Present Status of Environmental Pollution in Japan

Turkman A., Goto M.

Organization & Environment, vol.8, no.2, pp.129-139, 1994 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/108602669400800203
  • Journal Name: Organization & Environment
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.129-139
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The fast growth of Japanese economy, mainly by industrial activities after World War II, has resulted in serious environmental pollution problems. The government provided assistance to the private sector even at the expense of environmental concerns in some cases. In 1967, several laws were promul gated by the Japanese government to combat environmental pollution. Despite many pollution control measures taken by administration, Japan faces air, water, and soil contamination problems. In this paper, the present status of environmental problems in Japan is discussed. Special attention is paid to soil pollution, groundwater pollution, chemical wastes, acid rain, and deterioration of natural environment and wildlife. © 1994, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.