The area in front of Shimbashi Station was crowded. There were not only people using the station, but also many people who had come here to drink. The Karasumori exit of Shimbashi is crowded with small bars where you can drink at reasonable prices. This is what people call the sacred place for Japanese businessmen. Drinking here and complaining about the company to which you have pledged your allegiance seems to be the traditional Japanese way of being a businessman.
Despite the fact that long working hours are still prevalent, Japan's productivity is one of the lowest in the developed world. What is more interesting is that even though they spend a lot of time at work, their loyalty to the company is lower than in other countries. It seems that they hate the company even though they are devoted to it. But that doesn't mean they give up on the company and change jobs. It's like a woman who can't leave a man who is violent at home.
The signboard on the New Shimbashi Building in front of the station shone brightly in the darkness, glaring at the businessmen who were working in spite of their contradictions. But it doesn't offer a solution from the top, it just says how to raise money.
|Sep 2019 IN THE CITY TOKYO|
|PEOPLE SHIMBASHI SIGNBOARD|
September 28, 2019
RICOH GR III