"WHY DON'T JAPANESE COMPLAIN ABOUT THE HIGH PRICES?" Top 5 Page for this destination Japan Favorite Tip by cheesecake17

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Tokyo is 1.2 times higher than new york, 1.12 times higer than london and 1.53 times higher than paris...

Visitors from other countries are amazed at Japan's high prices..The high appreciation of the yen, particularly in early 1990 is an impact the Japanese realize all to well the visitors are forced to contend with..

Prices are determined by the structure of each country's economy and Japan economy is based on its economic strenght from the rise in its national income of fifty years of economic growth...

Japanese realize that prices are not LOW, but based on their national income, they feel that prices are not so high that they are unable to afford what they need to live on..They either accept it or feel it is unavoidable..They are more concerned about prices being STABLE then too high....

The early 1990 ushered in a period of low economic growth which saw a cessation in the rise in the national income...Although prices were adjusted through price cutting, the japanese still have not come to the point of giving seriuos thought to prices...BUT even the japanese will not keep quiet if income failed to keep up with price increases....

The picture shows the prices of fruits in the market.....NOTE that THESE ARE ONLY FOR GIFT GIVING..and do not reflect the price of what other fruits regulary eaten everyday are...

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  • Updated Apr 28, 2005
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