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Japanese business man is tired very much

I want to tell you how much Japanese business man is tired.
I have experience to work in other countries. So I know how hard Japanese business man work comparing with American people, Chinese people and Thailand people.
I never say that all foreign people is lazy. But I never hesitate to say that Jap is fucking hard worker.
Our priority is not to live, but to work.. It’s true. Every year lots of Japanese businss man tired to death while working. this is famous as overwork death or KAROSHI.
We devote ourself to job. Why ?

I don’t know. Japanese people don’t know the reason. Because we have no time to think about that.

We have many job to do before doing such thing. We go home after finishing job. At the end of day, the reason we stop to work is not to go home for spleeping but too tired to work.

this is the reason we sleep on the way home.

Japanese business man may be rich?by working hard, but life is not rich.

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535 comments

  1. Thank you again masa.

  2. I sleep on my way to work and I sleep on my way home from work. Maybe I am ready for Japan!

  3. It doesn’t seem wise to sleep in the middle of the street.
    Are there any jobs for slackers in Japan?

  4. Japanese salaryman are not fucking hard working, they are fucking inefficent suckups. (through no fault of their own). The only way to get ahead it Japanese business is to always appear to be at the office, stay longer than your boss (who in turn is staying longer than his boss etc), go out with your joushi and be part of the “company family” meaning leaving early is frowned on. This has nothing was so ever to do with actually having work to do. What a fucking waste!

  5. Damn, but it is well known. Americans work hard too. Maybe the men just don’t have homes. It would make for a funny story. Thanks for the post. Always great.

  6. Kind of sad… But actually I agree with gman. Americans work hard, but in America its better if you work smart rather than merely hard. Yes Japanese are some of the hardest workers in the world, but aren’t many of them just spinning their tire… that is being really ineffient? I think so. In America we don’t give a fuck about working hard if you can’t win.

  7. I know an English teacher in .jp that has pretty much said the same thing as gman said. I reckon it’s pretty counterproductive to stay so long at work, and like .jp has a decreasing fertility rate, so like all those business ppl should do something for their country and their company; Go home and fuck somebody.. 🙂

  8. name i feel sorrie for japanese people , i never life was this harash

  9. Your pictures are very sad. I like the last one a lot.
    I hope that somehow, the next generation can change…
    Thank you again Masa!

  10. eatmoreglucose

    That’s pretty stuff you can say.
    But, you should not make fun of someone whose more proud, have stronger heart, and who hate to be suckers choose to take indecent way and be nasty.
    Please respect that and try to see what’s behind.

  11. YEAH ! but most of these salarymen are so tired because they are hungover from the day before and have went out again to get drunk ! The smell of alcohol on a train in japan after 8pm is overpowering !
    WHEWEE
    おやじ くさぁE

  12. Man your site is just too cool, u sure some of there people arent dead/murdered or drunk off their minds? keep it up man. I will link u on my site!

  13. They just get drunk. They are not so busy because they had a time to drink alcohol after working.

  14. Totally agree with gman…

  15. stupid japanese businessmen. Good picts MaSa!

  16. Yeah, Im a teacher in Japan – gman’s on the money. THese teachers get to work early and stay 3-4 hours late. Two of the teachers i work with even do work on weekends. But the thing is, I’m familiar with their lesson plans. THey are all straight out of the book – very simplistic. If they were to actually work effeciently, they could plan a whole week’s worth of lessons in a single day. They are all just masters of the art of looking busy. Thats the important thing. I dont even try, but they expect that of me as Im a lazy foreigner 🙂

  17. Americans work smarter not harder 😉

  18. While many of you are partially right with your simplistic over-generalizations, it comes off like smug, culturally biased ignoramuses.
    Karoshi is a symptom of a much larger socio-economic problem.
    But hey, look at the “Stupid japanese businessmen” point, and laugh.

  19. i seen this site on my linkdump and came to check it out. pretty cool site!

  20. Lazy bums. Too haphazard to even wait until they get home to sleep. And they’ll just pass out in front of everyone if they don’t get their beauty sleep.
    I’m shocked!

  21. lolololol
    Those are some damn funny pictures.
    Well done on a really cool web site. One of the freshest, awesome things I’ve seen in a long time.

  22. i think those men on the street were off from work and get drunk
    ASIAN RULE 😀

  23. These pictures ain’t no fakes. When I was interning there, I came home one morning (yes, you come home when the trains start up again) and saw a salaryman lying in a ditch, and thought he had been dumped by the mob or something… until I crept up to him and noticed the bubbles in the vomit under his mouth. An hour or two later I passed by the same spot (on my way back, go figure) and he was gone.

  24. I work in Japan, and since I’m a “lazy foreigner” I arrive at work around 9 am and leave at 5.30, when our official work day is over.
    It may be frowned upon, but I still get more work done than everyone else, who may be in the office until 10 pm!

  25. (sweatdrops)
    Erm, Masa, are you sure those businessmen aren’t drunk?

  26. Great pics, it’s quite surreal seeing them collected like this…

  27. hi there, great pics indeed!!! not in pose fortunetely:)
    anyway I’ve linked your _www_ on my blog
    (hope its ok)

  28. yo sup all teehee LoL, my first time leaving a message.
    first of all i can i say is blah…! LOL
    i notice people argueing back and forth, seems like someone is trying to prove their more correct. But i think there is never a correct answer to things. You can only live one side of a story. if a person can live both sides that would be tight ass. I was always taught to live life as balance as possible. but sometimes you cant help but pick a side to ones life. Recently i learned something from someone, he said “i live my life as it comes.” i think we all should think that way. life is always unexpected and thats what makes it amazing. People that suicide seems like cowards to me who cant seems to handle life. well this is all i cant think of to say cause im light headed right now. wow its like an essay i just type up lmao funny shiz.
    everything is just an option of my saying, your reaction determines the person that you are.
    yo is a slang refering to the person im talking too.
    yo masa nice site man. Love how you keep it realy dude. o yea my email and stuff is fake, late

  29. Yes, the guys sleeping on the street are just drunk. I see them all the time. But in Japan, people have the freedom to sleep on the street in the middle of downtown! Just try passing out like that in downtown Manhattan, and see what happens to you. Japanese are very good at just leaving you alone to do your own thing, without bothering you.

  30. I used to work in Japan… I lived at 1h25min away from my working place. spending this in the train, morning isn’t the matter you’re fresh. But I was used to socialize and go drinking with clients until 1:00am (setai) everyday with my boss and colleagues… then go back to my home by train, and I can say for many times I slept in train and couldn’t stay awake. This is the difference with France where I live now, 35h a week. But I prefer to work harder and being in Japan than living in a boring country as France is.

  31. You sure they aren’t all drunk?

  32. living in japan since almost a year I agree with gman and nervouk. And why is France more boring than Japan? Curfew is too early here and public mass-transit doesn’t work at night! You have one huge million metropolis but sidewalks getting fold up at midnight!

  33. I worry about people saying that we should respect these workers. It is the same as saying that we should respect a mentally ill persons right to be ill and not give them proper treatment and care. That is what this is, a mental illness brought on by a culture that has mistaken working hard with working long hours. This pseudo honour that eclipses any real achivements. Treat the cause of the illness, question society… well done Masamania, you certainly get a link on my page.

  34. Some from these “hardworkers” look so terrible so I´m sure they´ve to be drunk!!!

  35. bladehurricane

    OMG!? This is so stylish. Some of them think they are in heaven when they are sleeping I guess. like those guys spread their hands and lay on the floor, they give up all the worries and stress , and relax. I wish I can sleep that well, too.

  36. Putitas gritan: Se lo curra el ioputa.

  37. I’m Spanish and this is happening in Spain too. Is it happening anywhere else?
    People start to work really late and they feel like they have to go out late to look hard-working.
    Maybe we do it because we feel guilty for being inefficient? Do we do it because our lives at home are boring? Is this a symptom of a poor social life?
    I work in advertising and going home at 20 or 21 seems just fine.

  38. now is this shit normal in japan.. thay all look like they era drunk or something?????

  39. Tinc tanta son que a les cinc tinc son

  40. estos japos son la polla

  41. [joke]If they’d slept in beds the wouldn’t be so tired, a japanese can sleep on the floor because he is used to.[/joke]
    The quality is more important than the quantity. Work less and work better. I hope in the near future many jobs will be able to be done in home, for example throught internet.
    (Sorry for my bad english)

  42. Yo no tinc son, tinc set y si tinc set no tinc vuit…xD

  43. Arlei Correa Ribeiro

    In Sao Paulo/Brasil and in Japan the bussiness man´s is equals

  44. Estos japos hijos de la gran puta estan borrachos, ami no me ven la cara de pendejo, hasta cagados estan los muy pendejos

  45. Well, to all those USA people proud of working smarter than harder… the jobs in USA are leaving to China and India. Maybe they are smarter than you… And, in the other hand, you have only 15 days a year (if you’re really lucky) of holidays… in Europe, 30 days is the usual number of days… Maybe they are smarter than you… and in the other hand yet, you call names on those japanese bussinesmen and say that they got drunk after job, but hey, I see USA movies and EVERYBODY goes to a bar after a work day, to get some shots, even policemen, attorneys or doctors. The real national anthem of the USA is “Let’s go drink and start some brawl”. That’s a sane life? Boys, look at yourself before harassing some other countries…

  46. estos muchachos no van a acabar bien. y si no, al tiempo. ahora, el mejor de todos, el que se duerme en la tetita de la de al lado en el metro. no es nadie el hijoputa!!!

  47. whooaaa, how life in japan is tired ZZZ

  48. para que no digues que no tenvio mai res

  49. Moi, je suis francaise, et on sait travailler mais aussi faire la fete, nous au moins!!!!!!
    Alors profitez un peu au lieu de bosser jusqu’a plus pouvoir rester eveiller!
    Vous etes marrants!Niaaaaniaaa

  50. ai am a espanis person tuu an ai cinc que VIVA ESPANA Y CHIKITO D LA KALZADA xDDDDDDD

  51. I`m from Spain and here you can see pictures like this, but more often in weekend, out of the bar.

  52. i am a french man
    and that i can say it’s that we are somme better worker than the english worker i have work in england ; they are very lazy …
    maybe are we wrong ???
    next this time of work i like to be lazy at work so my Bos hatte english Boss !!
    voila je suis francais et je pensse que nous sommes plus travailleur que les engalais
    ce sont des feignasses
    peurt etre avons nous tord ?
    apres mon boulo en engleterre mon patron hait ses confreres englais car je ne fous plus rien au boulo

  53. I’m from France and I think it’s wonderful 😀

  54. Most of the japanese in those pictures have twice the IQ of pretty much everybody who has posted here, and they blow out their brains at work every fucking day.
    But don’t worry americans, Japan and Chine will soon be the world biggest economies.

  55. tu es fr me en attendant tu sais ni ecrire l’anglais ni le francais. Ferme la.

  56. inemuri rulez!!
    i’m tryin’ to introduce it in frankfurt/germany…

  57. Por eso perdieron la guerra con USA estos japos, se dormian en los aviones y cuando chocaban con el enemigo los llamaban kamikazes. Ya veras como venga Godzilla y los pille a todos sobando.

  58. hunter s thompson

    Akriei, where and what the devil is Chine? these businessmen certainly could have double the IQ of you, you thundering imbecile. How can you possibly compare the IQ of two persons by comparing a picture of one while asleep and the others text post on an internet forum? then come out with an exact value which happens to be double? you sir are a fool and should remove your fingers with a rusty knife to make sure you never befowl another forum with your inane rantings. thats all.

  59. I happened to live in Japan for 3 and 1/2 years, Japanese men generally don’t seem to begin leaving the work place until generally after dark, usually around 8 or 9. and I know from coming out of the bars at 6 am many of them are beginning their commute to work. There lives really do seem to revolve around working. They are also under tremendous pressure to go out eveynight and drink until they are shitfaced with their co workers, If they don’t, they aren’t too popular, and the fact that they should stay as late as possible at work is also true. They are an amazing technological powerhouse, they are efficient, professional, and totally different in their entire way of life than us Americans, Most of us don’t work 80 – 90 hours a week, get off work and get shitfaced EVERYNIGHT. But I can tell you it was a common sight for me to see businessmen in this very state, night after night, In general, and on the whole, as far as the white collar aspect is concerned, I don’t think American white collars could match pace with the Japanese white collars for a month or two before they would drop from exhaustion. Those guys in the photos on the street will all probably be back at work within hours, doing it all over again, day after day. The Japanese aren’t lazy, not by a longshot. But they are a little freaky though!!!

  60. not just the japanese but koreans work hard like this as well. That is how they made their economies thrive, especially in the electronics industry. Look where all the cool cell phones, plasma screens, etc, come from

  61. wow hunter youre a fuckin idiot.. i would back up the statement that they have twice the iq of you

  62. Yo soy de Mexico, y en algunas partes si te qudas asi de jeton vales verga y te chingan de menos la cartera, el reloj y los zapatos, y en una de esas hasta las nalgas pierden por pendejos

  63. Estos japos estan petaos todos… Claro esta,que despues de tanto terremoto a mi tambien me daria algo de sobnolencia… Es como si te mecieran en una cuna, ?no?

  64. No US, no Japan or Korean. The best workers are spanish people from Spain (Spain is in the West part of Europe americans! not in South America!) Tell a spanish worker to do a work under pressure and they will work harder than anyone and after finishing they will have strenght enough for drinking some beers.

  65. I live in Serbia (in 2 mill people capital city) and I am shocked! I have never seen anybody sleeping on street here, except homeless and bums. People are drinking here, but mainly on weekends. If somebody pass out, it is obligation of his friends to take him home. Nobody is left on the street.
    On the other hand our GDP per capita is US$2,200. It is obvious that we are not hard workers at all.

  66. I worked for some years in an internet company with people from all over the world.
    We were all working hard and around the clock – Germans, Japanese, Americans, Mexicans, Koreans, Vietnamese, Italians, Spanish, Turkish, Belgians… you name it. It’s no question of nationality but of having a business goal that you want to achieve by all means.
    I don’t say it’s a healthy way of living but you are usually ahead of your competitors if you work harder than they do.

  67. No tak je fakt hruby. Lehnu si v Brn?Ena Svobo?aku. Zdravim v?echny z ?R. Thomasino

  68. In Spain this is so frequently too, but here is due to alcohol 😀

  69. NERVOUK:if one of these people were dead or having a heart attack should we just keep on walking and dont bother them?will that be cool? i dont think so….
    menos samba e mais trabalhar!!!!!
    ryuchi sakamoto dende a Republica independente de Menduinha de abaixo

  70. Underground sleepers, that’s common, think these commuters have to spend 3hours/day in the wagons.
    But, people on the street seems they enjoy drinking after a hard day.
    Anyway Japs seem to be “workoholics”

  71. Prikolno. Okazivaetsja jponci takie soni. :-))

  72. En Chile hacemos lo mismo, pero escondidos… somos timidos.

  73. Jajajaja, esa gente no duerme en casa!!??
    Pero que eso se duermen por las calles!! y luego en Espana se quedan atonicos con lo de la siesta, si es que deberian de aprender de nosotros!

  74. I am polish and we do not work like japanes people,thanks GOD

  75. Hola queridos amigos japones!!! jaja si es que sois la ostia tios… sois todos iguales eh??
    jaja juer, menudo trabajo que se hicistis en BATTLE ROYALE, una pasada de peli, la LEY BR jajaja que buena, venga gandules, a trabajar para que saqueis una camara digital mejor eh?? jaja
    un saludo para los espanoles
    be yonki!!!

  76. Dreammmmmmm dreammmmmmm dreammmmm dreammm

  77. no matter how many times i see these pitures its still funny.

  78. Si esto es asi…. esto es lo que nos espera…

  79. Estos japos estan peor que la cabra de un loco.
    No se para que cojones trabajan tanto si luego no duermen decentemente en una cama.
    Salen del cono de su madre pa currar y mueren currando.

  80. БлсE нсEпиздесE.. ЕбусE

  81. La comunidad Yonki aterrorizando al planeta;
    a partir de ahora los japos estos saldran en
    las fotos con los pantalones cagados.
    Be Yonki -> http://www.yonkis.com

  82. The jap should learn of us, spaniards… take it easy, men! Relax… socialize… chill out with your pals, have fun… and well, do a little work! 😉

  83. I know some people where I work do school in the morning and work at night, then get 2 hours of sleep and do it over again, and they just get sick and need to take the time out anyways, so I dont get the point of living like this. One should not have to live their life around work. You only get one life, try to LIVE some. I live in the USA, btw, and even here they are looking towards Europe and their work days for insperation. A rested worker can work better. You can always work harder, even if your tired, but working better requires some rest. Not rest bits, rest.
    As for all the jobs going over to China and the like, its all basic labor jobs. Anything else that gets send over usually needs to get redone by the local staff anyways. The company my sister works for outsources stuff to India and Asia, and the work they do is usually faulty, and has to be severaly edited by the USA staff.
    Again, smarter, not harder.

  84. The truth is that sleeping is very adictive. Since I’ve been to Tokyo in 1996 I can sleep on transport. Before I couldn’t sleep in a car, plane, bus or train no matter long the journey. The strangest thing is that they don’t miss their station a lot, you wake up just before as by magic. The One Assimilated one.

  85. I saw a photo on some ‘funny picture’ site of a Japanese invention which is like a suction cup that you can attach to your head and the wall when you’re on the train, so you don’t fall over when you fall asleep…..after seeing these pictures I’m sure there is probably quite a good market for them.
    I remember another picture I saw somewhere of a pillow that is shaped like a person, for lonely women. All these seemingly ‘novelty’ inventions are actually real…somehow it doesn’t seem quite as funny anymore.
    I think it seems strange to Westerners that people can live like that (ie: working so much), but it’s a cultural thing. Most white kids wouldn’t last a week in a Japanese or Chinese school…but when you get a work ethic drilled into you at a young age then after a while it would be just be a part of life that you accept.

  86. Estos japos son mas gipaos que nunca. Mucho currelar pero despues tienen que aprovechar cualquier hueco para dormir

  87. The Japs are really smart ! That would be the best way to kiss some tits and asses without get a slap on the face !!! Cheers !!! 🙂 http://coisasporreiras.blogs.sapo.pt e http://www.vetmedix.com

  88. is this a fake!!
    esto es falsisisisisisisisimooooooooo!!!
    false, falso, falsificate…

  89. ASAEQUE LOS JAPONESES PUEDEN DORMIR DONDE QUIEREN Y SIN PROVOCAR PROBLEMAS… MIRA TAE
    SALU2
    KUROODIO
    SANTIAGO . CHILE

  90. The swedish think:
    Who has to do overtime does a bad job, because he failed to organise his work the proper way.
    Because then he would finishe in time.
    Intersting point of view isn’t it?
    JanMartin,
    a German in UK

  91. Night stranger MyDAK

    ПИпесE.. китайсE

  92. estos japos esta como una polla

  93. Nu jo, pas mus Lietuvelej irgi taip buna, bet ne biznieriams, o studentams 😉
    O svedu nuomonei nepritariu, nes kad ir kaip organizuotum savo laika – darbu visada gali surasti. Priklauso nuo to – tu to nori ar ne 😉
    Translation:
    Oh yes, we have this thing in Lithuania, just not for business man but for University students 😉
    And I do not support Swedish oppinion – ’cause even how hard you try to schedule u’r time u can always find a job to do if u want to 😉
    =============================from MasaManiA
    THank you for your translation help. Actually I amost don’t know what language are these.

