Japan is overcrowded. This might not be a bad thing. They already have a big population outside of Japan. The Tokyo-Yokohama area is huge. Nothing but wall to wall apartments. This is about the only area in Japan which is not mountanious, the Kanto Plain.
Japan’s in a death spiral. At least, we’ll get a sneak peek as to what is in store elsewhere...
Yep. Japanese housing is a joke. Their average apartment is about to fit into my kitchen twice. An idea to take shower standing on a toilet boil to save place for bathroom is another marvel of Japanese architecture. As for idea of a Japanese upper middle class McMansion it is even more ridiculous. A single car garage and all 1.5 levels above your 3-series BMW is your home. I guess is is not easy to fit a few kids into these lifestyles.