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Japan and the waning dollar

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Japan and the waning dollar

Postby BigDug » September 8th, 2011, 3:12 pm

I went to the Baird Taproom in Tokyo today. Three tasters equals 1000 yen. Back in the day, only 6-7 years ago, that would have been like $80. But with the dollar getting stripped of its power by the US Fed, today it actually cost me $133 dollars. Within 7 years, that same amount of beer went from $80 to $133. That's insanity!

I feel my "US is awesome" power fading away.

I asked the bartenders what they thought of American Women. They had the usual idea that American Women were so awesome. Then I explained the American Court system when it came to divorce. In Japan, the judge basically asks the woman, "are you ok?" Then the man, "are you ok?" If both say yes, divorce is final. I explained the alimony, automatic custody, and child support to the bartenders. Their "American Women are the pinnacle of chicks" mindset got ruined by me.

Fact is, Japanese girls are infinitely better than American women, despite the "exotic allure" that American Women hold over Japanese Men. Not only is their divorce rate much less than ours, even when they do get a divorce, it is so shameful that they want a clean break. They don't want a monetary attachment to their previous spouse. They don't feel like the ex-husband owes them a continual standard of living for the rest of their lives.

Anyway, random thoughts from Japan.
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Postby zboy1 » September 8th, 2011, 9:45 pm

Yeah, the weak dollar is wrecking havoc everywhere. I noticed how much more expensive food is whenever I go to the supermarket... It's outrageous. I remember when I was a kid a Big Mac combo was like $2 or something back in the early eighties. Now, it's something like 6$ to 7$!! Gas was 1.50 a liter in the 80s. Man, I miss those days.
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Postby ladislav » September 9th, 2011, 6:16 am

But it is not the dollar alone. The curse of the rising yen has been around for a long time. It is one of the reasons why Japan is hurting so bad.
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Re: Japan and the waning dollar

Postby lionchild » September 9th, 2011, 7:05 am

BigDug wrote:I went to the Baird Taproom in Tokyo today. Three tasters equals 1000 yen. Back in the day, only 6-7 years ago, that would have been like $80. But with the dollar getting stripped of its power by the US Fed, today it actually cost me $133 dollars. Within 7 years, that same amount of beer went from $80 to $133. That's insanity!


i ask how much alcohol you actually got for that kind of price! must have been the best damn tasting beverage for that price, eek!

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Postby BigDug » September 9th, 2011, 9:14 am

HA!! Well my sober eyes can see the mistake today!!

Ok let me try again. 1000 yen taster set used to be about $8 but now it's about $13.33.
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Postby magnum » September 13th, 2011, 11:18 pm

isn't that why you make the girls pay for YOUR drink? Muhahaha
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