Meet Miku. He spends every night at the club. He sits down next to the women, buys champagne and drinks it with them. He showers them with compliments. You are beautiful as the freshly blossomed lotus flower. After that he leaves. The waiter brings an invoice for a large sum: $40$ for chat and $900 for champagne. And the woman pays for everything herself. There is no cheating here. She knew about it beforehand. You are very welcome to Tokyo. And this is The Life of Others. New York Venice Dubai Jerusalem Tokyo Paris The Life of Others Zhanna Badoeva What is Japan associated with? For me personally, these are technologies and robots, school uniform for girls, my favorite Japanese food, anime, of course, constant chaos on the streets. They say that there is the highest percentage of suicides here. I don’t really know how it is in fact. But it’s time to figure it all out. If I were born in Tokyo, then, for example, in the family of the director of one of the best kindergartens in the world. Kato Sekiichi, director of the kindergarten And I would run on such a platform with the rest of the children Or I would be born in the family of Akiko Watanabe. I would have big brothers and I would learn to cook miso soup. Why not? They say it’s good. It would be nice to be born in the family of the director of an advertising company. Kazuo Shimogovara, director of PR agency I would follow in her footsteps and organize myself a comfortable old age. In any case, I would have lived. an interesting life. It is a great luxury to be born in Tokyo. Not only because childbirth is expensive here, but the very birth rate falls by 3-4% every year. Mortality began to exceed fertility by about 1.5 times. Now I will learn more about childbirth from my friend. Nagi Yamomoto, newly made mom Is it true that all the childbirths are paid in Japan? That’s true. All births in Japan are paid. And it costs $450. The state returns us $380 of this amount. And there are no ways to give birth for free even for local people, right? Right you are. No way to do it for free. So, to sum it up, You won’t be able to do it for free here. But, instead, on the very day, when you’ve just given birth, you immediately feel yourself a real Japanese. We are Japanese. And it means that we will eat sushi just after giving birth. Even though, raw fish is forbidden in some countries for newfound mothers. But it won’t work in our country. So you gave birth and in around one hour you will be served sushi. I love those with salmon. And I was surprised by one more thing. Parents together with their children can have a bath together for a pretty long period of time. How long can you take a bath together with your kid? It is customary here, to take a bath together with your kid as long as it is possible. Up to six years old, I guess. – Really??? Yeah. That’s how my husband and I used to grow up. We used to take a bath with our parents for many years, up to school… And does a father join you too? So, it means that both a mom and a dad, and a kid are taking a bath altogether, right? And that’s not a swimming pool, but a bath at home, am I right? Just to clear it up. Well, it’s hard to do it all together, as the very bath is not big enough. Aki Nakagawa, culinary teacher Many families in Japan can take a bath all together with their kids up to the age of 10 or 12. And it’s no wonder. We believe that this brings together and strengthens the family. In Japanese, there is a special expression: “hadaka no tsukiai,” which literally means “naked communication.” It implies honesty and openness. Another peculiarity seemed to be pretty interesting for me. When you get to know about your pregnancy in Japan, the municipality gives you such a keychain. And you cling to it so that everyone sees. And they give you up a place in the subway, and let you skip out of turn. And you don’t have to scream that you are pregnant. I’m not going to get pregnant right now, but anyway I would love to get such a keychain. Is it customary in Japanese families to have a nanny for your kids? Nanny in Japanese families is not very popular because it is expensive to have one. One hour of babysitting costs $ 50. This is very expensive I want to say. Nannies here earn more than most Japanese. It’s better that the children go to kindergarten. It is cheaper and more fun for children. When the time comes for children to go to kindergarten, they all agree that Fuji is the best ever kindergarten in the world. I decided to see with my own eyes what this best kindergarten in the world looks like. I thought that my children went to the best kindergarten. This small stadium is located on the roof of a kindergarten. Children are constantly jogging here. Here they have a lot of space for games and entertainment. Most of the time, kids spend outdoors. Everyone is doing his own thing. They run and jump, play with ponies who live right on the territory of the kindergarten. For them, even water from a hose in the cold season brings a lot of pleasure. It’s extremely cold outside! And you just look at the principal! Please don’t do it! The principal of the school himself is showering kids with cold water. Well, I am a principal of the kindergarten, but not the school. That’s a principal! He is not sitting in his office signing papers, but playing with children, and showering them with water. And children enjoy it in any weather! Despite the fact that children are noisy