renewal
View the documentXIV. Conclusion
close this folderChapter - 5 The Miike coal-mine explosion
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View the documentI. Energy-source conversion and coal-mine labour
View the documentII. Modernization of the coal mine and labour conditions
View the documentIII. The worst of the coal-dust-related mine explosions
View the documentIV. The Miike coal-mine explosion of 9 November 1963
View the documentV. Increased numbers of gas-poisoning victims due to a lack of education
View the documentVI. Almost complete absence of a security policy
View the documentVII. Fatal mistakes made in the early stages of treatment
View the documentVIII. Carbon monoxide poisoning
View the documentIX. Unlimited human rights exploitation
View the documentX. Filing of suits for damage compensation
close this folderChapter - 6 Social structures of pollution victims
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View the documentI. Toward an understanding of pollution victims
View the documentII. The structures of environmental destruction
View the documentIII. Destruction of life and health: problems of damage recognition and certification
View the documentIV. Destruction of life-support structures
View the documentV. Personality changes
View the documentVI. The battle against oppressive structures
close this folderConclusions
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View the documentI. Basic human rights
View the documentII. Issues arising out of court struggles
View the documentIII. The role of science and technology
View the documentIV. The mass media
View the documentV. The future of Japan
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