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Why are these things so expensive in Japan? (Randoseru, Delivery Pizza, Fruit) | Ichimon Japan 63

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On this episode of Ichimon Japan we ask: Why are these things so expensive in Japan? (We’re especially focusing on why randoseru, fruit and delivery pizza are so expensive in Japan)

Topics Discussed

  • Whether living in Japan is expensive
  • The cost of Japanese movie theaters
  • What a randoseru is
  • The expensive price of randoseru
  • The average price of a randoseru
  • Why randoseru are so expensive
  • People being unable to afford randoseru
  • How the price of randoseru has increased in recent years
  • How Japan’s aging population may be contributing to the high cost of randoseru
  • How Tiger Mask donates randoseru every year
  • The existence of adult randoseru
  • Whether fruit is expensive in Japan
  • Why some fruit in Japan is so expensive
  • The high cost of delivery pizza in Japan
  • Why delivery pizza is so expensive in Japan
  • Some of the justifications given for why delivery pizza is so expensive in Japan
  • How much cheese the average Japanese person eats per year
  • The real reason why delivery pizza in Japan is absurdly expensive
  • And much more!

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Sources, Links, Videos, Etc.

Here is the article that inspired this episode.

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