Environment of Japan
Environmental pollution in Japan has accompanied industrialization since the Meiji period. One of the earliest cases was the copper poisoning caused by drainage from the Ashio Copper Mine in Tochigi p...
Four Big Pollution Diseases of Japan
The four big pollution diseases of Japan (四大公害病, yondai kōgai-byō) were a group of man-made diseases all caused by environmental pollution due to improper handling of industrial wastes by Japa...
Climate change in Japan
Climate change in Japan is being addressed at a governmental level.The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) proposes two hypothetical future scenarios. One is Scenario "A1B" based on the ...
Nuclear power in Japan
Prior to the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011, and the nuclear disasters that resulted from it, Japan generated 30% of its electrical power from nuclear reactors and planned to increase that share...
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Fishing industry in Japan
The fishing industry in Japan constitutes both a major industry and export.
The Japanese Fisheries Agency states that the Basic Fisheries Plan was developed by the Japanese government in 2007, and...
Whaling in Japan
Japanese whaling (Japanese: 日本の捕鯨, Hepburn: Nihon no hogei), in terms of active hunting of these large mammals, is estimated by the Japan Whaling Association to have begun around the 1...
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Electronic waste in Japan
In 1970, Japan began treating the waste of electronic materials differently from other materials. They hired specially trained workers to dismantle and recycle the electronic material. Unfortunately,...
Ecoregions of Japan
Japan is home to a nine forest ecoregions, which reflect its climate and geography. The islands that constitute Japan generally have a humid climate, which ranges from warm subtropical in the southern...
Energy in Japan
Energy in Japan refers to energy and electricity production, consumption, import and export in Japan. The country's primary energy consumption was 477.6 Mtoe in 2011, a decrease of 5% over the previou...
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Flora of Japan
Flora of Japan refers to the plants, trees, flowers which can be found in Japan, such as sakura, katsura, momiji and azalea.
Pollution in Japan
Environmental pollution in Japan has accompanied industrialization since the Meiji period. One of the earliest cases was the copper poisoning caused by drainage from the Ashio Copper Mine in Tochigi p...
List of ecoregions in Japan
Japan is home to a nine forest ecoregions, which reflect its climate and geography. The islands that constitute Japan generally have a humid climate, which ranges from warm subtropical in the southern...
Taiheiyo evergreen forests
The Taiheiyo evergreen forests is a temperate broadleaf forest ecoregion of Japan.The ecoregion covers an area of 138,300 square kilometers (53,400 sq mi) on the Pacific (Taiheiyo) side of t...
Paleontology in Japan
Paleontology in Japan refers to paleontological research occurring within or conducted by people from the Asian country of Japan.
Pacific Plate
The Pacific Plate is an oceanic tectonic plate that lies beneath the Pacific Ocean. At 103 million square miles, it is the largest tectonic plate.The north-eastern side is a divergent boundary with th...
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Japanese recycling symbols
Japan has a system of recycling marks, recycling identification marks (リサイクル識別表示マーク, リサイクル識別表示マーク), which indicate and classify recyclable materials.They are similar to the resin identificatio...