  94. Now this is the best reason I have to go to Japan. Sure the women are fine, but people sleeping in the streets?!?! Rock on! I can’t wait to sleep in the street, I do it here all the time. People think I’m nuts. And I am.

  95. ZZZZZZzzzzzz

  96. Espabilaosssssssssssssssssssssssss

  97. Este pais e de loucos. Ninguem pode ser equilibrado dessa maneira. As familias vao entrar em caos, porque os filhos nao terao condicoes de serem acompanhados pelos seus pais.
    Luiz Cordeiro
    Itabuna,BA
    31/10/2004

  98. Everything GMAN sya is correct, from all the pictures there may be 3-4 actually showing people sleeping in the train, which absolutely normal in any country. The rest of them are showing drunk “sarariman” after corporate party, they are just fucked up drunk, not tired.

  99. Eso pasa porque TRABAJAN POR SU PAIS, no como los YANQUIS DEL ORTO que hacen trabajar al mundo para no dejar su “estilo de vida norteamericano”. Pronto arderan en el fuego nuclear por suerte.

  100. wow!! nice photos!! jaja

  101. Не первый насE но посE =)

  102. ХуйнсEэто всE

  103. Man, that is all just the iceberg…its all over these little islands – certainly mainly in Tokio……but its like with these vendor-machines giving out used schoolgirls panties….Thats Japan!
    Tobias

  104. well i know a little japan too, and i am sure that all of this of photos are drunk people! they used to go out with their boss in they favorite karaoke, and keep drunking since they sleep!
    but i ve got to admit too, that they are hard worker too!!
    as they’re right? who knows! i couldnt judge!
    just a way of life! different of watching TV, and eating during hours (i’m french)
    the worst with that it’s more the fact that they dont have time to take car of they wife
    dommage 🙂 je passe par la!!

  105. I AM Swedish, and hey, that’s NOT a Swedish view! Generally, people here get burned out, and some don’t. It’s like any western country where the population suffers from that, burning out. Well, better that than getting bombed the f–k out by Dubya, innit?

  106. Por eso Aqui en Mexico Vivimos en la Gloria 😛

  107. блин нсEи демонсE)
    это ж надо над сE

  108. -ХуйнсEэто всE

  109. lol il on trop l air mort leurs travail les epuisent

  110. Какое сE

  111. Are they tired or are they drunk? Hard to imagine anyone sober will be sleeping like that in the middle of the street!
    =================================from MasaManiA
    How can I ask them wheather you are sober or drunk ? If they notice me who take a picture, they get angry or take me to police.
    I just take a pciture and run away as soon as possible.

  112. ma va a caga’

  113. Dirty - говно !

    Йобан – мудак !

  114. PS Гон это всE

  115. Estais todos mas zumbaos que pa que!!!!!!!
    Estos japos son la cana xD xD

  116. A woman on the first pic is very much alike me.
    I’m a Japanese woman working long and have few time to have fun.
    And I NEVER DRINK.

  117. Americans sleep at work, that’s why they don’t get holidays.

  118. Andres Bonifacio

    Here in The Philippines we get “siesta” after lunch!

  119. In Spain the siesta its a national sport too.

  120. In Portugal we sleep between 3AM and 7AM and only on Saturdays! Wakey wakey sleepy head!!

  121. Why does this have to turn into a cock-size competition between who’s country works harder, longer, drunker, on less sleep, etc.? My guess is that the ppl who claim to know why those business men are doing what they’re doing, don’t know fuckin shit. Just look at the funny pics of the Japanese men in suits sleeping anywhere they please and leave it.
    Just my Canadian view.
    L:)

  122. Xe, los Japos se lo curran mucho pero que se vengan a collir naranjas y sabran lo que es jodio. De 5am hasta las 6pm pero en el campo no en la oficina.
    Saludos from Valencia 😛

  123. wHAT KIND OF LIFE IS THIS!!! iS THAT ALL FOR MONEY? yOU WORK HARD TO SAVE MONEY TO BE SPENT WITH YOUR OWN HELATH PROBLEMS DUE TO YOUR WHOLE LIFE HARD WORKING. i HOPE SOME OF YOU IN JAPAN THINK AND BEHAVE A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN THAT. MAYBE THE WHOLE FUCKING SYSTEM IS WRONG! ALL I KNOW IS THAT I WOULDN´T BE A SLAVE LIKE THEM. pEACE OF MIND,
    TAY

  124. Ci Japo?Ey to jednak dziwni ludzie. Zamiasta sie porz?Enie wyspa?Eto potem takie odwalaja ……
    Ja snu na nic bym nie zamieni?a 🙂

  125. you americans are all mother fuckers .
    you just know one things .it s to say japanese are stupid worckers . you always think you are the best in everything
    ” us , americans we prefer to work less but smarters ” .
    you will better pass your time to vote for a real president and not this stupid asshols of Buch .
    japan is a nation of winners s and hard workers .
    they have a great culture and powerful ideas .
    “France is a boring nation ” !!!! but just fuck you all .
    just explain to me why France got more that 70 000 000 of visitors per year !! it sn 5 000 000 more that the population of the country .
    so please , dear americans , could you just watch yourself before critics others ?..

  126. Тупые япошки!!! STUPID YAKUDZA =))))))))

  127. CARA SAEQUERIA DIZER Q O MOTA AEO CARA, ISSO AI PAU NO CU DOS NORTEAMERICANO FOLGADO!!!
    MOTA, YOU ARE THE FUCKING BEST OF THE BEST!!!
    FUCK THEM MATHER FUCKERS AMERICANOS!!

  128. Thanks a lot, Masa, this is a very interesting one!
    Besides of the fact about the Japs being too tired from work or too drunk in most of the cases, it amazes me their ability to sleep anywhere and in any position. Once I saw a guy at JR Namba, in Osaka, sleeping while he was standing up reading his newspaper! I envy that capacity of abandon oneself and get to sleep. I guess the fact of Japan being so safe makes it easier; if you slept in the middle of the street in London or Madrid, for instance, you might wake up almost naked. Maybe, also, the denying of oneself might help.

  129. Por el Culo!!!!

  130. Japanese businessmen wo’k too hard and leave deir slant eye chicks t’be stolen by gaijin. ‘S coo’, bro. Many Japanese duzn’t wanna “boder” oders and so’s plum stay in deir own cocoons. Fine, ah’ screw ya’ yellow man. ‘S coo’, bro. Sleep. Jes hang loose, brud. Sleep! Right on! Wo’k hard t’sleep and we steal yo’ girlfriend. ah’ see ya’ sleepin’ too, even wid mah’ eyes closed sucker! Right on! Here be whut ah’ see uh Japanese sleepin’ business men, dig dis:
    http://www.taleblazing.com/1998/tokyo/tokyo_train.jpg
    http://150.46.228.3/muki/images/inukai_sleep.JPG
    http://www.kaax.org/images/archives/2002/05_0201-011-19_Sleep_S1.jpg
    http://www.tjf.or.jp/photocon/images/works/1998/pt024e.jpg
    http://nygop.org/images/PhotoGallaries/NH%20Trip%2012504/Sleep.JPG
    http://www.tricks4u.com/love%20to%20sleep%20with….jpg
    http://www.ic.sunysb.edu/Stu/rszema/sleep2.jpg
    http://www.sickdoggy.com/everyone/sleep.jpg
    http://www2e.biglobe.ne.jp/~y-kiku/inuternet/taro01/taro3.jpg

  131. I live in Dong Guan, China and work for a Chinese engineering firm, where I often have to work 12-14 hour days, but it is a little different from what I see in these photos. For one thing, Dong Guan is not so crowded, so I can walk to work from home in about 8-10 minutes. It’s true that the work days are much longer and there are fewer holidays here than in the USA, but I don’t have to commute for an hour or more to get to work. Many of these photos show people on a train. I think commuting a long way is one of the biggest contributors to fatigue.
    Also, I don’t work 12-14 hours EVERY day, but only as needed. And, if I can do some work from home, then I will do it from home. High speed wireless connections and wifi make this much easier than in the past. Working late at the office or laboratory for the sake of working late and looking busy is, I think, a mistake. Working late because one still has work to do is, of course, necessary. I think the mistake of working late for the sake of working late and looking busy (even if one is not busy) is not a Japanese problem, but a problem everywhere. I have seen it in China and I have seen it in the USA.

  132. Fcuk you. Have some kimigayo, Hokori – asian pride!
    http://www.funnyjunk.com/pages/asianpride.htm

  133. asi trabajan los japoneses

  134. Estos Osos Panda se duermen por to los sitios en su pais!!
    Yo por aki nunca he visto la tipica xinita o japonesita de las rosas y los cd’s dormia pol suelo!!
    Hay que ver como ta el mundo!!! sera el clima???…

  135. I like the one with one guy pass out on a woman’s boobs.
    -tian
    http://www.tian.cc
    http://www.hanzismatter.com

  136. Gee.. We (musicians) never get tired, though we often have a 18 hour day, 6 of it sleeping in a car 🙂 Japanese businessmen and musicians are much alike 😉

  137. All this is very sad, that these people are so overworked and that the business culture demands that they get completely wasted all the time. No wonder the younger generations don’t want to do it! I’ve read about increasing numbers of teens and students who simply refuse to leave home and go out into the world. The insane pressure of schooling and the business world is nothing but a future of Hell for them.

  138. I don’t understand why everyone’s arguing about what race (or country) are harder workers, or who is a smarter worker. You’re all programmed by the rich powers of this world. They want you to work hard. They want us to sacrifice our well-being in order to pad their pockets. I feel sorry for these men in Japan that are being exploited — their lives are being wasted so the CEO’s and the wealthy share holders can become richer. Don’t you understand that nobody’s personal life should suffer for an employer?? We should only work hard for ourselves — which means working hard to advance society, family, and the general well being of the community.

  139. hahahahaha thatz funny!! sum of them look like they passed out while walking down stairs 😀
    but 1 thing i dont get though… y da hell would sum 1 sleep on a street??? at least i wouldnt, doesnt matter how i tired i get.

  140. this is bullshit… i-m a fuckin millionaire and i live in japan… i dont have to work at all… i have never heard of dying of tireness.. is just plain stupid… bastards… hope you all die soon… plain stupid anime lovers. bastard hentai perv freaks… baka tomodachi desu… huh? just in time for tea, see ya soon… real soon…. really really soon… dont believe me? look out the window… hehe hi! hi there! sucker! see me? how? why dont u ask me? dumb mother fucker. did u actually turned your head toward the window? you suck… you make me sad.
    sad, sad, a selfish emotion driven by the chords of the soul… by now, you would be dead if it werent for me… you think im crazy!?!?!?!? you are. YOU are. dont ev1010010101010100101010101010
    01010101010111010101… oops… trash talk.. that is something u would never understand, fuckin retarded. im chatting from my car… cool, huh? you will never do that… loser, loser, LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSEEEEEEEEEEEEER
    hope u die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die die real soon!!
    if you think this is span, think again. I wrote this specially for you. you, the japanese motherfucker… i live in japan, but im american!(thank god) does this have a word limit? cuz im wastin it all, fairies!!!! wont stop any soon! This is the network evolution, the next step in computer history. Every person in the planet shouting whatever they want in forums, chat groups and everything else… like me… like me… like ME. whoa, that would be great… Imagine the wars to come. hunger, sorrow, death. lots of gay ppl. bush. interracial marriage. videogames. and everything else. MasaMania, stupid name, stupid. i love chicken…. . . .
    liked dat pattern, dawg? my farts are smelly. e+m=c, thats the matematical ecuation of life. life. hope it doesnt end! god forbid. MTV is the devil…………………………….cool. can you jap ppl preach? no? naw? uh, thats lame. samsung is quiet. fucking gays. im sure those koreans will pay… with green bucks filled with drugs and vile spirits of the modern age limited to circular spheres of perfect flow of sins.
    if you liked this stupid but valuable speech… dont hesitate to drop a mail or sumthin…….
    its jalek29@hotmail.com
    gud bai! sayonara! ite kimasu! oni chaaaaaaan!
    =====================================from MasaManiA
    Could you please share your drug for me sir ?

    • I was googling old stuff posted by me and found a comment I made here on 2004. It is the most vitriolic, nonsensical thing ever. I have no recollection of writing it, in fact, it just boggles my mind. I think it was someone else pulling a prank on me or something.

      In any case, I cringed hard. I feel the need to apologize for this. Sorry.

  141. I think everyone has the wrong impression of most of this stuff. I will make the bet that most of these pics are of guys coming home after going out after work – drunk enough to sleep anywhere.
    Are ALL Japanese companies like that? No. Do you “have to” go out every night or anything stupid like that? NO.
    It is not a necessary thing to being successful, no matter what anyone says. I would say there are more people who go straight home after work (leaving when their work is done not when the boss leaves) than there are people staying after. The drinking after work, too, is a *choice*. You don`t have to do it if you don`t want to. I think it just becomes a habit for a lot of people (not just men), because they made the choice to go out all the time in the beginning.
    My husband is very successful, and he comes home as soon as his work is done. This means some days he is home by 6pm, and some days he has to stay to 12am. But he doesn`t have to overwork or go out.

  142. Man, that reminds me… I should be working. Or sleeping. Or one of the two…

  143. They should get some rest… I mean, work is important, but health comes before anything.

  144. Acording to statistics,Americans are as hard working as Japanese.
    but in fact,there are a lot of overtime work in Japan

  145. Rulezzzz!!!! Yeah!!!! It’s funny 😉
    *********************
    -Madzia- from Poland 😀

  146. zajebista sprawa, u nas tez sa takie widoczki na ulicach, ale w metrze obowiazuje w Polsce pe?na kultura!!! Tylko Jurek raz sie zdrzemn?E

  147. quite frightening

  148. In India once, I saw 3 or 4 men digging a huge hole (for some construction) with nothing but 1 small shovel and some baskets to haul away the dirt. Those guys were working their asses off but did they actually produce anything? No! Hard work means nothing if you don’t produce something from it.

  149. That argument about U.S. jobs going overseas because people are smarter holds no weight (is not valid) because companies here would rather spend 1/10th or less for someone to work overseas in India. They’re not interested in helping the american worker stay employed. They’re interested in making money, even if it means to screw americans. No companies here care about you and your family. Some people were even made to train people that would take their job.

  150. So..masa? i know that most of japanese workers are so tired, because of their job, but these picture are mostly workers who drunk and sleeping. so,, you can’t just introduce that these pictures are people who are sleeping. mostly threre are just drunk man.

  151. Nasty Japo!
    (chino cochino si no entienden)
    VIVA YONKIS !

  152. Here are some more interesting pictures of Japanese businessmen http://www.lemonparty.org
    FC! RA!

  153. all of the guys sleeping in the middle of the strret are drunk.
    not all japanese people do such a foolish action,all right?

  154. No. They are not drunk. You can just tell that they are very exausted and in lack of sleep. Try it sometime and tell someone to take a picture of yourself.

  155. silversrfr and Robert I hear you even in all the noisy anger here… first I was impressed there were all these people posting in all these languages (and dialects?! very cool) but then I saw everyone was just shitting all over each other. i’m american and i keep wanting to say to the whole world that i’m f’n sorry bush got elected, i’m as confused as you are about it, but now it’s clearer to me the rest of the world is made up of assholes as big as the ones we have here in the states.
    masa, your pictures are beautiful and sad. i’m sorry that people feel like they have to do this in japan. it is a terrible waste of life. lives are being wasted all over the world because of greed.
    see y’all in europe in january.
    ===========================from MasaManiA
    Yes, my life is sad. and I am sorunded by sad people even though Japan is so so rich country.

  156. Katamari Unchi

    If they worked from home, they’d have more time for sleeping. Japanese businessmen need to learn how to work from home.

  157. papi, tu tambien te encintraste con todos estos sobaso?besitus tu hiji

  158. Nuke Japan… again.

  159. Ching chong china man went to milk a cow
    ching chong china man didn’t know how
    ching chong china man pulled the wrong bit
    ching chong china man got covered in shit

  160. Nuke Japan, eh? Nuke yourself buddie…..
    Ok then…remember to sleep 7-8 hours to fully recharge your batteries!!! Yepp! Thats it…
    Ja, ja so siehts aus….. ^^

  161. Raises WTF Flag

  162. Me think that these men work harder than nigger!

  163. high school kid

    japanese, not chinese genius SM….yeah, and the whole nuke Japan thing, that’s not funny….what you want the world to blow up, some people need to get a grip with reality…..and what’t with the people sleeping in the streets? I’M a bit confused on that one….
    =======================from MasaManiA
    Wheather youbelieve or not, my photo is handy reality.

  164. Here’s your chance to turn the serendipity of sleeping Japanese businessmen into Art!
    Next time you encounter one of them crashed out on the sidewalk, encircle them with a “Crime Scene”-style CHALK OUTLINE!
    Yes! With the artistic application of a little chalk, you can transform the pitiful, pathetic, “just another burned-out Banzai” into not only a work of conceptual art, but also a figure of mystery and compassion as passers-by speculate on whether or not he is a crime victim.
    But why stop there? Add a pool of artificial blood as garnish to enhance the effect! Surround him in yellow tape that declares: “POLICE LINE/CRIME SCENE – DO NOT CROSS!”
    Amaze your friends – confound your enemies – scramble your Karma!

  165. And the Japanese Say we are Lazy..all they Do is lay around Sleeping…lazy asses.

  166. Glad i’m in Australia. 🙂

  167. Whoa. Nobody’s going to mistake ME for a Japanese businessman.
    Though this reminds me — time for my nap.

  168. Modern Japan needs the kind of labor unions that aggressively fought for Americans’ basic workers’ rights and dignity back in the 1930.

