Gallery: Japan’s Tiny Coffin-Sized Apartments Make Your College Dorm Ro...

Do you complain that your tiny apartment is like living in a shoe-box? Next time you feel claustrophobia setting in, just be thankful you don't live in one of these coffin-sized Japanese accommodations. To combat a lack of affordable housing in the capital city of Tokyo, landlords have developed what are known as 'geki-sema' or share houses: tiny cabinets barely bigger than coffins that can only be used for sleep and the storage of a handful of possessions.

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  1. Benjamin Abraham January 3, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    It’s not like Yao Ming is Asian or anything like that. It’s lazy writing to refer to racially prejudiced perspectives when all that really need to be said is that people over 6 feet tall would not be able to fit.

  2. Brionne Beck September 4, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    This article was very interesting…especially the super racist remark about how these apartments could only exist in Asia since a person who is 6′ tall couldn’t fit. Wow. I happen to be quite short for my race, I guess. I’ve often been amongst Asians who are taller than me and I’ve lived with Asian men well over 6 ft. I can’t believe no one editing this post caught that or didn’t think better to remove it!

  3. _pac_ August 7, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    claustrophobic till hell!!

  4. brownlace March 4, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    I couldn’t do it.

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