Day in the Life of an Average Japanese Salaryman in Tokyo

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  • Published on:  Friday, July 5, 2019
  • 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.




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  • Paolo fromTOKYO
    Paolo fromTOKYO  4 months ago +763

    My Day in the Life Video Series Playlist - https://bit.ly/2FXYTwz
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  • steve job
    steve job  an hour ago

    if everyone think this is hard, look up a day as an underpaid japanese animator

  • Dylan Nalyd
    Dylan Nalyd  an hour ago

    I see why the suicide rate is high, if it fulfilling to you then cool, but fuuuuuuuuuck no I'd rather die

  • Amrut Dalvi
    Amrut Dalvi  2 hours ago

    I have a whole new appreciation for my life.

  • Ty Ward
    Ty Ward  2 hours ago

    That elevator rule needs to be adopted in the west!

  • Sindre
    Sindre  2 hours ago

    10:51 those pokémon stickers tho

  • Bc
    Bc  3 hours ago +1

    makota is a boss

  • Celebes Viking
    Celebes Viking  3 hours ago

    Skipped morning shower ? No wonder inside the subway train smells like garbage truck... fml

  • dwirani saleh
    dwirani saleh  5 hours ago

    you should shave your goatee,...you'll look better

  • mint jelly
    mint jelly  8 hours ago

    All the jobs ive ever had ive started work at 6:00-7:00 AM, whats with this 8:50 shit.

  • Maniac Sztrekson
    Maniac Sztrekson  9 hours ago

    Wow... Where can I get a job like that? I'm mean, really, I'd switch my job for this in a sec.

  • raas s
    raas s  9 hours ago

    is everyone in japon live like that ?
    btw . here in my country interns wont do sh.t and think they are THE BOSS :X

  • CambodianForged InFreedom2AIII%ER

    Makoto reminds me of my little brother

  • saigonsnaps
    saigonsnaps  9 hours ago

    such a poor life .. damnnn

  • ManiacBanana
    ManiacBanana  11 hours ago

    their business cards have specific rules? like pokemon or yugioh cards??? is that why japan's card games are so popular????

  • Peter Sserwanga
    Peter Sserwanga  11 hours ago

    dude this is facinating

  • Nesterou
    Nesterou  12 hours ago

    Yesterday I had a rough day, running around because I had a training course and a parent-teacher meeting after that. I did a total of 3h30 of various transportation (bicycle tram train car). I got home at 9pm, exhausted and thinking how I'm glad this only happens like a few times in a year.
    But this guy. He does that every single day. He can't even get home and think that tomorrow will be better because it's his routine. And he projects to do this for the rest of his life.
    I'm sorry but most of his work like "going to meet people in person" is useless and money consuming.
    It's exhausting just looking at it.
    Anyway it's just an extract but it made me kinda depressed, but also happier with my life 😂

  • theArashi_
    theArashi_  12 hours ago

    Seems.... tiring.
    Really really tiring.

  • Alexandros Kanenlopoulos

    I have mixed feelings after watching this video.
    In one hand i kinda feel sorry about Makoto. I think he is not huppy with his life.
    But who am i to judge ? In Japan this is standard.
    Although i must say, Makoto seems like a very nice guy and he is not complaining about it.

    Paolo nice video. Camera likes you alot. keep up the good work.

  • Manuel Márquez Photo

    Sorry, but you don't have life.... Sorry for you...Living for work... From my persperctive you are in HELL