  169. in south africa it is not uncommon to see labourers sleeping it off under a tree during lunch but this is totally acceptable seeing as they engage in physical labour….and probably drank liters of black label and smoked bags of marijuana the night before….but this perverse japanese attitude of work to death is unaccptable this disgusting competitive one up manship just ruins it for everyone

  170. We are sexually aroused.

  171. hey, I’m also a Japanese salaryman myself that works alot. This entry is full of misleading pictures. They are just drunken fools, lovable, though.
    I am sure the original poster, Masa, _knew_ that they are asleep not because of the hard work, but because of the beer they enjoyed.
    Be honest with yourself and don’t stick with your naive prejudice or assumption, Masa. You are misleading foreingers by showing pictures with completely wrong comments.
    Safty on the street, is what those pics explain.
    Yeah, you can sleep almost anywhere in Japan without risking your belongings very much.
    That’s what the comment on them should be like.
    ===========================from MasaManiA
    Why you can say that with so much confidence ? Do you have any evidence that your comment is completly true ? Who take this picture ? Me. Who know what happen to these people ? Only those people know. So what did you do ? Just seeing the picture taken by me. Your comment is just gessing, right ? I think your comment to me is more misleading than my comment.
    But your English seem very well than me. I am afraid of you.

  172. What a bunch of losers. I watched a program on the kamikazis last night that shows what a bunch of sheep the nips are. Not only that they are sadistic bastards – they deserved to get nuked.

  173. Stupid white man

    Man man man
    Don’t red so bullshit ever. Don’t you have other problems than worker around the world?
    “Uuuh the US rulz, uuuh Japenese worker are so leer, uuuuh Germany makes a war and are all nacionalsocialists”
    So far so good

  174. Hello i’m a hard worker to, i work from 0 to 35 hours per weeks, I have 47 day plus lots of public holidays, I live in a “difficult” country called France it is so much bursting to work here that I build a slacking movment. Come and visit us, here we sleep in good beds :+).
    bon courage !
    http://www.laglande.com

  175. Lamadredeltopo

    Yo creo que estos amarillos son como los sudacas, que no pegan un palo al agua y estan todo el dia dormidos.

  176. HA HA!!! i also took a picture of a “sleepy” japanese man during my one night stay in tokyo about 3 months ago…you can see it on my lame blog if you want…but these are the best pictures i’ve ever seen…if i feel asleep on the train i’d get mugged. lucky sleepy japanese…

  177. hahahaha!!! i love it!! nerufuri shinagara, oneechan no mune ashiwaujan! hentai iu yorimo ano sarariman, tensai dayo!! hahahah
    demoza sarari-manni naritakuneendayone!! zettai!!

  178. Hi people of Japan.
    U seem to bee very tired people.
    Her in norway we never sleep =)

  179. Wow! Those are some amazing pics. I knew Asian ppl work hard but thats just too much. They need to enjoy life and have fun.
    ———–
    http://www.hostMYparty.com
    —- one stop shop for all your party needs. Do your Chrismas Shopping there.

  180. I love the guy that told the Masa that he was “misleading foreingers” with this post. Island mentality I guess. There’s the Japanese people and everyone else is a “Foreinger”.

  181. can you post some japanese salary men thowing up and vomiting on the streets of tokyo?
    usually happens after midnight……

  182. We looked at tile all day yesterday at a million different places in Anaheim, so we KNOW what being tiled is all about! Hweh

  183. Yup they seem to be pretty untouvhed by manners.I thought Nippons are pretty cerimonial.Such disgrace 😉

  184. Isn’t it amazing hw quickly something simple and humorous like thsi attracts the vilification of ignorant Americans? Yet another reminder, as if we needed it, of why they have exactly the President they deserve. Here’s to Osama.

  185. Se vc faz uma porra dessa no Brasil, vc se fode…

  186. Se esses japoneses comesses com garfo , faca e colher ,…..nao ficariam tao cansados

  187. Porra, so vi japones domindo.
    Nao vi nenhum trabalhando… Como trabalham muito se apenas os vi dormindo?

  188. It is although it is a sight usually in Japan.
    What is it?

  189. I have been in japan, I believe those picture, those are in trian coming from work. I know that, you know what is funny, once they reach their distenation they wake up as if nothing happen and they were not sleep , actully their mind works while they are sleeping.
    those are sleep in street that’s weekend in Veno area mostly, and almost everywhere in tokyo are drunked so badly which some of them carry on tile early morning

  190. A Zen -`n` Stimpy- Haiku 4 U:
    Sleeping Business Men
    Dreaming of fried chicken breasts
    Fucking bedtime snack!
    Bindu-San

  191. LMFAO – This is the funniest thing I’ve seen on the Japanese people , PML PML PML!!!!!!
    /_____\
    [ ‘ o ‘]
    \ \_/ /

  192. Are you sure some of them aren’t just drunk?

  193. E jebo ti Japance, da tek vidjas Crnogorce kako spavaju?
    Bane, kani se gluposti…..

  194. What’s with all the nationalistic bullshit? Every country has some hard workers and some lazy ones. For whatever reason, my country (usa, nyc) doesn’t have sleeping businessmen on the subway, but it does have lots of other funny things, like people preaching and people singing terribly for money. These photos are hilarious. keep it up.

  195. I don’t think I would want to sleep in public because once someone put their penis in my mouth and blew a load in it when I was sleeping in a park.

  196. The pictures are oddly cute. I feel like going around with little blankets and covering them up so they don’t catch colds. ^_^
    What’s really amazing is all these comments! I thought only Americans posted rude, badly spelled, ungrammatical rants on other people’s journals, but it seems that’s a universal trait. Sort of… heart-warming, in a way. People are the same all over the world.
    Anyway, I’m from Minnesota, which is a rather cold, quiet part of America, and I can tell you what the workers here are like: boring. We go to work at 9am, have a one-hour lunch from 12-1, work some more, and leave at 5 or 6. Most people just go home. Some go to bars with friends (not their bosses or co-workers, but actual friends) but they don’t usually stay out very late.
    We are well-rested, efficient, and not much fun. ^_^

  197. And they do it at school too! Nothing changes. They just get older.

  198. How do u tell asleep from DRUNK?
    I think some of them seem quite drunk.

  199. salak bu japonlar bence.
    delirmi?ler.
    nihahahahah.

  200. Buahahahahahahha normalnie te Zoltki sa zajebiste nie ma co 😀 Buahaahhahaa

  201. Never having been to Japan, the skeptic in me wonders if any of these pics were staged…
    There are enough that look plausible enough, but, not being familiar with the culture, some of the locations strike me as odd places to nap…
    Just my two cents.

  202. Ilyen az uzleti elet, ha az ember wifomugynok!

  203. These are a very funny pics, but it really seems to me that some of them are drunk, the underground is already boring on the long trips, but to end lied down in the sidewalk is too much, if you guys were in Mexico city, will not last for even 5 minutes before thiefs and criminals got you naked, sex abused!!! and if you are lucky, remaind alive…, but nice pics after all, what is that about the perversion?, are they really abusing of sex activities?

  204. COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

  205. Half of them are fake. impoasible to accpet some positures.
    f-kakker

  206. satan assaa… iriterande manga japsar som ar trotta…. paminner mig lite om phanta-city i malmo!:P:P

  207. Cre vin dju, ke n’affere a Lidge !

  208. man its funny how you dumb, fat, lazy americans like to ridicule other people doing hard work just to cover your own ineptness. damn cracka ass crackers!

  209. I’m a Croatian, and as a Croatian i think i can say that this is just wrong in a sick kind of way

  210. I used to take debate, and I know the first rule: never ever ever ever expect a goodnights sleep.
    This is funny though.
    Anyways I thought I’d take a moment to promote my site.
    http://www.livejournal.com/community/teamkhris
    PEACE!

  211. Actually, most of these are CHINESE guys, here in Beijing (I not only recognize the subway cars, but the actual subway stops). Some of them might be taken in Japan, but a large number of them are from China 😉

  212. I think Sweden is the number one pussy in the world. Noone works here. If there’s soccer on TV they call in sick. If they feel a little tired they wanna be on the sick-list and lying at home with 80% pay. And if something fuck up everybody want the government to fix it whatever the problem. Swedes are lazy bums… we should be a little more like Japan.

  213. Chingen a su puta madre pinches japos

  214. AMERICANS ARE FAT LAZY FUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    KILL THE BUSH!!!!!!!!!

  215. hehe nice photos. I’m Japanese and I can tell you folks. They do work hard but they do go out hard too. And we can not drink so much as westerners. A lot of us get pretty drunk after 1 or 2 pints of beers. So of course we fall asleep and puke everywhere.

  216. hard work !!! we’ll all finish like that here.

  217. Mi to naszczescie nie grozi mam potwierdzony przez lekarzy pracowstrent. A tak na marginesie to ich popierdolilo z lekka pozdro dla krajowcow.

  218. Rebecca from Holland

    Hi!
    I’m from Holland! This is a really cool site:)
    Haha echt wel vaag dit, je zal maar overal in slaap kunnen vallen. Lijkt me zeer kut:P

  219. lo mejor de las fotos (falsas) es poder leer lo que piensa la gente de diferentes culturas, sin embargo aca en Peru dormimos depiertos..

  220. jaja que risa pobre gente

  221. I am shocked to see these photos.
    Some of these folks might have been dead.
    If this is a typical day in Tokyo and the surroundings, it looks like the end of the world to me.
    人が道ばたにごろごろしてぁE

  222. FFFFFFFFFFAAAAAAAAAAABBBBBBBBBBBBBBUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUSSSSS! These are incredible. Thank you for posting.
    David K.

  223. It’s good! But why everybody are in suits? Strange country…
    To jest dobre! Ale czemu wszyscy s?Ew garniturach? Dziwny kraj…
    =========================from MasaManiA
    Different from China, In Japan, business man wear suit. on the other hand, first of all, China don’t have business. Just nagosiation being similar quarrel.

  224. hi all, I’m english and am living about 45 mins from Tokyo and i will vouch for all the photos if they are fake they are recreations! on the train everyone sleeps and its not uncommon to find someone trying to catch a nap on your shoulder, as for those in the street i think its more to do with the lack of transport after 12… It all stops and you can either get a taxi (bout 20,000yen for me) or continue drinking till the first train! but alas some do not make it and will kip where they can, and that is what truly rocks about this country you can sleep anywhere and you wake up with all your stuff!! I used to live near brixton no way can you sleep there even in a house it aint that safe! i will say that the work ethic is a little strange but they have a rule that you are not responcible for your actions while your drunk!! how good is that, apparently you can call your boss all the names under the sun and as long as you are pissed its ok the next day!
    keep it up big J

  225. LOOOOOOOOOOOL

  226. You snooze, you lose!

  227. Hey I’m a Canadian… I love this site and the fact that you have so many people’s opinion from all backgrounds… personally, I feel these pictures are really sad… it’s great to have a healthy work life, but this just doesn’t seem healthy to me. Hopefully these men ARE drunk, they need a break from crunching numbers!! 🙂 ttyl y’all
    ~chels

  228. Masami Watanabe

    In a city as big as Tokyo, yes you’ll find tired people; so? Some of these photos are of people who are drunk. Japanese as a ‘whole’ don’t work any harder than anyone else, (look how many housewives sit at home and watch Variety all day, or Wide Show). Waiting to leave until your boss has gone home is not work, staring out of the window is not work, some work hard, some don’t. Stereotypes don’t work.

  229. Ive been to tokyo and that is exactly what those guys look like. they need to start to get off work earlier! (no more escorts!)

  230. ale zwa?a @^_^@

  231. in america, we call these people DRUNK

  232. DEBERIAN DE PONER PORNO DE HORNELA QUE ESTA BIEN BUENA

  233. in china tha are obdachloes people not more

  234. 時給の女性は余りに眠めE–>
    hourlywagewoman sleeps too —>
    http://prycless.orsm.net/prycless05/images/prycless095.jpg

  235. Honestly…sitting in an office all day, no matter how many hours you sit down for, is never going to be considered hard work in my book. I don’t care what country you’re from. Now, Japanese farmers and fishermen work their asses off. But funny how, when I lived in the Japanese countryside, I never saw any of the blue-collar workers sleeping in public and I never heard them complain as much as the office workers. But, this is the case in all countries, isn’t it?

  236. Estoy de acuerdo con los que hablan de calidad, no de cantidad… mas horas de trabajo no necesariamente significan hacer un mejor trabajo. De hecho, se termina descuidando la familia, la salud, etc. y cuando se dan cuenta ya es demasiado tarde. Es mejor trabajar para vivir que vivir para trabajar!!!!

  237. 9/10ths of your photos show drunk salariman. Not hard workers tired after long day.
    みんな酔っ払ってぁE

  238. para mi que la mayoria estan bien a pija, a berga, pedo, ebrios como quieran..

  239. (The above link didn’t work! Try …)
    時給の女性は余りに眠めEHourly wage woman sleeps too!
    http://prycless.orsm.net/php/showme.php?file=/prycless05/images/prycless095.jpg

  240. joege luis rochin

    creo que el trabajo dignifica , pero hay que compartir el tiempo de tal manera que alcance tambien para descansar , esas fotos para mi son una senal de desorganizacion ,, no todo es ganar dinero!!!!!!!!

  241. jajajaaj that´s pictures are very funny, jajaja…
    esas fotos ta buenas jejej(en castellano)

  242. ah wateva man, japenese are just pussies.

  243. They’re just lazy.

  244. They’re just lazy.

  245. A lot of those photos bring back memories of my trip to Japan. Oh so funny, lol!

  246. i m tired of reading all this………….i need a sleep………ZZZZZZZZZZ

  247. todos somos seres humanos,nadie es perfecto,pero asi es la vida ……….
    la vida es bella……

  248. Фотки так сE

  249. Lazzy ass People, GET TO WORK!
    cheers, from Holland

  250. OMG! They work SO hard!:S

  251. Hay ^___^
    muhahaha!!!!
    they’re very tired japanese!!
    so funny…!
    Cu~ ^.~

  252. xDDDDDDDDDDD
    funny,
    so tired japanese people xDDD
    *rofl*

  253. photoshop friday with the photo’s from this site:)
    http://retecool.com/comments.php?id=4610_0_1_0_C

  254. The USA should see their future in these pictures. With Bush selling the US piecemeal to corporations and owing TRILLIONS in debt to Japan and China Americans and their children (the ones with jobs) will soon find themselves working 12 hour days 7 days a week to make ends meet and to keep their Corporate Lords happy.

  255. I have to take some photos of my day at school, would be almost the same 🙂 sutdents sleeping everywhere during class XD

  256. hi ^_____^
    very interesting pics… really. i like japanese guys *_____* but are they a little bit tired? *mwahaha* XD~
    very funny.
    it’s really good that they can so lovely sleep without fear… i mean, their briefcases… o.O!!!
    hn, baba ^.~
    #Kanoe#

  257. waw ! funny pix !!!!!!

  258. Wow, I do Business Studies at school. We haven’t covered THAT part of oriental business!

  259. Cela me rappelle mes voyages quotidiens que j’ai fait pendant 5 ans pour me rendre a mon boulot, a 1h de train de chez moi. C’etait un peu la vision que j’avais dans le wagon lors de mon voyage de retour. Il y avait des gens tellement fatigues qu’ils ne se reveillaient pas a leur arret.
    Mais je crois que les Japonais nous battent largement. Ils sont fous de se tuer a la tache ainsi.

  260. Nincs egy kurva magyar komment sem erre? Az eszem megall, ket napon keresztul japanokat kisergettem. Ezekr?l mindent el tudok kepzelni, viszont nagyon-nagyon-nagyon vicces nepseg. Mostantol magam is japan akarok lenni.
    Lesz meg magyar-japan hatar:)

  261. Fuck Japs, lazy shit. Nordic People Never Sleeps.

  262. ez tenyleg vicces, de elalmosodtam en is!

  263. Hey Mota
    Don’t forget that it was the Americans that taught the Japanese to be so focused on productivity.
    Yep, they were awfully busy raping and acting like animals until the US dropped a couple of bombs that made the skin melt off of their grandmothers and the semen in those teensy tiny little nutsacks of their curdle like cottage cheese.
    They’ve been quite motivated to serve us Sushi and make nice little radios for us ever since!
    Thanks Takahashi!
    More pickled Ginger? Chop chop!

  264. hahahaha, so funny !! i wanna go there and stole everything from their pokets, damn japanesee bastards :))

  265. Na, szep kis metrotarsasag. Ahelyett, hogy agyvagonokat tenne be, csak a megszokott uleses vagonokkal kozlekednek. 3-4 szint? agyvagonokkal sokkal gazdasagosabb lenne az egesz. Van meg mit tanulni a jappoknak.

  266. hahaha, in America this only happens when you spent all night drinking.

  267. ich wurd sagen, nicht so viel arbeiten und einfach mal chillen 😛

  268. These are some really nice pictures. These people SHOULD get some rest.. then again while doing my Masters I had read, they think of it as disrespect if they don’t go to work or talk back to their boss.
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  269. Sushi Sam?
    ” Hey Mota
    Don’t forget that it was the Americans that taught the Japanese to be so focused on productivity.
    Yep, they were awfully busy raping and acting like animals until the US dropped a couple of bombs that made the skin melt off of their grandmothers and the semen in those teensy tiny little nutsacks of their curdle like cottage cheese.
    They’ve been quite motivated to serve us Sushi and make nice little radios for us ever since!
    Thanks Takahashi!
    More pickled Ginger? Chop chop!”
    That’s disgusting, racism at it’s peak and totaly un-true.
    The facts you stated about them acting like animals and practicing rape, that is among other.
    USA pushed them to attack, a military target, because they ceased their trading and it would had done great economical to the empire of Japan.
    And USA acted in a un-humitarian way by nuking two civilian cities after failing over and over while trying to attack back so they targeted and slayed civilians to force Japan to surrender.
    And it’s laughable when you say that Japan is “owned” by the US while your country is in great debt to Japan.
    How American of you, keep hiding in your tinted plastic bubble and keep watching FOXNews, your brain has already withstand the maximum damage of rubbish and ignorant propaganda so it won’t hurt being hammered once more by intilligence degrading entertainment.

  270. En mexico no pasa eso porque si te quedas dormido te roban te raptan te violan preferiria un pais como ese donde la gente te respete

  271. Yo! fett side, emn litt overdrevet ogsa, (ber folk om og late som de sover osv…)
    j a p a n suger hart

  272. but on the bright side
    – their wifes are never tired for sex because they don’t work
    – their wifes wait for them with warm food every night
    – you don’t have to do the dishes and other chores
    – and above all need to explain why you are drunk again when you get home…
    egyszoval kurvajonekik 🙂

  273. You are almost as fucked up as us norwegians.
    We work 7-8 hours a day, have 5-10 weeks vacation, minimum hourly wage of ~$15, you get wage even if you are sick, a social safenet that ensures you ~$15 000 a year if you can’t work, a GDP per capita of $37,800 (2003 est.) and still…
    WE CANT STOP NAGGING OVER HOW TERRIBLE WE GOT IT!
    We hate all foreigners, our neighbours, basicly everybody. Ever been on vacation in norway? Its easy to see that tourism isn’t what made this country rich.
    Well, well. I’ll rather live with the nagging and whining then live with a religious fanatic as leader. And the tram i use has AC 🙂
    http://www.oslotrikken.no/AdminOT/DivBrodText/Trikkebilder/type_sl95.jpg

  274. 🙂 cool. i sleep very similar way (as not a japan but a hungarian). i think its normal. bw.

