The life of a poor Man in Japan: Washing clothes and dishes with snow water

2022-05-30 0 By

The average Japanese earns 4.3 million yen, but many dispatched workers earn far less.Today’s hero, Hideki Moto (not his real name), belongs to a low-income class.His total income last year was just 2.45 million yen.Endo’s current dispatch nurses are, to put it bluntly, a little better than temporary workers.He had been working as a salesman in an equipment company, but left because of a dispute with his boss.I worked a few more jobs before I landed this one.”The main thing is that there is a shortage of people in this field, and young people who can do it don’t want to do it.I don’t have a license in the field, and I’m not really interested, but I want to work.I don’t have much choice myself.”Mr. Endo said.Endo’s salary is 170,000 yen per month. After deducting taxes and insurance, he gets 170,000 yen per month.This income is very low in Japan.Despite his cheap salary, Endo had to contribute 30,000 yen to support his ex-wife and children.That leaves only 140,000 yen left.Endo lives in an apartment on the outskirts of Sapporo city that is more than 40 years old.The rent is just 32,000 yen, including management and parking.”This room is spacious for me.It’s just that the parking lot is open and has to be snowed every day.But the rent was cheap, so I didn’t complain.”Endo’s building was poorly sealed, so the temperature inside was usually below freezing in winter.In order to save money, usually do not use air conditioning and other heating equipment.”If I turn on the air conditioner every night, my electricity bill will be more than 10,000 yen a month, which is too expensive for me, so I have to wear a down jacket morning and night.”In addition, the toilet, washing dishes, and washing water are collected from the balcony snow (used after melting).”There is a lot of snow on balconies this season,” Endo said.Inexhaustible.”Endo cooks for himself almost every day.Of course vegetables are also the cheapest to buy, such as bean sprouts, Onions, potatoes, cabbage and so on.Pork can not afford to buy chicken, and is about to expire at half price.”I live on about 300 yen a day, and with occasional fruit and drinks and eating out twice a month, it’s no more than 15,000 yen a month.”As a result, Endo can still save about 40,000 yen a month, a thrifty man.He’s always thinking about getting a new car because his current compact creaks and squeaks.”The Hokkaido suburbs are completely different from the Tokyo suburbs.It’s hard to get anywhere here without a car.Now I have 100,000 yen in savings. With more effort, I can make the down payment on a car.”Since the salary of this job is so low, why don’t you want to jump out?Endo says he grew to like the work.The main reason is that the colleagues in the company are friendly, and they don’t need to work overtime or be tired.On top of that, the company has been insisting for years on sending employees and making them permanent employees.”It gave me hope that if I worked hard, my income could increase.Regular employees earn tens of thousands of yen more, but if you add the bonus twice a year, you can t make as much money as dispatched employees.It seems that Endo is also a self-sufficient person, low salary, no big goals, just food and clothing.Endo is not alone in Japan.Endo’s monthly expenses (unit: Yen) Salary: 173000 rent: 32000 raising expenses: 30000 food and drink expenses: 15000 water, electricity and gas: 11000 lamp oil: 2000 telephone bill: 5000 car oil, etc. : 13000 Insurance premium: 15000 miscellaneous expenses: 12000 remainder: 38000