mmm... as of today 700 yen are equivalent to 6-7 USD
How the hell is that a lot a money?
Non-amerifats don't get a lot of money. My allowance back in highschool was equivalent to only 2 US dollars a day. That's already a lot for us kids. We belonged to a family of doctors so we were far from poor but our father wants us to be disciplined with money.
I did get an increase of an equivalent of 56 US dollars a week in college though.
As someone from the United States, my allowance started at $5 a week, and then it was increased to $10 a week at the start of junior high school. When I was old enough to work (16) my allowance was stopped and I haven't received any since.
My breast are softer than my upper arms so that's just a myth
I've learned that in Japanese works (probably Asian in general but my exposure to mainland popular culture has been much less) "they say" is basically shorthand for "arbitrary bullshit being taken as gospel for no obvious reason."
Gets downright weird in more dramatic stories where characters routinely base plans with much at stake - anything from someone's life to the fate of the world - on such usually totally unsourced hearsay and superstition; though being rather cynical I'm inclined to suspect lazy and uninspired writing is often at play in those cases...