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Jul 21, 2017

My flight from Tokyo was 2 hours late so the airline handed everyone an envelope with $10 in cash as they boarded. Well played, Japan.

Jul 20, 2017

RT @stanyee: going beyond the not-having-enough-sex trope | why Japanese people are having so few babies: @AlanaSemuels

Jul 20, 2017

In Japan, just 30% of 30something men with temp jobs are married, compared to 56% of those with full-time jobs.  https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/07/japan-mystery-low-birth-rate/534291/ 

Jul 20, 2017

RT @bkerogers: @AlanaSemuels “The birth rate is down, even the coupling rate is down. And people will say the number-one reason is economic insecurity.”

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