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Japan set to ease planned electricity bill hike for households

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Fix the yen and US rate a more viable long-term solution, please

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Good news. The govt should cap electricity bills per month that electricity companies are permitted to charge.

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Electricity kWh ¥29, with taxes and charges.

UK kWh ¥55.

France kWh ¥27.

Germany kWh ¥65

USA kWh ¥23

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Yes!

I'm gonna get 2000¥ a month!

I'm super rich!

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Try build something useful instead of throwing pocket change at the masses.

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Thanks Wallace.

Very relevant.

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Here are some advise to my Japanese friends based on my observations.

1- Turn of your TV when not watching.

2- Turn of your rice cocker when done cocking.

3- Turn off your heat blankets, carpets, floorings when not in the room.

4- Turn off your boilers after you take a bath.

5- Insulate your home, invest in good insulation in the living room and the most used bedrooms.

6- Turn off the heaters once in bed.

7- Turn off your hair iron when done.

8- Turn off the hot pot when done.

9- Never install these so called ECO water boilers in your home, they are monsters.

there are about 10 more turn off's but these are what I remember now,

9- And turn off you car engine while shopping at the super market or convenient store , this one really surprised me the most.

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Turn off electrical vampires that suck electricity. Power strips, sleep mode, etc. Keep freezers nearly full. They use less electricity.

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The only thing on in my joint is the refrigerator.

Electricity bill was about 7,000 last month, another

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2,000 for gas.

my concern is the politicians here are yet to wake up and change their failed policies while the currency plunges.

This is Japan not Turkey.

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Japan is in a good position with massive external assets in dollars and debt in yen. Imagine countries with all debt in dollars.

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Japan will take measures to ease the burden of an anticipated increase of 2,000 yen to 3,000 yen per month in the electricity bill for households next spring

How's about this winter, when it counts?

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Efficiency is the key to solving many of the energy issues we face.

If the gov't had had a sensible energy policy - especially given Japan's reliance on imports - it would have legislated for better housing standards and all new housing stock would now be well insulated and running on their own renewable energy.

We built our own house - triple glazed, fully insulated, 100% electric with solar - producing about twice the energy we use. If we can do, it the gov't should be able to help people do it - not just how around money.

And why only worry about saving energy now, and not over the last 10 or even 20 years because of the climate crisis?

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I believe that 2000 and 3000 yen by that time will be equal to 200-300 yen with the speed of depreciation of Japanese currency.

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@Mark You forgot to mention to UNPLUG those devices even though they are plugged in they are still drawing what is call dead energy!

Here are some advise to my Japanese friends based on my observations.

1- Turn of your TV when not watching.

2- Turn of your rice cocker when done cocking.

3- Turn off your heat blankets, carpets, floorings when not in the room.

4- Turn off your boilers after you take a bath.

5- Insulate your home, invest in good insulation in the living room and the most used bedrooms.

6- Turn off the heaters once in bed.

7- Turn off your hair iron when done.

8- Turn off the hot pot when done.

9- Never install these so called ECO water boilers in your home, they are monsters.

there are about 10 more turn off's but these are what I remember now,

9- And turn off you car engine while shopping at the super market or convenient store , this one really surprised me the most.

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Japan's average monthly bills. Electric ¥5500. Gas ¥300. Water ¥2200.

https://boworld.co.jp/en/2022/02/25/7/

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Gas ¥3000

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fxgai

The only thing on in my joint is the refrigerator.

how are you posting to JT? In the dark?

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Japan is cheap. The problem is so are wages.

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4- Turn off your boilers after you take a bath.

The tankless water heaters so common in Japan use zero gas and almost no electricity when not heating the water. Even when in use, the electric use is minimal.

Also, in homes where it supplies all of the hot water, not just the bath, turning it off when not using the bath is simply not practical.

You forgot to mention to UNPLUG those devices even though they are plugged in they are still drawing what is call dead energy!

I'm not going to go around unplugging everything I'm not using. That's just ridiculous. Most modern devices use very little energy while in standby mode.

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Wallace,an electric bill in the US is no less than an 100 dollars,some of friends have bills as high 500 dollars

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How about just fighting back against the Dollar? Stop talking and actually take action. Threatening to take action means nothing to the investment community driving this, you have to actually do it. Seems it would solve the majority of the issues we're dealing with.

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how are you posting to JT? In the dark?

You took me a little literally… but a mobile device doesn’t take much energy to charge as compared with bigger things like refrigerators, air conditioning, tvs.

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With a name like fxgai I figured you were loaded from currency futures trading.

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Who says I ain’t :) There is nothing wrong with frugal living rather than burning through electricity

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Scrooge?

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@wallace - to clarify, those amounts you've quoted are for a single person living alone...

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I'd like to see the Government promoting more usage of Solar and other Personal sources of power generation. There used to be a Company offering a Solar installation that you could "rent" - though they appear to be out of business. As prices increase, Solar may become a more viable option - particularly the newer panels, which are lighter weight and generate more electricity per square meter.

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