  275. chupa la pinga

  276. HAEEMAIL: faafsasdsd@asdas.aa

    MAGYAROK VANNAK ITT?

  277. igen en magyar vagyok es nem ertem hogy eghy fels?vezet?Emiert alszik egy lehuzott rolo el?tt,miert nem vitetei magat haza taxival,ha olyan faradt?azert ez mar tulzas!

  278. asi estavas vos el sabado gillllllllllll

  279. just laughing all the time… 😀
    we aren’t busy as the japanese people here in germany… ^^
    so long;
    yours lisa
    hey ho! ihr leutchen…ist das nicht was zum totlachen… 😀 HERRLICH!!

  280. Hi everyone. I’m Japanese.
    It’s really funny to see that some people say those pictures are “sad”.
    From a Japanese point of view, these people are the “sad” that they can’t simply
    enjoy those pictures. I mean…You don’t need to be sad especially when we
    Japanese aren’t. Actually,it’s funny!
    Oh, and Most definitely, most of the people in the pics are just drunk.
    I love “MasaManiA” and I have no intention to bother him, but I don’t know why
    he insists that they are “the dead tired Japanese salarymen”. We don’t sleep on the street just becouse we are tierd, are we Masa??
    Anyway, Goooooooo MasaManiA!

  281. Absolutely amazing. I’ve wanted to live and work in Japan for a while now, but this… Although I suppose it presents a challenge…!

  282. It is extremely morbid. Fragile.
    Bad for those people.
    You was not born to make yourself sick some years ago.

  283. Of course, all these people look very tired but they also have “contact” with other people! : )
    And I think that’s rather cool!
    By the way I cannot believe that a “true” business man would sleep on the ground unless he is totally drunk!!

  284. Yahooo, well, that’s real live in Japan, I was already there, but did not work only for holyday, but I think, I let it be go work there. I spook to some guy who work there, the meaning was, “You work more then have free time” And I love free time. Damn!!!

  285. No, i have observed that in some pictures the workers are the same. So what could we understand from this? Maybe this pictures are not so real as they apear. Finally, everybody thinks what they want to see. Xcuse my english… i’m form Romania!
    ======================from MasaManiA
    This pictures are real ! I actually took a real situation. No fake. I dont know why people are so suspious.

  286. Work hard my ass. Anyone who has ever lived/worked in japan knows this to be untrue.
    The real story is that is takes an hour for a J dude what takes 5 minutes for anyone else.
    Also, J dudes are too pussy to leave work if their boss is still in the office so the end up playing Tetris for 3 hours a day.
    ========================from MasaManiA
    Thank you for your sense of humor.

  287. Kothoo Sia lu sete’he! On ti sode sentaigo!

  288. 上(ジョウ

    OMOSHIROI!!!
    I love the guy sleeping with his arms spread wide on the dirty ground. I think this is a great website. The vast majority of these Sarariman are Wasted! Japanese culture has many great attributes. They have some very strange cultural rituals, however. One is the need to stay late just for staying late’s sake. The other is the need to get blotto every freaking night. When I’m in Japan, I find myself doing the same (the drinking, not the working late).
    The Japanese should consider what type of community they want to live in. One where people have to practically kill themselves regularly to get ahead? America has its own issues. Sometimes I wonder who has it better. I think that all things considered, life is still better in the US. Even with the evil Christians running the show.
    Again, great website.
    Banzai!!!!

  289. It’s definitely true japanese people work a lot…too much… but I also think many of the guys featured in the gallery are just plain drunk from drinking after work…Overwork is worrying but so is alcoholism

  290. Ide miert nem irnak magyarul? Akkor a csunya szavakat se ertik, mint pl fasz, pina, hombarfeju.

  291. Hi all
    I read about this in a book which was about Japan, and i read, that does not strange in Japan. Everybody knows, that they have to work very hard and very long… they earn the mony, and they have to keep the family alive. Nobody will shout them that “Hey, stupid drunk man, sleep at home”. It istn’t strange there… Everyboda let them drink or sleep, because they know what a hard life they have.
    ======================from MasaManiA
    Yes, it’s true.

  292. I had seen these same scene when I had a tour in Tokyo…You Japanese guys really work so hard!!

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  294. Please, get a top of the line server, so it will be faster to see your picture. You are in Japan with the latest technology and the world is watching you, even playboy watch you.
    ========================from MasaManiA
    Yes, it’s maybe latest technology, but no money, no benefit.

  295. They ALL FUCKING DRUNK! Stop giving this shit about Japanese workers. Here read this you racist fucks.
    “U.S. productivity grew in 2002, surpassing both Europe and Japan in annual output per worker for the first sustained period since World War II and further widening the productivity gap with the rest of the world.” and “Americans are producing more with fewer workers in the labor market.” At the same time, he explained, “labor market flexibility in the United States may be one of the factors allowing employers to adjust more quickly to changing economic conditions by shedding or adding jobs.””

  296. Here is the source:
    http://www.us.ilo.org/regions/uscanada/kilm_03.cfm
    Now show me where it says Japanese workers work harder! Piss off you wankers.Those pictures mostly of PASSED OUT drunks. Just continue believing in your little myth.

  297. it’s really horrible to show these picture, they showing the real life, poors guys!

  298. I think because they travel a lot between working, they don’t have SOHU(small office home office) concept as I seen in UK, US, China, Singapore…….

  299. Traveling is tiring, Japanese always believe their culture is the best. Terrible!

  300. ajajjajajesta bien buena la kosa estos japoneses son enteros dormilnes kuando termina el trabajo el kansancio los agota jajiajiajaija chao ke eten bien

  301. Siempre senti respeto por la aficion de los japoneses al trabajo, pero nunca crei llegar a ver esto, estan siendo deshumanizados…!! Son entes vagando por la ciudad, ya dejaron de ser personas pensantes !!… El capitalismo es tan cruel como el comunismo, ambos son basura, esta es la prueba !! Ojala esto cambie algun dia !!

  302. Hi!
    Your pics are really funny and dramatic at the same time. I saw it when i lived in Tokyo, amazing! And poor guy!
    keep on going your great job!
    Pit
    =============from MasaManiA
    THank you

  303. not funny enough

  304. saben k??????? ami a los japoneses mi vida es japon
    yo sueno algun dia con viajar a ese lugar tan maravilloso!!!!!! tokio,hiroshima,kioto,etc……
    yo digo: tengo k tener un novio japones sea como sea

  305. The girl seems really thrilled having a drunk on her jugs.. she is smashed too — some of them do look asleep though, but some of those clowns are full of saki..

  306. none of your business

    Give me a bloody break. I’m a foreigner in Japan, and have been living here for close to three years now. I see this stuff everyday, and I know full well how much the Japanese love to tell people, especially foreigners, how long they work. For some reason it’s a matter of pride to say that you’re a slave to a company, and that you consider your job more important than your own life, your relationship with your wife/husband or your own children.
    Whose fault is it that you work such a long day?
    You could easily quit your job and gte another one that pays a little less. Or you could simply say “no” to your boss once in your life. I know that would never happen in Japan, but hey if you want rights you have to at least be able to say “no”. You’re not going to lose oyur job, I know the labour laws here, and for some reason you’d have to virtually kick your boss down the stairs in order to lose your job.
    Oh, and by the way, if you compare the GNP of the U.S. (“lazy americans”) and Japan (“hard working Japanese”) on a per capita basis, you’ll find that the U.S. produces more even though they work less. Why? Well, people in Japan work long hours, yes, but like most things it’s only for appearances. Not much is actually accomplished during that time. I’d illustrate, and could do so a novel length, but I don’t wish to take the time. I have again and again had my Japanese managers comment on how quickly I work and get it done. I believe this stems from the notion that it’s not what you actually accomplish that’s important, but how much you put into it. Man, I could tell you stories… so many.
    But, don’t take my word for it. There’s a great book written by someone who lived here for about 30 years who knows it all much better than I. It’s called “Dogs and Demons” and it’s by Alex Kerr
    P.S. I guanrantee that most of the people in the pictures in the street or standing are drunk. As are the ones in the restaurant and the ones sitting in the train on the floor. You can see that every night between 11pm and last train when everyone goes home after an evening of drinking with their colleagues after work. Then they get up around 7am (or 6) and do it again the next day. I’d like to know how much a very hungover worker gets done.

  307. great site. hope you are right that they are “hard workers” and not “not enough sleep-ers.” i have my doubts though…
    i would like to remind people that ‘working hard’ and ‘being tired’ are two different things. i don’t know the situation in j-land (though in defence of this blog, their productivity rankings are generally high), but i think i know it pretty well just a stones throw away in a VERY different place. i wonder if they are really working hard or just tired from not sleeping.
    here in gorea, the goreans often try to perpetuate the myth of the ‘hard working’ businessmen. the reality is that their worker productivity is horrendously low, they smoke more than they work, and the quality of their work is suspect at best. they too sleep everywhere, but it is not a result of hard work! it is a result of being at work a long time because they are inefficient and are led by managers with no direction who think staying at work for the next 8 hours to smoke a third pack equals working hard.
    from the lazy center of the universe…gorea!

  308. hi masa,
    this is my first time posting. pardon my french, but this is a fucking cool site with interesting observational perspective. i also like your minimalist, poor english style.
    anyways, in korea, the lives of high school students are like this also. because they have to study too hard. sometimes they stay awake all night studying and not sleep. so they sleep on the bus, train, anywhere possible. but they cannot sleep during class because they will get into big trouble. so in class they sleep with their eyes open.
    btw, i am korean-american gyopo.

  309. It’s amazing that they don’t get robbed of their breifcases… Poor sleepy things.

  310. Eugeniusz Geniusz

    jak sobie tak na nich patrze to mi sie spac chce 😉

  311. One big difference between say, American businessmen in big cities and Japanese businessmen in big cities is that in America it would be extremely humiliating for a businessman to be passed out on the floor, the ground, or even on the train with his mouth hanging open, looking disheveled. Public drunkenness and singing in public are likewise considered shameful in America (for white-collar businessmen).
    On the other hand, I’ve seen many Sararymen in Japan looking just like Masa’s pictures show them, throwing up in the gutter, drunk and singing, and no one pays any attention.
    Of course, there are many things that would embarrass the hell out of a Sararyman that go unnoticed in the States (like not having their card with them, or calling an aquaintance by a nickname), so it’s all just a different set of shameful things to avoid. Keeps life interesting, I suppose.

  312. МолодсE

  313. Hola como estas enviaame tu foto a mi correo son bu

  314. Norris McWurtis

    Sleep is for losers. I would sack those poxy japs for even thinking baout sleep let alone actually having some.
    My employees work 17 hour days and then take work home and if it isnt done to my standards they are publicly flogged.

  315. che que ondaadalidsoy estebaN

  316. duermen como vos en cualkier lado!!

  317. тебсEибёсE

    ЛесE

  318. i suck your dik when i am homosexual

  319. и никто нисE

  320. geilo :metal

  321. Japanese people are good at looking busy at work but are maybe not working so hard. They stay long hours because the Boss stays but they move paper around a desk to look busy.
    So when I lived in Juso most times people that were sleeping in the street were drunk people. Very drunk people vomitting on themselves and ladies showing their pants because they collapsed on the street.
    It was only 10 pm.

  322. spr, да, таким безмозглым долбоёбам как тсEэтого никак не понятсE.. полносE

  323. Latom a neten mindenholtalalkozni honfi tasakkal.
    Ezek nem felso vezetok hanem egy csoro senki hazi brigad.japanba mindenki oltonyt hord igy csak a minosegeb?l tudod meg ki felso vezeto.

  324. Ezek hol lennenek felsovezetok?Nezd meg a cipojet.Utott-kopott sehonnai emerek ezek akiket siman agyon dolgoztatnak es amolyen marhak megis csinaljak.:)))))))

  325. Latom vannak ittis honfi tarsak.:))
    Ezek az emberek nem felsovezetok hanem egy sehonnaiak akiket agyon hajszolnak es mar arra sincs ereje,hogy felemelje a kezet,hogy leintsen egy taxit.megis emrdemlik.En biztos beintenek egy jo nagyot.fuck!!

  326. hola preciosa asi te vere alguana ves

  327. could be another outbreak of narcalepsy
    =======from MasaManiA
    Be soon.

  328. mindenhol ezek a magyar honfitarsak 🙂

  329. Ale numer!!!!Jak tak mo?na??Lepiej niech mniej pracuj?Eto im wyjdzie na zdrowie…:p

  330. Ale ?piochy Jestem polk?Ei wole spa?Ew ?u?ku ale jak kto woli :D:D pozdrawiam wszystkich z tego pi?knego miasta….

  331. Hot Japanese panchira woman spends like time, too!!
    http://members.jcom.home.ne.jp/dandy-arata1/image/densya_de_panchira.jpg
    ====from MasaMania
    more panchira shot is here
    http://ninjashot.com/

  332. Well… now i feel more of an idiot, i seen a documentary of japan’s elementary school, I wouldn’t say it was a fake, because i believe it. The documentary had some kids add some numers (wow thats something to be suprised eh?), well the kids would look at a monitor, and add up about 4x 4-digit numbers in 4 flashes. Each flash containing a numer…
    Sorry about getting off topic, but i just felt like an idiot saying that this homework from school is bad enough.

  333. maybe if their economy wasn’t so fucking expensive they could have a normal life.
    What kind of people think its proud to be a workaholic?
    all work and no play makes chin a dull boy
    I don’t think they work good, they just work stupid,
    they work like stupid little lemmings every day

  334. I have post some comment before, But I think my comment in this site is lose, I don’t know why? why not? maybe I come from Thailand, no one to agree my comment with this sad story.
    I think Japanese man doing work too hard. really small time to have time self. too little, maybe after work have to go some drink outside with some friend. also normal sotory must go some funny place and meet with some girl. are you think so? they’s tired will be missing when they are meet with some woman and have some talk some drink, the feeling become good and feel better after go back to home. But, when they are weak up in the morning of day. they will feel little tired and little sleepy on the way. Who is nice wife should be too more understand husband. they are really doing hard work for hisself and his family. sometime need happy.. just a little. the men all over in the world, no any country is doing work so hard liken Japanese man. Japan man is the most smart man and strong life.
    my think is difficult to understand because my english too bad. I do not speak english well. I hope I need some day I can stay and doing work in Japan. I like new style of life and looking for something so different from many idea of people.
    I just 23 years old, but really doing hard work when I am 8 years old. I help myself to understand hard life untill now. I understand more to more in this world.
    thank you!
    a girl from Chiangrai/Thailand
    ============from MasaManiA
    Sorry maybe for my deleting your comments.
    I just delete spam comment like advertising “online casino”,”child porn”,”Viagra seller” etc. and I mistakingly delete yours. sorry.
    I lived in Thailand. so I feel familiar to THailand people. and I really hate Jap who live in Thailand. you will know the reason.
    but at the same time I saw some thai girls who gradually become bitch even though they are good girls at first.
    I think “Money” is the cause of bad result. of course the Jap who pay to anything is the most bad cause.
    Let’s find out the thing more valuable thing than money

  335. no name
    you are my favorite girl in the world

  336. Funny fookn fotoes dude!!!!
    Im sure a recent study stated that americans were actually working the most hours, followed by australian and new zealanders – which surprised me. Although people in Sydney do work bloody hard – too many hours. Many parts of the world need to GET A LIFE!!!
    ps: to the american asswipes playing down the atrocity of nuking cilvilian Jap cities, lets see if you take it so lightly when the Jihad bros nuke one of your cities – because experts expect that to happen in the next few years. Hmmm I wander if killing all those Iraqi civilians is helping? I have a mate who was blown to fuck in the bali bombings – he was the worst injured person to survive, lost most of both legs and has holes n shit all over the place. Its not a nice thing people, in any culture.
    Fuck War!! – Lets see Bush and Blair and Howard out there in the front line!!!!
    =========from MasaManiA
    Yes

  337. A picture says a thousand words.
    It’s best to have freedom and half a meal then a full meal and none at all.

  338. “you have the freedom to do what you are told”
    this is the way of the new democracy
    fuck the big corporations that are controlling this world !!!
    fuck the church of walmart !!!
    fuck you complacent idiots that sit by idly while shit is happening all around you !!!
    fuck you george bush !!!
    fuck you !!!

  339. Haha!
    Yeah, I know…
    And this one time, in the Navy…no, not band camp, sorry.
    Once upon a time, there was a sailor who worked 20 hour workdays when underway. The sailor did not get those two hours off all at once-it was a matter of 10 and 15 minute cat-naps, sometimes for a whole month. When the sailor came into port and went on liberty, she promptly found a hotel room, took a shower and slept for a day or so (breaks for going to the bathroom, of course). Of course, this was only if she was not scheduled for 24 hour duty. She couldn’t complain much; her fellow watchstanding sailors did the same.
    You can get used to just about anything. There are as many versions of normal as there are people.

  340. somewhere, somewhen, something went terribly wrong
    It just can’t be the sense of life to work so hard

  341. I don’t think it’s American business men who work so hard and so many long hours. I think it’s Americas retail workers. -Walmart
    Shit I refused to get a normal job because of the flexibility of hours at the employers convinence.
    p.s. don’t these people get robbed?
    ===========from MasaManiA
    Robbing from sleeping people boldly is not so popular in Japan.

  342. At least in Japan all the jobs dont go to illegal immigrants who are also sucking up welfare ,keeping people with US passports and a real VISA out of a job.
    Then they spit out as many kids kids as possible , so you cannot deport them even though they are illegal.
    My shild was born here !! I MUST stay !
    And working citizens cannot afford health isurance ,but their taxes pay theses lazy fucks major medical ,and they get it for FREE.
    Everyone works hard ,and everyone zonks on the train sometimes if they have to commute .
    At least in Japan every dumb fuck sittin next you to is legal and has to work hard to stay and have a decent VISA.
    ===========from MasaManiA
    Society is full of problem.

  343. Anyone who says americans work smarter, and not harder is full of bull shit. Americans are lazy too, and they complain about how their products dont sell. Its because they suck and are over priced. Americans want to do the least amount of work for the most amount of money.

  344. Winky, you don’t? You must not be human.

  345. are they are very tired that tehy are sleeping on the street or they are so DRUNK ???
    ==========from MasaManiA
    God know

  346. These pictures are great, man! I found them very funny. Until this very moment, I really felt like true orginal humour was lost. I mean, what did happen to laughing at sleeping people? Now, the memories come running back to me. Thanks photographer. (^_^)
    ==========from MasaManiA
    THank you too.

