“There is no part-time job”… Japanese youths even selling school uniforms on social media

Japanese teenagers selling school uniforms through SNS. photo twitter capture
Japanese youth who have lost their jobs due to the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) are selling school uniforms through social media.

According to Friday Digital, a Japanese weekly magazine on the 16th (local time), the number of cases of selling school uniforms is increasing recently by posting a post on Twitter ‘#Selling school uniforms (制服売Rimasu)’.

The media explained that posts selling school uniforms like this have been on the rise since last year, and most of them are selling teenagers who have lost their part-time jobs due to COVID-19.

An interview with a high school student, “I lost my job due to reduced business hours due to COVID-19, but on the recommendation of a friend, I sold a middle school uniform for 50,000 yen (about 510,000 won). Another student who said he had experience trading high school uniforms expressed his anxiety, saying, “There are people who ask for messenger IDs or ask them to meet during the transaction process.” A Japanese auction site operator specializing in school uniforms “School uniform trading on general shopping sites is legally prohibited, so transactions through social media are flourishing,” he explained. In addition, the number of students selling school uniforms on social media has increased recently, leading to an increase in the quantity of school uniforms flowing into specialized auction sites. .

In an interview with the media, the operator said, “(Sales volume) was 14,000 in 2019, but increased to 25,000 last year, and the total amount of transactions also exceeded 300 million yen (about 3.1 billion).”

In recent years, the price of school uniforms has risen due to an increase in demand from the wealthy in China. Japanese school uniforms, which have become famous for wearing by Chinese influencers, sell for up to 1.2 million yen (about 12.4 million won).

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