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Tiny coffin apartments in Tokyo which cost up to 400 pounds per month to rent


By Patrick   Follow   Sun, 3 Mar 2013, 8:01am PST   427 views   4 comments
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2286069/Living-box-The-tiny-coffin-apartments-Tokyo-cost-400-month-rent.html

They appear to be the size of a pup-tent, but with power and weatherproof. I commuted 85 miles one way for work for 9 years. There were times I would have gladly paid for the convenience of staying close to work and avoiding hotel charges and taxes.

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New Renter   Sun, 3 Mar 2013, 8:53am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 1

Be hard to bring anyone back for a hook up in one of those. Then again when your life IS your work there is no time for a hookup anyway.

Might as well sleep under your desk ala Costanza.

Dan8267   Sun, 3 Mar 2013, 9:52am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 2

Notice that all the people in these "apartments" are young. It's just the same old story of old people taking advantage of young people, and the young people aren't wise enough to understand how much they are getting screwed over.

lostand confused   Sun, 3 Mar 2013, 10:05am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 3

New Renter says

Then again when your life IS your work there is no time for a hookup anyway.

Well a big chunk of Japanese teens seem to not be interested in sex.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/30/japan-population-decline-youth-no-sex_n_1242014.html

Dan8267   Sun, 3 Mar 2013, 1:19pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 4

lostand confused says

Well a big chunk of Japanese teens seem to not be interested in sex.

The government's answer is always "increase the population" to keep the Ponzi scheme of the young providing for the old going on. Eventually, you can't increase the population any more and the whole thing falls apart.

Governments should look for ways to support retirees without requiring two working adults for every retiree. Geometric expansion is never sustainable.

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