Takanobu Nishimoto of “Ossan Rental”. Photo: AFP Takanobu Nishimoto of “Ossan Rental”. Photo: AFP
Takanobu Nishimoto of “Ossan Rental”. Photo: AFP

Meet the Japanese ‘rent men’ who are paid just to listen

Those who use ossan service say it allows them to forget the expectations of their family and friends and speak freely

Takanobu Nishimoto of “Ossan Rental”. Photo: AFP Takanobu Nishimoto of “Ossan Rental”. Photo: AFP
Takanobu Nishimoto of “Ossan Rental”. Photo: AFP
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