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Secondhand Item Stigma in Japan

Postby Tamrink » Wed 04.10.2013 11:44 am

Hi all i was wondering do you feel there is a stigma towards secondhand items in Japan?

Also could you please do my 5 minute survey for my dissertation?

Hi all,
I am studying Secondhand Item Behaviour in Japan as part of my Dissertation Project and i was hoping some people could complete my survey for me. I would also be very appreciative if you could pass this on to other Japanese people.


Thank you,
Aaron Connor

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Re: Secondhand Item Stigma in Japan

Postby Ongakuka » Thu 04.11.2013 4:50 am

Hi all i was wondering do you feel there is a stigma towards secondhand items in Japan?

I would say no, because there are a huge number of secondhand shops to be found both in the country and in big cities. It is possible that, many years ago during Japan's economic boom, such a stigma did exist (this is just my guess, you should ask other people about that.)

In Japan cleanliness and presentation are very important, so items that look worn down will not be attractive to Japanese people generally speaking. This is why even secondhand stores will often be stocked with pretty well kept items. In other words, if there is a stigma, I would argue that it be more to the actual quality of the item than whether it was used a lot beforehand.
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