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  7 months ago +1495

    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.

    • hipflask
      hipflask 5 days ago

      Paolo fromTOKYO dude your videos are awesome ! Keep them coming :)

    • Jason Jones
      Jason Jones 7 days ago

      Are you an expert in Japan business? I doubt it.

    • tylerfreeman100
      tylerfreeman100 9 days ago

      Day in the life of a electrical lineman!

    • Will JohnnyIII
      Will JohnnyIII 20 days ago

      Hai.. phil here from Bintulu Sarawak, Malaysia.. i really like your video.. and you speak good English..keep up the good job bro

    • Amin Pant House
      Amin Pant House 26 days ago


  • tlanand21
    tlanand21 9 minutes ago

    wow I LOVE THESE VIDEOS. I have been wanting something like this for so long. thank you

  • Kyoskii
    Kyoskii 17 minutes ago

    Shout out to that boss dad carrying his 2 kids on a bike at the beginning.

    Ichigo TRILLONATOR 2 hours ago

    Dunno Rick.... Too much politeness 😒🤒

  • Sanjuro z
    Sanjuro z 2 hours ago

    Are they hiring lol

  • 頭kurakura
    頭kurakura 7 hours ago


  • Pallishree Mallick
    Pallishree Mallick 11 hours ago

    Superb . Work culture is so cool

  • Mori Drü
    Mori Drü 12 hours ago +1

    In my understanding the "typical" reffers to the office worker not the office, so relax guys. the title doesnt say day in a life of a office worker in a typical japanese office.

  • Nicky Styles
    Nicky Styles Day ago

    There is so much to admire about the Japanese.
    Also notice how spotless the subway station is!
    Id love to transfer to Tokyo.
    Love from Munich!

  • Other TechLead
    Other TechLead Day ago

    I come in to work at 11am...I don't think I'm a good fit for this culture. Then again I do work until midnight.

  • K Maree
    K Maree Day ago

    What a cool office 😎😎

  • bongchow
    bongchow Day ago +1

    Are the Japanese being held hostage and forced to be nice to one another?

  • jaka raharjo
    jaka raharjo Day ago +1

    Wow.. Emi looks beautiful, even with less makeup, contact lens. She's pretty..

    D3M GAMING Day ago

    Subtitle please 🥺

  • Expander
    Expander Day ago +1

    I love the amazing production value.
    Keep up the great work!

  • David  Bermudez Vargas

    man, clean your theeth

  • Tapas Mazumdar
    Tapas Mazumdar 2 days ago

    #Justice for Makoto.

    PIYUSH JOSHI 2 days ago

    It's so humble in Japan.....👍👍👍👍👍

    KILL THE RICH 2 days ago +1


  • anthony susanto
    anthony susanto 2 days ago

    i dont think its not different from us in indonesia life worker
    its just the same
    i think its a few people like a workaholic not all of in japanese

  • SaraK
    SaraK 2 days ago

    THEY HAVE A ZOO ? What kind of dream job is this??

  • Zoe M
    Zoe M 2 days ago

    This video is so relaxing

  • akash patel
    akash patel 2 days ago

    She didn't brush her teeth bro!!!!

  • kong king
    kong king 2 days ago

    She is beautiful, her friend with black clothes too 13:05, more emi pleasee..

  • Michael Mast
    Michael Mast 2 days ago

    Open offices are not great. Beyond studies showing general degradation of employee happiness, If you have autism it's the worse. Thankfully the President gave up his office for me, and I love working in an office. Close the door, have my own lighting, and an awesome view of the river.

  • Auronfan02
    Auronfan02 2 days ago +1

    very interesting... i am addicted to the series:D great job...would love to show you my company in germany

  • Crater M.
    Crater M. 3 days ago

    That white girl looks familiar, wonder if she happened to be in someone else's video as well or if I'm just trippin?

  • vignesh r
    vignesh r 3 days ago +1

    WOW, now that is a office worth working. In India you will never find such a great office.

