From the Daily Yomiuri Online:
Countries around the world are competing for natural resources. A dispute over maritime resources in the East China Sea, for example, is one of the reasons anti-Japanese demonstrators in China have criticized Japan. Japan, which relies on other countries for most natural resources, is not thinking seriously about the changes taking place.
This group of articles in the “Planning National Strategies” series considers the situation and problems concerning natural resources and energy. The following is the first installment.