Why Japan Isn't Cutting Down Enough of its Trees

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Shared October 26, 2019

Go to https://teamtrees.org and lets get some trees planted! #teamtrees

I started off making this nice video about how Japan got its forests back through afforestation. Then I did too much researching on the Internet and came to the conclusion that Japan should be chopping down some of its trees. Trust me, it'll all make sense once you watch the video... I hope.

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Info Sources
Working With Woodlands: C. W. Nicol at TEDxTokyo (English) - https://youtu.be/Oa7PmrzdHTQ
Satoyama: Japan's Secret Water Garden (2004) - NHK
Forest history and the Great Divergence : China, Japan, and the West compared by Saito, Osamu - https://hermes-ir.lib.hit-u.ac.jp/rs/...
Grave of the Fireflies (1988) - Studio Ghibli
Shimazu Nariakira - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shimazu...
Japan’s Forests: From Lumber Source to Beloved Resource - https://www.nippon.com/en/features/c0...
Hay fever season gets people sneezing and talking - https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/201...
Tokyo Metro Allergy Pollen Allergy Investigation (2016) - http://www.metro.tokyo.jp/tosei/hodoh...
State of Japan's Forests and Forest Management - http://www.rinya.maff.go.jp/j/kaigai/... and http://www.rinya.maff.go.jp/j/kaigai/...
Does management improve the carbon balance of forestry? - https://academic.oup.com/forestry/art...
Protecting the Forests - https://www.nippon.com/en/features/c0...
ABOUT THE CONDITION OF JAPANESE FORESTS - https://www.japanfs.org/sp/en/news/ar...
Annual Report on Forest and Forestry in Japan (2017) - http://www.maff.go.jp/e/data/publish/...
Annual Report on Forest and Forestry in Japan (2016) - http://www.maff.go.jp/e/data/publish/...
Afforestation in Japan - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affores...
Japan's Cedar Forests Are Man-Made Disaster - https://www.nytimes.com/1995/01/17/sc...
The Sneeze Trees: Ridding Japanese Forests of Pollen - https://www.nippon.com/en/nipponblog/...
Saving the planet through its trees - https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/201...
The Development of Japanese Forestry - https://www.ubcpress.ca/asset/12526/1...
Japanese Forestation Policies During the 20 Years Following World War II - https://www.intechopen.com/books/prec...
The Strange Story of Hay Fever in Japan: Construction, Conspiracy Theories, Climate Change - https://blog.gaijinpot.com/strange-st...
Thinning for forest health - https://oregonforests.org/thinning
Biomass carbon sinks in Japanese forests: 1966 – 2012 - http://environmentportal.in/files/Nov...
More volunteers thinning forests - https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/200...

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