Sanitation and Sustainable Development in Japan

Publication | November 2016

Selected projects in Kitakyushu City, Kobe City, Saitama City, Saitama Shintoshin, and Tadotsu Town provide examples of how robust sanitation systems can deliver economic and environmental benefits.

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This publication documents Japan’s experience in pursuing sustainable sanitation solutions in the context of economic development. Five case studies illustrate how sound sanitation policies are essential in achieving a nation’s growth.

Produced by ADB in cooperation with Japan Sanitation Consortium, this publication also documents key policies and laws that enable the integration of sewerage systems and wastewater treatment facilities in development plans. It shares learnings on how the sanitation challenge can be met, not only at the community, but also at the national level.


  • Introduction
  • Policy Brief
  • Project Briefs
    • Optimizing National and Local Government Financial Resources for Wastewater Management and River Clean Up
    • From Wastewater Treatment to Fuel for Transportation and Homes in Kobe
    • Collection, Treatment, and Recycling of Sludge from Johkasou: Case of Saitama
    • Integrated Planning of New Urban Center and Wastewater Reuse in Saitama
    • Ensuring Water Security and Ecological Conservation: Reuse of Treated Wastewater in Tadotsu

Additional Details

  • Urban development
  • Water
  • Sanitation
  • Urban Water
  • Wastewater
  • Water Resource Management
  • Japan
  • 52
  • 8.5 x 11
  • RPT168293-2
  • 978-92-9257-587-8 (print)
  • 978-92-9257-588-5 (electronic)

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