Weaved into all the chapters, there are human stories of the Japanese coal mining industry. In Chap. 2, the human-centred historical narrative is that of the individual peasant and his collective making a transition from peasantry to modern industrial workers. Chapter 3 curates the individual and collective trials and tribulations of coal miners in the story of economic transition of an entire industry. Chapter 4 discusses how environmental changes transform human experiences in appreciating aesthetics with greener and more artistic environment in gentrified spaces. Chapter 5 contextualizes the coal industry in the Northeast Asian setting. Chapter 6 details gender perspectives of contributions made by women in a male-dominated coal mining industry in Japan and the expression of human emotions through poetry, films, and literary devices.
KeywordsRenewable Human stories Policy Environmental
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