The living conditions in Japan vary depending on location and income. In cities, families live in apartments, while rural Japanese citizens often live in a single-family home.
Some Japanese families claim middle-class status. As of 2014, nearly half of all Japanese students attend university. Japanese citizens often live in multigenerational homes that consist of parents, grandparents and children.
According to the New World Encyclopedia, the Japanese caste system was formally abolished, but members of the lowest caste, the Burakumin, still experience discrimination and a lower quality of living than others in Japan.
Although the standard of living is high, many citizens cite financial attainment as a cause of dissatisfaction, and the suicide rates in Japan remain among the highest in the world.