It's the population, stupid.
Summer's last gasp today, at least in Sendai. No more 30 degree days until next year.
Here are this week's links:
- Probably overdue: Telemedicine via smartphone apps spreading in Japan.
- Tick tock. 70-year-olds and above account for 20% of Japan's population for 1st time.
- A high-earning millionaire interview.
- Eat mor beanz: If Everyone Ate Beans Instead of Beef.
- Changes for furusato nozei? Reviewing the ‘hometown tax donation’ system.
- Youtube is bad enough for adults... Something is wrong on the internet.
- I'd love to see this in Japan: 'For me, this is paradise': life in the Spanish city that banned cars.
- Typical Japan. The road to 2020: Residents, volunteers alike can expect higher costs, negligible compensation.
- Japan's future? Young foreigners, old Japanese: Danchi highlight complexity of Japan’s interculturalism.
- Commercial land prices: Tourism boom lifts Japan land prices for first time in 3 decades.
- We're all rich, man: what rich means.
- If only: the best performing stocks.
- A doctor millionaire interview.
- What is normal? Fool Me Three Times And I Give Up.
- Some good lessons: two grandpas.
- Running, not money, but a great read: Eliud Kipchoge Is the Greatest Marathoner, Ever.
- I love this: The “Real” Advantage Of Being Wealthy.
- What would you do with one? I HAD A JAPANESE VIRTUAL ASSISTANT FOR A WEEK AND HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED.
- Just like UK Premium Bonds: The Psychology of Playing the Lottery.
- Always be learning: knowledge versus skill.
What do you think? Anything good in there? I enjoyed #9 and #16.
And here are the books I am reading/have read/plan to read soon:
- Death's End (book three in the Chinese SF trilogy I've been reading) -this is long but really good. I'm only about half-way through but there have already been several 'woah' moments...
- The McCandless Mecca -I like Ken Ilgunas a lot, so picking this up was a no-brainer. Looking forward to reading it this week.