The Roots of Japan's Environmental Policies

The Roots of Japan's Environmental Policies

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  • Paperback | 1 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138879002
  • 9781138879003

Table of contents

Acknowledgments; Abstract; List of Tables; List of Figures; List of Abbreviations; Chapter 1: 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; Chapter 2: Theory and Methodology; Complex interdependence, regimes and two-level games; Decision making: the bureaucratic politics model and Japan's foreign policy; Methodology; Chapter 3: 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; Summary; Chapter 4: Whaling; 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; Chapter 5: 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; Chaper 6: 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; Chapter 7: Conclusions; Appendix; Bibliographyshow more