Japanese people sleep everywhere they want, and non-Japanese people take them everywhere they find.


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I have seen this kind of photos so many times.

And it’s true that most of these photos are taken by non-Japanese photographers.

Taking the photos of those who are sleeping outside, they usually say that they are like a robot which has worked for too many hours.

When I hear the idea, the two thoughts occurs to me simultaneously.

On the one hand, I would like to be against the idea that the photographers have and I think it’s just a scene of a working day, and also a proof that many of Japanese salarymen work very hard.

However, on the other hand, I somehow agree with the photographers.

It might be true that their working hours are sometimes too many and they are so tired that it’s difficult to go back. I agree with the idea they should go back home to have a better rest, instead of outside.


It’s like that I feel annoyed when someone point out things that I know it’s 100% right.



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Indeed, people who have visited Japan for the first time must be interested in the unusual scene.

In the past, one of my friends in U.S. ironically told me that Japanese people could sleep outside because of Japanese good public security.


David Tesinsky, a photographer from Prague, who mainly takes photos about street cultures all over the world, and have taken these photos.

He talks about his impressions of the Japanese who sleeps outside midnight, that they are like sheep raised by their companies; they work 14 hours a day, but for years, they have gone out for a drink with colleagues or clients after work.

There, they usually get drunken and go back home at 2am, and they go to work again early in the morning.

Not always they afford to take a taxi, which result in sleeping outside.

He also says that they were like ghosts wandering in a city, who only concentrated on their career.

He saw the scene, and thought that he couldn’t think that they had a bright future, but he found that they had a different idea that they aimed to occupy an as higher position as possible in a hierarchy of which they didn’t see the highest.



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I would like to tell him that the contemporary situation in Japan is not that stereotypical, but the great number of photos of the sleeping salarymen outside may mean that their existence stands out more than I think.


I love Japan, and I like businessmen who work hard, but I also want them sleep well at home.

I may agree with the photographer.