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Mottainai Culture: The History and Philosophy of Waste in Japan

Essay   By Krys Suzuki  ·  December 20, 2018 • Tagged with culture, society, waste, environment

Though sometimes honored more in the breach than the observance, Japan's philosophy of "waste not, want not" strongly influences everyday culture.