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  9 months ago +1689

    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.

    • harold sarmiento
      harold sarmiento 8 days ago

      What is your day job? And by any chance you're Filipino? 😁✌️

    • Gaurav Thorat
      Gaurav Thorat 10 days ago

      What about Japanese working system i mean its e mail and working system is in English or Japanese

    • kuberan kuberan
      kuberan kuberan 16 days ago

      indian office vs chinese office , tell me about ?

    • JanJan B
      JanJan B 18 days ago

      Hey PAOLO i always wonder. How do you film the person entering the train then you teleport to the next station waiting for them?

    • A
      A Month ago

      Paolo fromTOKYO why don’t Japanese have shower facilities in the office?

  • Paul Cruz
    Paul Cruz 52 minutes ago

    Not sure this is real...thanks to that companies move the work to countries, where people work harder at a lower's called economics.

  • Or Barry
    Or Barry Hour ago

    Why dislike?

  • Jay Anderson
    Jay Anderson Hour ago

    This seemed like a really great place to work.

  • Teech
    Teech Hour ago

    Great video. Nice company.

  • B. B.
    B. B. 6 hours ago

    I can't wait for the Japanese TV show that records and plays the natural noises of women utilizing the toilets to embarrass them!

  • Elizah Jones
    Elizah Jones 6 hours ago

    "Typical" office?

  • Off Numb
    Off Numb 6 hours ago

    Is Emi single??

  • mohamed ijan
    mohamed ijan 9 hours ago

    why japanese do not take a bath in the morning

  • R M Girish Kumar
    R M Girish Kumar 10 hours ago +1

    Imagine working so hard and paying high tax that you earned by crushing ur life😒😒😒
    Japan you maybe great but there is no life in it

  • areta soedjito
    areta soedjito 11 hours ago

    Aku dari indonesia~

  • Robert Christensen
    Robert Christensen 11 hours ago

    Why are you dressed like for the gym when you are in a formal workplace? Should you at least respect their attire and not try to stand out?

  • Astro Tacos
    Astro Tacos 14 hours ago

    This company is awesome lol, this definitely isnt very common in the average corporate world.

    SUBHAN MIRZA 14 hours ago

    loving it

  • TheSameThing 123
    TheSameThing 123 15 hours ago

    The typical commute for a Japanese worker is amazing. It seems like a 45 minute plus commute is typical in the tokyo area. This is completely different from the 20ish minutes that people seem to max out at in the states

  • Alexender Pianga
    Alexender Pianga 17 hours ago

    There is nothing to mention about why grown up people in Asia living together with parents...It's our way of living and our tradition for Asian. We still lived with Parents even after getting married.

  • Masterof7s
    Masterof7s 18 hours ago

    Wow, I don't know if this counts as a "typical" Japanese office job. This company seems crazy progressive compared to the more traditional companies. I mean she left the office when she was done!

  • Wombat Shoot
    Wombat Shoot 19 hours ago

    Aquí famosisimamente conocido como Godin claro que si!!!!!

  • brayanetta
    brayanetta 20 hours ago +1


  • Exia Cookies
    Exia Cookies 20 hours ago

    The ideology of not getting bath in the morning for most Japanese or maybe because not enough time is bullshit.U madafaker loser don't make excuses of time.U manage time do not time manage u.If u think u don't have enough time,wake early stupid.

  • brodalf
    brodalf 23 hours ago

    ... until suddenly a wild karoshi appears. ...

  • DRK0114
    DRK0114 Day ago

    i would love to work at this company. I can really see myself looking forward to go to work every day, with the gym, the great food provided, the nice people, leaving on time and the farm! that shit is crazy. I'm almost kind of jealous actually ...

  • ExploringLA FAN
    ExploringLA FAN Day ago

    She rushes in the morning, perhaps waking up 20 minutes earlier could work? Idk it’s just a thought 🤔

    SADIKALI P K Day ago

    Hi guys ineed a job
    Iam a Indian
    plzz Help me
    My WhatsApp No:7593965909

  • NoizMaker
    NoizMaker Day ago

    0:12 gives me low key PTSD

  • J G
    J G Day ago

    I could never wake up to go to work on the morning again. I work 2:30-9:00 and love it.

  • Hernan Abella
    Hernan Abella Day ago

    Buenos dias los videos que he visto de este RUclipr de diferentes días de varios trabajos en tokyo veo en los videos que solo se levantan se lavan la cara y ya. Ellos no se bañan y así son todos los días.?

  • pc zombie
    pc zombie Day ago

    fucking office workers...

