November 09, 2004

Fantastic photo gallery of sleeping salarymen

Japanese_business_man-24I used to work for a Japanese company, and I know about the long hours that Japanese businessmen put in. This astounding gallery of photographs of unconscious salarymen (either asleep or dead drunk) documents a sad side effect of a culture that focuses too much on work. (The nice thing about Japan, on the other hand, is that these guys probably don’t have to worry that some jerk is going to take their wallet.) Link

UPDATE:Chuck sez: Actually, they DO have to worry about this problem. Now that the end of the year is approaching, we can expect a lot of increased warnings and vigilance with regards to pickpockets. Especially after all the year end parties and heavy drinking going on. Pick pockets going after the sleepers on the last train home is a big problem in Japan.