National Strategy for Sustainable Development

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Book Chapter
In Handbook of Sustainability Management
This chapter argues that Japan’s strategy for sustainability and environmental management can be characterized as an approach to overcome environmental challenges by harmonizing environmental conservation and economic competitiveness. This can be characterized as Ecological Modernization that emphasizes improving efficiency and expansion of...
Peer-reviewed Article
After the earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear incident in North East Japan in March 2011, there is increasing discussion of reconstructing the damaged areas in an environmentally sustainable manner in Japan. The politicians are beginning to argue that this is an opportunity to reconstruct Japanese society in a more sustainable manner. This...