History of Japan's Trade and Industry Policy (5): Location, Environment and Safety Policy

Author(s)/Editor(s) Written by TAKEDA Haruhito
Publisher Keizai Sangyo Chosakai
ISBN 978-4-8065-2870-8
Publication Date June 2011

Table of Contents

This volume deals with the location, environment, and safety policy of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry from the latter half of the 1970s to 2000. Part I discusses how the government's industrial location policy for building and securing industrial infrastructure crucial to economic development measures evolved over the years. Part II focuses on environmental policy and explores the background factors of the successful transformation of Japan, a country which faced pollution problems ahead of other countries, into a leader in pollution control. Part III traces the history of industrial safety policy with a particular focus on industrial safety measures and mine safety measures.

  • Part I   Industrial Location Policy
    • Chapter 1   Facilitating industry relocation
    • Chapter 2   Developing a new location policy
    • Chapter 3   Stimulating regional economies
    • Chapter 4   Optimizing industrial locations and improving the factory environment
    • Chapter 5   Industrial water policy
    • Chapter 6   Reviewing industrial location policy
  • Part II   Environmental Policy
    • Chapter 7   Direct pollution control
    • Chapter 8   Reviewing the system of compensation for pollution-related health problems
    • Chapter 9   Legislating environmental assessments
    • Chapter 10   Developing resource saving and recycling policy
    • Chapter 11   Addressing global environmental issues
  • Part III   Industrial Safety Policy
    • Chapter 12   Industrial safety measures
    • Chapter 13   Mine safety measures