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

By Patrick   2013 Mar 3, 8:01am   762 views   4 comments   watch (0)   quote      

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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1   New Renter     2013 Mar 3, 8:53am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

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.

2   Dan8267   2628/2661 = 98% civil   2013 Mar 3, 9:52am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

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.

3   lostand confused   223/223 = 100% civil   2013 Mar 3, 10:05am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

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

4   Dan8267   2628/2661 = 98% civil   2013 Mar 3, 1:19pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

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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