2015 Digital Storytelling Contest, Long Feature, 3rd prize

Japan's Disposable Workers: Net Café Refugees


Pulitzer Center

The recession of the 1990s increased the pressure on Japanese white-collar workers, instilling a fear-based culture where even working long hours does not guarantee job security, or a salary adequate to rent an apartment. Over the last decade, it has become common for many in Japan to use Internet caf├ęs as living quarters.

Production team

    A film by: MediaStorm
    Director, Photography and Video, Producer: Shiho Fukada
    Editor and Producer: Eric Maierson
    Associate Producer: Arkasha Stevenson
    Motion Graphics: Joe Fuller
    Executive Producer: Brian Storm