Japan’s Rent-A-Family Industry

Japan's Rent-A-Family Industry
Text by Elif Batuman

        People who are short on relatives can hire a husband, a mother, a grandson. The resulting relationships can be more real than you’d expect.

This article first appeared in The New Yorker in April 2018, later that year the article was translated by Merav Shamban for the HAARETZ Daily Newspaper, graphic editor Roei Regev