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Rent-a-stranger

7 mins | Mar 27, 2022
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This Japanese man makes a living showing up and doing nothing. Meet Shoji Morimoto, a 38-year old man known as Japan's "do-nothing guy", who for about $85 will offer you the unique, but highly in-demand service of his quiet company. In this fascinating story, Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Julia Mio Inuma contemplate why Morimoto's services are not a 'gimmick' but something rather more nuanced and meaningful than many would imagine.
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