  347. Hey there, I’m a european currently living in Japan.
    Lots of the comments here are whats “sad”..
    I hear lots of prejudice here, “americans work twice as efficient in half the time”. You cant generalize an entire culture. There are japanese people who work f*ckin hard, they work late and do alot. And there are those with a more western work time, there are also those who stay long at work but dont work very much. But as always, some might stay extra hours because they like being there, personally I sometimes happen to stay at work a little longer but just cause we are having fun, co-workers talking and so.
    And many of those japanese that work really hard and long are not sad, some of them like their life like that, whom have a life and not is only for that person to know and there are lazy asses in the us and in Japan and everywhere else so just shove the prejudice where the sun dont shine and stfu, okay? 🙂
    Personally, me and my japanese co-workers usually get off work at 2 pm on fridays, and at 5 all other days,not cause we did all the work more efficiently but because we have that kind of schedule.
    When I worked in the UK in a game development company, we often work entire weekends and sometimes to 10 or 11 pm.

  348. Americans want to do the least amount of work for the most amount of money by forcing others to do their work for them and screwing over the hard workers. What I say about least amount of work is that they want to do less inspections, testing and other critical work on their products, while german and japanes products undergo the fiercest of engineering, tests and scrutiny before the final product is released for sale.
    But dont get me wrong, you cant get a damn good pizza or burger from japan, can you?

  349. Haruhiko,
    Well said.
    The old job I had in the Navy involved watching the radar scope and plotting on nautical charts. I could not increase my efficiency in order to work less hours. My duty station had to be manned 24 hours a day, no matter how many additional duties we had when we were not on shift.
    That’s just how the job worked out-it wasn’t ‘American laziness’. Believe me, I’ve seen plenty of lazy people in the US AS WELL AS other countries.
    To the prejudiciced people on this site-I know it’s easy to hate the US and ALL Americans because everyone is doing it, but the easiest things to do are not always the correct things to do.

  350. http://www.newgrounds.com/collections/fuckingmoron.html
    Just a little help on explaining Michael Moore. Too many people think of him as some kind of genius. This site is not the only reason I think Michael Moore is an idiot; it just explains it so well that I had to share.
    Notice Bush shows up in the same site…

  351. *Sigh* You can kill off my previous post, Masa…The site seems to have deleted all the episodes after #8.
    Sorry 🙁

  352. HAHA WANG CHUNG jks
    this is sooooooooo funny omg hahahahahahahahaha
    ASIAN PRIDE

  353. it’s encouraging for me to see so many people writing about the issues here. It make me feel more confident to do what i need to do to keep a balanced life myself, and not doubt that that might mean doing the wrong thing or ‘getting left behind’. Behind what? We all really want teach other to live happy lives.
    yes, I hope things change soon too. love

  354. Spi?Ehuje jak trza to trza

  355. In a city in the United States you will also people sleep on commuter trains, buses and more. Some of them just pretend to sleep and some rest their eyes. In a crowded train people do their best to shut up and ignore eachother. That makes it a great time to rest, so why not?
    It’s better than staring out the window of a train that’s traveling underground. 🙂

  356. In a city in the United States you will also people sleep on commuter trains, buses and more. Some of them just pretend to sleep and some rest their eyes. In a crowded train people do their best to shut up and ignore eachother. That makes it a great time to rest, so why not?
    It’s better than staring out the window of a train that’s traveling underground. 🙂
    =======from MasaManiA
    Japan is almost same.

  357. O M G ~
    i’m not along…..

  358. Wow. quite interessting, both, the pics AND the comments.
    i had no idea that americans have such a negative opinion of the japanese ^^°
    i’m from germany and for i’m quite interessted in japanese culture, but i don’t know if i can agree to what has being said…
    one just have to compare the schools in germany to those in japan to see, that this little men are a lot more diligent than us…
    don’t know if we (meaning everybody exept for japanese people) are right to judge so hard on them. i don’t think they sleep in the streets or get drunk because it’s so much fun, but simply because they are kind of forced to.
    furthermore i don’t think that they would have been able to build up such a strong capitalistic power (meaning: playing a big role in the world marked) if they were a nation of lazy bums!

  359. concordia.discors

    Je suis alle au Japon en 1984,pendant une dizaine de jours, et j’ai travaille pour une compagnie japonaise (mais en France !)pendant 5 ans.A l’epoque,je n’ai pas remarque ces gens accables de sommeil mais je les ai souvent vus s’abrutissant, apres le travail dans les pachinkos ou les bars a karaoke, en buvant leur mauvaise biere,(et non leur delicieux sake !).Toutefois,leur probleme majeur ne me semble pas l’exces de travail – certes moins condamnable que nos suicidaires 35H – mais leur conformisme social : on reste au bureau surtout pour agir comme les autres,et sous leur regard, quitte a faire semblant, et rien de reellement productif.Ce qui est crevant, en revanche, ce sont les transports en commun du lieu de travail au domicile.C’est pourquoi beaucoup ne rentrent meme pas et dorment sur place, dans des dortoirs construits par leur compagnie ou dans des cellules nids d’abeilles, sorte d’anticipation du cercueil futur.What a life! Que vida de mierda…

  360. Hey!
    I’m from Germany too…
    oo
    And i think, HOW can Japanese Men (or women X3) sleep on the street or in the train? ?___?
    Strange Thing, but nice X3

  361. speaking of Japanese Businessmen…here’s some bloke who records music under the name of Japanese Businessman…myspace.com/japbusinessman

  362. I like you very much.
    good luck!
    ========from MasaManiA
    THank you

  363. grab_grab_the_haddock

    I believe you. I believe japanese men work harder than we do (I’m in Scotland). But you know what? I really don’t care less. Anyone who works hard is worthy of sympathy, not admiration.
    OK Jap businessman spends his life working harder than me, he gives his boss more value than me. Then what? He dies and has devoted so much of his life making profit for some grey guy in a suit he hasn’t actually LIVED.
    Sure i am lazy. But i bet I’ve drank more beer, been to more parties, screwed more chicks, smoked more dope and generally laughed my ass off more then any of these saddos in your pics.
    Hey i Don’t have a problem with the Japs. They made my car, my stereo and my microwave, and I’m grateful for it. I’m just glad i don’t have to work as hard as they do.
    I work to live, I don’t live to work.
    That’s all.

  364. No-one who’s so tired they need to sleep on the footpath can possibly be effective in the hours they are at work. A machine would be a far better option. Perhaps Japanese business men, who have invented some wonderful machines in the past four decades that have made life easier for billions of people, work so hard simply to avoid being replaced by the very machines they have created?
    I’d rather work smart, balance my mind with proper amounts of rest and work, and balance my life with equal parts enjoyment and commitment to my career.
    Without that balance I’d feel just like, well … a machine!

  365. I don’t think they work hard.. they just spent all his daytime at the office fooling themselves.. the actual time they do work is probably somewhere around 4 or 5 hours, just like everyone else in the world.. *sigh*

  366. i understaind th epic, everbidy have the right to sleep any where because the public city is belong to all th epeople so from this moment i will sleep every street grocery store train bus any where i want

  367. Well, a lot has already been said here…
    Everyday on almost any trainline in Japan, you can see this kind of scene. I’ve got a collection of photos like this on my old cell-phone. Many, many people sleep on the train for a variety of reasons…
    1. They have a long commute.
    2. This is the only chance they get to sleep regularly.
    3. It’s pay-day and they got trashed with their co-workers.
    4. It’s a week day and they got trashed anyway.
    5. It’s end of year party season.
    6. By sleeping, they tune out the rest of the train and what’s happening around them.
    It’s true that Japanese people work late and it’s equally true that people in Japan drink regularly. You can see businessmen gulping cans of chu-hi while waiting for morning trains and you always see people passed out on the train, in the toilet, stairs, street, park etc. at night.
    After awhile you just become desensitized to seeing other people vomit and grateful that shops are open late to cater for people finishing work after 9 or 10pm.

  368. It’s great & funny!! I just couldn’t stop laughing. I mean it’s hard work but they should sleep at home not like this(above pics).I have leaved in Japan for 8 years and I have since the same situation on trains and offcourse the streets or pathways. がんばれ!! おさんたち!!

  369. Masa,
    Your site is great. It attracts all the euro trash (mostly the French) to one spot where us American’s can express out hate for them based on the topic at hand. For example, no Frenchman could understand about salary man’s sleep on the train because French man doesn’t work and sucks money from the French governement, which gets it money from the US government.
    Masa, you are like Ambasador Spock of the TV show Star Trek. Have you though of joining the United Nations?
    Flag Man
    USA is great!
    =========from MasaManiA
    You know, Japan help to pay USA national debt.

  370. Flagman, STFU before I fucking shove your fucking flag up your fucked-up ass and mail you to Irak.
    Masa, found it interesting really 🙂

  371. escucha bien la historia, que te voy a contar la historia de unos japos que duermen muy mal! japo! japo! te vuel ves lo co!!!

  372. America nuking japan was a bad thing? The combined causilities of both atomic bombs was 100,000 outright and more over time which sounds like alot until you consider the amount of chinese civillians the jap army was killing at the time… during the second china-jap war japan killed 8.4 million chinese civilians and around 20-30 million asian people over-all during their imperialist expansion.In one specific event the nanking massacre 300,000 civilians were killed by the jap army FOR NO REASON…. the entire china-jap war was meaningless they killed millions of my people for no reason at all.America was attacked by the japs so they fought back with the best weapons they had whats wrong with that? In fact america nuking japan saved civilian lives by ending the war quick and forcing the japs out of china if america didnt use the nukes and defeated japan by land invasion it would have taken years and the japs would have killed millions more chinese.Some people wonder why chinese hate japs the reason is that they murdered so many of our people for a pointless dispute and then refuse to own up to what they did at least germany admits what it did was wrong japan still has’nt done that and continues to this day to deny what they did to the people of Nanking and China as a whole.Some day we will be powerful enough to get revenge for ourselves but until then i’ll just look at a picture of the hiroshima mushroom cloud and smile.Thank you america for helping us when we needed help alot of people hate america because they have so much money and power but i will always love america for helping us when they didnt have to.One final thing… some jap idiot said the reason japan attacked pearl harbor was becuase of americas trade embargo well AMERICA ONLY STARTED THE EMBARGO AFTER YOU INVADED CHINA UNPROVOKED!!! YOU STARTED THE CONFLICT NO MATTER HOW YOU TRY TO RE-WRITE HISTORY.

  373. My dear Blurgh
    You have strong and interesting opinions. Unfortunately they are based on propaganda and hate rather that the facts.
    You say 20-30 million Chinese were killed by the Japanese army. Was it 20 million or was it 30 million? A 10 million difference is a big figure. Please supply data sources for the figures.
    As for the Japanese trying to rewrite history, I’ll think you’ll find that the Chinese government is extremely adept at that. For instance, using photographs of Imperial Chinese soldiers bayoneting Chinese peasants in the 1920s and then passing them off as Japanese soldiers killing Chinese peasants in the 1930s. Neither truth nor democratic.
    And of course there’s the constant clampdown on a free press in modern-day China by a government too terrified of its own people to allow them to be free.
    I’ll think you’ll also find that China is not impartial to a little invasion of its own every now and again. Tibet comes to mind, not to mention its threats to Taiwan
    And let’s not forget the millions (yes, it really is millions) of Chinese people that have been murdered and starved to death by their own government over the past few decades. When it came to it, millions of ordinary Chinese loved China so much they voted with their feet, and got out as quick as they could.
    As for your comment about China taking its “revenge?Ewhen it’s strong enough… My dear friend, by the time China is strong enough to do anything even the most asshole Chinese Commie will have realized that global capitalism is the way forward and wouldn’t dare do anything to upset the balance. If China does anything (I presume you’re talking about war), the global economy takes a nosedive, China’s economy goes down the toilet and your “strong China?Egoes back to being a dream.
    Luckily for the human race people with your opinions are in the minority. I’ve spoken to many Chinese businessmen and none of them care a jot about the war. They know that if China wants to be strong it has to move from the past, free its own people and build trade links with other nations. The 1930s was a time of huge global upheaval, and now those days are gone. We’re moving inexorably toward a world of liberal values, global free-trade and international co-operation. And it’s better for all of us.
    As Masa himself might say: FUCK TOTALITARIAN DICTATORSHIPS! MORE FUCK!
    Best regards.
    Yours in co-operation and peace
    C
    PS
    And it would be a mark of your good manners to mail Masa to congratulate him for allowing your anti-Japanese racist rant to be seen on his boards. If you tried to start a similar website in China you’d probably be thrown in prison and given a beating with a bamboo stick.

  374. for some reason i cant seem to make paragraphs forgive me… anyway ClassicMan i said 20-30 million asians overall not just chinese that includes phillippines.malaysia,vietnam,etc. and that only counts civilians.Since the massacre was spread over such a large distance over 2 decades there is no way to get a factual number but personally i think the 20-30 million number is quite fair considering all that we know the jap did to china which has detailed statistics and records.So you’re saying the chinese army killed the 8.4 millon chinese civilians? not only is that bullshit it doesnt make any sense i guess there may be a few specific events of a soldier murdering a peasant but how does that alter what japan did? Does it alter what happened at Nanking? for anyone that would like more info on that specific event princton university has a website about the massacre http://www.princeton.edu/~nanking/html/nanking_gallery.html
    the images in the gallery of raped women and murdered children are disturbing and powerful so be warned regardless go to the history section and read about what happened.
    In response to you claims against the Chinese government i will say that the government isnt perfect but it is getting much better rapidly and i dont believe the government would purposely starve large amounts of people we have far too many people in this country dying of lack of food and water is a unfortunate but natural part of over-population but again this doesnt change or down-play what the japs did in their attacks against us.
    And you may be right about china not having the ability to destroy japan without economic isolation fom other countries but china is out-growing all other nations and will be the largest and most powerful economy on earth in a few short years and after that happens you may find that other countries may not be as willing to condemn an attack on japan much like how America looks the other way on the saudi involvement in terror attacks because they need saudi oil.
    You claim that the majority of china has forgotten about the wars?(both of them) Perhaps a few Hong Kong businessmen have pushed it aside in hopes to earn jap money but most of us have forgotten nothing.Not only do we hate you but japan is in fact the only country we hate we have no problems with russia or america you are our only target.
    And finally i do appreaciate masa allowing me to post on his site but as for racism i assure my hatred of the japs is based on the content of their character and not the color of their skin.

  375. I was looking for some statistics on an english website and i found some on wikipedia here is a quote “The Chinese lost approximately 3.22 million soldiers. 9.13 million civilians died in crossfire, and another 8.4 million as non-military casualties”
    Non military casualties from what i understand means they had nothing to do with combat or were even near combat.They wernt killed in crossfire or by bombs aimed at chinese troops they were completely disconnected from the fighting. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Japanese_War_%281937-1945%29

  376. My father is a business man for Apple.jp. It is pretty hard work, but my father enjoys it and never slackens. I really admire my father. He starts work at 9:00 and ends work at 9:00, which means he works twelve hours a day, six days a week. My father has to get up at 7:30, and he comes home at around 9:30. It is very tiring. However, my mother, older brother, and I help him be much happier!

  377. Hello Blurgh
    I didn’t say that the Chinese army killed 8.4 million Chinese civilians. I pointed out simply that the Chinese government has used propaganda to divert attention from its own failings.
    The detailed statistics you say that China has about the war have been produced by a government that is totalitarian and does not allow free speech. What happened at Nanking is subject for endless debate. Very few people in Japan deny the massacre, despite what the Chinese government would have people believe. A book about the massacre, a diary written by a westerner in Nanking at the time, has been a best seller in Japan for twenty years. The only book which had trouble being published in Japan was “The Rape of Nanking” by Iris Chang. Chang herself said this was because the Japanese government was in denial. But the real reason was that the book was so full of historical inaccuracies that even American academics criticized it.
    The starvation I referred to was The Great Famine of China (1958-61) during which an estimated 30 million people starved to death due to a system of agriculture brought in by the communist government. It was one of the greatest tragedies ever in mankind’s history but was suppressed by the Chinese government for years.
    And yes, the Chinese government is improving, because it realizes that if it doesn’t it will be kicked out by Chinese people sick of being denied the freedom they deserve.
    I think you missed the point I made about economics. Chinese people will grow rich only by co-operation. Once Chinese people have tasted real freedom they will use it to make themselves rich and all the extremists such as yourself will be sidelined. People want food, shelter, cars, mobile phones, wealth… And the Chinese will have them. As they one day will have true democracy, no doubt. Chinese people have proved themselves to be amongst the cleverest, most industrious people on earth. People like yourself, who peddle negative, warmongering opinions, are jeopardizing the best chance that the average Chinese has of making a better life for himself. You do your fellow countrymen a very grave disservice.
    Overall your philosophy and morality is illogical and senseless. You condemn Japan’s actions during the war, and then go on to say that China is going to do the same. So you tacitly admit that Chinese people are as bad as the Japanese.
    And by the way, you use the word “we?Ea lot. You don’t speak for every Chinese because you don’t know every one. And you know nothing about the Japanese character because every Japanese is different, just as is every Chinese. And you don’t hate me, because you don’t know me. And I’m not Japanese, I’m English, though my wife is Japanese. And my wife has a Chinese friend, who is married to a Japanese and lives here. They have two very beautiful half-Japanese half-Chinese daughters, who speak Japanese and Mandarin fluently.
    The Chinese lady says this is the nicest place she’s ever lived. Oh, and the local nursery is a Catholic nursery and has had many students from all over Asia, who have written letters thanking the Japanese staff for the kindness shown to them during their stay here.
    So next time you post, tell me what you have done to help people and improve life for your fellow human beings.
    As a man who obviously has a deep love for Chinese culture, you doubtless know the ancient Chinese proverb which says: “A touch of scent always clings to the hand that gives the rose.?E
    What does your hand smell of?
    Best regards
    C
    PS
    Your English is pretty good. I’m sorry I can’t write to you in Chinese. I did learn a little once from a Chinese friend in London, but not enough to have a conversation.

  378. The Japanese values very high work ethic, and places more importance on a class system, as well as high degrees of uncertainty unavoidance. They do not tolerate laziness, and for one, are a very masculine culture. Putting work before family is the norm. Some of your comments are so ignorant. Try some cultural sensitivity before you judge. (Not to mention how the Americans admire their efficiency and workplace ethics)

  379. Well said Miz
    And it is true that many well-educated Americans admire the Japanese for their creativity and industry.
    But the negative comments on these boards are not from well-educated Americans (or well-educated people from anywhere, for that matter).
    As for cultural sensitivity, unfortunately in order for someone to have it, they have to be cultured. And that’s definitely something in short supply…
    Best regards
    C

  380. to all of you who think japanese people dont work hard, you couldnt be more wrong.
    They have some of the most efficiant working practices in the world. Japanese managers have a style of management known as Kaizen (continuous improvement to a business) this techniqe is so efficiant it is now being used by many WESTERN busineses. Japanes have to stay on at work longer and help management speculate on how to solve problems.
    just check this: http://www.meansbusiness.com/Strategy-and-Competition-Books/Kaizen.htm
    http://www.answers.com/topic/kaizen

  381. Hey, not all parts of the US are lazy. Those pictures resemble what most people would see on the streets and subways of New York. Stop stereotyping the Japanese (to all those who keep saying that all Japanese Americans are “suck-ups”), the Americans (come on, leave us alone for once), and the French (??? how were they even forced on to this fourm?). I used to live in Goa (a state in India) where they were pretty accustomed to “siesta” and , obviously, nothing would be done on time. However, in Bombay (Mumbai)everyone works day and night untill they pass out (sound familiar, Tokyo?). I think this whole, “let’s take over the world and screw sleeping”, attitude has to do with the city’s ethic; it is not usually a “national: phenomemon (which is the reason I will never move to an American suburb).
    ===========From MasaManiA
    But I dont like not-lazy american.

