Globalization Of East Asia Japan A Highly Urbanized Country

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Globalization of East Asia
Japan a highly urbanized country
Japan is one of the world’s most urbanized countries in the world; though it is a beauty to the eyes of all through movies and cartoon/anime. Japan has a major issue of globalization. What is this issue you ask? Well for one, Japan's low birth rate, irrigated lands to grow rice, and the introduction of new diets through world fast food corporations: such as, McDonalds, KFC, another fast food corporations from the world: which have impacted language diversity in Japan. These are all issues of globalization.
Japan has, "One of the world's oldest aging population with a low birth rate," (Globalization and Diversity, 366) which is said to have an effect on those constituents lives in the future. Furthermore, Japans percent of total population are in the "Sixty's age range' and this is a, 'High burden on the country's economy." (Globalization and Diversity, 366). This is because the country will not have enough people to take care of their elderly citizens: and because the country has a, "Low birth rate," (Globalization and diversity, 366) and from what I can understand, the country will have to take the responsibility economically to sustain the elderly.
Another globalization problem that Japan and many other countries have in terms of environmental issues, is "Irrigated land," which Japan-who depends on the production of rice crops, and who "Supports roughly 127 million people in the world," (Globalization and diversity.366) and therefore, as stated by Robert E. Huke in the IRRI report, (Rice Area by type of culture: South, Southeast, and East Asia), that " Irrigated rice accounts for 75 percent of the total supplies," (Huke. 8) and also as stated in the text book of "Globalization and diversity" by Rowntree, Lewis, Price, and Wyckoff that "Japan's major crop is rice, and irrigated rice demands flat land" (Text Book.366). As you see in the chart below; land that is being used to produce irrigated crops can have a negative effect on the soil: and also the security of food in the future, because of irrigated farming. When you farm on a scale as Japan does, there can be salinization, subsidence, erosion, compacting, pollution, and many more of soil degradation associated with irrigation of land.
The biggest issue is that Japan like many other countries who have the procedure of irrigated cropping, all will suffer in the long run, this is because as stated in Scherr's research where there was a "Sixty percent increase in irrigated area, from 1961 to 1990 which increased multiple cropping," and causes soil degradation: such as "Salinization, water logging, nutrient constraints under multiple cropping, and biological degradation (agrochemicals)" (Sherr. 14) There is always going to be a negative of effect caused by any form of globalization.

There has been a lot of impact in language diversity in Japan due to globalization of United States corporations such as fast food restaurants...

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