Egg-flation, War and The Rising Price of Eggs in Japan

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One of the things you may have noticed about living in Japan is the cheap price of tamago (eggs). For as long as many of us can remember, you could get a week’s supply of eggs for just under ¥200. Unfortunately, those days may be long gone, as eggs in Japan have recently soared in price, rising 31% to around ¥275 per kilogram. In some parts of the country, prices are around ¥335 for a carton of medium-sized eggs. The horror! Okay, still not that crazy compared to other countries, like the 60% increase in the U.S.A, but still quite a jump. What’s going on? GaijinPot looks at the reasons for thi…

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