  382. I just wanted to leave some message cuz I hit 77777 on the counter! Cool website.
    ============from MasaManiA
    Congraturation !

  383. Well, I just finished working two months for Koyo Steering Systems in Troutville, VA. At least I got a first-hand look of the “model” after which corporate America began molding itself during the ’70s. All I can say is corporate America, corporate Japan, corporate anywhere all suck, period.
    We went from “personnel managers” to “human reource” departments. That should tell you everything–people are of no value than a damned pencil or computer monitor.
    “People” lost. Machines won. We worship at the feet of the great god of Profit.
    Consume. Spend. Don’t question authority. Obey. Be a good citizen.
    And they are so very good at endoctrinating everyone into believing that THIS is a good thing, a noble thing, that man should, and must, find meaning and purpose in and through his work.
    Bullshit. The sooner we all suffer the same fate as that of the dinosaurs, the better off we’ll all be. Human-kind doesn’t deserve the air it breathes simply because we have become so thoroughly inhuman.
    But great pictures, great essay. Very revealing. Thanks for having the courage to post it for all the world to see. Just a tragedy that most are too fucking busy working their asses into an early grave to see it.
    But they will have served their purposes as a loyal “team member” to help keep those profit margins where they should be.
    And at the end of it all, when all these people–Japanese, Americans, and all the rest–are ready to crawl into their graves, they’re going to want sympathy for a life wasted trying to “earn a paycheck.”
    Puppets on a string, once of no more value, deserves nothing more than to be tossed into the fire. Time for people to grow and spine and say: “YOU wanna work 60 hours a week, please, go right ahead. I’m going home and have sex with my wife!”
    Or, as someone else so eloquently said it:
    “Oh, fuck it.”

  384. some of those pictures disturbed me. it seems that some of those men fell asleep while walking.

  385. neil gentleman-hobbs

    Hi,
    Like the site. Nice to see what is going on in the cleverest country in the world. I suppose those cock suckers at Intel and Microsoft dad nothing to do with the Japanese electonic industry being all but taxed to death with duties.
    It seems everyone realises that the Americans (Americans and jews) make everyone else do all the fucking work while they make all the money.
    They own our newspapers, the TV the radio – the whole fucking media. So no one knows how we feel. The house market will go bang soon and the depression will arrive.

  386. Here’s how other Japanese spend their valuable time:
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    Japanese base-ball pitcher hits Batista with the ball and runs thinking Batista is coming after him.
    http://www.lookatentertainment.com/v/v-1232.htm
    Japanese drivers go head to head in a power slide racing competition, skidding left and right.
    http://www.lookatentertainment.com/v/v-366.htm
    Japanese dude walks around the streets, yelling at people and scaring them in general.
    http://www.lookatentertainment.com/v/v-1130.htm
    Japanese game show that rates the best talent, such as this crazy ping pong game done matrix style.
    http://www.lookatentertainment.com/v/v-122.htm
    Japanese Girl Tennis The title may sound boring but tits in the video is most interesting to watch.
    http://www.lookatentertainment.com/v/v-605.htm
    Japanese guy plays a really fast piano type arcade game.
    http://www.lookatentertainment.com/v/v-69.htm
    Japanese guy runs out into the middle of traffic and gets hit by a car.
    http://www.lookatentertainment.com/v/v-67.htm
    Japanese guy talks to a girl about the funny pranks that his friends pulled on unsuspecting people.
    http://www.lookatentertainment.com/v/v-768.htm
    Japanese guys and girls pull some moves to Eminem`s rap song Just Lose It.
    http://www.lookatentertainment.com/v/v-842.htm
    Japanese kung fu teacher, crazy, beats up his students, punches and kicks them around.
    http://www.lookatentertainment.com/v/v-703.htm
    Japanese mountain area landslide.
    http://www.lookatentertainment.com/v/v-220.htm
    Japanese style dance by 4 Sony robots.
    http://www.lookatentertainment.com/v/v-206.htm
    Japanese Talent Show A girl performs a need trick on a talent show where she appears to remove her head from her body (Announcer speaks Thai).
    http://www.lookatentertainment.com/v/v-1082.htm
    Japanese television show showing how to neatly fold a shirt within a few short seconds.
    http://www.lookatentertainment.com/v/v-4.htm
    =============from MasaManiA
    THank you for your information

  387. sorry for my bad english
    I have been in japan as exchangestudent.Staying two months in okinawa.Near nagocity in jungel.Everyday i came out of bed around 6 o clock.And got to bed at 2 a 3 o’clock midnight.
    I have been on japan highschool for two weeks.When i came first in japan. I never believed i can sleep while sitting.Like the people in the trains.This was in a 2 week vacation in winter 2002..
    But okinawa is so hot(atsui?).After the two weeks i was so tired. I was also sleeping while sitting.Lucky for me i has found a chair.Otherwise i was sleeping on the ground XD’.Beter say pass out
    I feel like foreinger.This as a freedom that you havent in my country.Japan is a releaxe country.Its cool japanese people leave you alone when sleep sometimes.Some japanese students and have film other students when sleeping.This was for joke
    so i understand them.Even busniss man are boring .I am now 20 no teenager more.Must become boring old busnissman XD.Okay they can eat for free at fancy resturants.Thats a good point.And make a lot of money.And work is there life probely.So they spend there money on exspensive clothes.To be cool for there boss.
    I will work only for money.Money = videogames.Everyody are free to choose own life path

  388. Wow, some of you guys crack me up. I was in japan a few years ago because my uncle moved from the U.S. to go teach there. He met a japanese girl and they got married. I was there for 2 weeks for their wedding. Pretty much everyday I was on a train at least 6 different times, and each time I saw people sleeping on the trains. I highly doubt they were all drunk though. Some of them maybe where, but most were probably just tired, and the ones that were awake were ALL messing w/there hi-tech cellphones!

  389. In India its even worst. I worked in a call center and the some employee’s didn’t even go home for weeks… they would take shower and sleep at work! >_< Work like 13 hours a day… even more.

  390. Perfected by but not restricted to Japanese people, “Jap nap” is the ability to fall asleep when ever they want/need to anywhere. eg Sitting on the bus or standing on the train:
    Dude 1: “Dude, it looks like that Asian guy is alseep!”
    Dude 2: “He is, he’s having a Jap nap”
    Dude 2: “Ahh soo!”
    Asian guy: “zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz”
    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Jap+nap

  391. You should see the convienience store down the street from me…
    A married couple owns the store-they are the only two workers in the store. They are open from 7AM to midnight, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. You might say that they are hard workers…
    BUT!!!…
    The wife opens the store at 7. She then lays on the little bed she has behind the counter. She, then, promptly falls asleep. If you wish to buy something from the store, you must wake her up in order to pay for it. She wakes up at 8, when her husband relieves her from her duties. Every hour, they swap out. When they are not working at the cash register, they go through the back door straight into their home (haha, we go shopping in their front room). They then get the kids ready for school, clean house, or go to sleep.
    Hell, as a Soldier in the US Army, I’ll switch jobs with them anyday!
    =========from MasaManiA
    Yes, Japanese convinience sotres’ owner is also hard.

  392. holy hell, i just read this entire blog and man
    some of you guys are way too prejudice and racist. What’s with all the hate?
    I’m more interested to know what the japanese readers REALLY think of some of these comments? As far as this work things concerned, as a forigner i think you will always have the handicap. If you’re not the lazy foriegner who goes home on time(early?) you’ll be somehting else. I mean, I’m going to Japan to experience it/look around. Not work 12 hours a day. No thank you, I will do my work, leave when it’s done and go explore Japan. If you would call me a lazy foriegner for that then i believe even if i stayed 3-4hrs extra each day you would find another reason.
    Is it most business jobs? All jobs? What % of people do you think stay and how many go??
    If you’re the type of person who goes, does that mean you probably don’t have a good chance to move up in the company??
    interesting stuff.
    ==========From MasaManiA
    Sorry and thank you

  393. David_and_Jihi

    Well we think Japanese people work too hard and sleep too little!…….They should eat more noodles to get more energy! =)

  394. I hate japenees people, because they arn’t a humain but machines, life is not juste work

  395. hey masa
    i swear if yr gonna have a website learn english properly then GOSH!!!!!!!!! how old r u? 2 yrs old? yr english is disgraceful! and anyway the japanese people r hard workers so wat? they r good coz they r loyal to there jobs and they work hard and if yr gonna use the word “fucking” then make it at least make sense! i think we should look up to the japanese coz their such hard workers!!!!!!!
    peace out

  396. To the person above, your English is worse.
    For example,
    ‘then GOSH!!!!!!!!!! how old r u? 2yrs old? yr english is disgraceful!’
    Masa speaks better English than you do.

  397. i am studying in japan now, and i can only sigh at how hardworking these people are, to a fault. if they are assigned to organize a party, they will even pour out drinks on your cup. i think, they have this addiction to tire the hell out of you, even when you are supposed to be having fun. all activities are squeezed in tight schedule, and at the end of the day, you’ve got to party and drink to death. then, clean up the mess up to wee hours, and start the follwing day with another set of activities, very early. i dont know where they get the energy, but it just not very fun, as it is supposed to be.

  398. I’M DYING HERE!!!!….these are hysterical!!..,and so true!!
    what goes in their heads?…hmmmm, this freeway intersection looks like a good place to nap!…and if some guy is going to camp out in sleep on my breats, he better have bought me dinner and drinks first.
    I lived in tokyo for 5 years and this WAS the normal site…. and to see it in photos, is freakin hillarious!!!!…I am seriously laughing so hard, I’m crying!….to see someone in a well dressed business suit sprawled out like he’s been shot in the back in the middle of the road is hysterical…who’s the guy lying in the road?..Oh, that’s the Emperor of Japan…Don’t wake him, he doesn’t have to up till 7:00
    GREAT PICS!!!!!!

  399. That is just an Asian way of life. Same thing happens in Viet-Nam, but we don t work as well as in Japan; i guess the problem is the system… YEAH FUCKING COMMUNIST SYSTEM.
    Masa, i really enjoy your Website! Keep working hard.

  400. Poland – 40 hours/per week ==> In privat 50 😛

  401. 18 pictures down..
    It’s Yan-san!

  402. Japanese businessmen and others worldwide spend so much valuable time because of money. Wouldn’t it be better to become rich and quit these hard jobs. Go to
    http://superriches.com
    and learn how to get rich.

  403. excellent!! j’ai vraiment beaucoup rigole…
    great

  404. Mr . Rupam Banerjee

    Dear Brother and sister Dat–25/08/05
    My name is MR. Rupam Banerjee i am an 34 years old indian my father was laready dead he was a govt servent so he was very poor he have no deposite account , i doing a job i got salary $100 per month i know you do not belive me because i told you all are true you know india is very poor country , but now my office has been close now my condition is just like a beger , my mother and sister stay withme , my mother is aheart persent and my sister suffering tuberclosises , it is a very bed desis , my mother and sister is o.k. they do not do any job , my doctor toled me as soon as posible provide them tritement but still date i could not provide them , because i am a beger my condition is too much bad this time , i want some help i beg to you my mother and sister life i know you must do it because you have a mother and sister ,

  405. Mr. Rupam Banerjee

    Dear Brother and sister Date- 25/08/05
    Once again i send this msg to my japines brother and sister , already i told you i am rupam banerjee a poor indian my father already dead he was a very poor man now my mother and sister is very ill my mother is a heart persent and my sister is tuberculiosis persent , my mother and sister condition is not o.k. doctor toled me provide them tritement but i could not do it , because this time my condition is just like a beger , just now i contract to my doctor he told me pls provide them tritement as soon as possible but i could not do it i am help less , i beg to all over my japanes brother and sister pls belive me and my condition and help me pls i kind urge to all over the japan people pls help me and save me weither we will be die because i have no way to save you are my last way , i pray to all my japanes brother and sister pls save my mother and sister god blease to all them , pls belive me , i crying to all over the japanes people and kind heart person pls belive me and provide me some help , i look in your way , pls japanes brother and sister give me a new life i know japanes people is very good and this reason i am very hoofful , all over the country i request and pray to them help me but still today no body can help me this reason i am very upset , i know japanes brother and sister could not do this tipe of manaer , they are very god , i love japan and japanes people , so i request and pray to them pls save my mother and sister life , my sister suffering last stage of the tuberculisosis she is very ill , past few days i admitted to hem hospital she suffering beliding , but belive me i have no money , so many time i try to collect a job but i could not find it you know india is very bad country , my relative could not help me the avide me , so i request my japanes brother and sister pls help me , all japanes person are my relitive , pls you belive me i take a oth in the name of god i tolled you all are true , pls you belive i know you are my god because god is present in people heart and you are my god , iam sure you must help me because you have a mother and sister , pls i beg to you for my mother and sister life , i beg your purden , pls brother and sister forgive me if i am wrong pls forgive me if do not want to helpme no problem but you must answer my mail , if you answer my mail then i will be very glad , then i throught i am not lonley , all japanes brother and sister loveme and they present in my sister , they love me , so i look in your way pls help me and save my life , i beg to you , pls do not stopsilent pls answer ,
    if you do not belive me then you do not help me if you belive me i know you must help me , i am sure you must belive me because i belive god god know i am true .
    Thank you
    Address– 10/ C /1 , Dr– G . C. Goswami Street
    Postbox– Serampore
    Dist– Hooghly
    Pincode– 712201
    State– West Bengal
    Country– India
    Telephone No– 91-33-2662-6149
    I know you must help me because india and japan is very close their man is also very close so a japanes person can understand a indian pain

  406. When you’re not in the power of doing what you really want to do, that’s sacrilege. Who can actually choose to sleep on public transportation or the streets? Nobody of course; these and many other people does it witout remedy. But what people cannot see through almost their entire lives is that remedy is within us.
    You have to find it inside you, to start acting with a free mind.
    There is not a matter of political or phisical boundaries, people who don’t act under their own mind, will suffer. And sadly most of the human world moves under this notion. It’s an old tribal custom. But the realization of something we didn’t know is the beginning of change.

  407. When you’re not in the power of doing what you really want to do, that’s sacrilege. Who can actually choose to sleep on public transportation or the streets? Nobody of course; these and many other people does it witout remedy. But what people cannot see through almost their entire lives is that remedy is within us.
    You have to find it inside you, to start acting with a free mind.
    There is not a matter of political or phisical boundaries, people who don’t act under their own mind, will suffer. And sadly most of the human world moves under this notion. It’s an old tribal custom. But the realization of something we didn’t know is the beginning of change.

  408. Hi, Im from Argentina. I think that that pics are just a shit and all of thems are previusly prepared and the others very drunks.
    Greets from Argentina.
    Dick!

  409. They look like they need a holiday – lol.
    ~Lizzy from the UK!

  410. very funny, this men are very bad 😛

  411. I think we can safely say that half of these people photographed are just drunk

  412. I’d like to fall asleep on a sexy chick XD

  413. They probably have worked for 18 hours and was taking a nap.

  414. The picture of the men and women here looks funny, I think they have worked for half and quater of the day(18hours).

  415. God damn lazy japs. I guess the jap business man is the same as the american bum.

  416. yo,
    Oh Well, it is truth… human races on hard working humans are weakness but I really hate world and human… but why am I? why am I? why am I? I wish I want to die? death is truth freedom. I WANT TO DESTROY WORLD!!! FUCKING AWAY WORLD!!! DAMN GOD FAKE. HUMANS ARE STRANGE TOO. I don’t like place in this is world!!!
    YOU WANT TO GO DIE!!! DEATH IS REALLY GOOD…
    “Death is only absolute freedom” – Kaworu Nagisa

  417. I think the dude who passes out on the women’s boobs is faking it. He planned that stunt for days…and that was the highlight of the day for him. Gotta give him props for pullin’ that off.

  418. Hi Masa,
    I think you need to admit that some of the salarymen in the photos are suffering from too much time at the ozakaya!
    Still, that does not alter your basic statement that Japanese are some of the hardest people in the world and they do (even the guy half over the woman!) fall fast asleep on you at the end of the day. I have lived and worked 13 years in Tokyo and this is a great country with a wonderful people
    Thanks for a great site (and I will be looking for you and your camera on the train!).
    Chris
    doing business in japan

  419. Phindile "Mystical" Goqwana

    Did you ever think that BLACK SOUTH AFRICANS will access your site? Well.. that’s my truth!!
    Masa, your website rocks Bro, but remember FIVE things:
    (1) Include a picture of your tired self from all the hard work you do in the name of the truth.
    (2)Take some english lessons cause your english sucks.
    (3)Never stop doing what you’re doin!
    (4)Take some english lessons.
    (5)you’re doing a superb job, (ENKOSI: THANK YOU)

  420. hi masa, nice work!
    it looks quite the same at the oktoberfest in munich, if you took away the asian look of the people and changed the business-outfit for lederhosen 😉

  421. Hey, I grew up seeing these guys on the trains. It’s NOT that they are lazy, it’s that most of the japanese business guys work soooo hard they fall asleep while doing stuff. Nice shots!

  422. Very sad pictures. The fact is that Americans work more hours than any people on the planet.
    Most of the people I drive on the freeway are half asleep. Our life is very difficult too in Calif. with the average house price in the O.C. hitting a million it takes two working pro’s to make ends meet, add up traffic, food etc we really don’t live that good. I can’t wait to get my pension in 4 years and buy my retirement house on Monkey Island OK!!!!

  423. Japanese are know all over the world for their EFFICIENT and hard working ways. Contrary to most of the posts here, they have created some of the best manufacturing techniques known to man. There’s a reason why so many quality cars come from Japan and such horrible cars come from the good ol U.S of A. I remember a few years ago eveyone here was saying how American products’ quality is terrible. But now in a global economy where someone half way across the world can steal your job for a lot less compensation, everyone tries to hype the quality.
    But anyway, if I could sleep on a train on the way home from work without getting robbed then I would do it too. Good luck to any of them that try it on a new york subway.

