What makes Tokyo Youths happy?
Half the youths living in Tokyo came from overseas. They are here for various reasons; study, work, marriage, fashion and the lucky ones…retirement.
The local Japanese youths in Tokyo mostly do not come from Tokyo too. This is one of the similarities all the youths in Tokyo shares.
So, what makes these Tokyo revengers happy? What makes Tokyo youths happy?
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About this project
This project was an idea I got once I arrived in Tokyo end of March this year. After two years being in the pandemic, i jumped at the nearest chance of entering Japan using a student visa. Surrounded by many young people in my class, and the young people near where my school is located, I recalled the time when I was still a student in school…and I wondered if these young people here shared my happiness, troubles,dreams back when I was around twenty five years old.
Convincing these young people to open their hearts to me wasn’t an easy task. To be honest, I got rejected by many youths I approached and I can totally understand their decisions. Although i was lucky to not look my age, but i definitely do not look someone below twenty five years old. If i were them, I would not talk to myself either, especially after reading the questions I had for them.
I am really grateful for these seventeen youths that decided to trust me and gave me their answers for these questions that can be intimidating to some young people.
In this episode, it is one of the easiest questions in the series of questions I asked them. And I am glad they all had things that made them happy recently.
Chats with 17 Tokyo youths below 25 years old in 2022 - Who are they? - Rolento Photography