Der Straßengüterverkehr und die Belastung der Umwelt - Probleme und Lösungsansätze in Japan

Legewie, Jochen GND

The article deals with the current situation of freight transport in Japan and its influence on the environment. The author presents an overview of the changes in the structure of freight transport and its impact on the choice and use of the different modes of transport, emphasizing the special features of Japan. The relative and absolute increase in truck transport is examined as well as the resulting increase in environmental damage. Finally, public policy measures aiming at a reduction of the environmental damage are analyzed. These measures range from conventional approaches to new ones reflecting peculiarities of the Japanese situation.