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Boston micro-apartments are much in the news, so this segment from a Japanese TV show nabbed our eye. It's about Tokyo's people pods, which retail for the equivalent of $586 a month. Though! "The would-be entrepreneur's room is slightly less expensive. Including heat and electricity, he pays ¥45,000 or $480 a month. His box might be cheaper because he doesn't have a window. Or pink wallpaper." [Kotaku]