A foreigner residing in Kanagawa Prefecture has been counting zeros for near on three decades.
“Life would be much simpler if ichiman had three zeros,” says Charles Bunton.
“I feel as if a large chunk of my time in Yokohama is spent figuring out how many ‘0’s exist behind the first couple of numbers.”
Bunton says Japan should do it like the rest of the world does, by counting in groups of “three zeros, instead of four”.
“Just like we count in feet and miles in America,” says Bunton.