Kamikatsu, Tokushima



Location of Kamikatsu in Tokushima Prefecture

Location in Japan

Coordinates: 33°53′N 134°24′E / 33.883°N 134.400°E / 33.883; 134.400Coordinates: 33°53′N 134°24′E / 33.883°N 134.400°E / 33.883; 134.400
Country Japan
Region Shikoku
Prefecture Tokushima Prefecture
District Katsuura
  Total 109.68 km2 (42.35 sq mi)
Population (2003)
  Total 2,042
  Density 19/km2 (48/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Website www.kamikatsu.jp

Kamikatsu (上勝町 Kamikatsu-chō) is a town located in Katsuura District, Tokushima Prefecture, Japan.

In 2003 the town had an estimated population of 2,042 and a density of 18.62 persons per km². The total area is 109.68 km².

Kamikatsu is a "zero waste" town, all household waste is separated into 34 different categories and sent to be recycled. In 2008, a poll showed that 40% of residents were still unhappy about the aspect of the policy that required items to be washed. But the town continues the policy as it is cheaper and more environmentally friendly than purchasing an incinerator.[1][2]


  1. "Zero Waste in Japan". BBC News. 11 July 2008. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  2. McCurry, Justin (5 August 2008). "Guardian". Climate Change. London. Retrieved 7 May 2010.

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