and carefree, but still, they are Japanese children. This means that they are accustomed to discipline from childhood. In general, children here must learn more discipline from the very beginning. To get inside the building, kids should take off their shoes, just look at it. Great job! They should take off their shoes, put on their slippers. And the slippers are all the same for the kids. So you can take on any of them. Just look what’s going on! To get in, look at her, she puts on her slippers. She put her shoes on evenly. I’m in shock. This kindergarten is just awesome! I’m curious how much it costs to attend it! Kids from their birth and up to 6 years can attend our kindergarten. Parents of the smallest children under 3 years old should pay $ 300 per month. And parents of the children from the age of 4 and up to the age of 6 should pay $ 250. According to the world standards, the price is quite acceptable. Another thing, I paid attention to the fact that children go in slippers only to the toilet and wash their hands. I was pretty much surprised that children walk barefoot in the very kindergarten. I’m wearing socks and it’s pretty cool here. it’s not cold here, but the floor is pretty cold. And frankly speaking, I feel like to put on some slippers. As I don’t feel that warm. Look, they are barefoot. And their feet are warm. As long as I understand, Japanese are hardy nation. Despite me, a hothouse woman. Even more, kids are always ready for danger here, which periodically reaches Japan. Once a month in kindergartens classes are held in a playful form where children are taught how to behave in the case of an earthquake. They have special caps. You should put it on just like this, I guess. Children should put them on. These caps can’t save you, but can mitigate bruises. To be truly saved, knowledge of safety measures will help children. There exist five rules that children must follow in the case of an earthquake. Do not run, do not scream, do not push others, do not cry, and do not return to the place you ran from. And everyone should run straight outside. These children are full of energy! I’m curious what they eat here! Before eating, children listen to songs. And nobody starts eating! As yet there were no permission to eat. They are always served different types of cuisines, both Japanese, and European. They say once they were served borsch. And kids really liked it! Tomorrow they will have Turkish cuisine. So that children know that there is a special cuisine all over the world and it can vary. So children can get used to it. And if the child does not want to eat everything to the end, then no one will force him. Well, I liked kindergarten. I understood why many Japanese want to let their kids attend exactly this place. It’s time to find out where the children go after kindergarten. What we really know about school in Japan. Everything I know, it is their beautiful uniform, e.i. short skirt and knee-highs. Let’s go and find out what school education in Tokyo really is. I am so curious!!! Upon entering school, all children go through the same procedure. This is a dressing-room. Here children change their shoes. When at school, I remember lots of outerwear hanging in the dressing room. And here they leave their shoes in the special cells, and grab a second pair of shoes. A second pair of shoes is the same for everyone. This is sneakers. Just imagine! They change their shoes and start their studies. And for the guests, they’ve got slippers. You see, everyone should change their shoes. No one wears the shoes, he came in. So all the guests are wearing slippers, and all the kids are wearing the same sneakers. Did you hear that? That was a bell, calling for lessons! They have pretty various classes here. Besides common to us literature, maths, and physics, Here, a required subject is a calligraphy lesson. Where they learn hieroglyphs. It’s something like our spelling. Let’s take a look at this lesson. This is a calligraphy lesson. Sorry. You have to take a necessary position. Wait a moment! That’s how it works! All right! This is quite comfortable! In order to learn how to write Japanese hieroglyphs, First, you need to sit in a Japanese way and keep your back straight. At the end of school, children should know at least 2,000 hieroglyphs. Can you imagine! We have learned the alphabet of 33 letters and that’s it. So, you already know the language and can read any literature. And here it is not less than 2000 hieroglyphs!!! But I’m curious in something different. Millions of parents buy books for their children that are not in the school curriculum. Pupils love to learn the hieroglyph from them. I thought it was a textbook with bunnies or squirrels. But poop is the main character of this book. And I do not know a decent word to call it. It seems funny to children. Hundreds of pages are dedicated to “it”. I’ll go see what else they’re studying at this school. Domestic science is learned at this school. They learn to cook here. They learn not only how to prepare salads, but whole courses of young chefs take place here. There are special sets of which children will cook today. They will cook pasta with onions, peppers, mushrooms, and dessert. Here they have an apple and a banana. Then they eat it all and wash the dishes themselves. These are the lessons of housekeeping in Japan! I like it! I also liked what boys learn to cook with girls. At our