Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Tokyo real estate still too expensive

Burbed came up with this link:

Japanese find sleep, shelter in cyber cafes


Men make use of the internet service in the private rooms of an internet cafe in Tokyo May 2, 2007. Some low-wage earning young people who cannot afford apartments in Tokyo are choosing to live in internet cafes, which are cheaper than a hotel and even offer showers, microwaves and large libraries of manga to read. Picture taken May 2, 2007. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

I guess as long as you pay for a certain amount of internet time, the cafe owner won't kick you out! Howard Schultz has nothing on these guys...Starbuck's is all about the "third place". Who needs a "third place" when you can just have work and the cafe. Leave out the whole "housing" problem out of the picture...

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