About SImon Avenell

Dr Simon Avenell is Associate Professor in History and ARC Future Fellow at the Australian National University College of Asia and the Pacific.

Japan

Japan’s environmental nuggets

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Despite a bad environmental reputation, writes SIMON AVENELL,  Japan has also been a pioneer in global environmental protection and justice. Japan’s environmental record over the past half century has been problematic, to put it mildly. The country’s environmental blackspots have included Antarctic whaling, coastal dolphin culling, driftnet fishing, virgin rainforest logging, elephant ivory imports, fetal […]