Well, gasoline has hit a new high in Japan.
In this photo, it costs 141 yen for a liter.
That's about $5.25 for a gallon!
The actual average price hit 144 yen yesterday. For some reason, Okinawa is a little bit cheaper: 130 ~ 135 yen.
I remember 3 years ago: gas could be purchased for 87 yen a liter.
I guess since Japan has no natural resources, that is part of the reason everything costs more here.