The Man-Machine (Tokyo – Osaka – Kyoto)
“Life of japanese businessmen is often very stereotype and dry. Most of the days it starts around 5am and afterwards it continues in the busy trains including the transfers on extremely busy stations into the same one working place and it ends late in the night by the same way back, but it’s not uncommon to go drink up the everyday stereotype after work into the local izakayas (pubs) and not come back home.
Often from one of the two reasons: because the amount of alcohol in blood overrun the ability to come back home (walk) so it’s very common to see the drunk sleeping businessmen, of course still in the suit with necktie and case, lie anywhere in any position in the streets, next to the door entries or for example in the fastfoods of japanese cities like Tokyo as the biggest city in the world where there is not everything “on the second corner” as it’s in the smaller cities and the average businessman is usualy not willing to buy a taxi to sleep at home tonight tho’ he’s still able to walk.
Businessmen are usualy figuring this out in “Manga Coffee’s” or any other internet coffee wnich is opened 24hrs/day or very favourite sleeping restaurant is Mcdonald’s.
Or they just can’t catch the last train/subway back home and they need to wait until the morning for the first train.
Relative majority of businessmen can’t even earn big amount of money but they just survive in the robotic world full of stereotypes, very rarely something creative. Common habit is to visit gambling rooms or reading the mangas (anime comics) in the nearest supermarket in the lunch break or in the evening after work.
In Japan is usualy very difficult to make some kind of change – i met one 66 years old guy from North Korea living in Japan..
When we spent some time by talking together then he told me: “you’r too sensitive person to stay here with these robots”.
Many people in Japan feel very alone and isolated and it’s very common to not have even a single friend.
Everyone can find an way with abit of strongness and luck for sure but here in Japan it’s not about if you really like just this single free position in this iron building in the clouds..it’s more about a free working place and possibility of earning the money and realize the circle. Sometimes some businessman decide to end his life by jumping under a train or by other way.”
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