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Day in the Life of an Average Japanese Salaryman in Tokyo

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Japanese work day at a Japanese office for an average Japanese salaryman in a Tokyo office. Living in Japan and working in Japan is quite a unique experience. This is a day in the life of Japanese worker, Makoto, 27 years old who lives in a Tokyo 3-story house with his family. This Tokyo salaryman works in a small Tokyo office, but spends many of his Japan working hours traveling from client to client on the Tokyo trains. Makoto works for a company called Mobal and as many Japanese salarymen, he entered the company straight from a Japanese University and he plans to spend his entire salaryman career at the same company. That is the life in Japan for a salaryman. We take a look inside what it's like to work in a small Tokyo office as well as to visit clients throughout Tokyo city area. His job experiences maybe unique to his company, but fundamentally he is very much an average salaryman. He commutes by train everyday to get to work and has to ride his mama-chari bike to get to the train station from his home. This Tokyo salaryman life has him arriving to work early and working late. As a salaryman, Makoto receives a standard salary every month for all the long work hours. The Japanese office is also configured so his boss' desk is right in front of him, quite a Japanese style office working environment. This very average Japanese work day and work lifestyle showcases a true day in Japan work life. Mobal - https://www.mobal.com/company Warm Hearts Coffee Club - https://warmheartscoffeeclub.com/en/ My Toe-Kyo Shirt Merch - https://teespring.com/stores/paolofromtokyo Day in the Life in Japan Video Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcpuu5BzmasC7cI-B713EY3xdpWrLhDdH --- Channel Support --- Want to help SUPPORT my channel, buy me a BEER or Maiko and I DINNER? Thank you in advance! - PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/paolofromtokyo - Venmo: PaolofromTokyo (venmo.com/paolofromtokyo) - Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/paolofromtokyo - Bitcoin: 1AUZW1Emio4qtRiBir3EUDey1zi3ssoRsw OR Check the SHIRTS I wear in my videos - https://teespring.com/stores/paolofromtokyo ----- Business ----- Want me to feature your business in my video? business@tokyozebra.com Want to send me stuff? For ADDRESS - https://goo.gl/QB1Fnq ----- For more info about me ----- I'm from TOKYO JAPAN, I've been living here for a long time. I'll be your Tokyo Travel Guide, taking you to the spots I love as well as showing you what to do all around Japan and maybe sometimes overseas. I'm also into Tech so you'll see a few videos about my drone and other cool toys I discover. In short, the channel is all about what I Love, Japan, Food, Travel, Tech and most likely coming FROM-TOKYO, my home. -Website https://www.tokyozebra.com/about - Instagram: http://instagram.com/paolofromtokyo - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paolofromtokyo - Twitter: https://twitter.com/paolofromtokyo ---- Help me with Translations? ------ - http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?tab=2&c=UCixD9UbKvDxzGNiPC_fgHyA ----- My Film Gear ----- - Main Camera (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2GlSvyy (International) http://geni.us/pyBIG7S - Main Wide Lens (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2Q1rsiV (International) http://geni.us/KmUsuoV - Main Portrait/Night Lens (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2NzjcCd (International) http://geni.us/TahYv4x - Powered Mic (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2B7HnUM (International) http://geni.us/ZaFl4a - Mic (USA Link) https://amzn.to/30VtlPV (International) https://geni.us/lVurdzT - Wireless Mic (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2NFngkI (International) http://geni.us/WPtio9w - Portable TriPod (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2LKhM6e (International) http://geni.us/DfeI - Gimbal (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2Fgniw7 (International) https://geni.us/wzivSA0 - Drone (Original) (USA Link) https://amzn.to/2K6qrAW (International) http://geni.us/UFAFl3c - For a complete list of my gear: https://www.tokyozebra.com/my-gear/ Music: http://www.epidemicsound.com/
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Paolo fromTOKYO (6 months ago)
My Day in the Life Video Series Playlist - https://bit.ly/2FXYTwz Also, Comment on what other Day in the Life vids you want to see!
Dev Panchal (11 days ago)
What do u do for living?
Dev Panchal (11 days ago)
How do earn in Japan?
