Day in the Life of a Typical Japanese Office Worker in Tokyo

  • Published on Apr 5, 2019
  • Living in Japan and working in a Tokyo office - This is a Tokyo day in the life of a Japanese Office Worker, 24 year old, Emi. This is also a tour of her Japanese office, Pasona. We start this typical day in her Japanese home, commute via train to her Tokyo office in Otemachi and spend a day in the life of Emi at her working place. We see her typical working hours in Japan and how it is working in Japan as a female in her position. Her day in the life in Japan may be a bit different than some Japanese salarymen, but her experiences in the office with chorei, senpai / kouhai, and kenshu is a very typical in experiences in many Japanese offices. If you want to know how work in Japan or want to know how work in Tokyo, this could be how your job in Japan could be like. The Tokyo office itself, is probably an above average Japanese office in terms design and the business culture a bit more progressive than most traditional Japanese companies, but this Japanese company still maintains a very traditional Japanese office environment. So all in all, this is an example of Japan life as well as Tokyo life if you were to work in a Japanese company. You should always be aware of Japanese culture when working in a Japanese office. This Japanese office has a gym, English school and even a farm all in the building. Pasona is one of the largest staffing services company in Japan. There’s about 4000 staff in her office alone and about 9000 in total worldwide.
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  • Paolo fromTOKYO
    Paolo fromTOKYO  3 months ago +1088

    Find me on Instagram: PaolofromTokyo & Toe-Kyo Merch -
    As a Typical Japanese Worker in the video, you'll see that Emi:
    - still lives with her parents (very common)
    - still works for the same company she started with after graduating university
    - takes baths at night
    - doesn't have a lot of time for breakfast before work
    - commutes to work 1 hour one-way everyday by train
    - arrives to work early before company hours
    - sits in an open seating environment with co-workers and mangers all sitting together
    - attends the traditional company morning meeting, called Chorei (very Japanese)
    - receives Omiyage from co-workers who came back from trips
    - performs regular desk and PC work throughout the day (as you would expect)
    - attends planing meetings as required for her job throughout the day
    - takes a 1-hour lunch break with co-workers
    - respects company seniority and uses the appropriate language to address her superiors
    - leaves the office when she finishes her work. On this day, she finished her work on time when on other days she may have to stay you can see other people in the office still remained since they didn't finish their work yet.
    - meets up with the girls after work to have a dinner / drinks
    - All of the above is what you could expect to see in a day of a "Typical Japanese Office Worker" or "Salarywomen in Japan"
    Let me know in the COMMENTS if you DISAGREE.
    LIKE if you want to see more Day in the Life Japan videos.

    • m zwyssig
      m zwyssig 7 days ago

      Also things that a typical japanese office worker does:
      - Breathing Air (very common)
      - Eats food
      - speaks japanese
      - lives in japan (very japanese)
      - leaves the house in the morning (as you would expect)
      - gets salary (very common)

      Just get rid of the typical, im going to report the video, it was a nice video but i hate clickbait and liars.
      Btw. everything you listed doesnt have anything to do with japanese office workers, its common around the globe.

    • kushum kunwar
      kushum kunwar 8 days ago

      Please help me find job in Japan 🇯🇵 please

    • viker77
      viker77 9 days ago

      More cute Emi, less not cute old dude pretending to be not old dude.

    • Anna Serene
      Anna Serene 13 days ago

      Seems like a v nice Co. to work in. Its warm n friendly, well facilitated with almost all the essential facilities plus a bonus farm. And dinér is provided, a v rare treat from e Co.
      In short its an ideal place to work in.
      Japan has a very good n friendly work enviroment. Its one of the factors that causes Japan to success economically.

    • B K Life in Japan
      B K Life in Japan 13 days ago


  • Farid Musbah
    Farid Musbah 49 minutes ago

    Yusa Emilia.....

  • Ratu Zulfa Nur Azzah
    Ratu Zulfa Nur Azzah 52 minutes ago

    OH MY GOD. This is BEST OF THE BEST office in The world.

  • GreenNinja
    GreenNinja 2 hours ago +1

    Zoo, gym, free restaurant.... This it Typical alright. For HEAVEN.

  • Muhammad ivan official

    Sangat enak kerja seperti itu...good

  • Jenny Titus
    Jenny Titus 5 hours ago

    Why the face masks?

