May 6, 2019



Such whole-hearted and genuine service attitude is deep-rooted in Japanese culture, but as fewer and fewer people are willing to work in the service industry, this has already become a city legend. In the face of labor shortage resulting from low birth-rate and ageing population, Japanese society tends to remedy the situation by hiring foreigners or extending working hours. The great golden age, thoughtful services to the tiniest detail, and caring attitude have already become a thing of the past. This is especially true in Tokyo, the city of coldness, where most people in the service industry are poker-faced and give mechanical responses. Therefore, Memories are always precious.


looking at the photos and reading articles. Each word and sentence conjures up images. An enthusiast of Japanese culture, I would like to leave a record of my own memories of the Heisei Era before the new one begins.

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