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ERIC Number: ED131971
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Pages: 18
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The Consequence of Economic Growth for Human and Natural Resource Development: Case Study in Japan.
Ninomiya, Tetsuo
Before being included in Kanazawa City in 1954, all villages in the Yasuhara district of Japan might have been called model village communities, for these farming communities were built around common utilization of naturally-flowing ground water, and the rice farmers worked communally exhibiting principles of closeness and equality. When Yasuhara was included in Kanazawa City, the natural balance between the urban and rural society was disturbed, and the natural environment was destroyed. Some 350,000 square meters of farm land were diverted to factory use via construction of a large scale M. apartment development (1969), a dye work factory (1969-70), and a factory complex (1971-74). As urbanization progressed, the water supply began to decrease, since Yasuhara and neighboring districts were using air conditioning in offices and homes and the factories were using large quantities of water for industry. As a result, many professional farmers were forced to take side jobs and the village community consisting of farmers was destroyed. In its place, a community composed of an industrial system, an urban system, and an agricultural system was established. Yasuhara district is only one of many rural districts currently suffering from Japan's 1960-70 policy of intensified industrialization and the resulting imbalance between nature and man. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Japan