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  • The Constitution of Japan, 19461

The Constitution of Japan of 1946 has no provision regarding the environment or natural resources. Environmental policies adopted by the Japanese Government cover, inter alia, environmental management, global environment (global warming), waste and recycling, water, soil, health and chemicals, which are governed by the Basic Environmental Law of 1993.

More information about Plans and Strategies for Environmental Management in Japan can be found on the website of the Ministry of the Environment.





1. The Constitution of Japan and other laws are provided in English by the Ministry of Justice's website.