So, in Japan they are washers, but most people don't have dryers, and if they do they are washer/dryer combinations that can dry like 3 T-shirts. Japanese people are just used to hanging clothes, and "The Yank" here isn't. I have had a washer and a full sized drying since I can remember, so this is one old dog that doesn't want to learn new tricks!
Luckily there are coin laundromats here in Japan too, and I make good use of them! I rarely if even use the washers there. I usually do 1-3 loads of clothes in the washer and jump in my car and head to the coin laundry. Even before I had a car or scooter, I would load up my big back pack and ride over to the coin laundry.
The going rate for coin laundry's in Japan is about 100 yen for 10 minutes. I usually dry a big load for about 40 minutes of so. Four hundred yen to get a nice big load of laundry dry in about 40 minutes. Talk about a time savings compared to hanging clothes.