An Analysis on Japan’s Circular Economy and Its effects on Japan’s Economic Development

Ling GAO


Circular economy lays emphasis on the harmonious intergrowth and sustainable development of economic system, social system and natural ecosystem, and is a systematic project which integrates economy, technology and society. Japan launched the developmental mode of “treatment after pollution”, and promoted circular economy to achieve the sustainable development of economy, society and environment. In the process of promoting circular economy, economic development has acted as the governing factor, but it was inseparable from the support and safeguard of institution, law, technology, idea and other social factors. This article has systematically summarized the Japanese recycling economy, including its main body, security, and the development of the arterial and venous industries. By taking the manufacturing industry for example, the article has made a quantitative analysis on the role of circular economy development in the overall Japanese economy. Finally, the article has concluded the Japanese developmental experience of circular economy and the enlightenment to China’s development of circular economy during the transition period.


Japanese circular economy; Industrial system; Manufacturing industry; Economic effect

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