The large office building called Tokyo Building TOKIA in Marunouchi, near Tokyo Station, was deserted. On weekdays, many people work in the office, but on weekends, there are probably not many people there. The entrance to the office area was also quiet.
However, no matter how few people are coming to work, the infrastructure of a large office building continues to work. The air conditioning is running, the elevators are going up and down, and security guards are patrolling the building. Just as I was looking at the dimly lit entrance, a security guard wearing a hat appeared out of nowhere and crossed the floor. As long as the building is open, there are no weekends involved in this job. It's hard work.
With Japan's declining birthrate and shrinking workforce, it is said that sooner or later people will no longer be attracted to jobs that are physically demanding and low-paying. Perhaps seeing through my worry that there will be no one left to do the job of security guard, which has nothing to do with weekends or holidays, security robots have now begun to appear and roam the floors where the human guards have disappeared. In anticipation of a shrinking workforce, robots had already been installed in this building.
|Apr 2023 PEOPLE TOKYO|
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