Freakonomics Radio Edit this Published in Freakonomics Radio by Freakonomics Radio Why Are Japanese Homes Disposable? Listen 23 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/353240/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend In most countries, houses get more valuable over time. In Japan, a new buyer will often bulldoze the home. We'll tell you why.