‘Karoshi’ – either from a fatal heart attack or stroke, or a suicide triggered by overwork – is now a recognised cause of death.
The Japanese don’t sleep. They don’t nap. They do ‘inemuri’. Dr Brigitte Steger explains.
The sheer willingness to hand over so much of a 24 hour day, almost all the waking hours of your life, to your profession, and to pour your existence down the compassionless siphon of professional development, is a remarkable thing.
You probably have this idea that Tokyo is a super expensive place to live or visit. Having lived here for most of the last 10 years, I beg to differ. I’m the co-founder of Tokyo Cheapo, so as you’d expect I’m a fan boy for minimalism, living within one’s means and the Mr Money Mustache way. However Tokyo is not expensive, at least not like London, Paris or San Francisco. I’m living the good life without even trying that hard to scrimp and save.
With the help of our friend Kenichi Nakaya of doko-off.com, we contacted a load of coworking spaces in the Tokyo area to ask if they accept drop in visitors and if they have any English-speaking staff.
Tip: The Hacker News thread on this article lists a few more coworking spaces in Tokyo.