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 +1063

    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 2 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 3 days ago

      Please help me find job in Japan 🇯🇵 please

    • viker77
      viker77 4 days ago

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

    • Anna Serene
      Anna Serene 8 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 8 days ago


  • Kaisersozze
    Kaisersozze 58 minutes ago

    How does this company actually attribute to society? I feel a lot of these office jobs are completely useless, a job just for the sake of having a "job". No one would notice if a lot of these firms ceased to exist. Have fun "working" until 9pm.

  • A.A.M. Tariquddin

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  • Walrus Guy
    Walrus Guy Hour ago

    Emi is pretty cute
    But it is weird that she wears her office clothes to the gym and then doesn't shower :o

  • ken shamrock
    ken shamrock 3 hours ago

    Look at the respect... Man... If the west also did this we would be unstopable. Just saying.. Love jap Culture. I mean.. Who does not.

  • denny indrawan
    denny indrawan 3 hours ago

    Asal mana kau cuk

  • mrn4s
    mrn4s 3 hours ago

    830a-6p with a 1 hour lunch, time to hit the gym. Not bad at all, much better than those other Japanese offices. Emi is at a good place!

  • Brandon Brends
    Brandon Brends 4 hours ago +1

    5 MIN put on make up That's A WORLD RECORD !! every woman can learn about this one

  • Vitalstatistix Stats
    Vitalstatistix Stats 4 hours ago

    *My office has free bakery too.. everyone gets bread from their home and eats at the office*

  • Project KJ
    Project KJ 4 hours ago

    I so want to work in her office...a farm?!! My office is a zoo, does that count?
    And, I LOVE the wet towel idea! Smart!

  • Swagat Patra
    Swagat Patra 5 hours ago

    this seems like a normal office, you work, have gym and head out when you are done for the day. the freebies might not be there in all offices. but it's way better than the previous video of the guy who was virtually leading a life of a robot.

  • sheikh raja
    sheikh raja 6 hours ago

    "typical" ? FML

  • Alex Sunderland
    Alex Sunderland 8 hours ago


  • kevin k
    kevin k 9 hours ago

    She's training with her suit on? That's disgusting

  • Robin Bernard
    Robin Bernard 9 hours ago +1

    They r very well treated. It might noy be a case in most japanese company. They still spend all their life between walls and tight hieratchy though..
    Dinner for them is probably free so they stay at the office more late
    Btw i would prefer to work in a farm anf have my small little barakment than being caught in a structure like that, omg

  • Cribble Craft
    Cribble Craft 10 hours ago

    What a beautiful way to be curious george! Thank you for this inspiring little insight

  • Meherban Shekh
    Meherban Shekh 10 hours ago

    That alarm gave me anxiety!😅

  • Joseph John
    Joseph John 11 hours ago

    Well, it is time to post an "anonymous" glassdoor review about my company.

  • Shel DeMax
    Shel DeMax 11 hours ago

    Asian girls are so hot

  • H Maccas
    H Maccas 11 hours ago

    And here you have old these old people in Australia proud they stopped Japan from taking over Australia, I wish they did they seem like a more civilized race

  • Dany King
    Dany King 11 hours ago

    0:17 you write 06:30 but the screen shows 11:23

  • Michael Nablo
    Michael Nablo 12 hours ago

    Company - damn I think I spoiled them
    Employee- yessssssss

  • Abdulmatin Pathan
    Abdulmatin Pathan 14 hours ago

    Amazing Budd.
    Keep the good work 👌💯

  • tarin tarin
    tarin tarin 15 hours ago

    What the fuck,company from hell,even it is real?

  • Lynn Vo Pregnancy
    Lynn Vo Pregnancy 15 hours ago

    working in Japan seem very friendly

  • Yani Suryani
    Yani Suryani 16 hours ago

    A farm in an office building??? Dude japanese is also asian, but totally another level. I'm indonesian

  • Tony Ross
    Tony Ross 17 hours ago

    Emi has a great workplace

  • StupidVandarra
    StupidVandarra 17 hours ago

    Me watching her read the newspapers: IS THAT ZENIGATA AT 3:26

  • DragonBallAxel
    DragonBallAxel 17 hours ago +3

    - Asks if she likes her job with her boss like 2 feet away -
    "ITS FUN"

    • helo void
      helo void 11 hours ago

      "i love my job, love my boss, love it when there's no privacy , my purpose in live is to read newspapers!"

  • brokedownsystem
    brokedownsystem 17 hours ago

    man, and my company doesn't even supply us coffee. *sighs*

  • KINGofkings49er
    KINGofkings49er 19 hours ago

    I still dont get what her company does or what her job is :/

    How does it Profit?

