Rare Earths and Metals

In many industrial sectors, the demand for rare earths and metals is increasing. Japan is one of the biggest importers of such materials, and has been heavily depending on imports from China. Japan has recently started to look for new ways to secure a stable supply of rare earths. Besides establishing partnerships with new countries, Japan has looked into urban mining and the exploitation of its newly found deep sea resources as promising solutions..

Table of Contents

  • Rare Earths and Rare Metals
  • Securing Rare Metal Resources
  • Diversification of Suppliers
  • Urban Mining
  • Discovery of Deep Sea Rare Earth Resources
  • Further Reading
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs