Hima Furuta sits across the table from me in a cafe in the Marunouchi business district of central Tokyo. It’s only 10 a.m., and although he looks fresh and full of life, he’s almost finished his main work for the day.

That recent morning, as usual, Furuta had got up at 4, and by 6 he was already working in the Chiyoda Ward venues for an “Asa Expo (Morning Expo)” event running there.

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