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.
    Pasona Office - Map Link
    - Japan: 113 Pasona Group offices (even more if we include our subsidiaries)
    - Worldwide (including Japan): around 400
    Global Locations:
    - 58 sites in 15 regions.
    --- Channel Support ---
    Want to help SUPPORT my channel, buy me a BEER or Maiko and I DINNER? Thank you in advance!
    - PayPal:
    - Venmo: PaolofromTokyo (
    - Bitcoin: 1AUZW1Emio4qtRiBir3EUDey1zi3ssoRsw
    Check out one of the SHIRTS I wear in my videos
    ----- Business -----
    Want to send me stuff? I'll open it on the Vlog.
    Want me to feature your business in my video?
    ---- Help me with Translations? ------
    ----- 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 and show you things to do here as well as show you what to do all around Japan and anywhere else I travel to. I'm also into Tech so you'll see a few videos about my drone and other cool toys I discover. To break it down, the channel is all about Tokyo, Street Food, Travel and Tech.
    - Instagram:
    - Facebook:
    - Twitter:
    ----- My Film Gear -----
    - Main Camera
    (USA Link)
    - Main Wide Lens
    (USA Link)
    - Main Tripod Lens
    (USA Link)
    - Mic
    (USA Link)
    - Wireless Mic
    (USA Link)
    - Mobile TriPod
    (USA Link)
    - Gimbal
    (USA Link)
    - Drone (Original)
    (USA Link)
    - Small TriPod
    (USA Link)
    - For a complete list of my gear:

Comments • 13 476

  • Paolo fromTOKYO
    Paolo fromTOKYO  3 months ago +1040

    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.

    • kushum kunwar
      kushum kunwar 19 hours ago

      Please help me find job in Japan 🇯🇵 please

    • viker77
      viker77 Day ago

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

    • Anna Serene
      Anna Serene 5 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 6 days ago


    • robbyjai
      robbyjai 7 days ago

      i'm new to your channel... i discovered it recently and i'm really loving and digging these videos. they are fantastic! and I do love japan also!!!!!

  • Rishabh Vlog
    Rishabh Vlog 6 hours ago

    So they don't bath

  • Paul Zxu
    Paul Zxu 7 hours ago

    to reply to what i feel about "cleaning up after yourself".
    I think that it should always be a standard! In USA however, most people just leave their messes for other people to clean up.
    this was such a beautiful video, emi is extremely lucky to have such a nice job!~

    this one was my favorite so far!
    you are very skillful with your profession, i look forward to watching all of your videos!

  • GirlLittle
    GirlLittle 7 hours ago

    all this is so similar to my country tbh im not sure with the offices since im still a student but everything other than that

  • Maricchi Chie
    Maricchi Chie 8 hours ago

    Damn! Sign me up!

  • Rokhim Bathara
    Rokhim Bathara 9 hours ago

    nice office mas..

  • Commander Erik
    Commander Erik 9 hours ago

    I love cubicles. It's more space, more private, and i can put my dog's pictures or whatever i want on the walls. And this office doesn't seem like it has drawers for each person. I want drawers.

  • King Shango Sound
    King Shango Sound 10 hours ago

    from dawn till dusk smh

  • manjeet singh
    manjeet singh 10 hours ago

    Is this office or picnic?🙁

  • TheDestroyerOfWorldss AndOtherVariousThings

    Basically nobody in Japan showers before work...

  • Starr Vischacha
    Starr Vischacha 11 hours ago

    Wet towels: Yes pwease.

    Salad Chopsitcks: I prefer!

    Cleaning up after yourself: Aight hold up. This is TYPICALLY what is expected of you in most places. It depends on if it was a self-serve restaurant / cafeteria versus a proper restaurant where they don't have things like this accessible. In the US it depends on the location, but I do like the idea of people cleaning up after themselves. Am quite confused why most don't like to do so...