school, guys came up to ready-made sandwiches and salads! And here they cook whole dishes together with their classmates. Maybe one of the boys will become a chef! And girls will at least become good housewives! Maybe I would become a good mistress. If I had such a housekeeping lesson. And so life taught. Children give money for all products a month in advance. They pay for the rental of tablets that are used in computer science lessons as well in advance. But the most important thing is to pay for studying. As Hansen Gakuen School is a private school. To get into it, you need to pay a fee of $ 2800. And then every year pay another $ 6000. In Japan, this is considered the average price. And there are simply no free schools here. But there is a lesson that the Japanese simply adore. This is a dance lesson for girls. This lesson is required. Here they teach dancing that my child also dances on all the videos that are shown on TV. Just imagine! I believe that after such dances you need urgently go to the dining room. But here everything is not so simple either. In a school cafeteria at a break, children stand inline and buy food for themselves in such a machine. They choose the food to their taste. Chicken, for example. Then they grab a ticket and go to the cash desk. So that’s how it works in Japan. When you have a ticket, you get inside the canteen and grab your tray. Here you can get any cutlery or sticks. And there is nothing else here. So you give your ticket and get your food. One dish costs around $ 4. That is rice, chicken, miso soup, all the Japanese food is pretty delicious. We ate and went to leave the dishes just like this. I have not seen in any school. Here is another feature of the Japanese school. Pupils by themselves clean their desks, classrooms, and corridors, and blackboards, as in our schools. And WC as well. Just look at it. Here a pupil is cleaning the toilet. Please tell me if it’s normal that you wash the toilets? We have no negative emotions about this. We use this toilet ourselves. So why don’t we clean it? In our schools, children do not wash the toilets, and we have a cleaning lady. If you tell our children to clean the toilet, their reaction would be pretty ambiguous. In fact, we are not washing completely everything. The cleaning lady does the rest of the work. When you clean everything yourself, then you stop littering. Here it is Japanese wisdom. While cleaning, let’s chat about girls stuff. All the girls you here have the same hairstyles and even wear the same elastic bands. Are you forbidden to decorate your hair with some hairpins or do any hairstyles? We are forbidden to dissolve hair and wear any jewelry. Really? You also do not apply any makeup and do not even use a lip gloss? It is forbidden as well. But after school, we can put on makeup and do a hairstyle. Our life does not interfere with these rules at all. So I was also introduced to these very rules. I helped girls to clean it all up. And you know it all went well. But how cool it is to look at the results of your work. Glitter! Japanese children go to school for 12 years. They are not even called to the blackboard. They also have a 100-point grading system. All the points from homework, school attendance and tests are summarized. After receiving the final score, you can enter a higher educational institution. Being Japanese means to be used to order since childhood, to stand in lines in cafes and metro, strictly abide by all the rules and also have higher education. What profession needs endurance and concentration. This is a profession that the Japanese themselves came up with. If I were born in Japan, then like 90% of its popularity, I would love to read comic books and watch anime. As this profession here is very much in demand, so here I came into the college, to see how to become an anime artist. Let’s go! If someone does not know, then anime is Japanese animation. These are cartoons that are mostly designed for an adult audience. In anime college, teachers are practitioners. They are working on creating Hollywood cartoons as well as computer games. They even create design for some popular car brands. And they are leaving school as newly made animators. By the way, drawing was my favorite subject at school. I draw very well by the way or used to draw. But here I do not see any easels or paints. Now let’s see what it means in Japanese. This is anime coloring lesson. I think that’s not a difficult subject. And I love my work as I can acquire many different skills. Maybe I will someday become an anime artist. I’m so embarrassed I can’t draw a square. Please help me! My friend probably thinks what a friend I got! How can I change the color? Don’t feel sorry for me. Some people even live together with me! And they don’t cry. In general, I want to say that I have never seen better training. I went over the line. In general, I’m still that artist. Well, perhaps one of these children will become as famous as Hayao Miyazaki. He is an outstanding Japanese animator. He received hundreds of awards for his cartoons. Akira Yamaguti, Graphic Design Teacher. Anime brings about $ 2 billion a year. 80% of the content is created in Japan. But this business is pretty cruel. Only a few people manage to breakthrough. But many Japanese have been dreaming of getting into this college since childhood. Is it true that many schoolchildren in Japan since childhood have a dream of