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Regional Sustainable Development Review: Japan

Edited by : Yukio Himiyama,

Institute of Geography, Hokkaido University of Education, Japan

1. International Cooperation

Ryutaro Yatsu, Global Environment Department, Environment Agency of Japan, Japan

2. Combating Poverty


3. Changing Consumption Patterns

Midori Aoyagi-Usui, Environment Agency, Japan

4. Demographic Dynamics in Japan

Naohiro Ogawa, Population Research Institute, Nihon University, Japan

5. Protection and Promotion of Human Health in Japan

Reiko Kishi, Department of Public Health, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Japan

J. Goshima, Department of Public Health, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Japan

Akiko Isu, Department of Public Health, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, Japan

6. Promoting Human Sustainable Development

Tsuyosi Fujita, Osaka University

7. Integration of Environment and Development in Decision Making


8. Protection of the Atmosphere

Yoshitaka Fukuoka, Rissho University

9. Integrated Approach to the Planning and Management of Land Resources

Kazuyuki Konagaya, Osaka City University

10. Combating Deforestation

Yoshihisa Fujita, Aichi University

11. Combating Desertification and Drought

Mingyuan Du, National Institute of Agro-Environment Sciences

12. Sustainable Mountain Development

Yoshihisa Fujita, Aichi University

13. Promoting Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development

Akira Tabayashi, University of Tsukuba

14. Conservation of Biological Diversity

Tetsukazu Yahara, Kyushu University

15. Environmentally Sound Management of Biotechnology

Masato Ikegami, Tokyo University of Agriculture

16. Protection of Oceans and Their Living Resources

Makoto Shimizu, Nihon University

17. Protection of Freshwater Resources

Tadashi Arai, Rissho University, Japan

18. Environmentally Sound Management of Toxic Chemicals (Soil and Groundwater Pollution and its Quality Control)

Tatemasa Hirata, Wakayama University

19. Environmentally Sound Management of Hazardous Wastes

Changyuan Tang, Chiba University

20. Environmentally Sound Management of Solid Wastes and Sewage-Related Issues

Mariyo F. Watanabe, Rissho University

21. Safe and Environmentally Sound Management of Radioactive Wastes

Hideki Yoshida, Muroran Technical University

22. Strengthening the Role of Major Groups


23. Global Action for Women Towards Sustainable and Equitable Development

Hiroko Hara, Ochanomizu University

24. Children and Youth in Sustainable Development


25. Recognizing and Strengthening the Role of Indigenous People and Their Communities

Kazuyoshi Otsuka, National Institute of Ethnology

26. Strengthening the Role of NGOs: Partners for Sustainable Development

Kiyomi Kogo, Tohoku Gakuin University

27. Local Authorities Initiatives in Support of Agenda 21

H. Shimizu, Global Environmental Forum, Japan

Hiroko Ueda, Faculty of Law, Keio University, Japan

28. Strengthening the Role of Workers and their Trade Unions

Hiromasa Suzuki, Waseda University

29. Strengthening the Role of Business and Industry

Satoru Kato, Japan

30. The Scientific and Technological Community

Motoyuki Suzuki, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Japan

31. Strengthening the Role of Farmers

Yoshiyuki Yoshida, Takasaki City University of Economics

32. Financial Assistance

Kazuo Matsushita, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

33. Technology Transfer

Ryo Hirasawa, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy

34. Science for Sustainable Development


35. Education, Public Awareness, and Training

Masahiro Takahashi, Environmental Education Project, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan

36. National Mechanisms and International Cooperation for Capacity Building

Hisako Omagari, Office of International Cooperation, Japan Environmental Sanitation Center, Japan

Hidetoshi Kitawaki, Faculty of Regional Development Studies, Toyo University, Japan

Tomonori Matsuo, Faculty of Regional Development Studies, Toyo University, Japan

37. International Institutional Arrangements

Ryutaro Yatsu, Global Environment Department, Environment Agency of Japan, Japan

38. International Legal Instruments and Mechanisms

Mineo Kato, Faculty of Economics, Yokohama National University, Japan

39. Information for Decision Making

Takehiko Murayama, Faculty of Administration & Social Sciences, Fukushima University, Japan

40. Agreements: Biodiversity Convention

Takeo Tanimoto, Utsunomiya National University

41. Agreements: Climate Change Convention

Hidefumi Imura, Kyushu University

42. Agreements: Forestry Principles

Toshiaki Nishino, Takasaki City University of Economics

43. Agreements: Rio Declaration

Yasuko Kawashima, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan

44. Global Forum NGO Treaties: Linking Japan to the World

Satoko Mori, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Meisei University, Japan

45. Management Responses: Changing the Way We Work


46. Peace and Security

Kuniko Inogushi, Sophia University, Japan

47. Security of Future Employment and Self-fulfillment


48. Meeting Energy Needs

Kan-ichiro Matsumura, Sanwa Consulting Group

49. Culture

Yuki Konagaya, National Museum of Ethnology

50. Literature(View of Nature in Japanese Literature)

Hajime Abe, Toyo Women's College

51. Civilization(New Vision on Sustainable Civilization and Society-Japanese Perspective)

Koyu Furusawa, Japan Center for a Sustainable Environment and Society, Japan

52. Future Scenarios

Toshiaki Ichinose, Japan

Itaru Yasui, Japan



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