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Vulnerability of Japan to Climate Change

  • Hideo Harasawa
  • Mariko Fujimori
  • Kazuhito Yamada
  • Akira Ogihara


The impacts of climate change on various sectors are reviewed in chapters 1 to 6 of this report. In this chapter, other sectors susceptible to the predicted future changes in climate, especially extreme climatic events such as heat wave, typhoon, drought, and so forth, are reviewed based on research papers and reports. In addition, the combined impacts of global warming and local environmental pollution in Japan are also summarized in this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hideo Harasawa
    • 1
  • Mariko Fujimori
    • 2
  • Kazuhito Yamada
    • 2
  • Akira Ogihara
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute for Environmental StudiesTsukuba, IbarakiJapan
  2. 2.Pacific Consultants, Co. Ltd.Shinjuku-ku, TokyoJapan

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