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Tokyo – the most expensive city for expats

Via: Huffington Post

Thinking about wrapping up the U.S. portion of your life and bouncing to Japan? First consider asking for a raise.

That’s because a huge number of cities in Japan rank among the most expensive in the world, making them a tough landing pad for any newly-declared expatriates, according to an annual survey by human resource consulting firm Mercer. The survey, which examined 214 cities across the globe, based their cost-of-living calculation on the cost of transportation, food, clothing, household goods and entertainment expenses.

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The main reason Japanese cities are so DARNED expensive?

Currency valuations, basically.

Just to take an example, because of the strength of the Yuan compared to the U.S. dollar, a pair of Tokyo blue jeans costs nearly three times what it would in New York, according to the report.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/13/cities-most-expensive-expatriates_n_1591490.html?utm_hp_ref=business

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FACTS:

The Yuan is the currency of China

The Yen is the currency of Japan

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Except for that darn little mistake; TERRIFIC article!

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June 14, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ikko Narahara – Image Gallery

Via: Facie Populi

Tokyo in 1950’s No.1, Hibiya, Tokyo “High School”, 1954-1960

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http://www.faciepopuli.com/tagged/Ikko_Narahara

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December 10, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment