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Japanese Activists, the Environment, and Border-Crossing Movements in Asia

Avenell, Simon


This article examines the emergence of Japanese environmental groups involved in overseas activism in the 1970s. It argues that two key factors help to explain the appearance and evolution of this activism. First, although seemingly counterintuitive, the article argues that local attachment, local sentiment, and local experience were extremely important in motivating activists to reach out beyond national borders. Traumatic experiences with industrial pollution at home nurtured a desire...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-07
Type: Journal article
Source: The Journal of Territorial and Maritime Studies
Access Rights: Open Access


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