As per spendmatters.com When it Comes to Fruit in Japan Spend Does not Matter, someone paid $910 to get a bunch of new variety grapes. And the post says “The Japanese might have pioneered the Toyota Production System (which I believe to be the forerunner of lean) and are known as some of the best — and most fair — negotiators in the business. But when it comes to spending on the home front, they aren’t exactly a role model for the rest of the world.”
This is interesting, when you see stories like I am rich buyer happening in the US!
What really matters is the person doing the spending, not the nation! Sorry, don’t make it a nationality issue.