Surrounded by a mythological aura, the Ville Lumiére is there to enchant and surprise. But something disturbs Japanese tourists.
Every year, the myth of Paris welcomes millions of tourists from all over the world. A good slice of visitors come from Japan: inevitable sun umbrellas, the latest generation camera, the visitors to the Rising Sun seem to literally go crazy for the French capital. And some in the true sense of the word...
Have you ever heard of Paris syndrome? This is a psychosomatic pathology that particularly afflicts Japanese tourists and manifests itself in a discomfort deriving from the gap between the idealization of the city, built by television and cinema, and reality.
The effects of this disparity between the idealized and the real city are manifested by a disturbance which, depending on the case, ranges from dizziness to a sense of disappointment, to states of anxiety, cold sweats, hallucinations, depression and persecution.
Do you think that the Japanese embassy in Paris has even activated a telephone line, operating 24 hours a day, with the intent of providing psychological help to those who are affected by the Paris