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Understanding Japan: Environmental

This guide provides useful information and links to resources on Japan.

At A Glance


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In Kamikatsu, Japan, local government require all residents to comply with a new, rigorous recycling program that residents are living on zero waste.

Do you know in Japan has systematic ways to dispose garbage in recycling system? This video show you how to separate garbage in Japan and the rules that come with it, the categories of trash, and what kinds of garbage fit into those categories.


This section explores the environmental aspects in Japan.

Find out how the residents use to draw water for everyday tasks in the village of Living Water, Harie, where many buildings in this district have a kabata.


Tom Steinfort and Australian energy expert, Dr Ben Heard, venture deep into the infamous radioactive reactor at Fukushima in Japan after it's massive disaster.

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