Japan's Housing for the Middle Class


  1. Life Where I'm From

    Life Where I'm FromBulan Yang lalu

    If you're interested in Japanese Housing, a made a playlist of all the videos I've made about the topic idreporter.net/id-PLwBDd34gIIWnOWKVxvjgoalT66U3Jq10d

  2. Ann McMahon

    Ann McMahon28 hari yang lalu

    The beautiful new home in Tokyo only costs 37 to 40K? That is so inexpensive. Oh my goodness, in America near a city it would be 10x more and not as thoughtfully designed. I wonder if foreigners can purchase one for visiting.

  3. isthatabear

    isthatabear28 hari yang lalu

    @Samsu Uddin Heh heh easter egg

  4. Hindu Nationalist

    Hindu Nationalist28 hari yang lalu

    but Japanese people don't want immigrants

  5. isthatabear

    isthatabear29 hari yang lalu

    I like how ramen is one of your supporters

  6. campkira

    campkira29 hari yang lalu

    If u living in apartment for single.. don't matter whatever price do expect to hear some random sound anywhere... Can not handling it do not bother apply for Visa... There are housing for foreigners which more expensive but it very easy to moved.....

  7. Heroheroherohero

    Heroheroherohero4 jam yang lalu

    Wow! The experimental units at the end... They're really going the mile. They're not just shoving as many housing units together as they can and making people live with whatever space they're given. They're really thinking of different needs for different people and how (possibly) a single space can be used and arranged to fit the different needs. Super impressive!

  8. Sarah Siskin

    Sarah Siskin6 jam yang lalu

    I learn so much from your videos

  9. nervi taralin

    nervi taralin14 jam yang lalu

    Ohh this remind me of pikanchi movie series

  10. David Price

    David Price16 jam yang lalu

    God bless America! Don't want to live anywhere else.

  11. Garro

    GarroHari Yang lalu

    Wow its interesting how Japanese public housing isn't mired in violence, rampant crime and drugs. Then again a strongly homogeneous society made up of people with relatively high group IQ's on average and a strong in-group harmony has builds this type of peaceful and relatively low crime society.

  12. GarouLady

    GarouLadyHari Yang lalu

    That Ghost in the Shell SAC frame caught me off gaurd. Took me 4 times of pause/unpause to catch it at the :30 second mark. LOL

  13. Daniel Joyce

    Daniel JoyceHari Yang lalu

    So what's with the sublimal image about 1 minute in? thanks

  14. T D

    T DHari Yang lalu

    This is how people on welfare live in Canada and the U.S....NOT the middle class.

  15. Ghost Musket

    Ghost MusketHari Yang lalu

    Middle Class Income should be like $50K to $80K in CDN Dollars. In Japan, might be more?

  16. M Yabs

    M YabsHari Yang lalu

    There’s one frame of a cartoon at the 30 second mark. What’s that about?

  17. Canadida Mapleleaf

    Canadida MapleleafHari Yang lalu

    Canada been doing it for yrs

  18. jedifrogmstr

    jedifrogmstrHari Yang lalu

    Population not popalation

  19. Abiotic Carp

    Abiotic CarpHari Yang lalu

    ahh "stand alone complex" i get it lol. hard pause at 30 sec :D

  20. Line Bjørgen

    Line BjørgenHari Yang lalu

    I see what you did there! A man of good taste in his anime, I do surmise!

  21. Zombie Fool

    Zombie FoolHari Yang lalu

    “Utilitarian”? You mean *UGLY*

  22. Zombie Fool

    Zombie FoolHari Yang lalu

    washington gibz Like all modern buildings.

  23. washington gibz

    washington gibzHari Yang lalu

    like all modern japanese buildings

  24. Bernadette Stevenson

    Bernadette StevensonHari Yang lalu

    Ghost in the shell

  25. CE J

    CE J2 hari yang lalu

    You are talking too fast

  26. Ghee Phua

    Ghee Phua2 hari yang lalu

    US public housing fails in comparison to this. Unlike Japan, there will be violence, shootings, crime, drugs, etc.

  27. WizardOfAtlantis

    WizardOfAtlantis2 hari yang lalu

    Those experimental designs are fantastic.

  28. Fordie De Real

    Fordie De Real2 hari yang lalu

    I need to pack up and migrate to Japan.