  • OWL
    OWL 5 hours ago

    Japan is so stuck in 90s technology

  • AREA/エリア
    AREA/エリア 5 hours ago +1


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    Delon Reddock 6 hours ago

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  • an Attorney
    an Attorney 6 hours ago

    Emi is so cute :>

  • RIchard Davidson
    RIchard Davidson 6 hours ago


  • Marivet Boysillo
    Marivet Boysillo 7 hours ago

    need talaga magmadali basta magwork

  • Tee Phutson
    Tee Phutson 7 hours ago

    Me Cashier 11-8 packing boxes 9-2 everyday i love it tho

  • Lord Nicholas Buzan the Fearless

    I bet she has a nice sweet tight cunt....

  • Jerry Metz
    Jerry Metz 7 hours ago

    4 drunk Japanese girls caught my attention

  • squick1842
    squick1842 8 hours ago

    They tried open spaces in the 70's. THEY DONT WORK! People need privacy to be able to concentrate

  • Macaroni Puss
    Macaroni Puss 8 hours ago


  • schaughtful
    schaughtful 8 hours ago

    Considerate coworkers?!

  • aon10003
    aon10003 9 hours ago

    Nice to see how real Japaneses works..

  • Saurav Mallick
    Saurav Mallick 9 hours ago

    Dream office.......

  • TheRealChambos
    TheRealChambos 10 hours ago

    I think going to bed without bathing is disgusting. and I am American. More and more i watch these videos, my family and I are Japanese than American, and we are European descent...

  • maclose
    maclose 10 hours ago

    I love the idea of bringing a treat back for each person in your workplace when you return from vacation!

  • Imkong walling
    Imkong walling 10 hours ago


  • MrAmad3us
    MrAmad3us 10 hours ago

    These toilets look like they require an engineering degree to operate. I’d probably just shit myself trying to figure them out...

  • Lee Dando
    Lee Dando 11 hours ago

    You should see my office, it's banter central!

  • Santosh SP
    Santosh SP 12 hours ago

    His expressions at 0:03 😂😂🤣

  • Saptarshi Bhattacharya
    Saptarshi Bhattacharya 13 hours ago

    A video on life in little more conservative offices will be great. A video of super avg salary man working with avg office.

  • Corner Garage Productions

    Neat video

  • Feather Lite
    Feather Lite 14 hours ago

    How does this guy stay like that. It's like he is invinsible or something like that.

  • Youssef Houaoui
    Youssef Houaoui 16 hours ago

    fkkin boring i couldn't even watch the whole video how could she live like this

  • Jazz Living Room
    Jazz Living Room 16 hours ago

    Great video! I'm in love with Japan's culture and the way respect is present in everyday interaction... It's great to feel and see a part of your culture through this videos. Just keep going! :)

  • Aussie Raver
    Aussie Raver 17 hours ago

    Japan seems so peaceful and righteous.
    My previous western workplace as a junior software engineer was bullshit.
    The 30 year olds were so immature and made racist slurs daily.
    Legit called me a 'nigga' and a '"cotton picker" just for fun (not deliberatly trying to insultme) but regardless not cool!
    I left after 10 months, my heart couldnt take it anymore.
    It literally felt like High School.
    Bitch ass man babies.
    Thats what happens when you you hVe have a HR office.

  • Mark John
    Mark John 17 hours ago

    What the fuck does she actually do? Fuck all by the looks

  • Victor 360NOscope
    Victor 360NOscope 18 hours ago

    How can you go inside of an executive office.

  • Joe Xu
    Joe Xu 19 hours ago

    This workplace is like a heaven and I want to die there!

  • Joe Xu
    Joe Xu 19 hours ago

    I am 200% sure that this is definitely not a typical Japanese company.

  • suzannelove
    suzannelove 20 hours ago

    One thing is clear after watching Paolo's videos... No one got time for the whatever korean 12 step beauty stuff and they still looks great. :P

  • teo mon80
    teo mon80 20 hours ago

    We had some of those things at my previous work as well. You could eat fresh fruit and vegetables any time you wanted, sweets and pastries (packaged not fresh though and you eat while working), as much free coffee as you could drink, and a dog to feed and pet. BUT, the working hours were from 6:00 in the morning to 21:00 or 22:00 in the night every day, no day's off. So you probably now understand why the free coffee and food...

  • Nurul Ain
    Nurul Ain 22 hours ago

    see this make me wanna come and works in japanese local company its so comfortable and lively

  • hammerbrotha
    hammerbrotha 22 hours ago

    Very cool!