going to an anime school? Sin Tokauka, 19 y.o. student Well, in Japan really many people want to become anime artists as it is a very popular sphere. But it’snot so easy. Is education expensive here? It costs $ 9000 per year. Do you pay for it or your parents? Parents usually pay for it, though we help them too. Where do you work? I work at a karaoke bar. Really? Are you singing there or what? No, I am a waiter. In general, Tokyo, almost all the students are earning money. Right now I will pay a visit to one of such a student, directly at his workplace. Students are the same all over the world. Everyone wants to make some money. When I was a student, everyone also worked as waiters, as barmen, or were selling different goods. And so it is right here. Only here, some students, in order to earn money, do not praise goods but women. It is not a regular club. Mostly women come here. And they are having here a good time. The workers of this club are the so-called host boys. They earn on entertaining visitors. Miku, a student, works as a host. Now we will find out what is needed to get such a job. Miku, a host It’s important to be handsome and communicate with women. Such boys as Miku, Japanese women are considered to be really handsome men: colored hair, neat styling, фтв the main thing is youth. Tell me, please, how are you working with clients? You come up to the woman and say “Hello. What’s your name?” Do you offer her any drink? What’s the idea of your work? I sit down at a table in a woman or she herself asks me to sit down with her. I offer her to have a drink as we are in the club. My task is to sell as much champagne as possible and more expensive. My salary depends on it. I talk with her, tell some compliment and that’s basically it. How old are women that come to you? Women come to me from 20 years old and over. What is forbidden in your job? In no case, you should ask about the age of the client, her occupation, and the most important thing is that you should not touch her. And in case she wants to touch you. Is it allowed? Or you would ask her not to do it. Well, there are not many of those, who I allow to do it. Right, what will you do if she wants to touch you? Fumi Nishino, PR manager I don’t visit such clubs. As I don’t like that cute boys. Japanese women attending which institutions are not so many. They visit such places to chat and communicate with boys, and they are ready to pay for it. I have enough communication with men in life. How much money do you get per month? I’m new here so I’m not earning much. Here in the club, there are TOP 3 the most popular guys. They earn up to $ 9000 per month. Well, this is a cushy job. You cannot touch anyone and you cannot be touched, you can only have fun and get paid for it. The more a woman spends, the more you get. To be honest, with such salaries this is no longer a side job for students but a full-fledged job. As we see, such workers are quite in demand by Japanese women. It turns out they just need to communicate with cute boys, Listen to some compliments from them. This is incomprehensible to me. But Japanese women do like it. Even a 20-year-old girl is willing to pay a big sum for this. And to clear it up, let me add, there are 44 clubs in this club chain in Japan. That’s how Japanese use to spend their evenings. It’s time to see Tokyo on the dawn. As soon as Tokyo wakes up, the city turns into an anthill. There are millions of people, tourists, cars, underground stations, advertisements, sounds, music… and in all this chaos people are rushing to work. I’m going to the office of the advertising agency to visit my friend. Kazuo Shimogawara, a director of PR agency Let’s see how the residents of Tokyo work and sweat. They say that the Japanese are working machines that works all day long. I already feel sorry for them. Hello Zhanna! -Hello dear! Well, it’s so cute here. The office is so small. And it’s very quiet here. I am not used to that. Oh, I see a bicycle. Do you use it? This is our office bike on which any employee can go out for dinner. Really? It’s pretty comfortable. You don’t have to ride by car. Show me your working place. Everybody is working, and nobody is sweating. All the workers are fresh and no one has any bags under the eyes. Is it true that people at work give so much time to work, that they both sleep, work, eat and it is considered to be ok for the chef. If a person sleeps at work, this means that he works well. This means that he does not have time to leave and do something else. This means that he works a lot, and he is a good worker. No, it’s not true. This is all a myth about the Japanese. I have one employee who sleeps at work in a sleeping bag when he is late with some tasks. But he is an exception. Yutaka Matsubara, a copywriter We are not working machines. We work 8 hours a day. All overtime work is very well paid. We pay $ 50 per hour. Tokio is a very expensive city. To live well here you need to work hard and earn good money. What should be the minimum wage to live well in Tokyo? Employees receive an average of $ 3,000 per month in my company. And this is enough for a good living in Tokyo. Our salary depends on the number of years you worked. The longer you work, the higher the salary and more experience. Even more, you can get some bonuses for a well-done job. So everything is vice versa here, they work 8 hours a day and get good salaries. I was told that the