• Japan's Environmental Policy

    Getting to Know Japan Webinar (via Zoom) -- 1900 (JST) 15 December 2022


    Where do our plastic bento boxes go when we throw them out? How much of Japan’s recyclable waste is actually recycled? How is Japan responding to the growing threat of climate change? Dr. Masashi Yamamoto, an expert in Japan’s environmental policy and resource economics will answer this and more as part of our Getting to Know Japan webinar series. Dr. Yamamoto’s presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.


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    This event is a part of YCAPS' "Getting to Know Japan Series" co-sponsored by The United States-Japan Foundation (USJF).


    Dr. Masashi Yamamoto is a professor in the Department of Economics at Tokai University. His research interests lie in the economics of environmentalism, the path to a circular economy, and how natural disasters and climate change impact natural resource availability. Most recently, he published an article in English titled: “What activities reduce plastic waste the most? – The path to a circular economy for Japan’s manufacturing industry”, in Waste Management. Dr. Yamamoto holds a PhD in Economics from Keio University, and a Masters in International Environmental Policy from Middlebury’s Institute of International Studies at Monterey.



    Format: This event will be off-the-record. Questions are encouraged. It will not be recorded.

    Registration: Required Link
    Moderator: Lucy Amaral

    Webinar Cost: Free of charge

    Co-sponsors: United States-Japan Foundation

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