Kamikatsu, Tokushima

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Kamikatsu town office
Kamikatsu town office
Flag of Kamikatso
Official seal of Kamikatso
Location of Kamikatso in Tokushima Prefecture
Location of Kamikatso in Tokushima Prefecture
Kamikatso is located in Japan
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 206.80 km2 (79.85 sq mi)
Population (October 1, 2016)
 • Total 1,482
 • Density 7.2/km2 (19/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 2016 the town had an estimated population of 1,482 and a density of 7.2 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. The town has set a goal to become fully zero waste by 2020.[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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