Did Japan’s policy of rapid industrialisation lead to wars with its neighbours and destruction of the environment?
It is true that rapid industrialization led to wars with its neighbours and destruction of the environment:
1. Uncontrolled development of industries led to increase in the demand of wood and other resources. It had a very bad impact on the environment.
2. Need of colonies was felt to obtain raw materials and for the consumption of furnace products. For this, Japan had to fight wars with its neighbours.
3. It led to the exploitation of natural resources and it had a bad effect on the environment of Japan which became polluted and fragile.