April 24, 2009

Small is beautiful

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:23 pm by Jane

A typical $500/month apartment in central Tokyo.  Sure it’s small, but it’s not shockingly unusual – the only thing really shocking about it is the extremely low rental fee.  Gaijins may well ask “yeah, there’s a kitchen and bathroom (of sorts), but where do you sleep?”  Silly people!  Don’t they know that Japanese people don’t sleep?  Except on crowded commuter trains, that is … usually whilst standing upright.



  1. Petra said,

    This is funny for a simple reason:

    In Germany a very, very small living space is called “Wohnklo mit Kochnische” (live-in bathroom with kitchenette).

    Now I have seen a place actually fitting that description. 🙂

  2. Karen said,

    That would be a “studio” apartment in the US. Very good use of space.

  3. Miko said,

    Definitely a NY thing.

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