Lessons in Sustainable Development from Japan and South Korea

  • Sara Hsu
  • Michio Naoi
  • Wenjie Zhang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Sara Hsu, Michio Naoi, Wenjie Zhang
    Pages 1-2
  3. Sara Hsu, Michio Naoi, Wenjie Zhang
    Pages 3-7
  4. Sara Hsu, Michio Naoi, Wenjie Zhang
    Pages 8-86
  5. Sara Hsu, Michio Naoi, Wenjie Zhang
    Pages 87-91
  6. Sara Hsu, Michio Naoi, Wenjie Zhang
    Pages 92-95
  7. Sara Hsu, Michio Naoi, Wenjie Zhang
    Pages 96-97
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 98-112

About this book

Introduction

Lessons in Sustainable Development from Japan and South Korea provides a concise overview of sustainable development in Japan and South Korea. Hsu, Naoi, and Zhang focus on environment, energy, health, technology, biodiversity, production, governance, well-being, livelihood, regulation, property rights, and minerals as indicators of sustainable development. Japan has greatly improved its environment since the industrialization process ended in the 1970s. The nation also has excellent health care and transportation systems. However, Japan continues to struggle with gender inequality and traffic congestion. Poverty and inequality have remained challenges since the 1990s. Similarly, South Korea is continuing to improve its environment, as well as its health care system, but struggles with gender inequality, poverty, and inequality. The countries can benefit from better social policies, as well as from a partnership in improving energy self-sufficiency, including enhancement of renewable energy technologies.

Keywords

Japan South Korea sustainable development environment pollution development economic structure well-being inequality

Authors and affiliations

  • Sara Hsu
    • 1
  • Michio Naoi
    • 2
  • Wenjie Zhang
    • 3
  1. 1.State University of New York at New PlatzUSA
  2. 2.Keio UniversityJapan
  3. 3.University of Texas at AustinUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137340986
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-46647-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-34098-6
  • About this book