Bourdain’s Field Notes

Pity the salary man, Tokyo’s willing cog in an enormous machine requiring long hours, low pay, total dedication. And sometimes what’s called karōshi: death by overwork.

Here, in a society of tight spaces and many expectations, the pressure is on to keep up appearances, to do what’s expected, to not let the interior life become exterior. But at night, things are different.

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