  • reel124c41
    reel124c41 Day ago

    He he, how the smartphone shows 11:23 in the beginning of the vid. XD

  • Jane
    Jane Day ago +4

    Why has no one told this guy that he has food stuck in between his teeth

  • Sebastian Dienst

    open space s**ks. Too many things going around you that distract especially if work content is boring. And then if you finally manage to concentrate somebody strolls over and asks a question that could have waited or with some though was unnecessary at all. Just too easy to ask when there is no door to open or at least a partition to walk around ;-( If I need to get something done I have to occupy a meeting room or stay at home.

  • Vivian Zhang
    Vivian Zhang Day ago +1

    Not a bad working environment!

  • JungTaeHeum of NCT are the names of my kings

    what i noticed is that i love her outfit alot

  • Cryzen Raven
    Cryzen Raven Day ago

    Can somebody tell me how to contact this dude? Im willing to do a life with this.. Im a gamer and gaming 11 hours nonstop

  • C P
    C P Day ago

    6:30 am !!
    But she has her alarm set at 11:23⏱🤪(I like your videos though)

  • The Silent Service

    4:36 I have one of them on my desk, since the humidity in my office is otherwise approx. 15-20%, and I mainly work with multiple computers at my desk. It's very helpful.

  • MonsterlyLemon
    MonsterlyLemon Day ago +1

    If you don’t clean up after yourself at cafeteria restaurants then you’re wrong. And that is for anywhere.

  • videos of interest
    videos of interest Day ago +1

    What is that white girl do in there? I hope she is not ruining Japanese culture like white girls have ruined Western culture

  • Kunisaki Izumo
    Kunisaki Izumo Day ago

    What about a black company

  • Promis QS Panda
    Promis QS Panda Day ago

    15 years in Japan? You're living the dream brother.

  • kita umi
    kita umi 2 days ago

    She looks yummyyyyyy

  • Once upon a time
    Once upon a time 2 days ago +1

    2:00, Paolo starts running to the station for the arriving train shot lol

  • Natalia Iun
    Natalia Iun 2 days ago

    Nice office

  • hector cervantes
    hector cervantes 2 days ago +7

    The boss sitting so close to his team I found interesting.

  • GeneralChangOfDanang
    GeneralChangOfDanang 2 days ago +1

    Do all Japanese women wear makeup? It seems to be a recurring theme in these videos.

  • Sean Flores
    Sean Flores 2 days ago +1

    I know this must be a silly question. Don’t they poo in the morning?

    • Off Numb
      Off Numb 6 hours ago

      Bro do you not know that kim Jong-un never poops. Therefore, we can come to a conclusion that Koreans never poop only pee

    • that dude guy
      that dude guy 10 hours ago

      People poop in the morning?

  • TheReddeadmovie
    TheReddeadmovie 2 days ago

    damn that blonde girl be cute =)

  • Meagan Le
    Meagan Le 2 days ago

    Where did emi get her clothes? Lol

  • aksi
    aksi 2 days ago

    Video: 6:30 AM; the man had 11:23 on the phone when he woke up, haha.

  • Abhinav Kaushik
    Abhinav Kaushik 2 days ago +4

    i am 23 years old and still studying T^T

  • iannuz
    iannuz 2 days ago

    Emi:"Genko check"
    Paolo:"She has a health check(?!)" * visible confusion *

  • Grislify
    Grislify 2 days ago

    Anyone else feeling very lazy compared to these people? Japan is beautiful and cosy, but damn is it a rush! My anxiety would kill me long before I even found a job.

  • G G
    G G 2 days ago

    What a dream company to work for! 😍

  • apatheticAnxiety
    apatheticAnxiety 2 days ago

    My open office has people who don't do work and have loud conversations directly next to people who do work. It makes a big difference, so much so that I question if I need a change of culture

  • Cirquish Chen
    Cirquish Chen 2 days ago

    She woke up at 11:23.. wow nice..

  • Ric Turner
    Ric Turner 2 days ago

    It’s easier to eat salad with chopsticks than fork ...
    i am used to using both of them since my childhood so if I have to compare them chopsticks are more and more convenient

  • KJ
    KJ 2 days ago +11

    "Regular workday in Japan"
    Me : *Move to Japan*

  • KennyK
    KennyK 2 days ago

    0:19 how come her phone says 11:23 if she woke up at 6:30 AM? 🤔

  • Millard Iverson
    Millard Iverson 2 days ago

    Very nice work place environment but if all they do is work late and go home that's no life because you won't have time for anything else.

  • C S
    C S 2 days ago

    Reminds me of Ueno Juri.