Donniy Khristanto (1 month ago)
hello from jakarta
Dick Urkel (1 month ago)
When does he get hit by a truck and reincarnated in another world? Can I get a timestamp?
Eric Pearson (1 month ago)
A career unique to japan would be interesting.
Alfredo CH (2 minutes ago)
WOW that's depressing
Tony B (17 minutes ago)
And here in the USA we complain that we work 40 hours a week. We are pathetic!
Aryan Upadhyay (24 minutes ago)
That's not train it was metro
Ronald Gabriel (30 minutes ago)
Why does his boss use the ugliest desk in the office?
O Andrea (43 minutes ago)
Pray for Makoto
I'm Japanese like Kei Nishikori (48 minutes ago)
Japanese attitudes are completely different between foreigners(outside) and Japanese(inside)
cookie! (1 hour ago)
I don't even have enough energy to wake up in the morning
Albert Teng (2 hours ago)
Paolo: "is this like really similar to your country?" Basically, yeah. As an asian, we work long hours, even holidays and sundays. 8hr work day doesnt apply to us. The only time to get some rest is when there is time to get some rest, otherwise work work work. Always on the fone, always in front of the monitor. Watching videos on youtube is one way of de-stressing. Its a depressing life but it is what it is
Notting (2 hours ago)
LOL you Chinese people don’t work anywhere near as hard as the Japanese, I’ve seen it myself, don’t try to fool yourselves or cash in on the Japanese’s hard work. Even if you did, the quality of your goods and services are always second-grade compared to the Japanese. Get real lmao.
Wicked Gamer & Collector (2 hours ago)
Keep on making these... i love it !!
Otoniel Cardona (3 hours ago)
Man I love the little details of the japanese life, great video as always and salutes from Colombia.
AcidGlow (4 hours ago)
*Great video to give us an insight into this job. Well done* ✅🙂
anshulibra (4 hours ago)
Was that all he ate in a day?
Stephen Rio (4 hours ago)
People from generally non-Asian countries: This video was soul crushing. Me, a corporate dog from Asia: *First time?*
RenMan in Japan (4 hours ago)
“Salaryman” he works in a company I have never heard of.. Tiny.. a true Salaryman works in a big corporation and actually has way less privacy and no space. I’m a manager and sit next to 5 other people down the row.. 1,700+ people in my office..
African Electron (5 hours ago)
No wonder their society has a very low birth rate.
Shaun (5 hours ago)
I'm the youngest in the office and I'd have a nice laugh if they asked me to make them coffee ha
Nanix1991 (5 hours ago)
The intern is pretty
Boy Pazaway (6 hours ago)
Life of the average bum...... After studying in a famous university for 5 years...... Lol
LoudMouthTim (6 hours ago)
Too much slave labor and working themselves to death.  That would never work in America!  And dude seriously needs to get a shower in the morning just before going to work, he just laid in bed for 6 hours letting all his body bacteria start making smells again, that is just plain nasty.
D K (7 hours ago)
he deserves a huge salary hike.and hos boss should buy a car for his company,such that his employees can travel easily
D K (7 hours ago)
World should learn discipline from Japanese people.
Kevin Yu (7 hours ago)
Idk but isn’t this normal?
Sparse Seekers (9 hours ago)
I work four hours a day I couldn’t imagine doing this
Jesus is Lord & Savior (10 hours ago)
believe in Jesus so you can be saved
EN Reefs (10 hours ago)
i'd be tired chasing him...
Alan Ho (11 hours ago)
Wow his work hours is about the same as mine (American living in California) but SO much of his time is spent commuting :/
Aadi Jain (12 hours ago)
I got tired just looking at this. Wow.
Lenny (12 hours ago)
Nah stuff that, for a country so technically advanced they seem to manage there time terribly with all that unnecessary travelling
rocky francis (12 hours ago)
Did not like it...no...
Nathan Blackmore (15 hours ago)
that was thoroughly wholesome, thanks
Anshari Rahman (16 hours ago)
Sepeda🚲🚲
Hart Dr (16 hours ago)
Can you have a Day in the life of a Japanese daddy?
imagevulture (16 hours ago)
But is crucial, vital work actually being done at the office? I wonder how much of it is 'busy work'?