Japanese work so hard that they can’t stand it and commit suicide. And they told me that they do not rest and rarely see their wives and kids. I don’t know why all around the world they say that about us. We love to go to a bar with friends in the evenings and go on vacation. We love to spend time with our kids, like all the people. We love to go to a bar with friends in the evenings and go on vacation. And it is really not profitable. Especially for the relatives. If one rushes under the train, then the relatives of the deceased will have to pay all the costs and losses that the metro will incur. If one kills himself in the rental apartment, then the relatives of the deceased will have to pay for the rent of that apartment one year ahead. Since no one wants to rent it for a long time. And it is a law. Japan is not at all a leader in suicide, as many people think. And it even doesn’t belong to the TOP-20. So the Japanese love their work but not to the point of fanaticism. Although, no need to disassemble, they are gorgeous experts. Their salaries are appropriate. As the life in Tokio is not cheap. Teacher’s salary is around $ 5500 per month. Doctor earns around $ 14000. Programer gets around $ 3000. Waiter receives $ 2000. And a man who pushed people into the subway during rush hours… well, there is no longer such a profession here. We have too many stereotypes about Japan! And they have nothing to do with real life. If you have garbage in Tokyo, just like me right now, you won’t be able to throw it away, as there are no garbage cans in the streets. Дocals have a bag where they put the garbage and carry it to their home. So it’s time to visit these neats. Let’s go to Akika San and see how her house looks like and how she lives. Besides, I will throw my cup there. I’m visiting my friend Akika
San right now. Her house is so white, just as I imagined! What’s in here? Come in! This is a bathroom. What is surprising? Come in, I will show you. Their bathroom is like a shower. You are showering right here. And if you wanna take a bath, just look here. There is no crane here. But instead, there are some buttons.
Let’s check them. I hope we won’t make a flood. It’s all written in Japanese. But, let’s try. Don’t be afraid! I”m afraid as well. She is just talking, and nothing is going on. What’s next? Look, the water is flowing. I switched it on. I pressed on this button. Then I press again and it is off. And what’s in here? That’s a toilet. Honestly, I would never have planned to show you the toilet. But right here, it is quite interesting thing. I’ve never seen such a thing in Japan. Look, again another pair of buttons. This drains the water in the toilet. It’s ok. What’s next? You can make a cup of coffee, while I’m checking all the buttons. It takes two higher educations to deal with this toilet. This room is Japanese style. Everything as I expected. The ceilings are low and the room is small. There is one feature that I come across everywhere in Tokyo. Japanese houses have a very cold floor. And they walk barefooted, without any slippers. Japanese philosophy says that this must be done in order not to spoil your body. The body will not get used to warm and thus it will be hardened. And we do vice-versa. My philosophy is to treat our body. And if you want something, you can allow it. And they don’t do it. They believe that you need to be in the cold and then you will be healthy. But I’m so cold! I can’t do anything with that. And this, as far as you understand, I think, you already got, is a bedroom. You can ask me, what are they sleeping on? This is a floor, and this is a small carpet. But here they lay a mattress. And they sleep on it. That’s it. The house is pretty big, around 100 sq.m. Because of the small rooms, it may not seem like that. Big houses are not customary in Japan. I have a lot of questions to the hostess, so let’s go and talk. Aki Nakagawa, a friend of Akiko Besides, her friend is visiting her, and her son is in as well. What’s your occupation? I’m an English translator. And my husband works in the government. You have a very big house. Do you clean it by yourself? Right you are. We do it by ourselves. So you don’t have any housekeeper. No, we don’t. And why so? We don’t even have such a culture to invite someone to clean the house. This pleasure is expensive, so it’s easier to clean it yourself. Expensive, it’s still put it mildly. You will have to pay $100 just to clean the refrigerator, $ 200 for cleaning kitchen and stove. Washing windows is the cheapest. It costs $ 10 per sq.m. I chose the wrong profession. How much are utilities per month? We pay up to $ 500 per month. That’s the sum for electricity, hot water, right? It includes everything. And it is maximum in wintertime. This is when all the heaters are on, since we do not have central heating. This is a fairly large amount and probably not all the Japanese can afford it. What kind of income should the Japanese have to live in such good conditions? Well, you have to earn around $90 000 per year. The life in Tokyo is not cheap. There is nothing free, you have to pay for everything. You pay both for medicine, and for study at school. Besides, you have to sort the garbage. Is it true that you have six garbage cans at home? You are right. We throw separately glass, plastic, fabric, paper, waste products and bulky waste. And in some parts of Tokyo, they sort it all into10 cans. Is