I am so %$#@ing tired of draughts. I don't want to roast my legs and freeze my back under a kotatsu, because I don't need eczema concurrent with jock-rot.
I don't enjoy breathing in kerosene fumes and am hoping the 'big one' happens after I leave, or in the summer, so I never learn how napalm feels. I doubt that a Rube Goldberg contraption is going to vent the fumes, but don't doubt it would also vent the heat. If I were a positive person... If someone else were to be positive, they'd be pleased that fifteen-hundred years of Yamato occupation of these islands have allowed them to figure out you shouldn't use burning charcoal under a table, or in an enclosed room. I suppose kerosene is a small improvement, though don't tell that to the hundreds killed by fire in Kobe.
Since Japanese property-rights are so uncooperative, despite the claims of group-harmony, there's little likelihood of central heating in residential buildings: thus the dozens of unsightly a/c units bolted on the outside walls. Come to think of it, why do individual homes and apartments have two to ten separate units? That can't be efficient. Single-glazed windows? Uninsulated reinforced concrete? Don't give me your Japanese crap about Canadian central heating being inefficient!
%$#@ing NHK tonight on the 9:00 news suggested that the rise in home fires this season was because the "air is dry along the Pacific coast". Air's dryer in central Canada %$#@wits, but we don't have gallons of kerosene burning inside them. Whatever is the opposite of Occam's Razor, that's Japanese 'thinking', or the Japanese Razor: whenever there is a straightforward solution, that's not 'Japanese culture'.