2011

Asbestos Disaster

Lessons from Japan’s Experience

ISBN: 978-4-431-53914-8 (Print) 978-4-431-53915-5 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

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    Pages 1-18

    A Political Economy of Asbestos Disasters

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    Pages 19-46

    An Exploration of Measures Against Industrial Asbestos Accidents  *

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    Pages 47-54

    Why Did the Asbestos Disaster Spread?

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    Pages 55-74

    Asbestos Pollution and Its Health Effects: Asbestos-Related Diseases in Japan

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    Pages 75-92

    Mesothelioma Due to Neighborhood Asbestos Exposure: A Large-Scale, Ongoing Disaster Among Residents Living Near a Former Kubota Plant in Amagasaki, Japan

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    Pages 93-126

    Asbestos Disasters and Public Policy: From the Prewar Era Through the Postwar Economic Boom *

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    Pages 127-150

    Persistent Thorns: Responsibility for Asbestos Disasters

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    Pages 151-184

    Asbestos Industry Transplants from Japan to South Korea

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    Pages 185-200

    Inaction on Asbestos Disasters and Delayed Countermeasures*

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    Pages 201-231

    Process Tracing of Asbestos Politics in Japan: Focus on Fiscal Years 2005 and 2006

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    Pages 233-249

    Future Challenges for Asbestos Policy in the Construction Industry

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    Pages 251-279

    Local Government Measures Against Asbestos: Tokyo Metropolitan and Osaka Prefectural Governments as Case Studies

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    Pages 281-302

    Asbestos Litigation in Japan: Recent Trends and Related Issues

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    Pages 303-313

    The French Indemnification Fund for Asbestos Victims: Features and Formative Historical Factors: Preliminary Observations for a Comparative Analysis of Asbestos Relief Frameworks

  16. Back Matter

    Pages 315-318