Did we break consumerism?

Ross Hall

October 25, 2021
(Updated on November 2, 2021)

Photograph of an empty shopping mall in Harborland Japan

The Umie shopping mall, Harborland, Kobe, Japan. 19:12 on a Friday night.

When I’ve been here in past years, it was a bustling and noisy time. Friends and family out, heading for the food court before a film, shopping, hanging out. Now it’s quiet and peaceful.

Every Friday I come here to meet Takako after work. Every Friday it’s the same.

Maybe we ended our love affair with consumerism?

I'm Ross, a digital editorial designer and content creator from the UK now living in Japan. I help growing companies plan, source, produce and promote a range of content. Find out more

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