Axa Axa (17 hours ago)
"In summer Tokyobecomes unbarably hot" The temperature in August averages 27.3 °C. en.climate-data.org/asia/japan/tokyo/tokyo-3292/ Hey Paolo, get yourself a passport and see the world.
Guilherme Guilferr (17 hours ago)
Binkan-saaaan!
The Turtle and the Tiger (17 hours ago)
You are very considerate when you let him eat his lunch in peace. Love your videos. Maybe I should visit japan and you could do a video of someone who doesn't speak any Japanese, doesn't know any of the customs, but loves their food! HAHA!
Kwamu Hill (18 hours ago)
My father was a boss of a big company , he was at office around 11PM loool RIP DADDY i love u !!!!!!!
IrvAche (18 hours ago)
How miserable.
buynewsoul0 (19 hours ago)
I might be going to Japan through JET in September... but seeing how hard the Japanese work is kind of turning me off lol.
d204b207 (19 hours ago)
we dont need to see the narrators face man
Artonox (20 hours ago)
fuck that, that kind of lifestyle has got to go. Not for any modern man, work needs to benefit life, not the other way around.
LG (20 hours ago)
What a crap of life man.
LG (20 hours ago)
This video made me love my job
Macho Fantastico (20 hours ago)
I was tired just watching him, think he deserved that drink at the end. Crazy how much they have to do on a daily basis.
CJ indent (21 hours ago)
Grass is always greener.
jayesh (22 hours ago)
i cant work in japan
Umair Javaid (23 hours ago)
I'm very lucky as I leave home at 8:15 in the morning and back to home at 5:30 in the evening. Saturday and Sunday NO WORK 😊
Umair Javaid (23 hours ago)
He's a good guy. Sales executives in Pakistan 🇵🇰 look look more handsome. Having dashing personality in sales field gives us more sales contacts.
Changwei H (23 hours ago)
i miss life in Japan sometimes
David인터내셔날 (23 hours ago)
Hey Paolo, how is the treatment of car dealers in Japan? Highly paid?
mark f (1 day ago)
I get ready in 10 -15 mins every morning ...obviously you suffer from constipation
J.C R.M (1 day ago)
The level of ethics off the chart and he also seems like a really nice person.
Ayedo Aido (1 day ago)
this is so sad. I love japan and her people. good looking guys too. (im bisexual) i have a lot of respect for people like this.... www.employcv.com
Oliver van der Meer (1 day ago)
dude, you should make documentaries!
MS84R (1 day ago)
Modern day slavery.
Anthony N (1 day ago)
Depressing & suicidal
763 (1 day ago)
Damn... I understand it's your culture but some of these things are ridiculous.
I'm here (1 day ago)
If I had to work in this conservative culture, I would hang myself. 9 hours proving company loyalty and 1 hour doing the actual work. It's just feudalism.
martjek (1 day ago)
Do the japanese know the whole concept of "work-life balance". This looks miserable
Luisi Archi Valdi (1 day ago)
¿How many free days have an average salary person by month in Japan?
Robert Brown (1 day ago)
When I lived in Japan, I had to go to toshiba and teach some salary men, they took me out one night to this bar like place, turns out it was a lot of yakuza their, really interesting night I had! I miss Japan!
Jakub Kotýk (1 day ago)
I love how Japanese people work but they have actually like no free time :(.
The Opinionist (1 day ago)
Honestly. While I do understand this I still have to disagree with it. Paying for Bicycle space is criminal.
Mademan84 (1 day ago)
Fuck...I'm taking my country for granted.
Marc Panther (1 day ago)
If it's not too inconvenient to say, what's the salary range for the job shown in the video?
RAZER X (1 day ago)
Single solid man 😅😅
Kate North (1 day ago)
I work in the UK and I feel my day is like that ...... :(
richard strauss (1 day ago)
He plans to work their his whole life!? Is it not common in Japan to change jobs?
Jay Anderson (1 day ago)
My man is working HARD. I just hope that he is being well compensated and gets enough days off to make up for his busy work day. Also hopefully he really enjoys his job and that's why he doesn't mind being there alot.
