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Join the 6 million people who have been inspired by this Japanese fisherman’s life advice.

by Eric Pfeiffer Gabriel Reilich

January 25, 2019

To millions of people around the world, he’s an inspiring Japanese fisherman who contrasts his own hard-scrabble lifestyle with that of so many others caught up in an existential crisis. “All you have to do is try.”

 

 

It turns out that Syuzo Matsuoka is actually a former professional Japanese tennis player who has found a second life as a living Internet meme centered around his motivational videos. So, the “Japanese Fisherman” may not literally be a real person, but his advice is no less powerful. Never give up!

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Join the 6 million people who have been inspired by this Japanese fisherman’s life advice.