While Japanese households consume less energy than Europe and U.S, the rapid increment in Tokyo on energy consumption has raised much concern from the Japanese government. The rise of greenhouse gas emissions from companies and households have raised public awareness for global warming too.
Between 1990 and 2005, the energy consumption jumped 44 percent, which lead the Japanese to zoom in on ways for people to save energy. One of the most effective ways would be speedier family baths as reported by the Japanese government on Tuesday.
Families should not only shorten their daily showers by a minute but should also try to take baths in quick succession, the report said. In general, hot water used in bathrooms and kitchens are responsible for 39 percent of energy consumption in Japanese homes, the exact opposite to European homes where energy consumption is mainly on air-conditioning and heating, the report said.
Having said, climate change will definitely be a major agenda on at the G8 summit Japan coming this early July.
Did you know: Japanese usually take a quick shower outside the tub and then soak in hot water, which is then kept for the next family member.