Tokyo Salaryman Unaware That Bubble Burst

Not seen by family or co-workers since the early 1990’s

Shunsuke Hasegawa, 60, had not been seen by family or co-workers since the early ‘90s. However this week he has been discovered in a small office in Marunouchi, Tokyo, seemingly unaware that the Japanese asset price bubble had burst twenty three years ago.

When asked why he had been unconcerned over a lack of communication from his colleagues or family he replied; “I just presumed that everyone was as busy as me and unable to reply. I just kept sending faxes with my figures, and presumed everything was going well.”

Hasegawa has been housed with his now adult daughter, who is helping him readjust to modern life. “In four days he has bought seven VCR players from Hard On,” said Chihiro Kodama, nee Hasegawa, 34. “I know I should stop him, but it seems to make him happy.”
For the full story, see p13-14

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