They shop a lot and live in large apartment buildings. They think everything in all luxury brands in America are cheaper than Japan when we really fool them. In Waikiki, Hawaii which is the like the most popular traveling destination they shop all day and don't go to the beach on things that are really expensive like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, etc.
If you compare Tokyo to almost any city in the US. Tokyo is cheaper. You just have to look around a bit.no apartments. Those things are crazy expensive. It's like 4K just to move in. Instead, go for a share house. I pay 300$ a month and there's no deposit or utility fees. Own room that comes furnished, shared bath/kitchen. Once a week cleaning.Cell phones. Stay away from the main service providers. They mostly want 60$+ a month. Go for a sim free plan. I pay 10$ a month and get 3GB a month….and it even uses the same towers as the big companies.Health insurance is pretty cheap here too. I think I paid like 500$ for a whole year. I just went to the emergency room, got checked and got medicine all for 35$. I guarantee the same thing is the states would be 300$+.No need for a car. Take the train. I pay 150$ a month for a train pass. Most jobs here pay for your transportation so that's taken care of. (I work 3 days a week, so they end up paying 110$ of my cost)Food can be expensive. Don't come to Japan expecting to pig out. Eat moderately and you can get by with 8–15$ a day…20–25$ is ideal though.Not to mention having fun is cheaper here too. For 20$ you can go to a sports center and play for 3 hours. Playing pool or ping pong is generally 4$ per 30 minutes.Not sure where everybody gets the notion that Tokyo is expensive.Also, as a bonus. They have mobile wifi here. 48$ a month and I have wifi everywhere I go (except underground).The pay here is lower than in the states by far. But I feel like the quality of life is good.Also, if you plan to work here. Do not join a Japanese company as a foreigner. The Japanese work very hard(long hours) and will expect the same from you for no additional pay.
What kind of cars do rich people in Japan drive?
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Karuizawa. It’s a mountainous area near Gunma-ken, close to many hot springs, and accessible by Shinkansen trains. Recently it got a huge outlet mall, comparable to the famous Gotenba outlet near the Mount Fuji.I have heard that Westerners are the one who first popularized the area. Now many rich Japanese own their second home there.
Dont believe rich people who tell you poor people have a good life. Some rich people’s life sucks, but its often because they are unappreciative of the grace of God. Money makes life easier for the rich and the children of the rich. This is just a fact of life. A rich kid can expect to work average in high school and still get into a good college with their connections and/or their money. A rich kid has a hobby for a job and a poor kid washes dishes for a hobby.
While the bank of Japan says that individual financial assets in Japan reached JPY1,630trn ($15.85trn) as of March 31, 2014, in fact Japanese households had one of the lowest savings rates in the OECD -- 0.9% of household income, which was 23rd of 28 countries. Indeed, about 30% of households have no savings.So why the disconnect between these two statistics? Probably because most of the nation's individually held wealth belongs to retired people (about 25% of the population) and is in land and other illiquid assets. So you could say that, yes, Japan is a rich country, but comparatively speaking its people don't feel rich.
Where do the rich live and hang out in Tokyo?
And no, I am not a gold digger ... just a lowly writer doing some research and too poor to go to Tokyo right now. Also in the earnest gathering of information I came across a few items. 1) In the here today and gone tomorrow culture of Tokyo does the floating bar still exist? 2) Where in Tokyo would a start up PR company find affordable office space? 3) Where do the Japanese go to ski? Horse back riding? And Sail? 4) Where in Tokyo could a person play a friendly game of Hockey? 5) Are there avocados in Japan? 6) What is the Hanakotoba flower arrangement for (a)"I accept" . (b)"Forgive me''. and (c)"You're beautiful". I have many more questions, but I'll start with these. I appreciate all your answers. Thanks in Advance.
Three things surprised me about homeless people in Japan when I moved here:1. They are allowed to set up blue tarps and live in parks and along rivers. If you walk through a park in Japan it's common to see this. I grew up near Boston where you wouldn't be allowed to set up shop like that and just live in the park. It seems to work well though, and they have a place to sleep.2. Homeless people in Japan don't beg for money. In all my years here and all the conversations I've had with them, not once has anyone ever asked me for anything. Just friendly conversation. One guy, seeing me practice martial arts in the park one evening, came over and gave me a wooden practice sword he said he used to train with when he was younger. A cool gift from a homeless person, I think that's amazing!3. This guy. Only in Japan would a homeless person have solar panels on their abode! I took this picture not too far from where I live. I wonder what he's powering in there?Also, I often see homeless people fishing in the river in the background, and hanging up laundry between trees. They're doing much better than the homeless people I saw in Boston.For more on Japan and my writing: 2AM Tokyo