  • WhenIdreamaboutyou
    WhenIdreamaboutyou 23 hours ago

    I also work in a big communal and open area with free coffee/tea/hot chocolate/water from stationary islands in the middle of the building. There’s a really nice cafeteria that cooks us a warm meal every day. There’s also a gym, but I’ve never seen anyone use it. They have installed a forest in the building, where you can work on benches to get some away time, and also the are caravans to hold meetings. The building is noisy from people taking calls. The whole place is shared by 10 smaller companies. We are 6 regular people in my company.

  • Nimir Singh
    Nimir Singh Day ago

    The office condition there is way better than mine.

  • Mystical Kumquat
    Mystical Kumquat Day ago +3

    100% prefer a cubical. I know people hate them, but when I'm trying to focus and get my work done, I need to feel closed off in my own space

  • Don Rajib
    Don Rajib Day ago

    The company is awesome, it controlled the cycle of cash flow

  • Prudence Ray
    Prudence Ray Day ago

    Not typical.

  • OmY
    OmY Day ago +1

    let the ad run guys. this guys deserves the revenue from all the entertaining videos he makes

  • Lys Majik
    Lys Majik Day ago +10

    No wonder why she loves her job. Her office is so cool.
    By the way, Emi is so cute.

  • Nyekti Joe
    Nyekti Joe Day ago

    Like discovery channel😍👍

  • Nk
    Nk Day ago +6

    I've lived in India, Australia, the U.K. and the U.A.E.
    Next stop, Japan!

  • sam mm
    sam mm Day ago +2

    It's a PR exercise any dumbfk can understand what's going on here , it's totally bs

  • FromAtoV
    FromAtoV Day ago

    Are people open to letting you do day in the life videos? It seems like it takes a lot of convincing.

  • A K
    A K Day ago

    I'm watching this and through out the whole video I'm thinking to myself like are u fucking kidding me

  • homelessricegum
    homelessricegum Day ago +1


  • Mark Cruz
    Mark Cruz Day ago

    Hey Paolo, how did you get to Emi's destination before she did

  • Alexander Nachalnichki

    There's always someone in a mask in public, what do they do to get sick all the time ?

  • TheKangkodos
    TheKangkodos Day ago +41

    Wtf? I want to feed goats during my lunch hour.

  • TheElCubi
    TheElCubi Day ago

    Waking up at 6.30, leaving her place at 7.15am in the morning, 2 hours of commuting per day in overcrowded trains, having to bring something from holydays as a thanks from your colleagues for letting your take a break, no privacy, earnings so called respect points by holding elevator doors, animals living in a concrete environment most of their time, no monitor for her to work on. She could have probably made a daily task in 4 or 5 hours from her place ...

  • Han Aykun
    Han Aykun Day ago +2

    Good looking Japanese Office Workers (Female). All of them are 24. Go to free restaurant after work.
    All of 'em drink beer.
    Da heck? What's so special? Do they legit enjoy it?

    • Wig Split
      Wig Split 10 hours ago

      Han Aykun probably not.

    • Reverend Green
      Reverend Green 14 hours ago

      Beer is widely enjoyed, isn't it? Especially if your culture has it engrained in it's gastronomy. Plus Japanese beer is IMHO very good.

  • Fayahfly
    Fayahfly Day ago

    Her phone showed 11:23. I's not real !!! Matrix

  • Black Desert Gameplay

    After seeing this I'd definitely wouldn't mind working here. haha.

  • العـنقود ٰٓ

    i would've preferred to see a regular office with no special services. she's very lucky to work in this environment

  • eva
    eva Day ago

    yo bro good word :)

  • gxd000
    gxd000 Day ago

    So cuuute!!!!!

  • Philippe Gosselin

    quite interesting and you were lucky to be able to film like that. And I work in an open-space venue and here headphones are a must and preferably noise-cancelling ones. Our offices are not silent

  • Coreen Lamsis
    Coreen Lamsis Day ago

    a day in the life of a Mangaka pls!!! ❤❤❤

  • chris mill
    chris mill Day ago

    In all the Japanese office videos I had seen before the girls wore very short skirts and lost them fairly quickly. Why is that? This video was a disappointment in that respect.

  • Jos Timanta Tarigan

    nope this is not typical. Not even near. Wanna know how I know? From your other video.

  • E A
    E A Day ago +6

    I hate that iPhone alarm clock with a passion, it goes....

