Sabiru

ISHIGAKI RIN (1920 ~ 2004) Pt. 4

Ishigaki Rin, Part 4: In the Shadow of the Economic Miracle (Environmental Pollution)
(See Also: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

If WWII resulted in the brutal dismantling of Japan’s urban spaces, then the recovery effort was a vast re-imagining of local landscapes. Construction projects expanded cities and domesticated rivers, locking national territory into an efficient, corrective brace. The highly successful economic growth policies implemented by the conservative ruling party quickly brought Japan affluence, urban problems, and rampant environmental pollution.

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