日本の資源産業の再生への課題 Issue on Reversing the Mining Industry Trend in Japan
In Japan, the mining industry has faced stagnation for a long time. The metal mining business is already in a contracting condition and has only a few operating mines. The Japan smelting business has a large share of production, about 10% of the copper and zinc in the world. However, the smelting business has started to consolidate the smelting sector of mining industry companies as an alliance because of competitiveness. In the world, globalism has been expanding by multinational corporations' worldwide activity. Now the Japan mining industry's smelting business is in a survival stage and mining business is disappearing even though Japan has superior technology and systems in the mining sector to develop underground small-medium scale deposits.<BR>There are many issues for reversing the mining sector such as (1) consolidation of sectors among mining companies, (2) establishment of think tank,(3) training human resources, (4) development of small-medium scale deposits and (5) sulfide ore leaching. In the world, many small-medium scale mines have closed with environmental pollution because of a lack of competitiveness. Many small-medium scale deposits remain undeveloped. Japan has a possible way to reverse the mining business balanced with the environment by overcoming the above issues for undeveloped small-medium scale deposits for underground mining in the world.
- 資源と素材 : 資源・素材学会誌 : journal of the Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan
資源と素材 : 資源・素材学会誌 : journal of the Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan 120(9), 527-531, 2004-09-25
The Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan