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Conclusion

  • Tai Wei Lim
  • Naoko Shimazaki
  • Yoshihisa Godo
  • Yiru Lim
Chapter

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Renewable Human stories Policy Environmental 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tai Wei Lim
    • 1
  • Naoko Shimazaki
    • 2
  • Yoshihisa Godo
    • 3
  • Yiru Lim
    • 1
  1. 1.Singapore University of Social SciencesSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Waseda UniversityTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Meiji Gakuin UniversityTokyoJapan

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