Toxic Archipelago

Begin your essay by clearly outlining the argument Walker develops in Toxic Archipelago, including in its Introduction and Conclusion. Then, compare at least three different chapters of Toxic Archipelago to show how Walker builds his case. Evaluate his argument. What kind of evidence does he use? Is the evidence convincing? Does it support his argument?
Finally, can you sketch an alternative path for Japanese modernization, one without the harm Walker reports, or with distinctly less damage?

Support your argument with references to relevant material. Since your essay will be based on only two sources, please cite by putting the abbreviated title and page number in parentheses at the appropriate place in your text, as in the following two examples. Abbreviate A Concise History of Japan as CHJ, and Toxic Archipelago as TA.