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“I want to die” .

During February 2013, this e-mail was sent by my best friend in my university, who was doing his job-hunting then. In Japan, more than half a million students participate in job-hunting simultaneously every year.
Students go into this frantic game with their desire and anxiety for their future careers.

“Recruit” is a personal story of Yo Toshino, my best friend from my university, and his job-hunting experience. This is also just one of the stories amongst more than half a million job-hunters in Japan.



*98 pages(27.3cm×19.6cm×0.9cm)
*all archival pigment digital print.
*147 editions only (Signed and numbered edition)
– the edition number 147 means that the amount of the days, which he have worked for his job hunting.
For order – http://reminders-project.org/rps/recruitsaleen/

Photography, Text and Binding : Hiroshi Okamoto
Editorial coordination and Art direction : Yumi Goto, Jan Rosseel In collaboration with Reminders Photography Stronghold 2015

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