Apr 18 2018 11 CommentsJapan’s cruel labelling of the unemployed? Like many societies, Japan has an unhealthy obsession with labelling people, but this new, surprisingly literal approach, seems more than a little cruel.
Haha wait for this to be taken out of context
Ah! I saw this sweater on Terrace House!
@Lee I did wonder about that when I wrote it, but pretty obvious — I hope!
@archi4oz Oh, interesting. If it’s been on that programme, then there must be quite a few out and about then. This was the first time for me to see it, and it was especially striking with both of them wearing it.
Kinda funny anyway but their expressions really make it! 🙂
Cheers. Yes, got lucky with that. Had just enough time to get this one shot, and thankfully they weren’t smiling.
Nicely timed photograph. If they’d been smiling the impact would have been lost.
I wonder if, with such a greying population and low birth rate there is an employment problem at all in Japan.
On the labelling front, here is what I am wearing around town at present (https://store.2600.com/products/phreak-sweatshirt-gray-w-zipper). I have had the epithet shouted at me a couple of times so far. But on both occasions it was my wife 🙂
Thanks. Yeah, mentioned that above. Got lucky with that as only had time to take this one shot. Thankfully the moment we passed each other they were looking especially glum.
Not at the moment. Or at least not as I’m aware of. In the future, however, the country is going to. I can’t see how it can avoid them. Leaving Tokyo it’s striking how much of the farming is done by older residents. Not just older either, but old. Then there’s the people needed to look after all the elderly, and the extra numbers to pay taxes to maintain them, and everything else…
Haha, that’s asking for someone to shout at you!
“This futago co-de disguise isn’t going to work, and neither are we.”
Haha, that seems to be the case!
What does the lack of a job matter so long as they have each other? I mean, besides no money for food, a place to live, bathing only on alternate Thursdays, living under a bridge… But ahhh, young, unemployed love!
Love (and fashion) conquers all!