Japan has approved a plan to dump more than one million tonnes of wastewater from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean. The decision has caused global controversy, and some local residents and international environmental protection organizations are voicing protest. So the question is: Does Japan have to dump the radioactive wastewater into the sea? What impact will it have? And is there a better solution?
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Japan is an island country in East Asia located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, Japan comprises an archipelago of 6,852 islands covering 377,975 square kilometers (145,937 sq mi); the country’s five main islands, from north to south, are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa. Tokyo is Japan’s capital and largest city.
Japan is divided into 47 administrative prefectures and eight traditional regions. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with more than 37.4 million residents.
Japan is a great power and a member of numerous international organizations, including the United Nations (since 1956), the OECD, and the G7. Japan is a leader in the automotive and electronics industries.