Household Saving Rates 1990 – 2008: Japan & Korea

Korea vs. Household Saving Rates 1990-2008 Japan

MeThink: Broken Windows Theory

Read it on Reason and Economist recently. It is about the low-form delinquency like graffiti, littering or subway fare jumping can actually spread the disorder… Can’t help but thinking, based on personal experience anedoctally, it is true for the case in Japan and Singapore: both countries are almost free from graffiti and have extremely low crime rate! And speaking of graffiti and subway fare-jumping, it is not uncommon here in Stockholm…

OECD Marriage and Divorce Trend: 1960 – 2005

A recap of some of the OECD countries’ trend in marriage and divorce rates (per 1000 population):

01. Austria
02. Belgium
03. Denmark
04. Finland
05. France
06. Germany
07. Greece
08. Iceland
09. Italy
10. Japan
11. Korea
12. Netherlands
13. New Zealand
14. Norway
15. Portugal
16. Sweden
17. UK
18. US

Picture: Red Poppy

Kyoto: Hieizan Garden Museum, originally uploaded by micpohling.

Picture: Yellow Flower

Picture: Ume

Kyoto: Imperial Palace Ume, originally uploaded by micpohling.

Picture: Is spring coming soon?

Kyoto: Zuishin-in Ume, originally uploaded by micpohling.

Picture: Spring Sakura

…to welcome the spring!

Picture: Daffodil

Kyoto: Umenomiya, originally uploaded by micpohling.

Picture: Flowers

Kyoto: Hieizan Garden Museum, originally uploaded by micpohling.

Picture: Lavender

Kyoto: Hiei Garden Museum, originally uploaded by micpohling.

Picture: Me, sky…

Kyoto: Hieizan Garden Museum, originally uploaded by micpohling.

Picture: Yellow Flower

Picture: Lotus Seed

Picture: Summer Flower

Picture: Summer Sunflower

Picture: Summer Flower

Picture: Purple Alien Planets :P

Kyoto Botanical Garden, originally uploaded by micpohling.

Picture: Lantana Camara

Picture: Callistephus Chinesis

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