ENVS 220 (Environmental Analysis), Spring 2020
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Tradition and cultural practices influence the decisions that countries make regarding trade and international relations. This situated project focuses on Japanese maritime activity, and how its decisions are fueled by its Shintoism origins and modern anthropogenic history. Maritime activity in Japan is a large aspect of their economy. Our project is situated on the coastline of Japan, major aspects of their unique economy can be seen there such as whaling and nuclear energy production. This project analyzes and comprehends economic growth patterns in Japan, specifically involving the activities of whaling and nuclear energy management. With analytical and cultural research of both Japan’s economy, politics, and societal evolvement, our project hopes to analyze this linkage between Japanese traditionalism and its influence on trade practices along the coastline. Using this research as a grounding, this research project aims to inspire preventative measures for biodiversity loss, ocean acidification, and air pollution.
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Framing Question: How does maritime activity in coastal areas contribute to economic growth while simultaneously causing detrimental harm to oceanic ecosystems?
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Focus Question: How does Japanese tradition motivate trade decisions in maritime endeavors and how does that affect Japan’s oceanic ecosystem?
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