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Japan's Long Environmental Sixties and the Birth of a Green Leviathan

Avenell, Simon


Is the '1960s' a useful concept for understanding postwar Japanese history and, if so, what kinds of changes resulted and how might we chronologize the period? This article proposes the idea of a 'long environmental sixties' in Japan stretching from around 1959 to 1973. The article argues that this period marked important milestones in environmental protest, public opinion, and legislation. By the early 1970s Japan had addressed many of its most pressing industrial pollution problems, in the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Japanese Studies
DOI: 10.1080/10371397.2012.708402


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