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Document Type(s):Book Chapter
Book Title:Environmental Movements in Asia
Article/Chapter Title:The Anti-Tropical Timber Campaign in Japan
Editor(s):Kalland, Arne; Persoon, Gerard
Author(s):Wong, Anny
Publisher Name:Curzon Press
Place of Publication:Surrey
Date of Publication:1998
Issue:no. 4
Annotation:Wong discusses Japan’s role in the destruction of Southeast Asian tropical forests and connects Japanese international policies with domestic issues of deforestation which receive much less attention. Accompanied by statistics and concise historical overviews, Wong communicates the power of general trading companies, inter-ministerial politics, economic fortunes, and diplomatic ambitions over the environment. She proceeds to outline the anti-tropical deforestation campaign in Japan, its successes, weaknesses, and problems, including some suggestions to revitalize the movement.
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