Marisol L (1 day ago)
Wow this is amazing! Tons of work 😕
León de los Andes (1 day ago)
Ni se duchó, ni se cambió la ropa interior ni la remera con la que durmió... ahhh sí, pero se cepilló los dientes...
Sean (1 day ago)
i feel bad for him. He works so hard...
klmnkos (1 day ago)
Chinese bought one of the big company in my country. The thing that they couldnt understand is what are we people doing from 15 - 22 hour afternoon. Their eyes almost poped out when people said that they are having aftenoons for them selfs. Thank god for workers rights in my country, thank you ancestors....
BallofShish Shiberball (1 day ago)
Thank you, industrial revolution.
E.X. Watson (1 day ago)
I started this video thinking "can't be all bad if he's only waking up at 7"... ... Boy was I wrong...
MikeCharlieAlpha (1 day ago)
He also wears the same belt he’ll have his entire life. It’s got plenty of slack to accommodate future growth.
MyAwesomeCovers Plus (1 day ago)
Now I know why the switch is so popular in japan
Naiuhz (1 day ago)
This isn't so bad compared to the unemployed. You guys make it sound like it's horrible. Americans and their privileged lifestyles.
Anonymous (1 day ago)
In America, everyone in the office is staring at their cellphone on Facebook. If you ask them a question, they get upset and begin to cry.
Rapscallion (1 day ago)
Hey, Paolo. I truly am enjoying this series. Thank you making these interesting and narrating as the day goes on.
EVOCATEUR (2 days ago)
Just fucking kill me now.
Janzq13 (2 days ago)
If I had to live like that I'd kill myself.
verify950 (2 days ago)
This isn’t really that bad. He’s a young kid trying to prove himself at his first job. Of course he’s working these type of hours
nibblesxsips (4 hours ago)
You must be a boomer.
GCGNATOR CATS (18 hours ago)
"proving" yourself by working excessive hours isn't a good thing, that's unhealthy for the worker and exploitative by the company.
임의신 (2 days ago)
i am korean, i think japan is so good nation, and maybe korea too.
kevin beg (2 days ago)
I see now why this guy is so thin. Always walking taking subway to visit clients and he only has time to eat a piece of bread at his desk... Poor Makoto
Mike (2 days ago)
I have no idea why I like almost everything in this country.
Cheng Station (2 days ago)
Thats why i dont like marketing
Green Giant (2 days ago)
Dude needs to stop wearing his big brothers belt.
Curlytop Asmr Lee (33 minutes ago)
Lol
Kick Jacob (2 days ago)
Not same at all to my country
Josh Tutor (2 days ago)
He's single, lives at his parents house and has a white collar job, I don't feel sorry for him at all.
DRK0114 (2 days ago)
that nice ass apartment tho
Money Is Life (2 days ago)
Actually don’t this guy feel awkward evading people’s privacy?
J Leo (8 hours ago)
Actually is pretty obvious he ask these people if they are willing to do it
addicz2 (2 days ago)
Have 2 cars and 3 stories house in Japan. Quiet impresive to me.
Eva Langley (2 days ago)
How about answering your emails during all this time transiting? He could save 2-3 hours a day. At least, he is meeting with a lot of people and transit to numerous places which makes his job better than any 8hours straight in front of a computer screen.
QuincyIsCrispy (2 days ago)
The upbeat music is honestly a disgusting way to hide this living hell. Every single day, the same thing, the same commutes, the same boring emails. The crazy, likely unpaid working hours. The lack of love for his work. The 'efficiency' of eating breakfast and lunch during his commute instead of having a break for it. The fact that he wants to stay like this for his entire career. If he doesn't hate his job, and/or life now, he will in a month or a year. I really hope he realizes how he's enslaved and escapes this. If not him, then those interns.
nood1ez (2 days ago)
why is he called a salaryman if he clocks in and out for work though?
Emma Vara (2 days ago)
I really enjoy day in the life videos, keep them coming.
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zidan40o0 (3 days ago)
Japan looks like a hellish place to work, greetings from Germany.