Today I heard that Japan’s Prime Minister, Mr Aso*, has announced an economy stimulus package that involves giving each household about 38,000yen and offering a price reduction on highway tolls so it costs a maximum of only 1000yen to travel any distance on weekends/bank holidays.
This is great news for me and my family because we often drive 7 hours on the expressway to see the inlaws – this is going to save us about 14,000 yen a time. I wonder if it is going to be only for ETC users.
This word ‘nesage’ is often banded around on the news in relation to the price of gasoline.
* Mr Aso is a mean looking dude whose name reminds me of:
- Mr ‘A-hole’
- Mr ‘Ah so…’
- ‘Aso-san’ (a famous semi-dormant volcano in Kyushu. Quite apt for someone who spends most of the time blowing hot air.)