Is living in a shared house really a minority? ~Changes in Housing Choice from an American Perspective

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There are 2.281 million rooms for rent in Japan.

There are 56210 shared rooms.

 

That means only 0.2% of people live in shared houses.

That’s 2 out of every 1,000 people.

 

You are definitely a minority living in a shared house.

 

Koshien is full and only 100 people are living there.

 

OSAKA METRO Only 1 person on a 6-car train on the Tanimachi Line.

 

You’re the one who commutes to work or school on the Tanimachi Line.

 

You’re definitely the only one who lives in a share house on the train.

 

Just me.

 

“I live in a world that no one else knows.”

 

Specialness.

 

People don’t know.

 

I know.

 

In the midst of the unchanging everyday life, which is constantly going by in a flurry.

 

I am the only one who knows how to enjoy it.

 

What is it? This sense of fantasy.

 

Incidentally, this fantasy space. There are three of them on the Tanimachi Line.

 

SEN OSAKA|TESEN|シェアハウス&ホステル / SHARE HOUSE & HOSTEL

 

 

Meanwhile, in the United States.

 

There are 62 million rental housing units.

 

Seven percent of them share a room with more than one person.

 

That’s 35 times more than in Japan.

 

The culture of sharing is so ingrained in the US.

 

However, until 50 years ago, room sharing was only 2% of the population.

 

 

Today, it is becoming less and less common to see people in covid-19.

 

Fifty years ago in the United States, Apollo 11 landed on the moon.

 

It was a turbulent time when the women’s liberation movement occurred.

 

After that, people felt happy to share, and it became a part of their culture.

 

Sharing is taking root in Japan as well.

 

Five years ago, there were only 300 share houses in Japan.

 

Now there are 5,000 of them all over the country.

 

How do you think life will change in the future?

 

I’m very excited to see it happen!

 

“Mankind Goes to the Moon”.

 

That’s quite a power word, isn’t it?

 

NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, on its plans to send astronauts to Mars.

 

They’re aiming for it to happen by 2033!

 

‘Mankind Goes to Mars’

I wonder if there is a covid-19 on Mars!

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