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"Google Suggestions" is a feature which suggests keywords based on the past popular search terms - they appear as you type into the search field.
Gadget Tsushin (via @stevenagata) discovered that when you type "Husband" [夫] in Japanese and then hit space, the suggestions turn out to be rather interesting...
We have...

  • 夫 嫌い (hates husband)
  • 夫 小遣い 平均 (husbands average pocket money)
  • 夫 死亡 手続き (husbands death procedures)
  • 夫 言葉の暴力 (husbands abusive language)
  • 夫 しんでほしい (wants (my) husband to die)
  • 夫 スペース (husband space)
  • 夫婦別姓 ((system of) husband and wife retaining separate family names)
  • 夫婦関係 (husband and wife relationship)
  • 夫婦生活 ハナ (Not too sure what the katakana "Hana" means here)
  • 夫婦円満 (Husband and wife living happily together)

Looks like there are quite a few unhappy Japanese wives out there who hate their husband and want them dead so that they can carry out his death procedures!
Regarding the pocket money, in Japanese culture, its the wife that usually manages all the money. They take some of the husbands earnings and then allocates him some pocket money every month.
The latest data I could find was at Diamond Online which reports that the average pocket money for Japanese husbands was 39,400 yen per month.

A survey in Biz Makoto has a survey on how much on average a wife gives to her husband after he has received a bonus. In Japan, some companies give out bonuses which are usually 2 months salary.
Out of an average bonus of 655,000 yen, the average given to the husband was about 98,000 yen. 60.8% of wives in their twenties didn't give their hubby any allowance of his hard earned bonus at all.

"Hesokuri" [へそくり] is usually used to describe money that the wife hides from the husband and keeps it unaccounted for. The same survey discovers that the average amount of money that the wife hides from her husband is 3,372,000 yen!@.@ 10% of the women who have Hesokuri hide over 10,000,000 yen !! @.@;;;

Who manages the moolah in your house? Do you have any monies stashed away to adopt an expensive Dollfie or Nissan Fairlady Z?

Questions for folks with partners

Who manages the moolah in your house?

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Do you have moolah stashed away that your partner does not know about?

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Recently discovered that when you type "Danny" [ダニー] in Japanese that "Danny Choo.Com" appears in the Japanese suggestions ^^;

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