Environmental Policy in Japan

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Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Cleaner Production
Food waste remains a critical issue in Japan, especially in light of the country's low food self-sufficiency rate and shortage of available landfill sites for waste disposal. In order to evaluate options for further preventing and mitigating food waste in Japan, we analyzed food waste trends by estimating the disparity between calorie/protein...
Presentation
International Workshop on Strengthening the International Cooperation Framework and Science-Policy Interface to Promote Air Pollution Control in East Asia 2013, 1 February 2013, Tokyo, Japan
The Air Pollution Control Law of Japan was revised in 2004 to introduce a policy-mix to reduce emissions of VOCs from stationary sources. The policy-mix resulted in a successful achievement of emission reduction target by the fiscal year 2010, while significant gap remain in terms of ambient concentration of photochemical oxidants from the ex-ante...
Non Peer-reviewed Article
In Paper submitted to Earth System Governance Tokyo Conference
Voluntary approaches to industry-wide pollution prevention programs have been implemented by many industrialised countries, as a part of policy trend away from a ‘command and control’ policy approach. The Japanese government established in 2004 a scheme based on a mix of regulatory and voluntary approaches to reduce emissions of volatile organic...