It went up three percent to eight percent. However, what I did not count on is that many places took the opportunity to raise prices more than 3 percent. For example, the price of a child’s movie ticket went from 1,000 yen to 1,100 yen. My math skills ain’t great, but that is more than three percent. I know movies aren’t a necessity, but they sure are fun.
According to my trusty Kodomo Shinbun, we have it lucky in Japan.
U.S.A. (New York)-8.875
So I guess we got it good…….for now.
Luckily taking a walk is still free, although I hear that the government is planning to tax walking. It’s going to be called a tax hike.