The blog of Tokyo based photographer and photojournalist, Damon Coulter


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A Japanese salaryman walking home near Roppongi. The sun was just setting when I took. An unusually early night for the average Japanese worker many of whom are quite literally working themselves to death.

I’m not there yet but it has been a long busy Autumn with a few jobs on the go and of course shooting the Japanese election campaigns.

Shinzo Abe won unsurprisingly. There is little of the promise of last time. Of course last time little of that materialised so perhaps it is easier to see why they lost. At  least it is quieter now.

Christmas is nearly here time to take it a little easier in a few days.

Next year should be interesting with nuclear energy debates and protests taking centre stage again and possible worsening relationships with China and Korea if Abe does do even half the nationalist bullshit he has promised.




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