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Japan,houses Knocked Down And Rebuilt After 20 Years.

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came across this japanese blog on my travels.

Ive posted something similar previously from danny choo


Housing in Japan is as alien to us as the rest of the culture

but if you dont want to buy try renting (hint, its a nightmare!)


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I know Japan quite well.

It doesn't just stop with houses. The thing is, that the land itself is the real asset in Japan, it really is a cultural thing

The whole shinto way is to regenerate, rebuild. There's no real affection for buildings but the Kami lives forever


Outside large Cities, families stay on the same plot of land for generations. These 100 year mortgages on the land make sense on this culture of stability

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Apparently they do a similar thing with cars (a very tight MOT?).

Anything to get some velocity into the economy.

I don't know how true this is in practice, just something I read in a Haruki Murukami novel.

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