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The Roots of Japan's Environmental Policies : East Asia Series - Anny Wong

The Roots of Japan's Environmental Policies

East Asia Series

By: Anny Wong

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This book focuses on Japan's policies toward international environmental issues and includes case-studies on whaling, deforestation in the tropics, and acid deposition in Asia.

List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: The Global Environment and Japan
Objectives of this study
The global environment in international affairs: Japan's interests and goals
The case studies: whaling, deforestation in the tropics and acid deposition in Asia
structure of the study
Theory and Methodology
Complex interdependence, regimes and two-level games
Decision making: the bureaucratic politics model and Japan's foreign policy
The Global Environment in Japanese Politics and The Major Domestic Policy Actors
Evolution of environmental issues in Japanese domestic politics
The Japanese government bureaucracy
Japanese politicians
Japanese business and industry
Non-governmental organizations
Japanese mass media
Modern whaling: a history and its present-day controversy
The whaling controversy and Japan's whaling policies
The international regime for whaling
History of modern Japanese whaling
U.S. Domestic legislation: its impact on the international regime on whaling and Japan's whaling policy in the 1980s
Japan's policy on whaling
Objectives and rationale
Policy actors in Japan's whaling policy
Chapter conclusion
Deforestation in the Tropics
Tropical forests
timber source, biodiversity storehouse, carbon sink and a home to many
Tropical deforestation and Japan's policy responses
The international regime for the conservation of forests in the tropics
Japan and forest destruction in Southeast Asia
Japan's policy responses to deforestation in the tropics
Objectives rationale
Policy actors in Japan's policy on deforestation in the tropics
The governmental actors
The non-governmental policy actors
Chapter conclusion
Acid Deposition in Asia
Acid rain: definition, dangers and characteristics
Acid rain in Asia and Japan's policy responses
Acid rain control in Europe and North America
Acid rain in Asia
Japan's policy on acid rain control in Asia
Chapter Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780815339502
ISBN-10: 081533950X
Series: East Asia Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 14th March 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1