Salaryman Heading Home

By Jonathan Timar
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One of the first things I said to Rachelle when after we got to Japan was how it seemed like it was a few decades behind the west.

That’s not necessarily a bad thing, and I very much hope Japan does not follow the west into nihilism and self-destruction.

But I was thinking on a more superficial level. Specifically, the way people dress. It’s very conservative, like early 80s conservative. There doesn’t seem to be such a thing as business casual, everyone wears suits. And they carry briefcases.

Salaryman Heading Home
Salaryman Heading Home

Even at Disneyland, you won’t find anyone in short shorts or anything skimpy, long baggy pants are everywhere.

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