  • Narcisa Dogic
    Narcisa Dogic 12 hours ago

    It took me 30 seconds to understand what his shirt said 😂

  • Third World Rider
    Third World Rider 12 hours ago

    thanks for showing that life can be just as mundane all over the world. I like the videos. would like to visit japan, its a life long goal? but not speaking and Japanese and being old with a hard head itd be hard to learn a completely different alphabet. I know Spanish and English, but both are normal alphabet. based on latin right? not Russian and Japanese and mandarin. anyway, I feel it important to speak their language as its a sign of respect.

  • Third World Rider
    Third World Rider 12 hours ago

    no bath I morning? not here in the third world where its hot. everything would smell. we take 2 baths. morning and evening. who cares about water right? we surrounded by ocean. desalination.

  • Nembus 101
    Nembus 101 12 hours ago

    Not takin a bath in morning woooooot

  • Chester Argyle
    Chester Argyle 13 hours ago

    Looks nice

  • Tgunzz
    Tgunzz 13 hours ago

    Thats it, I’m going to Japan to find work.

  • Spiffleh
    Spiffleh 14 hours ago

    Hmm. We usually clean up after ourselves in fast food places/cafeterias here in Canada, but not in sit-down restaurants.

  • Famscrow
    Famscrow 14 hours ago

    The humidifier is not common in our countries because it is known that the air in Japan is not the best (several people with a mask).
    About animals to relieve stress, and who relieves animal stress by staying in a fucking building?

  • BadatStuff
    BadatStuff 14 hours ago

    This place seems hella nicer than Makotos place where he didn't get home until 9pm

  • Chris Dimaio
    Chris Dimaio 14 hours ago

    The whole no showering before work and working out with your suit on is just gross...what if you are a sweater like me after a workout? Do they have shower facilities?

  • mrhyd
    mrhyd 15 hours ago

    The chad japanese officer vs the virgin wageslave

  • JoaniMaster
    JoaniMaster 16 hours ago

    Damn she has it so much better than poor Makoto

  • david harrison
    david harrison 16 hours ago

    who in their right mind wants their boss sitting next to them LOL.

  • Higgo91 - TTG
    Higgo91 - TTG 16 hours ago

    i think this is the best company to work for

  • Julie Lee
    Julie Lee 18 hours ago

    She works out in those clothes?

  • DudeX01
    DudeX01 19 hours ago

    Well, this looks like a nice place to work but something is just not right. It is too good. I bet they have a dungeon in the basement.

  • MilesDei
    MilesDei 19 hours ago

    Dayum you ugly homes!

  • Sa Dako
    Sa Dako 19 hours ago

    She barely did any work. Lol

  • brad99539
    brad99539 20 hours ago

    0:19 anybody else see that she woke up at 11:23

  • failtolawl
    failtolawl 20 hours ago

    every time I see this they complain how an hour commute is long. I have never seen a major city where people usually have less than an hour commute...

  • The Global Network
    The Global Network 20 hours ago

    Talents have no handicaps. That is so true!!!

  • doogieAfro
    doogieAfro 20 hours ago

    So japanese stink their way through the day? Damn. We NEVER leave the house without taking a shower. It is literally taboo to go into the public unbathed!

    ALL MIGHT 21 hour ago

    She’s not hot but I’d still hit it.

  • Far East Manila Video Production

    whatda? they have a farm inside a building? they must be so fat! Google and IT companies should follow!

  • Harkoth
    Harkoth 21 hour ago +1

    She drank orange juice, and then brushed her teeth. Thats hardcore

  • hastdumalfeuer
    hastdumalfeuer 21 hour ago

    thanks youtube for recommending me this

  • krampus_
    krampus_ 22 hours ago

    imma need her @ chief

  • milu xx
    milu xx 22 hours ago

    wow I didn’t know that the working environment of Pasona would be like this! I just finished the job-hunting recently and will be starting working in a big Japanese company in next April. Kinda nervous and excited!

