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METI / ECCJ / ACE Training Program MTPEC04 (2006.02)

1. Trends in Energy Consumption in the Transport Sector(Japan)

  • Energy consumption in the transport sector of Japan has increased constantly and, in particular, the increase by privately owned automobiles has been significant.
  • In the cargo sector, the use of railways has decreased while the use of trucks has increased significantly.

2.Causes of the Increase of Energy Consumption
in the Transport Sector 1

  • Motorization began in Japan in the 1960s and ever since , demand for automobiles has increased rapidly and this trend continues today.
  • In response to this demand for automobiles, paved roads and expressways have been developed to cope with increased traffic.

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