Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Photos of a sleeping, overworked and underpaid Japan

...So underpaid in fact, that they can't even afford a home.

Not really. But there appears to be a reasoning for this Nihon narcolepsy.
Danny Choo has written an article on his site about this phenom:

Sleeping in Tokyo is safe and easy. And if you do it in public, it is also cheap. There seem to be a few primary reasons for public sleepers: tired from work, passed-out drunk, in-between shifts for delivery or taxis, and homeless. The first three types are fair game for photos, I think.

Here we see some folks dozing at a McDonalds between bites of fries. You can see some more pictures of Japanese sleeping... wherever, in this Tokyo Asleep Flikr album.

Try getting away with that in New York!

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At May 31, 2008, 12:25:00 PM, Blogger Kami... said...

Japan is relatively safe to the point if you wanted to do some cross-country travelling...
You could just get a tent and sleeping bag and pitch it in any park at the end of your day and sleep there...

Sleeping in McDonalds, Denny's or 24h manga/internet place is nice way to save money for a place to stay when you noticed you missed the train home... which happened often to me :P

I personally never slept at McDonalds... but on park benches, Denny's and Internet/Manga shops I have... MANY Times... as I wrote here.


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