that true, that before throwing away a dirty can, you have to clean it first. These Japanese are so much law-abiding. But there is one nuance in a law which they use with pleasure. The fines for parking in Japan are very large. It’s around $ 200. So you better not park in the unappropriate place. But Japanese know one little trick. If you’ve already parked in the unappropriate place, but either your husband or wife, or father-in-law is in it, the policemen won’t charge you. There is another prohibition, which is not supported by law. But it has strong public support. Shuhei Igarashi, a painter Nobody hires me because of my tattoos. It distract people in Japan. Even when at the beach, they ask me either to put something on to hide, or to leave. Besides, walking around Japan, you notice hundreds of people wearing masks. Frankly speaking, it’s hard to breathe in it. I can’t understand, how people who wear them all the time, are feeling good. I am sure that the Japanese only know the answer. We use masks for protection from any allergies, And for flu protection. So not to infect yourself and not infect others. A mask is already apart of our garderobe. Japanese are in general crazy about their health. Every fourth resident of Japan is a pensioner. In fact, that’s a lot! They live up to 100 years. I just can not but ask the secret of their longevity. I am so much curious! This flat belongs to a pensioner Yoshida Yoshitaka. He is 65 y.o. This is a simple Japanese flat. It is not big. It has as well low ceilings and cold floor. And as well they serve a cup of tea. Kazuko Nastunaga, his neighbor, is visiting him right now. Now I will ask them how pensioners live in expensive Tokyo. In Japan, they retire at 65. I get $ 550 pension per month. It’s very few. Are Japanese happy on retirement? Or do they have to survive? Because of small pensions. It’s really difficult to survive. If you wanna have a good life on pension, you have to save money all your life. The government thinks about to raise the retirement age, as people live up to 100 in Japan. Do you have any medical treatment benefits, when on retirement? We have medical insurance. We pay 30% of treatment, and the rest is paid by the state. If you are over75 y.o, you pay just 10% of the cost. I’ve heard one thing, I am not sure if it’s true or not, but, if couples are married for many years long, they get divorce on the retirement. Is it true? In Japan, men usually earn more money, than women. And a woma.n can stand her husband only because of money during all her life. And when on retirement, his salary will not be the same any longer, but much smaller. And, right you are, women are trying to get divorce as sooner as possible. As there is no sense to stand them any longer. So it turns out, that they live together only because of money. So as just he becomes a pensioner, she leaves him alone. So, she starts a new life after 65. Right? Japanese are long-lived people. They can live up to 100. So after divorce, she can live another 35-40 years happily ever after. And this is great! Is there any secrets of longevity? Why do Japanese live so long? We eat very healthy and tasty food. We add just a little bit of salt. And it’s common to go in for sports in Japan. I love yoga, for instance. Although we are long-livers, but for us it is important to keep fit as long as possible. But not to live 100 years, 20 of which being bound to bed. If a pensioner still needs care, there exist quite unusual nourishing homes. Give me your hand, dear. No? – But why? Look at me. Look into my eyes! You think I went crazy? No, I’m doing good. I am talking with such a seal. I am talking about you, cutie. Right you are, I am at the nursing home in Tokyo. Here, live workers are increasingly being replaced by robots. Just like this one, which is used for therapy. This robot reacts to your touches, words, helps to develop sensory, and raises your mood up. Isn’t he cute? You don’t need to feed him and he does not go to the toilet either. So, you just take off the stress and that’s it. Kimiya Isikava, a director of nursing home You don’t need to pay for a nursing home because everything here is covered by insurance. Only people who need medical care live here. Just look at a robot. It trains pensioners right now. It talks to them and tells what to do. A robot is connected to the Internet and it totally replaces the human trainer. They are singing and working out. It’s very interesting. There are also many innovations for movement, transportation and leisure. For example, this device is for those whom it’s difficult to move by themselves. I press a red button. And it pushes me to stand up. I fastened my seat belt. And this machine makes me stand up. And you just have to move your legs, lean on this thing and walk. This is awesome. The 21st century. Old age is already met with robots. I wonder what will happen in 20 years?! You might think that Tokyo is another planet. Maybe, you are right! But on this planet, people are likewise born, fall in love, dream, work, get sad, and get old. But there is still a difference. No one will name it better than the Tokyo people themselves. We are punctual. All life long we stand in lines. We are modern. We are too shy. We are well-organized. We are responsible. We are different. We are totally ordinary people. And before making any conclusions, you’d better look with your own eyes at the life of others.