Japan has a deserved reputation for being the home to cutting-edge technology and innovation. Spending the biggest budget for research, the country has the largest share in the world market in the fields of electronics, science, and technology. The amazing quality of Japan can be understood from the fact that it does not see technology as a commodity but a strategic asset to maintain its economic strength and to answer the world’s global problems particularly the environmental issues in air pollution.
Japan’s history with air pollution can be traced back to the post-war Japan era. The country experienced a rapid economic recovery and entered the age of high economic growth that resulted in chemical industries’ emission of pollutive chemicals including that of the automobiles. While air pollution control laws were enforced, how does Japan