Comments on: Tap water gains for economic not environmental reasons http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/tap-water-gains-for-economic-not-environmental-reasons/ How to make, save and spend money in Japan. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 03:29:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 By: Marco http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/tap-water-gains-for-economic-not-environmental-reasons/comment-page-1/#comment-13768 Sat, 04 Sep 2010 09:43:08 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=1345#comment-13768 Personally I go with a bit of both.
Brita is used most of the time, while one 2 liter bottle is always at hand in the house.
Having grown up in Africa I have difficulty drinking water that has not been filtered.
Furthermore the office I work at, in central Tokyo, has rust coming out of the tap. The building is of the 1980’s.
Once in a while I do recommend some good imported water, especially if carbonated, as Pat says. It’s nice to drink different water, very refreshing.

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By: Pat http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/tap-water-gains-for-economic-not-environmental-reasons/comment-page-1/#comment-7874 Fri, 02 Jul 2010 19:55:52 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=1345#comment-7874 I think these arguments against bottled water are very weak. I don’t have any prejudice – I drink bottled water because it tastes good. Try drinking San Pellegrino and then tap-water, and you will see what I mean. (San Pellegrino is carbonated, but that is a separate issue.) If I didn’t drink bottled water, I’d probably drink Fanta or Coke instead. And I don’t think I am alone.

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By: Jo http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/tap-water-gains-for-economic-not-environmental-reasons/comment-page-1/#comment-6733 Wed, 16 Jun 2010 03:05:51 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=1345#comment-6733 A pitcher with good filter, such as Brita, is also effective for removing asbestos particle in tap water. Japan has world’s highest per person amount of municipal water pipe made of asbestos cement. It is outdated construction method from 1960s-1970s high economic growth. Since then, tap water in Japan has very high concentration of asbestos particle. It might be related to Japan has high stomach cancer. Many place in Japan are graduary replacing asbestos cement with non asbestos material. Also, when workmen are removing asbestos cement with fast tool or lazy break up method, take care near to such place because air is fill of small particle of broken asbestos. Sometimes they use plastic cover in work area, but it is not always and not perfect cover anyway. As for tap water, I think future is for better, but filter is for now.

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By: Miko http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/tap-water-gains-for-economic-not-environmental-reasons/comment-page-1/#comment-6635 Mon, 14 Jun 2010 12:06:09 +0000 http://blog.japantimes.co.jp/yen-for-living/?p=1345#comment-6635 “Ween” should be wean.

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