  29. Kayleona

    Kayleona2 hari yang lalu

    I always have a fascination with seeing the inside of houses and apartments, and it's only gotten stronger since coming to Japan. Apartment hunting was so satisfying for me because of that. XD And things like this as well...

  30. Venus in furs

    Venus in furs2 hari yang lalu

    what was flashed at 0.29?

  31. hope king

    hope king2 hari yang lalu

    It looks crowded!

  32. Stewart Kenny

    Stewart Kenny2 hari yang lalu

    what is that change of immages about the 29second mark

  33. Stewart Kenny

    Stewart Kenny2 hari yang lalu

    @Malcore1976 not when you consider that that sort of thing is Illegal in the UK 😒

  34. Malcore1976

    Malcore19762 hari yang lalu

    Ghost in the Shell: "Stand Alone Complex".. clever

  35. JH

    JH2 hari yang lalu

    There Lowest public housing is way better than any trash public housing in a Democrat run city. LOL

  36. Tracy Raia-dowd

    Tracy Raia-dowd2 hari yang lalu

    The design feels cold -not homey at all. Too modern & no character. Holy cow that panoramic city shot - where's the trees? Too many buildings. Nope couldn't live without a dryer. No Japan for me!

  37. Casperankinen

    Casperankinen2 hari yang lalu

    Also not mentioned, when moving into a property rented by many chain realtors, you'll also have to pay all the credit card fees up front (approx 24x2.5-5%) and direct transfers from bank accounts aren't common.


    WLKBEASTMODE-ISSIAP.2 hari yang lalu

    Wow no wonder we have alot of Japanese travelers tourists. If usa helped itself and Citizens we also could save and travel too. Help USA and global economy...duh Rent is through the roof!!!

  39. Cheyanne Bardsley

    Cheyanne Bardsley2 hari yang lalu

    I live in UR - lots of young teachers/public workers/civil servants live in UR complexes. I’ve actually lived in two different UR complexes. My old one was more lower income, and elderly oriented as it was farther out of the city in a more rural area. All the rooms still had tatami and was fairly old. I really love the complex I’m in now though - very large, very new, and in a more family oriented complex very close to city center (not Tokyo). What I found very funny is that I was moving with my Japanese husband, but they actually wanted ME (the foreigner) to be the main contract holder, as I was a civil servant working for the BoE, where as he was an independent contractor. It was the first tine I ever heard of a Japanese rental place preferring the foreigner to be the main contract holder over a Japanese person!!

  40. RC CGC

    RC CGC2 hari yang lalu

    Is the urban renaissance agency the museum you shared?

  41. roxanneworld11

    roxanneworld112 hari yang lalu

    great info! as a lot of this kind can be so obscure for foreigners. i've never lived in low-income public housing but have lived near to or adjacent to such properties fairly often, over the years, in a few different American states..and i've lived in one rent controlled sub-let in a beautiful neighborhood in one of the Scandinavian countries. but i've had many friends & acquaintances who have lived on low income public housing properties. wondering if there's a stigma about it in Japan, as there is in the USA. many units are in apartment buildings - both high and 'low' rises.. some towns have local laws that don't allow high rises, although many require 10% of some multi-family unit properties set aside (% can vary, per city/state/programs, in America)..set aside for low income renters or buyers.. always more details but those are the 'highlights.' 🙋🏾

  42. Gatzu Official

    Gatzu Official3 hari yang lalu

    Hey Ghost in the Shell at 0:30, this dude is Hypno-nippon-tising us!

  43. Maikonix

    Maikonix3 hari yang lalu

    Honestly the cockpit kitchen is an amazing concept as a wheel chair friendly units. The accessibility in many apartments for people with disability seems very limited though.

  44. Joyce Mapp

    Joyce Mapp3 hari yang lalu

    I dislike when... people hang laundry on the Terrace....looks cheap. !!

  45. Chris Van Bekkum

    Chris Van Bekkum3 hari yang lalu

    People , this is where our government is steering towards FOR YOU!!!!

