I never paid much attention to it until recently, but I’ve actually been living quite a green lifestyle in Kagoshima. With the inconvenience of obtaining a Japanese driver’s license (let alone the costs of a car and insurance), I usually rely on my bicycle to get to work. When I do travel, it’s always using public transportation, if not under my own power – bus, ferry, train. I’m never at home on the weekends, so minimal electricity and gas is used. There’s even a great deal of water conservation, as I tend to use public onsen more often than my own bath. Unfortunately my small contribution will do little to delay the gradual consumption of resources.
This week I’ll be making a brief excursion home for a wedding, so don’t expect too many postings after Wednesday.