The Capital of the Rising Sun experienced an economic boom in the 1980’s, with an unemployment rate of 4.9%, a low number compared to the succeeding decade. The anime and manga industries also flourished during this era, as well as in the television industry.
Hence, the collective Japanese entertainment industry became a strong force to be reckoned with, as the coming years would experience.
Relieve a past not too unfamiliar with us, through this humble gallery of Tokyo in the 80’s from the vintage archives.
The urban life
A slice of life among citizens
Images are retrieved from the public domain, Wikimedia Commons and Flickr Commons.
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