Only the rich can afford kids

This story was introduced at today’s Terrie’s take.

The results of a recently concluded survey by the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry have shown that couples in which both partners work in management have the highest birthrates, while unemployed men have the highest death and suicide rates, according to ministry sources.

I believed that relatively poor people have more kids than the riches, but I cannot deny this story. Moreover, I am beginning to fall for this report. How much do we need to afford kids in today’s Japan?
I heard it won’t be less than 30 million yen/kid. Have three kids, and you can buy a decent house in the center of Tokyo. Without loan. That’s a LOT.