Coal Delivery in Japan



Coal is mainly consumed in the coastal areas, including areas in central Japan. Most ports involved in coal delivery and discharge in contemporary Japan are located along the maritime coastal areas. Tagawa and the rest of the Chikuho region produced the largest amount of coal for Japan. Chikuho is also a useful case study of internal waterway use to transport coal resources in Japan. In this chapter, I concentrate on observation fieldwork and library research on the history of the Tagawa coal mines in the Chikuho region in Kyushu in order to yield data and information for further research. Tagawa is located near the centre of the historical Chikuho coal mining region. I visited Tagawa and Iizuka for fieldwork and recorded their gentrification in the post-coal mining era.


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