Today I find in my mailbox, a light pink envelope with drawings of happy families on it.
I believe it is my annual health insurance contribution demand.
I love the way the Japanese administration communicates. Nearly all official correspondence is in pink envelopes, covered in hearts, flowers,bunnies, little baby pigs, dancing children, bluebirds, kittens, happy old people.
The bill for a year of coverage for everything that could possibly go wrong healthwise is ¥34,107, about $315.
Thank you Japan.