    • Jimm Jack 'n
      Jimm Jack 'n Day ago +1

      Bro jaisa office utna hi professional..Agr India me itna professional hota toh aj India dusre level per hota

  • yuuto77
    yuuto77 3 days ago

    Working out with her.. work clothes.. nasty!

  • Petite Monica
    Petite Monica 3 days ago +6

    my girl did makeup in 5 minutes and be looking like ready for the runway in milan

  • Hal Lo
    Hal Lo 3 days ago

    Looks like she is apart-time employee.

  • Mike Fenbury
    Mike Fenbury 3 days ago

    Love that jumper man

  • Eddy widda
    Eddy widda 3 days ago

    would be nice if you could post the commute distances as well...

  • Vaibhav Khavare
    Vaibhav Khavare 3 days ago

    She is Cute

  • Chris Walker
    Chris Walker 3 days ago

    I thought genki (き not こ) meant health.

  • Paul Bateson - Travels & Aviation

    Great video. Interesting the office building has gym, restaurant and a zoo.

  • Grzegorz Mękarski
    Grzegorz Mękarski 3 days ago

    It says 6:30 morning and on phone 11:23 :D

  • jdelaguardia09
    jdelaguardia09 4 days ago

    Hardly a Japanese lady will ever get top managerial position, unlike in PH.

    • James Dayagbil II
      James Dayagbil II 2 days ago

      jdelaguardia09 Japanese have way higher salary than in PH

  • Pradeep B.S
    Pradeep B.S 4 days ago

    you didnt talk about stress levels in job in japan...i heard they are very strict in office timings and very stressful

  • Charles-Stephen Lbht
    Charles-Stephen Lbht 4 days ago +1

    I swear Japan is like 50 years ahead!

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  • Johan Tenma
    Johan Tenma 4 days ago

    I'd hate to be that dude, but...
    What's Emi's @
    Not in a weird way, just I'd like to have more insight into Emi's life now.
    Yeah, that still sounds weird lol

  • Ahmad Salem
    Ahmad Salem 4 days ago

    When I worked in Saudia we worked harder than Japan I surprised she spent here time at gim restaurants lol..

    GUNZOU REKISI 4 days ago


  • RK D
    RK D 4 days ago +1

    i heard that there are regulations that forbid female workers to wear spectacles at work ,and also make up and high heels are mandatory in certain offices . I think that's a good idea.!

  • PixelSoulist
    PixelSoulist 4 days ago

    0:43 what she was using?

  • Lei Zhang
    Lei Zhang 4 days ago

    I really like the animal farm in the office area. Is this typical in Tokyo?

  • FenceJumpa
    FenceJumpa 4 days ago +1

    why does everyone have clear skin in japan?

  • ぼこかま
    ぼこかま 4 days ago


  • Aman Walikar
    Aman Walikar 4 days ago +16

    She literally has everything in life. Gym, family, work, social life and all that while working in an office!

  • Jodie Steven
    Jodie Steven 4 days ago +1

    I expect she would go to home at 8 or 9 pm, but at 6 on japanese company? Thats unbelievable dude

  • Martin Donato
    Martin Donato 4 days ago

    Japanese are very disciplined.

  • kappelmeister123
    kappelmeister123 5 days ago

    Emi is very pretty, i would marry her...

  • Zapocube !
    Zapocube ! 5 days ago +2

    I was looking for thots in this video!

  • Zapocube !
    Zapocube ! 5 days ago

    I can’t work in a office if I don’t jerk off 3 times a day

  • john lemuel santiago

    Are you in the bedroom while she is sleeping?

  • Carol N
    Carol N 5 days ago

    Didn't she sweat during her workout??

  • 浅沼瞬
    浅沼瞬 5 days ago
    ↑This is typical Japanese office worker too.

    MD FAISAL 5 days ago

    I am coming.

  • CookieGirlsc
    CookieGirlsc 5 days ago +1

    hay the white girl at the office is she signal ==