Where is Japan Heading?
Records of 30 years of Heisie
Publisher: Open books
Published: 10 MAY, 2021
A newly rich man named the Hills
While tensions continued with North Korea, Korea-Japan relations were good. The 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup was held, and in 2004, Korea's entertainment boom was caused by "Winter Sonata." Although the energy was dampened, Korean celebrities are still famous. Panawave is an organization that wears white clothes to protect itself from electromagnetic waves.
In Understanding, Roppongi Hills was built, making the world buzz. The residents of Roppongi Hills, including 堀 貴, were called the "30s or emerging rich people" of Livedoor. Those who succeeded in making money from the IT industry have become objects that the world admires. Before the gap widened, it was a time when they thought that if you tried, you could become wealthy yourself. Roppongi Hills appeared to be a gated city. In the United States suburbs, a door-encrusted neighborhood restricts access to anyone other than residents to maintain security. In the case of Japan, I thought it was stretching upward. However, the Heisei was also ending, and it became a society that was not strange even in the event of a riot. Other developers represented by "Dokyu" have UR rental houses on the lower floors and sell high-rise buildings to the wealthy. In other words, the middle class is also available, but Roppongi Hills completely excluded the middle class and those below it. The difference in these concepts is significant. When the gap widens, Roppongi Hills becomes a symbol of hatred. When I think about it, I feel that developers like Tokyu are clever.
Tokyu and other places have a private (私鉄) culture connecting the middle class to buy a detached house. It would not be nice to say that there is nothing. Still, it is said that it takes a few minutes to Shibuya by connecting railways to rural or rural areas and minutes to Meguro, Gotanda, and Oimachi, and sells suburban detached houses to office workers. Initially, Ichizo Kobayashi of Hankyu thought of it. It is to give dreams to non-rich people by making them feel rich and looking up. It is a culture that leaves holes in the lower floors of urban apartments where people can live relatively cheaply, which leads to a culture. It is an idea of class appeasement. However, the Mori Building, which developed Roppongi Hills, specializes in high-rise buildings. It would be entirely correct for companies to exclude the under-profitable floors, but the way of creating disconnection is bound to work in the direction of increasing social tension.
There's something I've always felt strange about Japanese houses. Despite the risk of disasters and fires, many wooden houses are still in Japan. Rationally, reinforced concrete houses are better. About 20 years ago, a large housing company handled it, but now it's only doing a part of it. Don't you think it's better to break it down? When reinforced concrete houses that last more than 100 years are spread, the housing industry's growth stops. From the perspective of the housing industry, I can understand why. The Japanese are also living on the premise of massive destruction. No matter how strong they are, they are destroyed. The restart from the garbage dump has already been reflected.
It is an idea that also connects with Godzilla in the sense that movies that are destroyed, such as atomic bombs, airstrikes, significant earthquakes, major tsunamis, and Godzilla, are allowed as cultural symbols. The Japanese have lived with the catastrophe. Japanese culture is inseparable from destruction and regeneration. Sato Japan does not necessarily enter a new phase after the calamity. Daily life will continue after the disaster. For example, wouldn't it be the image of moving from "The Red and White House Convention" to "The Year Coming"? Perhaps it feels like it is circulating. Resuscitation and destruction are repeated endlessly. It is a sense that Christianity with an apocalypse does not have. No actual apocalypse exists in Japan, where destruction and reproduction are set. It is also linked to the Shinto's "Nakaima" 33. They all end up with "Anytime, Now." The Japanese love the "forever now." That may be connected to the regime's attitude when it only cares about the approval rating. They only care about today's situation and do not think about tomorrow. The regime pursued the "forever now" followed.