9. Insulation and heating. We all know, we realize: homes in Japan are slim and poorly insulated because they’re designed to be as light as you possibly can in order to higher withstand earthquakes.

We realize, we all know: houses in Japan are thin and poorly insulated because they’re designed to be as light as possible so as to better withstand earthquakes. But that doesn’t mean they’re don’t get insanely cold in winter and are miserable to be in. Deficiencies in central heating means operating an air conditioner, hiding … Continued