  424. Japanese are know all over the world for their EFFICIENT and hard working ways. Contrary to most of the posts here, they have created some of the best manufacturing techniques known to man. There’s a reason why so many quality cars come from Japan and such horrible cars come from the good ol U.S of A. I remember a few years ago eveyone here was saying how American products’ quality is terrible. But now in a global economy where someone half way across the world can steal your job for a lot less compensation, everyone tries to hype the quality.
    But anyway, if I could sleep on a train on the way home from work without getting robbed then I would do it too. Good luck to any of them that try it on a new york subway.

  425. haha american fucks

    id just like to say that i put in this and googled it : so tell me u retarded monkey why is it that you like cheese so much?. and this site came up bahaha so yeh its pretty fucked the way they work so hard – just go smoke billys!!! and yeh y do u ppl think americans are so good and that they work smarter than asian i say go get fucked. peace nigga!

  426. Yo. I’m from Poland. I just wanted to see funny pictures but this shit what I saw is horrible. I know some people from Japan, fortunately they don’t sleep on da streets. But anyways it’s fuckin’ amazing. IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO WRITE SOMETHING TO ME THIS IS MY E-MALE:wushu1@vp.pl

  427. Wow, why must Japanese people self-sacrifice (torture) themselves day by day in so many ways? It seems as if society must convince one another (consciously/subconsciously)all the time that they are Japanese by thinking on the same level in everything they do. Proving that real Japanese all think a like, and are a homogenous race. The price to be paid to be a “unique” race?
    Actually, it seems more like brain washing and mind control by gov’t and historically, Emperor cult mentality enforced by Feudal Japan to keep people docile. Looks like it worked extremely well. However, GAMBATTE is a double edged sword!

  428. Part of the documented sleepy people are narcoleptic! I’m sure.Narcolepsy is not rara in Japan.

  429. Maybe they are knocked out by the pushers, rather than sleeping:
    http://www.wimp.com/japanesetrain/

  430. Funny pics…i came across this website by mistake, but is good! I also like the guy laying on floor, i feel bad for him, i wonder what his story is? How did you come across such moments! Is so funnny!
    dewa, mata nochihod
    ——————–
    :B kawaii

  431. Dude why are so many Spaniards typing in Spanish and other European talking how one is lazy and how other should learn from them this is’nt a forum for who are the best and hardest workers cause Masa is just posting on a funny hard working Japanese daily life that guys coming from work are really tired from w/e and are sleeping on the train/ subway. So everyone who is still on i’m this really smart ass asian or this super hard working Spanih/ French dude pleasae shut up and rant about ur great and powerfull militaries… (yes i am American) sop when u start bosing other countries in Europe and the world around then start talking about all the work u guys do cause its true why work so hard for no reward. And last is honestly why does this have to become an nationallity issue when we can just laugh about the guys who are really K.O’ed on the subway.

  432. great pics..
    how come they are so tired and can sleep on the middle of the street and also on women’s breast? that women seem doen’t feel anything…

  433. I know what working like crazy and getting little sleep is like. I was in the U.S. Navy for an enlistment. During the begging of the bombing campains us on the Air craft carriers would work up to 72 hour shifts at a time, I would find my self sleeping under jet planes, on steel nonskid (large metal sand paper texture)floors, in line waiting for so called “food”, in the head (or bathroom), even in the armory.
    Our standard hours where supossed to be like thirteen hour days not counting tiem to eat. But we often stood around waiting to be dismissed, ushaly waiting sevral hours, and it would not be uncommon that we woudl be sent right back to work instead of going to sleep.
    But thats a military lifestlye, civilians shouldnt have to live that way. I wish the Japanese would hurry up and make robot slaves for the world so we can all stop working so hard.
    As a civilian now I have a great respect for my freedoms. When you go to a job, they are paying you for your time, your time is your life, it is the most important, being sucessful means making the best of your time, not wasting it.

  434. yea… i agreed with our friends, work smart is better than work hard…yes…we work for life, for money, but that doesnt mean that we have to put aside our real life.human are still human.

  435. Unbelievable

  436. stephanie abigail johns

    Guess all these folks are pretty tired, cant imagine being so tired while im not home . I dont think I could just sprawl out on the street no matter how tired i was.

  437. Frightening. Better here in Romania. I believe in: “work in order to live, not live in order to work”.

  438. Hey masa,
    Great site…. I was in Yotsikaidao in the summer for three months… I used to go to a club in Tokyo called “Wall street” …. anywayz, we used to party and drink until 8 in the morning… when we came outside… it was day time and sunny… when you look around…there is always about 20-50 people sleeping everywhere on the side walks…these photos brought back lots memories…I going back to yotsikaido in February 2006…we should hook and party…(from canada)

  439. How the hell do you compare work effeciency if you have no idea what the other guy is working with? To base an opinion on the photos is stupid. I’m a college student. Try staying up 3 days in a row because the proffesor’s/boss a dumbass who can’t plan right and gives a research paper due in a week. I sat down on steps of the dorm and fell asleep outside while it was raining.

  440. What the f***a ?? Japaneese is working all day ??

  441. well i think that the japanese are a bunch of crazy ass mother fuckers. How do you expect to lead a normal life when you live like that. You should start to realize that something is wrong when you wake up in a street!!!!!!!!!!i work my ass off every now and then, but it’s not all the time. Sometimes i take time off, like now, reading this stupid pointless fucking website for some reason AND replying too. See, it gives me time to relax. I still run the company, so i have many responsibilities, but i still have time for myself.
    In my opinion it is a joke to work THAT hard. They deserve to be so tired. There’s a saying in my country (South Africa) that goes: If the head is stupid, the body must suffer. That is a rough translation.
    That’s my opinion
    Peace chinks

  442. Dear Nips,
    I’ve been to Japan three times each for 3 weeks. I married a Japanese girl I met in the states where she on scholorship teaching the Suzuki Violin School. Three childern we had together. Unlike me, they were straght “A” students and never got in trouble. Two now have careers, the oldest 28, is a TV film editor and camera man graduating Cum laude with a MA in English but would rather live a quality life that take some of the more lucative job offers he has had.
    The next oldest graduated cum laude with two BA degrees one in psychology the other in Education and now at 25 is married and teaches in Yuma, AZ.
    Although the caucation/Japanese look isattractive, my third is 18, freshman at the university and ad knock out. All this is quite boring to most bu there is one thing I never have figured out. Japan has one of the lowest crime rated in the nation. With with a population of about 120,000,000 roughly have the total of the USA they manage to live together in harmony on a land mass the size of California. Every damn flat spot in Japan has a city on it. Mountanes make up the rest of Japan and its damn tough living on the side of a mountin unless you’re wearing olf shoes, sho…they don’t. Think New York or LA is crowded. all lit up in the middle of th night, the ginza is packed with people. Looking down from a few stories up, all you see is a sea of black heds moving like a snke don the five mile streash of sky scrapers.
    While visiting, my father-in-law and brother-in-law rode with us to various cities in Japan by train, the Shinkosin. It one hell of a smooth riding 100 mile per hour train. Upon entering the train car, my father-in-law quickly fell asleep as did my brother-n-law.
    I knew we were suppost to change trains along the way but I couldn’t read Japanese with written characters like an architects’s drawing.
    I took in the sights as they sawed logs. We nearly flew past lots of train stations without stopping but it never ONCE failed. Both of them woke up a few minutes before the stop to change trains.
    To Japanese sleeping is a luxury. When they aren’t out partying in steam baths, they’re racking zzzz’s or working, working working. I’m curious though
    On the Ginza in Tokyo the first thing I thought was how in the HELL to the police put out a discription of a Japanese man after he breaks the law (such as…dropping waste paper on the ground). It would have to be broadcast to police stations all over Tokyo. “Wanted: Male, 5’3″, black hair, brown eyes, wearing gray or blue suit. Last seen walking East on the Ginza. Place him under arrest immeditally.”
    They must have huge jails in Japan!
    Aligoto gozimus.
    IL USA

  443. My years at McGill University were a little bit like that. I’m planning to move to Japan. It’s going to be a lot of fun.

  444. hey, this sight is ace. your stopping me from doing an essay on pre 1900 poetry for Mr Bagpuss. Yay, woo woo. im sitting with a gay japanese friend and his dad was in one of the pictures!!! gosh he has big feet! you know what they say about big feet 😉

  445. so I live in Japan now and it is totally like this everyday. Japanese people have told me themselves that they work like 14 hours and they only hobby they have is drinking after work.

  446. AMERICANS ARE IDIOTS

    ALL THE AMERCANS R FUCKING JERKS, AND THEY ARE TOTALLY IGNORANTS AND STUPID, THEY WILL LIKE TO BE AS RICH AS THE JAPANESES R, BUT THEY JUST CAN’T, HA HA HA HA, THE AMERICANS CAN ONLY DO STUPID THINGS ALL THE TIME LIKE WATCHING PLAY BOY ALL DAY LONG, OR THINKING THAT THEIR UGLY CARS COULD COMPITE WITH THE ONES OF JAPAN. I HAVE SEVERAL YEARS LIVING IN THIS UGLY COUNTRY THAT THEY CALL “AMERICA”, AND I’VE NEVER,AND I’VE NEVER,AND I’VE NEVER,AND I’VE NEVER MET SOMEONE INTELLIGENT IN THIS NATION, THEY SEEM TO HAVE 5 YEARS ALL ALL THEY LIFE, HA HA HA FUCKING IDIOTS.
    BESIDES IT IS NOT TRUE THEIR SCHOOLS R THE BEST OF THE WORLD, THEY NOT EVEN CAN SPEAK ENGLISH WELL IN COLLEGE, INSTEAD THE JAPANESES KNOW A LOT MORE ENGLISH THAT THEY, OH WHAT AN IRONY. AND THEY R EXTREMEKY, YEAH , EXTREMELY BAD IN MATH.THEY STUDY THE ALGEBRA LEVEL OF MATH IN COLLEGE,AND THEY CAN’T UNDERSTAND CALCULUS. WELL THAT IS BECAUSE THEY R ALL IDIOTS.
    BYE, AND DREAM ON ABOUT YOU WILL EVER BE AS THE JAPANESES ARE(HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA THAT IS JUST IMPOSIBLE).

  447. I feel sorry for those people. They are stuck in a system that leads in one direction only: towards an early death, without retirement. I don’t think I could survive a single year in Japan. I love my life too much, and my freedom, and I will never be a successful slave.
    I’m Swedish. We have a very strong work ethic in this country. I mean the real Swedes, not the immigrats who in my opinion are very lazy and useless, most of them.
    We are a lot like the Germans (we are very similar to them in many ways). We work regular hours. We work efficiently, but when the working day is over, people go home and do what evere they want to do. That’s it. No overtime. Never.
    I worked in Paris for two years, and it was a horribly inefficient there. My boss was an upper-class twit who lived in the Marais district. Beause he had gone to the “right schools”, he felt he was somehow superior to they guys who actually did the work and the thinking. It was a useless, lousy, pointless work environment, and everybody hated it. Oh, and by the way, it went out of business. I have the same feeling about France in general: many people there are arrogant and selfish.
    I am very happy at my present employer. We work passionately and are rewarded accordingly.
    Masa, your web page is great!
    Cheers from Sweden

  448. Nice pics Masa, Japanese do work hard, but more often than not I Japanese business men just sitting in their office doing nothing. It’s seems horribly inefficient…but despite this, Japanese are extremely hard workers and extremely loyal.

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  450. I think in Japan the business people work really hard to earn money…in America there’s a steep difference between the salary of someone who works above you and someone who works below you…in Japan that difference isn’t so steep so that in order to make more money you have to go even higher…I don’t know if this makes sense…

  451. I don’t care if they’re working hard at the office every day or spinning their tires to suck up to the boss. Either way it’s no way to live and I thank god I wasn’t born Japanese.
    I read somewhere that Japan has one of the lowest rates of sexual intercourse between husbands and wives, and looking at these pictures it seems pretty obvious why.
    What sad wastes of lives, all waking hours in a sterile office environment, no love at home, and never any change. What’s the point of it?

  452. ill out work any japaneese!

  453. Your page is great, fantastic, thank you !!!!!!!

  454. This site made my day, along with piss my pants! thank you!

  455. I think the man in the first picture might just be pretending to sleep so he can put his head on the womens breast.

  456. I thought I already said I hate morons.

    Hey, AMERICANS ARE IDIOTS,
    Look at your keyboard. Do you see the caps lock key? Use it. By the way, since your English is so much better than mine, maybe you can explain how ‘are’ became ‘r’.
    Just curious, have your ever been able to solve any trigonometry equations in your head. In other words, without paper or a calculator? Sure, I didn’t take Calculus…a person can only sleep through so many classes before getting tired of the subject.
    Maybe, you never met any intelligent Americans because they were smart enough to ignore your pompous ass.
    “The proof that there is intelligent life out there is that they have not come here.”-Calvin and Hobbes

  457. uk harry bambo

    Dear Friend.
    I am Barrister U.K Harry Bambo Of chambers and Associate here in London.
    My office is at Manchester Road East, Little Hulton, Manchester, M_381.
    I am the Estate/financial manager to late Mr Tan Scott. of United Kingdom
    of great britain and Nothern Ireland. Mr Tan scott was an oil, livestocks
    and sea food merchant. he is a major exporter in those area mentioned. He
    is aged 49yrs before his sudden death. Mr Tan Scott was assasinated with his
    only daughter paula in 2003 by her ex- wife Sandra who is currently serving
    a life sentence in Scottland as it was Proved beyound doubts that she
    planned and executed the death of her husband and unfortunatly her daugheter
    too in other to forcefully inherit the assets and money of my late client
    which she planned to spend with her Colombian boy friend Alexandra Poferi
    who is also serving the same term. The motive for killing the daughter is
    not far fetched that she would have been the only eye witness to the
    gruesome murder of her father. Sandra has breaked up with my client 12yrs
    ago when he discorvered that she is cheating on him by keeping an
    extra-marital affairs. since then she has been into certain ploys to
    assasinate the man which she finally suceeded. To cut the sad story short. I
    have all the financial detail worths of My late client. whom unfortunatly
    has no one left behind that will stand as the heir/next of kin to inherit
    all his properties and investment returns. I have already given out the
    properties to the state as they all knew that he has no one to inherit them.
    But my client has an account in Niger Delta region where he lifts and sell
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  458. You're not good at this-just give it up.

    Great con…
    1)Posted on a blog instead of sent to a particular e-mail address
    2)Posting as if to a specific person, yet asking for information that the ‘barrister’ would already have if he had ANY specific person in mind
    3)What ‘barrister’ would write like this? Bad grammar, mispelled words, etc. but supposedly a full command of ‘legal-ese’, not to mention switching from ‘British-English’ to ‘American-English’ and back again.
    All I’d give this guy is…nothing, not even an E for effort.

  459. Thanks for the great reportage on Japan Masa, I’m always intrigued to see what you’ve come up with..
    Korean businessmen seem similar in their sleeping habits to Japanese – I caught a few on camera too
    http://www.pbase.com/minton/image/53129209

  460. masa jap is know as very hard working in asia ! but do u think our life is not just be a working machince ! we have to ejoy our life ! because we just have few ten year to live maybe less! who know when we will go to other world! do u agree with me?

  461. i,m like those pictures once a month so I want want to go over there to work and sleep on the street in a secure zone

  462. Hey you all making fun of this poor Japanese people…who are so tired and they just close their eye for a moment…you all f*cking Americans…making fun of anyone…but you are the worst…U.S.A is a country without ancient country bias..and i never heard someone saying:”ohh,.americans..yeah..what an interesting and beautiful nation.!!”these words are often said and reffered to Japanese people..:)
    You just stop criticizing everyone…cuz Japan is now ..the No1 most powerful country in the world..and if u have 1 atomic bomb they have 5…their technology is real and exciting…on the other hand…American Technology is a kind of “Mystical”…and non-progressive as Japan’s one..Japanese are most likely better than Amaricans…and most of all…
    [:)]Japanese Girls…are beautiful man..they are just f*cking better than American bustard Girls..you have no country bias…you have no nation…your country is out of history and out of great people…you are nothing but intruders in this world….

  463. This is much better than spending time in creating wars around the world like people from U.S. do.
    I hope they’ll earn enough for some decent accommodation.

  464. That's serious stereotyping, catalyst

    You’ve got some giant gaping holes there, Catalyst. I’m American, and I haven’t made fun of everyone (there goes that statement down the toilet-you DID say ALL Americans). Without ancient country bias? 1)O.K., the US was formed most recently than most countries, true. That proves nothing; the land was still here, with people living on that land. 2)Bias is USUALLY considered to be a bad thing. Many people associate ‘bias’ with racism, sexism, etc. So exactly what are you trying to say? What you wrote is kind of a complimentary insult or an insulting compliment, however it’s worded, it’s still an oxymoron at best.
    ‘what an interesting and beautiful nation’…ahh, yes. I’ve heard that quite often from the tourists that came to see the US for themselves. Sometimes, I heard it in German (Ich sprechen Deutsch), Spanish (y un CIERTO Espanol), and plenty of times in English (usually with a thick accent). Have you ever tried to see the US for yourself? Or are you just spewing out some propaganda you heard from someone else?
    So you have bombs, we have bombs, every country either has bombs, are making bombs, or are trying to figure out how to make (or just buy) bombs. Did you want a cookie? Maybe a gold star, like in kindergarden? So, we’re intruders in this world (like we came from another planet-which would mean that our technology is superior, considering that we have perfected interplanetary travel…sorry, but Americans are FROM this world, just like you)…I’m beginning to think you’re trying to be Discordian (Hail Eris).
    ‘Stop criticizing everyone’…followed by you criticizing American Technology (sort of…’Japanese are most likely better than Americans’-well, are they or aren’t they? Form a damn opinion already). We have a phrase in English…it’s ‘the pot calling the kettle black’. I’ll let you figure that out.
    How can technology be mystical? That’s like saying science is magic, or black is white, or water is fire. Now, I KNOW you’re trying to be Discordian.
    Japanese girls vs. American girls…hey, everyone has their own taste (hell, if you look at my Dad’s side of the family, I’m…well, pick an ethic background, and it’s probably in there somewhere. But who really gives a fuck?). Just because you like Japanese girls better doesn’t mean American girls are bastards-my biological parents married before I was concieved, and are still married.
    My country is out of history and out of great people? Speaking of ‘mystical’, do you really think you can tell the future? History is created everyday, everywhere. As long as the US is still around, US history will still be made. As far as great people…we have just as many great people as the next country. We have no nation? The US IS a nation by definition.
    Nenad, as an American, I have created exactly 0 wars. Don’t confuse government with the general populace. Regardless, I hope the men and women in these pictures can afford decent accomodation, too.

