Seeking modest connection with neighbours in a metropolitan area in Japan

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Feb 1, 2018 09:55
Residents in apartments in a metropolitan area are starting to look for the connection with neighbors.

In the later 70's, auto lock system appeared, and some apartments offer elevators which connect only to the floor where each resident lives. "There was the time when even sellers thought that apartments need to protect the privacy of residents, and people should build relationships with other people outside the apartments.", said a person in Mitsubishi Jisho, one of the biggest real estate companies in Japan.

都心タワマン、広がる住民交流 プライバシー重視から、しがらみと孤独の間の「ちょうどよいつながり」模索