Japan: Post Bubble Ginza

Ginza is well known for its shopping and its spot in the night. With more than 500,000 inhabitants life is brought to the city. But what if all those inhabitants disappeared? After the collapse of the economy, many people started to stay indoors and spend less, save.

Clothes, food, cars, and all these luxury goods become less desirable during a recession. Combined with the declining forces of natural reproduction, a recession could essentially collapse an entire economy. Through circumstances of unfortunate events strange anomalies are created, like the NEET society, freeters, and other sub-cultural movements. As the economy high tails for the worse and the population declining at a steady rate, the streets of Ginza start to look a lot wider.