Flushing down its traditions

  • 30/05/2000

Flushing down its traditions Japan's high population density of 335 people per square km is eight times the world average of 40. With very limited land available, the country's options for disposing sewage and waste are limited. Yet the Japanese have set about the task in a typically efficient manner. The country treats all the sewage it generates.

Various government agencies work in tandem to treat sewage, thus keeping their streams and rivers

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