    1) iPhone alarm clock
    2) Racism

  • M0tt0ri
    M0tt0ri Day ago

    He leído en algún comentario que esta empresa vendría a tener relación con la Iglesia del Sokagakkai, a la que sus trabajadores deben pertenecer. Típico caso de Inglesia con lazos políticos e imperio empresarial que le proporciona grandes sumas de dinero.
    El nombre de PASONA suena casi sectario, no os dejéis cegar por el gym, la granja, o la pastelería privada... :_ )

  • Night Rider
    Night Rider Day ago

    in the UK if you dont want to work the government give you other workers money so you dont have to. other workers will pay your rent and food plus a pension. for not working. if you cause petty crime or have extra children, no problem. we pay you more.

  • GLU Rameen
    GLU Rameen Day ago +1

    I'd love to work there!!

  • euro2888 euro2888
    euro2888 euro2888 2 days ago

    Open space are very negative things for the workers !

  • Chicken Wings
    Chicken Wings 2 days ago

    I wanna work there

  • ماجد
    ماجد 2 days ago

    This is how civilized nation looks like

  • 123 456
    123 456 2 days ago

    Bakery? Gym? Petting zoo? Free dinner restaurant? Holy shit she’s working in the Google of Japan

  • Fromkin1
    Fromkin1 2 days ago

    I want her job! haha

  • Christian Barber
    Christian Barber 2 days ago

    I love these videos. Go Tokyo!

  • No Body
    No Body 2 days ago

    Pr department doing there work😂😂🤣

  • Larry Smith
    Larry Smith 2 days ago

    Nah normal Japanese work until 10pm

  • Ryan Hosiassohn
    Ryan Hosiassohn 2 days ago +4

    Although the company looks like a great company to work for . I always thought working hours in Japan always ended at around 9-10PM. But it seems pretty normal .

  • Ryan Hosiassohn
    Ryan Hosiassohn 2 days ago

    That carpet is terrible , It would make me wanna shoot myself. Do Jpaanese offices where workers are not get Feng Shui done to them ?

  • archit sharma
    archit sharma 2 days ago +9

    Easy compared to Indian offices, with no concept of work life balance.

    • ethylMan
      ethylMan 16 hours ago

      This is pretty rare actually. Like, 1 in a million office probz.

  • Alex Zaragoza
    Alex Zaragoza 2 days ago

    Very similar to the offices you'd find here in San Francisco!

  • Sorc Erer
    Sorc Erer 2 days ago

    Ok, I want to work there now.

  • Aaa Kkk
    Aaa Kkk 2 days ago

    many companies in Asia are copying the open offices, but ignore managing the noise aspect.. which can make the entire concept counter productive..
    constant interruption of schedule with gym, meetings etc can be so counter productive.. how do they manage to focus ?

  • Peter Langton
    Peter Langton 2 days ago

    Die perfekten Sklaven!!

  • Anthony W Lee
    Anthony W Lee 2 days ago

    Bruh she cute and doesn’t put a lot of make up on... authentic swag

  • 조현석
    조현석 2 days ago

    Japanese porn producers are half gay, lesbian, and Japan will sink into the sea, not the continent, I feel happy watching the scene and Japanese people embarrass Asia in the yellow race. I hope you're all dead

  • WideAwake X
    WideAwake X 2 days ago

    A pretty girl without a bf. Omwww

  • ChaosCompound
    ChaosCompound 2 days ago

    Says she wakes up at 6:30 am. Cell Phone shows 11:23. I think u r a tad too late....

  • Thiago M
    Thiago M 2 days ago

    I'm sorry but that's far from typical.

    KIBA MANE 2 days ago

    13:05 girls that actually drink beer

  • Lara M
    Lara M 2 days ago

    This is a super progressive office globally i think

  • red dit
    red dit 2 days ago

    she looks much cuter after make up n changing...

  • t c
    t c 2 days ago

    Will you do a doctor or an emergency worker there, or a police on patrol?

  • t c
    t c 2 days ago

    Love your series but bro those closeups of your mug are creeping, a face for a documentarian >a face for radio🐵🐴

  • Travis
    Travis 2 days ago +1

    it kinda feels like he is making an ad for this company

  • Firdaus Zulkipli
    Firdaus Zulkipli 2 days ago

    emi very cute...
    she is single??
    he he he he

  • BananaCake26
    BananaCake26 2 days ago +1

    Those poor animals. I can't believe they have fucking flamingos and cows in an office building...