  • jonbudi
    jonbudi 22 hours ago

    pekerja keras

  • Nuradil Konok uulu
    Nuradil Konok uulu 22 hours ago

    It is quiet creepy when Strange person shooting you and asking questions

  • Sultan AlJaloud
    Sultan AlJaloud 22 hours ago

    i want your t shirt

  • Anjabel69
    Anjabel69 23 hours ago

    This is an INSANELY progressive company for Japanese standards. Open floor plan, working out in middle of the day in a built-in gym, petting zoo, bakery, kouhai leaving before senpai, FREE DINNER?!? for employees. This place is nuts.

    PORT RGB 23 hours ago

    I was so drawn to this video. Why? lol. There I was looking at Hawaii videos...

  • KamiyaK
    KamiyaK 23 hours ago

    Typical... When the office building is a city on its own.

  • KamiyaK
    KamiyaK 23 hours ago

    I enjoy my blocked off privacy. Especially when I take quick naps and breaks throughout the day. At my previous job, I was allowed to take short breaks instead of a long 1hr lunch break.

  • bananian
    bananian Day ago

    Wait is it normal to take a shower in the morning instead of evening?

  • Daniel Bergholtz

    This seems way better than being a salaryman. But is this really a typical company?

  • patrykomania
    patrykomania Day ago +4

    What that white girl doing there pretending to be Japanese 😄😜

  • Grail Alinos
    Grail Alinos Day ago

    This is the best

  • drzitbag06
    drzitbag06 Day ago

    japan is fucking scary.

  • Manda Wardani
    Manda Wardani Day ago

    I like your videos from the first time I watched it. So I hit the subscribed button instantly. Thank you for broadening my knowledge about Japan.

  • Silverlupa01
    Silverlupa01 Day ago

    I wish my office was so quiet we have an open office it's quite small with less than 10 people and the people make sooo much noise by laughing and talking (non work-related subjects) and I am the one with my headphones on we get complaints in other departments around us to keep it quiet but they don't abide by the rules or have decent open office etiquette it's REALLY frustrating for me as I'm a quiet worker and my manager is a pushover and won't do anything about it, I really hope things will change but some of the workers will use an excuse and say it's in their culture to be loud but that is just an excuse for bad behavior in the office and it's very unprofessional my apologies for ranting but this is a real issue for me and yes why don't I change jobs if I am so unhappy well I feel that there needs to be a change on their part and that management needs to step in and take action. Thank you for the video and no I don't live in America.

  • Helion
    Helion Day ago

    she's cute

  • Sub Zer0
    Sub Zer0 Day ago

    Soooo...what anime is this?

  • DeAndre Holland
    DeAndre Holland Day ago

    Damn Japan’s culture is so dope

  • Obiwannabe
    Obiwannabe Day ago

    new waifu

  • TheBalls55
    TheBalls55 Day ago +3

    Read newspaper , workout, eat lunch, pet animal,watch video, drink beer....busy day at the office.

  • Abhijit Mitra
    Abhijit Mitra Day ago

    i want to work here ;(

  • Lina AZ
    Lina AZ Day ago

    loved this video !!

  • lucio delgado
    lucio delgado Day ago

    Very impressive!

  • adiet cantyo
    adiet cantyo Day ago +1

    She wake up at 6.30 am... Damn! I wake up at 4.30 am, and take bath at 5.00 am. Freezing AF

  • wildan cholily
    wildan cholily Day ago

    I like your sweater

  • Captain Angry
    Captain Angry Day ago

    Cool, my job consists of me sweating my balls off flipping burgers in usa.

  • Emerson Abergel
    Emerson Abergel Day ago +1

    That’s a pretty cool office

  • Jammy777 M
    Jammy777 M Day ago

    Your videos are very professionally edited like the Nat geo channels ... good work bro 👍

  • Rabiul Sunny
    Rabiul Sunny Day ago

    Okey tell me how to get a job in there 😵.
    The office looks like you are in a holliday everyday.

  • Arun Singh
    Arun Singh Day ago

    now i know why their eyes don't open fully, they don't clean their eyes after getting up.

  • castlev1986
    castlev1986 Day ago

    she's sexy

  • Ben jr Iq over 5000

    Now that's a good work environment