The population in Japan has been decreasing due to the fact that the aging population is greater than the younger generation. However, some of its biggest cities are highly populated because of immigration. For this reason, land prices are extremely high, space is of great value and has to be managed centrally since Japan itself is a narrow island. A typical Japanese house is a condominium, which is made up of two or sometimes three rooms, a dining room, and kitchen. A four room condominium is considered a high-class living. That notwithstanding, people in Japan have a way of enjoying a high standard of life and partake in all kinds cultural activities like kawaii. There is a craze for kawaii in Japan and everybody gets involved. Road signs, bus designs, and construction sites all have a little bit of kawaii in them.
Younger people move from the agricultural areas, leaving their parents in the villages to go to the cities to get jobs in offices since there are a lot of office jobs in the cities. They establish their families in the cities and only go back to the hometown to visit their parents a few times a year. Children get a chance to learn about their traditions and meet their grandparents only on these vacations. Living in the central part of the city requires having a good job and a lot of money. The quickest solution to this is getting a reasonably priced house even if it is outside the city limits. Although this makes commuting work for workers more difficult.
Train and subway networks are highly efficient, and that makes traveling around Japan easy and pleasurable. Subway is the basic means of transportation to and from work. Big cities like Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya experience rush hours with 7am -9:30 am and 5-6:30 pm is the busiest. The Japanese people believe that working hard is a virtue and also a training, and because of this, they work overtime even on holidays, since it makes them appear committed and diligent.