  46. JP Guthrie

    JP Guthrie4 hari yang lalu

    The units are essentially a single "large" room, with the kitchen taking a corner, the bath, toilet, and sink taking another. The living area is opened during the day to make a large open space, but the center panel doors can be closed to make two different rooms. The newer apartment shown was about 40 square meters, or about the size of the master bedroom in my old Miami condo. The main room is also divided because the smaller sections are easier to heat or cool. It gets very hot and humid in the summers, and quite cold in winter. In the past, a family of 4 (or more) would live in a 40 square meter Danshi apartment, with everyone sleeping together. "Middle Class" is a vague term in Japan where most people identify as being in the middle class. The typical family in Japan earns about $45,000 per year when the father (usually the only income earner) is 45 years old. An odd thing about Japan is that there is no "keeping up with the Joneses." Most people are content to live modestly, and few buy things to show them off. Your average Japanese salaryman earns quite a bit less than his American counterparts, and despite the cost of living in Japan, having a stay-at-home wife, and saving for their kids' university tuition and their own retirement, he will die without any debt, and leave behind money for his wife and kids.

  47. ragabara

    ragabara11 jam yang lalu

    You know I find that hard to believe when the average Toto bidet there costs at least $1000 USD. Electronics are PRICEY. Forget computers and cellphones, what about household appliances and body grooming tools? How is this even possible without financing your purchases?

  48. Music Soul

    Music Soul4 hari yang lalu

    Interesting indeed. Thank you this video was so informative. Keep them coming.

  49. Irene Nava

    Irene Nava4 hari yang lalu

    As for the U.K, in my observation, we are blessed to have council houses for low income families, I think it is also in a lottery basis due to long waiting lists. For the middle classes, there are lots of new build flats/apartment complexes and houses especially in South East region of England due to increasing demand. Prices are also increasing, but the government is quite good with helping potential buyers such as restricting investors and aiding with the deposit.

  50. Joey Mantka

    Joey Mantka4 hari yang lalu

    "... decline off Japanese population is following..." I don't think that's a happy note.. :D

  51. Pat Garcam

    Pat Garcam5 hari yang lalu

    Did anyone see the split second image?

  52. Aidan G

    Aidan G5 hari yang lalu

    Damn Id love to live in one of those

  53. Miss Childsh

    Miss Childsh5 hari yang lalu

    Wow I'd love to live in a place like that!

  54. Rafal Omnom

    Rafal Omnom5 hari yang lalu

    thats very common to see in eastern and center europe, and it never stands on it's own, there are couple of those big blocks around community facilities, like a preschool, shops, etc

  55. djmaciiii

    djmaciiii6 hari yang lalu

    Whats with the anime pic at the 30 second mark?

  56. Rich Lizard

    Rich Lizard6 hari yang lalu

    Did I see something?

  57. FeanorBR

    FeanorBR6 hari yang lalu

    This is for middle class? Man, Japan has it rough.

  58. Cyrus James

    Cyrus James6 hari yang lalu

    Ghost in the shell 🥳

  59. SarahLJP

    SarahLJP6 hari yang lalu

    0:30 A GitS image?

  60. kobzster06

    kobzster067 hari yang lalu

    Hey, 6:54, it's Kyde and Eric, I love those guys. Totally underrated J-vloggers and they do a wonderful job of visiting out of the way gems in Japan.

  61. Claire Astrea

    Claire Astrea7 hari yang lalu

    .....45-60 minute commute? I wish 😂😂😂 My commute takes like 2-3 hours

  62. Orro

    Orro7 hari yang lalu

    I feel like you should be on PBS.

  63. Jenny Bassam

    Jenny Bassam7 hari yang lalu

    The housing seems very cosy ,the disability flat is very well designed

  64. hans Lal sir aap1to17 taksamjhaye Kumar

    hans Lal sir aap1to17 taksamjhaye Kumar7 hari yang lalu

    Please show me your mom face

  65. M4 Sherman

    M4 Sherman8 hari yang lalu

    Oh I understand now why Japan has lot of money

  66. Ride the Wave

    Ride the Wave8 hari yang lalu

    Expensive prison cell.

  67. Axel Eriksson

    Axel Eriksson9 hari yang lalu

    It’s always interesting to see social housing in other countries, in Sweden there are no social housing to not segregate people, instead supplement with social security who not have afford to live in a home by own means :)

  68. Hom Tom

    Hom Tom9 hari yang lalu

    japans housing is way more advanced than what we have in israel. hard to think those two nations are close in nominal gdp/capita

  69. mlkyway12

    mlkyway1210 hari yang lalu

    How many square meter is that one unit in usual japanese apartment? I think its already big.

  70. David Ida

    David Ida11 hari yang lalu

    Great video!!! Where is the UR museum that you visited? I could not find any information on the UR site.