Issue #227
14 Feb 2021
Is Japan really quite strange, or this is just a Western fetish for exotica? Maybe a bit of both, but the stories of strangeness from Japan keep coming. Shoji Morimoto advertises himself as a person who can “eat and drink, and give simple feedback, but do nothing more” - and he’s inundated with work. Persistent zero economic growth, collapsing birthrate, Hikikomori ….Japan’s weirdness may merely be a jarring glimpse of a future we might all one day share. H/T brainfooder Bas van de Haterd for the share in the fb group