What’s a day like in a Japanese office?
Welcome to our How People Work Around The World series. In this series, I gather information from around the web of how people work in different countries across the globe. Of course, each example does not show how everyone in a country works. But it’s a fun way to explore similarities and differences in our work and lives and maybe learn a thing or two.
Today’s post is featuring a video from the PaolofromTOKYO YouTube channel. Check it out:
Emi’s day starts at 6:30am.
Emi is a 24-year-old working in Tokyo Japan. A quick makeup and a rushed breakfast starts her day. She lives with her family as with many young Japanese professionals.
She then walks to the train station and takes an hour train ride to her office building in the business district. A company that has 4,000 employees in Emi’s building alone.
Work and Space
She works in the PR department in a colorful and open layout office. After reading newspapers she and other staff have a morning assembly meeting.
The building Emi works in has a tea room, executive offices, gym complete with trainers, bakery, and restaurant.
There is also a farm. What!?
Emi gets her workout in during the workday right in her building’s gym and stops work at 6pm after her afternoon meetings and wrap up. She then grabs a free dinner with colleagues in the basement restaurant before heading home for the day.
What do you think about Emi’s office building and Japanese work day? I would love to know in the comments!