do you think Japan is at the same level as other developed countries
For many decades Japan has been considered to be part of the developed world due to its social, economic and technological achievements. In terms of its environmental standards, however, do you think Japan is at the same level as other developed countries?
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In 2016, International Monetary Fund (IMF) World Economic Outlook ranked Japan in the third place the richest country in the world in terms of the GDP. This indicates how well Japan is rich economically and in terms of technology. However, there have been various challenges related to the environmental growth of this powerful and well developed country
(Choucri, N, 1995). Several issues have ensued in the environmental sector. One is poor waste management where Japan burns close to two thirds of its waste in municipal and industrial incinerators. By some estimates, 70 per cent of the world’s waste incinerators are located in Japan. As a result, Japan has higher levels of dioxin in its air than any other G20 nation. In 2001, the US Department of Justice brought suit against Japan for the deaths of U.S. service-members at Naval Air Facility Atsugi caused by..
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