  • CrampedStyle
    CrampedStyle 19 hours ago

    How is it possible this woman's work/life balance seems better than most Americans?

  • brayan camarena
    brayan camarena 19 hours ago

    Salir de la empresa con una sonrisa , eso no me lo creo ☹️

  • mari
    mari 19 hours ago +1

    so where is her doing screamo karaoke to let out all of her days anger and frustration?? very inaccurate...disapointed

  • TheDarkever
    TheDarkever 21 hour ago +2

    Wow, they would save SO MUCH TIME if they were willing to give up some formalities. On the other hand, they have a great office and the company seems to offer a way better life-work balance than the rest of Japan, so that's pretty good! :)

  • Jay
    Jay 22 hours ago +1


  • Roberto Villani
    Roberto Villani 22 hours ago

    One day i will visit Tokyo (Japan) i swear ❤️

  • creepy weeb
    creepy weeb 22 hours ago

    13:43 That’s a face of a man that hopes to get lucky

  • Kaneda
    Kaneda 23 hours ago

    Shit, give emi and her friends my LINE. よろでぃくおねがいでぃます

  • Sherry myu
    Sherry myu 23 hours ago


  • Abhishek Prakash

    Super clean edits

  • Drac Noc
    Drac Noc Day ago

    Oh ... I wanted an insight into culture. I think I'd see more culture from an STD. At least that's treatable ...

  • Drac Noc
    Drac Noc Day ago

    Good grief, go find a real life. Your job is not how you exist. I've seen delusional communist models work better than this. Grow a pair ... hopefully you'll have the misfortune to reproduce.

  • madness1383
    madness1383 Day ago

    what if the owls just take a fat shit all over the office during the night

  • Big Boss
    Big Boss Day ago

    cleaning up after u ate is common in the us too

  • Big Boss
    Big Boss Day ago

    i cant focus on that work space haha to many colors.. i prefer minimalistic designs..

  • Sandeep Chaudhary

    Who else noticed that Tokyo t shirt 😉

  • TheDucciano
    TheDucciano Day ago

    would not pull out

  • Alfer
    Alfer Day ago

    a oficina e mt boa ai no japao no brasil so tem lugar para trabalhar la dentro nem tem lugar para comer nem otra coisa alem de lugar para trabalhar e banheiro (the office in japan is very good the offices in brasil we only have place to work and restrooms we don't have any place inside there too it so its a little rush in the lunch time)

  • Anneli K
    Anneli K Day ago +1

    Cleaning up after yourself is quite normal in Sweden. Petting zoo is not >

    • Anneli K
      Anneli K Day ago

      Forgot to mention that we like having like 2-3 montors to our computers.

  • Vanda Prete
    Vanda Prete Day ago

    Japanese Office worker

  • Yew Hey
    Yew Hey Day ago

    Free food, discounted bakery, a farm in the middle of the building, gym at 10am, 5 star-like cafeteria, leaving work before 6pm

    yup. pretty much a typical japanese office worker in tokyo.

  • Yew Hey
    Yew Hey Day ago

    the word "typical" here is seriously overrated

  • Aurich88
    Aurich88 Day ago

    I guess if you're asking companies to let you walk around all day recording their employees/office, this is the kind of place that's going to agree.

  • Anilithun
    Anilithun Day ago

    So basiscly a prison? djezuz, so horrible

  • Rounak Singh Buttar

    Japan is all about respect and manners

  • Spacemonkeymojo
    Spacemonkeymojo Day ago

    8:28 yellow fever patient

  • Marsha Chin
    Marsha Chin Day ago

    Cool working environment. Wish could work in company like this one. My work place still provide claimable monthly activities with colleagues and now starting to promote sport activities each month to all workers

  • Winamp
    Winamp Day ago

    i could never work like this...ever. I wouldnt get anything done.

  • Faysal Moalim
    Faysal Moalim Day ago +1

    Is this hentai? I'm confused

  • Y B
    Y B Day ago

    Ужасный завтрак

  • M13
    M13 Day ago

    Taiwanese have the best working hours of any Asian country. Also better than America. (they work the least)

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  • seeker
    seeker Day ago

    is this really on earth????

  • StrawberryOrgasms

    The guy interviewing is annoying as fuck

  • Paprika London
    Paprika London Day ago

    I like her outfit.. 😊

  • Sonal Singh
    Sonal Singh Day ago


  • Amanda B
    Amanda B Day ago

    But I do not like the farm. Animals should be in there natural habitat.
    Other than that it is very impressive.

    MASUM YUSUF Day ago

    Every time I see a Japanese I remember hiroshima

  • Modokho Pfozeh
    Modokho Pfozeh Day ago

    1: your shoe lace comes off
    2: you bend down to tie
    3: you're fired