- Index hide1 It is estimated that, on average, a room in a shared house has a monthly cost of between 6,000 and 12,000 pesos.2 Japan is one of the most densely populated countries, with an estimated 333 inhabitants per square kilometer.
Japan is one of the most densely populated countries, with an estimated 333 inhabitants per square kilometer.
A native Japanese can generate income of just over 120 pesos per hour, on average.
In Japan, the growing population density and high housing costs have forced millions of young people, poor people and, in general, a large part of its population to live within kissa Manga, places a bit similar to the ones we know as cybercafés in Mexico, which, in contrast, offer you a kind of micro room with a computer and internet access, as well as some recreation areas, manga, literature, drinks and breath; nevertheless, For many, these types of spaces are a mystery, something that a content creator has given himself the task of showing in Tokyo.
It is estimated that a little more than 125 million 681 thousand 593 people currently live within Japanese territory, a figure that positions it as one of the most densely populated countries, with an estimated 333 inhabitants per km2. In Tokyo alone, it is estimated that about 13.96 million live, who, unable to meet the high cost of housing, resort to cheaper alternatives, such as these “cyber cafes”.
According to what was pointed out by the Japanese Labor Ministry, the average salary of a Japanese worker is around 930 yen today per hour (just over 129 Mexican pesos), while the approximate cost of renting a home is between 50,000 and 90,000 yen per month (between 6 and 12 thousand Mexican pesos), this for the rent of a room in a shared house.
This is how a manga kissa, the Japan cyber cafe
Given the growing housing problem in Japan and the high demand for workers in the capital, it is estimated that just over 3,000 people regularly live inside “cybercafés”, which are mostly sporadic workers who do not have the necessary resources to rent a property in Tokyo, students and lonely people who choose to live in small spaces, such as the kissa manga.
As can be seen in the short video, the kissa manga they are places where you pay by the hour to stay in an environment that provides a computer, internet, and access to a gigantic collection of manga, books, and sometimes drinks and food.
However, it depends on the facilities of the place, the cost for accommodation may vary, since in some they include shower service and even recreational machines. For example, within the video, the content creator is scared that for 24 hours you pay about 30 dollars (just over 600 Mexican pesos) for a “large” room where you can eat curry, rice and raw eggs, Furthermore, within this kissa mangathe shower has an extra cost of 350 yen (about 50 Mexican pesos).
In Mexico, there is no such business model as the kissa Manga, but some cafeterias such as El Moro, Café del Jarocho or other venues have 24-hour service, thus becoming ideal places for late-nighters.
The 24-hour spaces are spaces that seek to offer a comforting environment, because sometimes these places are the last refuges available to those who have not been able to catch the last bus or are looking for a safe space to spend the night.
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