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Encyclopedia > Ministry of the Environment (Japan)

The Ministry of the Environment (環境省; Kankyō-shō) of Japan was formed in 2001 from the 1971-established Environmental Agency. The minister is a member of the Cabinet and is chosen by the Prime Minister, usually from the Diet.


As of 2004, the minister is Koike Yuriko[1] (http://www.env.go.jp/en/org/profile/minister.html).


External link

  • Official website (http://www.env.go.jp/en/)

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POPs Monitoring and Related Activities by the Ministry of the Environment, Japan (700 words)
Due to general decline of POPs levels in the environment, the number of ND (not detected = less than detection limits) data had been increasing in recent years, and consequently it became difficult to extract temporal trends from the monitoring data.
The primary purpose of this reorganization is to reveal present POPs levels in Japan as a basis to judge the effectiveness of the measures/countermeasures taken by the Government for POPs convention.
Their levels in sediments also tend to be higher in coastal environment in densely populated areas.
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