Last update:
2019-04-20

Cancellation of Landfill in FujimaeTidal Flat, Aichi, Japan

A plan to fill 105 ha of Fujimae tidal flat for the construction of a landfill in Nagoya City was cancelled after resistances from an expanded "Sympathy" circle protecting the habitat of migratory birds.


Description:

In July 1981 [1], Nagoya City announced a plan to fill 105ha of Fujimae tidal flat for the construction of a landfill [2].  The background was the population increase and the increase in waste due to the widespread use of plastic [3].  On the other hand, the Fujimae Tidal Flat had become a valuable relay site (feeding ground) for Japan's leading migratory birds. Hence, this plan became a major social problem from the aspect of wild bird protection and natural environment preservation [1].  Grassroots groups, which were interested in the protection of migratory birds and the conservation of tidal flats, developed their resistance [1].  

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Basic Data
Name of conflict:Cancellation of Landfill in FujimaeTidal Flat, Aichi, Japan
Country:Japan
State or province:Aichi
Location of conflict:West 1st district of the Nagoya Port, Fujimae Higata
Accuracy of locationHIGH (Local level)
Source of Conflict
Type of conflict. 1st level:Waste Management
Type of conflict. 2nd level:Landfills, toxic waste treatment, uncontrolled dump sites
Land acquisition conflicts
Wetlands and coastal zone management
Specific commodities:Land
Domestic municipal waste
Asphalt
Sand, gravel
Cement
Project Details and Actors
Project details

Population in Nagoya City: 2,089,163 (1981-10-01) [9]

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Project area:105
Type of populationUrban
Affected Population:2,090,000
Start of the conflict:01/02/1981
End of the conflict:26/01/1999
Relevant government actors:-Nagoya City Council
-Aichi Prefectural assembly
-Environment Agency
-Ministry of Transport
International and Finance InstitutionsRamsar convention
Environmental justice organizations (and other supporters) and their websites, if available:-Group to Protect Fujimae Tidal Flat (http://www.fujimae.org/)
-International Association for Impact Assessment (https://www.iaia.org/)
Conflict and Mobilization
IntensityMEDIUM (street protests, visible mobilization)
Reaction stageIn REACTION to the implementation (during construction or operation)
Groups mobilizing:Local ejos
Local government/political parties
Neighbours/citizens/communities
Social movements
Women
Recreational users
Local scientists/professionals
Forms of mobilization:Artistic and creative actions (eg guerilla theatre, murals)
Community-based participative research (popular epidemiology studies, etc..)
Creation of alternative reports/knowledge
Development of a network/collective action
Involvement of national and international NGOs
Official complaint letters and petitions
Public campaigns
Street protest/marches
Arguments for the rights of mother nature
Appeals/recourse to economic valuation of the environment
Appeal for global relatives to send letters, Adoption of resolutions at academic societies, Establishment of committee, Claims at symposiums, Ministerial statements, Designation as Ramsar site
Impacts of the project
Environmental ImpactsVisible: Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity), Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Other Environmental impacts
Potential: Global warming, Soil contamination, Waste overflow, Deforestation and loss of vegetation cover, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Groundwater pollution or depletion, Large-scale disturbance of hydro and geological systems, Reduced ecological / hydrological connectivity, Global warming, Soil contamination, Waste overflow, Deforestation and loss of vegetation cover, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Groundwater pollution or depletion, Large-scale disturbance of hydro and geological systems, Reduced ecological / hydrological connectivity
Other Environmental impactsThreat to migrating birds
Health ImpactsPotential: Exposure to unknown or uncertain complex risks (radiation, etc…)
Socio-economical ImpactsVisible: Loss of landscape/sense of place
Potential: Loss of landscape/sense of place, Loss of landscape/sense of place, Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures, Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures, Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures
Outcome
Project StatusStopped
Conflict outcome / response:Institutional changes
Negotiated alternative solution
Technical solutions to improve resource supply/quality/distribution
Project cancelled
Project temporarily suspended
Do you consider this an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:Not Sure
Briefly explain:It can be appreciated that the plan was cancelled. It is true, though, that the waste keeps being accumulated. In the future, there is a possibility that the plan should reemerge.
Sources and Materials
Related laws and legislations - Juridical texts related to the conflict

Chapter 4 Environmental Assessment for Tidal Flat Ecosystem (accessed on 28-03-2019)
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Ramsar Convention (accessed on 05-04-2019)
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Links to general newspaper articles, blogs or other websites

Platalea minor (accessed on 31-03-2019)
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[8] Reduction of garbage 23% in two years! (accessed on 31-03-2019)
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Japanese registered wetland in Ramsar Convention [Fujimae Tidal Flat] (accessed on 05-04-2019)
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Population in Nagoya City (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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[7] Outline of Fujimae Tidal Flat Conservation Activity (accessed on 31-03-2019)
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About maintenance (accessed on 31-03-2019)
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[5] Many of the popular movements do not remain in history (accessed on 31-03-2019)
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[2] Support for the preservation of Japan's largest migration bird spot from the waste disposal site plan (accessed on 31-03-2019)
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[3] History of Fujimae Tidal Flat (accessed on 31-03-2019)
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Hujimae Tidal Flat (accessed on 05-04-2019)
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[6] Fujimae Tidal Flat Problem Omnibus (accessed on 31-03-2019)
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[13] Numenius arquata (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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Nagoya City's movement and substance in the Environmental Assessment Act (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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[19] Population in Nagoya City (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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[10] Bridge “Fujimae Tidal Flat” Connecting Lives - Overview (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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[12] Calidris ruficollis (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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[14] Sterna albifrons (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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[15] Butorides striatus (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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[16] Ardea intermedia (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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[17] Aythya marila (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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[18] Chroicocephalus saundersi (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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[19] Calidris alpina (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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[20] Pandion haliaetus (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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[21] Phalacrocorax carbo (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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[22] Ardea cinereal (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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[23] Anguilla (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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[24] Mugil cephalus (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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[25] Periophthalmus (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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[26] Macrophthalmus japonicus (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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[27] Balanus albicostatus (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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[28] Upogebia major (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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[29] Pagurus minutus (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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[30] Corbicula japonica (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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[31] Laternula Marilina (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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[33] Nereididae (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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[34] Haliplanella lineata (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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Anas acuta (accessed on 05-04-2019
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[11] Pluvialis squatarola (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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[4] Behavior records of the association of Japanese wild birds and related organizations concerning the conservation of Fujimae Tidal Flat (1987-1996) (accessed on 2-04-2019)
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[1] Fujimae Tidal Flat Reclamation Problem and Response of Local Government Labor (accessed on 31-03-2019)
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[32] Assiminea lutea japonica (accessed on 02-04-2019)
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[35] Changes in the population and the amount of landfilled waste in Nagoya City from the Fujimae Abandon (accessed on 05-04-2019)
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Other documents

Calidris alpina 2 Calidris alpina
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Platalea minor Platalea minor which is a rare species
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waterfowls 20,000 waterbirds come to the Fujimae Tidal Flat every year
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high tide Fujimae Tidal Flat with full tide
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Low tide Fujimae Tidal Flat in a state of low tide
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Upogebia major picking State of upogebia major taking
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Anajako's burrow model The shape of the burrow obtained by pouring polyester resin into the burrow of upogebia major
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Nan'you Factory Nan'you Factory, a general waste incinerator right next to the Fujimae Tidal Flat
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Whole view Whole view
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Calidris alpina Calidris alpina
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Anas acuta Anas acuta
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Contributor:EnvJustice, ICTA-UAB/Natsuka Kuroda, [email protected]
Last update20/04/2019
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