2022 — Tokyo, Japan
About this series
“I want to die”.
This email was sent to me by my best friend from university in February 2013 while he was looking for a job. In Japan, more than half a million students are looking for a job simultaneously every year. Students go into this frantic game full of hope and anxiety about their future career.
“Recruit” is the story of my best friend Yo Toshino and his his job-hunting experience . It is also the story of more than half a million people looking for a job every year in Japan.
Photographer: Hiroshi Okamoto
Based in: Tokyo, Japan
Hiroshi Okamoto – Visual Storyteller / Photographer / Film Director
Hiroshi was born in Tokyo in 1990. He studied anthropology and social sciences at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan. After graduating, he worked as a director in video production in Tokyo.
He works as a visual storyteller to find and create personal narratives to understand the structure and history of society and social phenomena.