  465. An American woman

    Although, the guys in these pictures are entirely too old (and possibly too boring-eat, work, eat, work, sleep, drink, repeat-day in and day out) for my taste, to be perfectly honest, some of the hottest guys I’ve seen were either Korean or Japanese.
    You might want to sit down for this…

  466. > Nenad, as an American, I have created exactly 0 wars. Don’t confuse government with the general populace.
    I must say that this time I wrote everything intentionally. Though I never generalize people, even when I say that most of nations are basically the same, I was actually saying all Americans.
    I am Serb, I also never created war, never killed anyone, but half of the world do not want to mess with me. I have trouble getting ANY visa, and everyone takes me responsible for what my ex government (the same I was actually always fighting against) did. (What ever they did they did it in cooperation with your government.)
    What I wanted to say, voice of your government is voice of general populace, your representatives learned me about that, so do not be surprised when everyone finds you guilty for something you think you are not involved in.
    I find this photos great, they helped me to see a bit of ?Eamurai?Eway of life. I think we should all find out much more about each other, as even if we speak the same language we usually do not understand each other. This is what we are, this way or another, in Japan, Serbia, America, Germany, …

  467. Hello,
    Masa love the pictures they are great and well let’s face it, it would be great to be able to fall down anywhere and sleep and not worry about it. Must say that I am jealous of the Japanese for that one. To know you can do that and not be molested has to be a freedom I don’t think I will ever know.
    This would be a really great site though if only ignorant poeple didn’t spout their ignorance for the rest of us to read. First off all, there is only one race it is called the human race to which there are many colors and cultures and thank god how boring would the world be if we were all alike. Now to me that kind of world would be hell. As far as blaming one country or another for the state of the world, come on there is no perfect goverment on this world, can’t be we are human after all. Poeple are people and you will have hard works and lazy workers so what big deal…as others have pointed out can’t we just enjoy the humor and leave the political bullshit out of it.
    Oh and Masa your english isn’t that bad, I have seen alot worse and I am sure that if i tried to learn japanese i would make some pretty commen mistakes that would seem funny or odd to you. So keep up the good work.
    p.s. food for thought a quote from a native american chief…the world would be a better place if we all learned to love like a child..
    Translation: Kids don’t care where you come from, what you look like, just that you will play nicely…maybe we all need to learn that one again.

  468. Only a closed mind believes the stereotypes

    Dubaldan (not sure of the spelling) nenad. Remember, I am but one voice in the general populace. You see, we have a form of government where the majority rules-the minority just has to deal with the unpleasantness of the aftermath. Also, the president is elected by an electoral college. No matter what I and my fellow Americans vote, it is still possible for the vote to go to someone else, due to the fact that the representative voting on behalf of the other people in my home state still has an opinion of his or her own. It is simply ridiculous to blame everyone in any country for what their government does.
    When I was in Kosovo, I got along with Albanians and Serbs alike-I cannot, and will not, blame ALL Kosavars for what happened. I would hope that others would show the same level of understanding.
    The world is not black and white at all. It’s all shades of gray. Light, dark, or in between, it’s still gray, has always been, and will always be gray.

  469. The world is in shades of “dir en grey”? Lol.
    Japanese men need more vacations.

  470. Shades of ‘DeG’? I’d LOVE that.

  471. Only a closed mind...

    Shades of DeG? Now, THAT would be pretty sweet.

  472. OMG…..And this alll you see ewery day??

  473. Your Engrish is cool, I want to marry a Japanese guy 🙂

  474. Don’t know….. but aren’t these people just got drunk?

  475. bitch ass canadians dont believe in the right to sleep. i think you cock sucking bitch asses got some peotry to write and some wood to widdle! get you girls some doggy underwear and keep the priorities in check!

  476. This is dead on the money for Japan culture… but what we need is some of the pics that show the ‘busy hard working men’ of Japan sleeping in thier cars nexts to the parks for hours on end!
    I have been here for 10 years – my wife (Japanese) and I just had our second child – you want to see how hard working the men are just spend a week in the hospital after your wife (or yourself) has just giving birth… I saw two husbands that came to ‘visit’ and slept for 2 hours on thier wive’s bed!
    Japan…. a world on its own.

  477. Awww, all the tired Japanese people!!!! Some of them look like they died! Very interesting pictures, thank you very much!!

  478. Masa,
    Congratulations on the success of your site.
    It appears this forum has two years and counting.
    And you’ve done it with style.
    Being an international forum, I have seen many myths about Americans here. Americans are very hard working. A lot of successful Americans don’t even drink anymore. Someone mentioned companies moving over seas. It is the factories that are moving. It is much cheaper to run factories in a country with few women’s rights or child labor laws. Employees will work for much less. Cost of living in the US is getting harder to meet for the working class, so they work harder or smarter not longer. People who get this tired are sent home. What if your boss walked by?!? Or a Client?!? You get fired for this behavior in the US.

  479. Salut,
    Je suis en France, la vie est tranquille, vive les 35 heures, mais en relite pour certains d’entre nous, nous travaillons plus de 35 heures, voir meme 70 heures pour ceux de l’hoteleries. Mais au Japon les gens travaillent trop !!!
    Bon salut tout le monde et travaillez dure hahahaha!
    Hello, I am in France, the life is quiet, we work 35 hours per week, but in relity for some among us, we work more than 35 hours, to see even 70 hours for those of the hotelery industry. But in Japan people work too much!!! Good safety everyone and work lasts hahahaha!

  480. you american idiots.. your the worts of this planet and you`r talking about japanish workers.. you`ll never be nothing.. motherfucker..(to GMAN) fucking idiot

  481. hey how about you spend your time looking into why the 5 most richest men in the world are freemasons ang why there a saeckt of the 33 that seam to be ?

  482. They must not be working that hard. They are wearing suits.
    It’s not as if their job requires them to throw sack after
    sack of potatoes into a truck.

  483. Well I know for a fact that when my wife was a nursery school teacher in Japan she worked her ass off, late at work then when she got home she worked all night coming up with new lessons, crafts and games for the kids.
    It was insane.
    A good friend of mine was a chef in a big hotel. He had to come in 3 or 4 hours before his shift to prep and stayed until the work was done, which was quite late usually. He wasn’t inefficient, he was working his ass off the whole time.
    Due to shitty laws regarding overtime, created to “protect” workers, after you work so many hours in a day you have to work “volunteer” time.
    If you leave early, or before the work is done you are not a team player and you are fired.
    I have another friend who is a coach, he has to stay late and on weekends to work with kids either private coaching or just watching them while they do their afterschool club. He has no choice. Its not sucking up. He can quit or he can do his volunteer time. That’s his choice.
    For sure going out and drinking all night is not helping matters, but none of my friends do that. I wouldn’t be too quick to generalize.
    There are a lot of inefficient workers in Japan, but there are just as many who work their asses off the whole time they are there. Don’t forget where the Toyota model was invented which every company in the world is trying to copy. The Toyota model is the fucking holy grail to efficiency experts all over the world.
    Great pics Masa. I feel sorry for these guys.

  484. I would kill the whole world if I could.

  485. fuck you japan ..WHO CARES?if you are fuckin tired…..china doesnt give a damn about you..the rape of nan king..you havent said sorry for that either and your history books dont show the truth about the war…IF your country says (SORRY) for trying to invade/rape n kill innocent civilians then we might forgive…but till then…NO?…AND I DO CARE that the bomb (SHOULDNT) have been dropped on the innocent people of HIROSHIMA..should have been on your army and the government (ONLY)…and you say u have sense of shame..well have some compassion for the people u killed of china..invading other countries is how hiroshima happened but i still dont agree with bombing people…i lost my family due to you people…show compassion..dr chan

  486. The French think they are smart because they get to take lots of vacation time and they get free medical care in their socialist nation. That is because they don’t have to spend billions on national defence because the BIG BAD US has been providing Europe’s defences ever since WWII. Then they give the socialist money they save to Airbus so they can outcompete Boeing. So the US is basically funding the destruction of US companies. You know I hope the US does leave all the military bases in Europe and Japan and Korea and every other godforsaken place on this planet. It would save us a bundle of money that we could spend on better things. We wouldn’t be the world’s whipping boy anymore and they would have to stick up for themselves for a change. Would we see the Germans go crazy again? How about the Japanese? I don’t know and I don’t care. But I’m sure it would wipe those smug euro-grins off their faces. You may ask how the US will fight terrorism. What the fuck do you think nukes were invented for? Yeah that’s right I said it. We should nuke one of those raghead cities. It doesn’t really matter which one. They all view us as infidels anyway. Kill’em. Kill’em all.

  487. Is anyone know how the acting formula of a japanese businessman? Like the way he should act, talk, respond… any idea?

  488. I’m from india and I think it’s wonderful post. thanks for this post. I read all of your post.

  489. Alexander Diamant

    Hmmm, where are all the japanese nobelprize takers? You would expect there to be a lot of them because they work so hard and much.. maby they just are inefficient.
    Maby the japanese people just learn a big quantity of shit in school instead of taking time understanding the information? It is important to take time to reflect and analyze information.
    /from sweden

  490. Kazumi Itchinaba

    THE STATEMENT OF TRUTH
    Japanese do work hard but you shouldn’t be whining about working that is a sign of laziness, lack of focus, and no determination. At least in Japan workers are paid well. In China you can’t choose your career unless you’re exceptionally bright. Japanese are lazy compared to Chinese, Chinese get less pay usually, lower annual salaries and they still never complain about work. Japanese are probably the laziest of the mongoloid race. Japan I’m sorry but its true you can’t create your culture with China and Korea, you can’t create your language without the Chinese and Koreans and you can’t even make your prized Katanas without the help of Chinese and Koreans again. Don’t bother arguing with me I know my facts the Chinese and the Korean people influenced your country so much I am appalled that your government can’t apologize for its war crimes. If you say this has nothing to do with the subject right know I don’t care. I demand the Japanese to know that they are the Mini-China of Asia. Japanese are the Wa.The Japanese will always remain to be the lesser state to China because China made your nation .Japan?EMade In China?E Yes I know Chinese products aren’t really good and look Japan didn’t turn out good either. Your politicians are like children, your people aren’t educated properly in your crimes against humanity (SOCIAL STUDIES).The Japanese culture is unique as you Japanese say in way that you are the only country not only to successfully copy another superior civilization you are the people who won’t accept that you have an inferiority complex that why you invaded China when you had the chance in the 30’s.You attacked your creator of your culture and that disgust me. Your idiotic Prime Minister Koizumi should officially apologize for your crimes against Asia you childish people. If you don’t apologize and give proper payment to China and South Korea you shall never have peace. Once the China arises from the ashes your pitiful nation shall crumble before it. Not by war but by economics. If China doesn’t invade you through force it shall crush your economy like as if a great mighty red tsunami came down and destroyed you arrogant nation.
    From the Righteous One
    May 10th 2006
    THAT NOT MY NAME FOOLS!

  491. Hello
    I’m from Thailand and for now working in Kanagawa , Japan would like to know for more detail as your business could you please to tell me as soon if possible .

  492. Looks like a bunch of lazy nips to me. Imagine me dropping an atomic bomb a disintegrating them all where they lay…oh wait, you guys don’t have to imagine this….my bad.

  493. hi am from canada
    i have good capital but abit confused on what kind of business to inves in.more so since japanese are very hardworking i will like to go in to a joint venture with a trusted and very hardworking japanese.please reply me soonest

  494. Tired of filth from China

    Kazumi,
    Better yet, take your damn Hwangsa/Kosa/whatever-the-hell-you-call-it-in-China back. I’m getting tired of all my sneezing. It’s so bad, it looks like yellow paint running down the roads when it rains – every fucking year.

  495. most of you don’t understand the importancy to all this sleeping issue!! in the 1960’s is when this began,shortly after mothra and godzilla hit the scene..tokyo was totally in chaos…the cities were crumbling and the waves on the ocean intense!! many died during those days..many lived,but only to have horrible nightmares every night. finally the past is behind everyone and now. after all these years…the japanese can finally sleep at nights with the assurance inside themselves that japan is no longer threatened by the destruction of those two demonic creatures.and now they catch up on the sleep that they had fallen behind on for so many years..bless them..bless them all.

  496. Does it really matter whether they’re drunk or tired? Just as bad, I’d say, considering not only how often most business men get drunk, but also their sleeping patterns. A lot of people live to work, I think, this is partially because of that the work invested in something greater in the individual is valued very highly in Japan. Your work is mainly for the hive, not just yourself. So people treat themselves as junkable commodities, a dime a dozen, in the attempt to be not only a busy bee, but a notably significant bee. The hardworking business man works to ensure a decent/good living for his family, and after work drinks a lot of liquid stupid to get a quick relaxation fix and be social with his fellow hive mates so that they feel more like parts of the same whole, and thus work can try to flow more smoothly.
    That is my impression, at least.
    Now, I have nothing against hard work, and I have nothing against efficient work. But a lot of people within Japan are terribly worried about the future of the nation. If people seriously do want to improve birth rates and ensure that Japan will continue to be one of the leading nations, many values will have to be re-evaluated. Life is more than just black and white, however. It does not mean people have to cease to work hard, it only means that they cannot continue the way they have been so far.

  497. Hello all,
    This is one of the most interesting and strangest forums I have ever read. And I did read every post that I was capable of reading, some were in languages I don’t understand. So are you all hard working and patriotic? That’s laughable, every single one of you that argued that people from your country work longer, work harder, work smarter, or work more efficiently, are a bunch of whining hypocrites. The fact that all of you are trying so hard to prove that country works the best makes me wonder, do you have something to hide? Are you worried that people from your nation might actually be capable of laziness? Is it then your patriotic duty to prove all the foreigners wrong? What a joke.
    Another thing that I have noticed is, just as much as Americans were claiming that the Japanese were lazy, the Japanese were calling the Americans stupid. There’s another example of hypocrisy for you, and it’s childish. I personally think that both the Japanese and Americans have to much pride in themselves. Being proud of yourself and your country is one thing, but don’t start stating that you or your nation’s people are better than anyone else because your not. That’s right you aren’t superior in any way to anybody, and if you believe you are, you are just ignorant.
    Every human is lazy at heart, and don’t tell me you aren’t because then I know you are lying! Some people do work really hard, but when given the chance will be lazy. Some people are really lazy but when the need a rises they work hard.
    One last thing those of you who brought any sort of history lesson in to this forum, this was forum was about work procedure and ethics and had nothing at all to do with history. Then you just had to add your own little twist, assumingly to prove somehow that historically another nation is lazier than yours. What a load.
    I’m Canadian by the way. I’m sure someone is now going to add smart ass comment about Canadians now aren’t they?
    Masa your website (all of it) is awesome, it makes me want to visit Japan.

  498. I AM FROM BRAZIL. JAPANESE TO BE SLEEPY ALWAYS

  499. Japan is a nice place to visit but I would not want to live there because I am familiar and comfortable with life here in the U.S.A. I have spent my entire professional life (33 yrs) making manufacturing more productive and less laborous. That is honorable, as is working very hard because you are required to do so. Our close friend in Japan has educated us about many things in Japanese society. Yes, they do cop feels on the subways. They lack the same enzymes as Native Americans and cannot hold their liquor. Japanese married couples stop having sex with each other after a couple of years. Sex slaves are part of their culture. There is almost no crime, even the large cities are beautiful and clean, in spite of the demonic traffic flow there are few accidents, and they eat very well. Women are third class people in Japan. Everyone is well educated. Real estate carries an unreal price. They live in harmony (mostly) despite the dense population. Whatever image you have of their large cities is not accurate of their small cities, just like in the U.S.A. I would love to return soon for another visit. In the meanwhile, God bless the U.S.A.!

  500. All japs are interested in is _looking_ busy. That’s not even close to actually accomplishing anything except LOOKING BUSY.

  501. Why is every American being such a fucking sourgrape. “Work with quality, not quantity.”
    Do you not see that the “quality” of japanese work has paid off? Japan is years ahead technologically compared to the US. Just look your TV, and your gaming devices, or perhaps your cell phone. Of course! its made by a japanese company. Fine, not everything in your house is made in Japan. Maybe Cheaper, less technological items such as casual clothing, toys that your children play with, the plastic on your light switch, the battery case of your clock, the fabric on your car, the support for your mattress, etc. aren’t made in Japan, because they are made in…..CHINA!
    The economy is being dominated by Asian influence. Remember, although almost half of the technology in your house is the creation of the japanese, japanese probably make up 2% of the worlds population….
    I fly to america for long intervals of work due to corporate situations, and americans do NOT work with a particular amount of quality like the above posts claim, or at least, not quality enough to make up for how much less time they spend at work compared to japanese businessmen.
    That too, is reflected by american achievements in the economy…, that is, less than the achievements of japanese and asians

  502. Pookie Begonia

    too much saki

  503. Those japs are drunk!!!

  504. Door,
    I find your posting pretty funny. Did you forget after we gave your country radiation from WWII that we went back over and educated your poor bastards and then rebuilt your whole city.
    Did you forget that we created the Internet, Computers, phones, tv (esp HDTV), automobile, radio, airplanes, electricty? If you know anything about google you could see everything we have done.
    The only thing Japan has going for them is that they have Sony and most of their engineers came here to be educated.
    Did you also forget that Intel, Dell, AMD, Sun, Oracle, HP, Cisco, Microsoft, IBM are all American companies that do their own inventions? And then they pay Japan pennies on the dollar to produce it then they have to hand it over to China so they can make even more of a profit.
    You are too lame.

  505. Masa great Job with the pics. This is a part of Japanese life I see everyday but you are one of the only people with the balls to capture it on camera.

  506. Your text quite right. Yo.

  507. I think mabye the man in the first oic is faking it so he can put his head on the womans breast.

  508. What a way to sleep. I tought it was tough enough sleeping next to my overly affectionate girlfriend. They are definitely prime candidates for online matchmaking.

  509. i was gonna read all the comments, but after the 30th one, i realized there were 20000 more comments to go.

  510. Now that is what I call snowballing on the
    village green!
    The cascading of comments in a group
    forum – for those wondering what I was on about.

  511. wow…this is unbelievable!

    Thanks for interesting photos and captions.

  512. JAPANESE PEOPLES ARE WORKING VERY HARD INCLUDING FUCK AND WORK. SO ALL ARE VERY TIRED. SO SLEEPING ON THE ROAD SIDE. HE IS WORKING HARD. SO SUCCESS VERY WELL. BUT TAKE SOME LLITTLE TIME FOR BREAK AND ENTERTAINMENT. AND GOD TO CHURCH AND PRAY THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND WORK TO HELP SOME BODY ELSE. WORK TO OTHERS. WORK TO ALL. BEST WISHESS TO ALL JAPANESE.

  513. im ready for this shit im f***ing ready sorry for the bad language but these photos got me pumped up big time i’m ready for this life though have anyone notice that none were in a car so i rather get a car so i can go faster to work and my house so whacha i’m ready and yes i know what i’m dealing with but if working can get me that tired that i gracefully accept because i want to feel my bed so bad after the day is done

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