100 thoughts on “Day in the Life of an Average Japanese Salaryman in Tokyo

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  2. I work for a very small MSP in the Detroit area. we have 13 employees. This is super similar to us. The office is one room just like this and is used for storage, inventory, desk space, ECT. The commute, way we travel to our clients. It's all pretty much identical. The only difference is we all drive because Detroit Metro is huge and has no trains and terrible public transport.

  3. Looking at these work conditions, it's no wonder an entire generation stopped making children.

    What's more, when you consider what they're paid for their actual, effective work hours, they're probably earning peanuts that will never amount to a comfortable existence.

  4. In 10-15 minutes i slowly realize that i exist, that i am part of this universe, and that i have to focus on reality. Then i come out of bed and it takes me another hour to prepare

  5. He is definitely a hardworking man but too hardworking. I hope he can find a better that offers good career opportunities and him having time to himself. This video makes me feel depressed and sad even though it's all smiles

  6. Oh my. This takes me back to
    my days working in the US. The only difference would be that I left work at 7 pm with more online work at home to do. I was a salaried worker so no clocks. Started at 7 and ended at 7. The beat job was from 5am to 7pm. Then I could at least spend some time with friends.

  7. Everybody talking a lot of shit like they really got their life in order. Almost everyone grinds it out before you earn yourself a little bit more freedom

  8. Slavery with extra Steps.

    I bet some slaves had more freedom than this guy.

    Quite awful existence. I understand why Suicides are so high over there.

  9. Everywhere same shit ….. Running 🏃‍♀️ running 🏃‍♀️ for money 💵……. And after many years when at finally we’ve got the money 💰 we’re not able to enjoy any more ……….

  10. They are trained from childhood to be robots nobodies and servents. But you get a car when you are 60 and then die. A chance in a million you rased all the way out to life and straight out to the robo factory. This is life. Thank you for your contribution to the high power

  11. Whats the point in being alive if you spend every waking hour of the day (and night) working? Is that all there is for a "salary man" in Japan?

  12. Dam so they dont care about locking their fromt door and or chaining up their bikes , that would be a big no no here in cali lol

  13. fuck japan the people are too inefficient with their time but funny they like to be efficient when it comes to material things makes no fucking sense too much focus on hierarchy and being like everyone else so boring

  14. I work for a German company and we have a Chinese agency. I've often send off emails at 23:00 Chinese time and received a reply. These Asians know how to work.

  15. Interesting. Seems like a rough way to make a living, enjoyed it tho. Perhaps work on the sound track, some up and coming japanese bands would be cool and interesting.

  16. Sitting in my chair in the US eating dinner and watching the average daily life of someone on the other side of the world.

    Technology is fuckin nuts, man!

  17. There are many things I admire about Japanese culture in general, but the working culture is not one of them. In the US, we generally work 8 hours a day, and when that 8 hours is done, that's it—work is forgotten and we go home. Japanese need more free time

  18. Makoto! What do you mean you do not want to tutor all these less privileged kids for free to make our company look good?! Makoto!

  19. So he does what I do, but my life is better. He lives a pretty privileged life for his circumstances. I think I'll just live my amazing life that I can make better and visit Japan.

  20. Jeez, how is a salaryman supposed to kill himself when they put those gates in front of the trains? I guess he has no choice but to work himself to death with his soulless job.

  21. Is it just me? 'Cause I feel weirdly but strongly attracted to Makoto and his personality. His discipline, work ethic, and physical features makes him so hot to me.

  22. Wow, so different! I built a home in the country, large enough for half the building to be office/workshop. Out the kitchen window, I can see the next house 1km away. So I get up at 9:00 am, shower, dress, put on woolen slippers and walk to work 30 metres away. Other guys arrive at the workshop at 9:00 too. We assemble some pcb's and design some new technology. Out the window we see cows and horses wandering about. 30 min for lunch, then work until 4:00pm when we all go home. I wear out more slippers than shoes. I have a mobile phone, but don't use it much. Every two weeks I charge it, turn it on and check it for missed calls. The nearest shop is 15km away.

  23. Wow, so different! I built a home in the country, large enough for half the building to be office/workshop. Out the kitchen window, I can see the next house 1km away. So I get up at 9:00 am, shower, dress, put on woolen slippers and walk to work 30 metres away. Other guys arrive at the workshop at 9:00 too. We assemble some pcb's and design some new technology. Out the window we see cows and horses wandering about. 30 min for lunch, then work until 4:00pm when we all go home. I wear out more slippers than shoes. I have a mobile phone, but don't use it much. Every two weeks I charge it, turn it on and check it for missed calls. The nearest shop is 15km away.

  24. Very nice guy, I'm super sad for him, that's no life. Japan is an awesome country with many things to offer, but it enslaves it's own people, which is crazy.

  25. wait, i just realized what kind of house is that? theres no privacy at all?? makoto dont have his own room??? 😱 i sleep in the same room with my mom (single parent) and we made a separate bedroom for my brother😱

  26. Interesting to see the contrast between the employees and the interns. Besides the beauty of the grills of course. Paolo seems much juicier too. I wonder what motivates the salaryman.

  27. Good God, no wonder Japanese people are thin. Do you see the amount of daily exercise they get without even trying? I envy them.

  28. Interesting – I've done similar work for a wireless provider in the US. It's fascinating how they do similar work on the other side of the planet. Honestly, it's not much different other than the strange toilets.

  29. This shows how people in the USA need stop complaining about how hard they have it here. Compared to most the world they have it very easy and a good quality of life if they just put a little effort into it and not rely on the government for everything.

  30. He stays with one company his whole life?
    Surely, you could argue for higher pay when you change jobs?
    What if your boss is a jerk?
    What if you want to do something else?
    Seems confining.

  31. damn japan is full of seemingly nice people. their customs ensure it to be so. and Makoto also seemed nice af. hmmm…maybe i move to japan now. the US could learn a lot from these customs.

  32. Omg his house is so cluttered it's driving me crazy watching him walk through it. I mean it's clean, yeah, but there is enough stuff to fill a museum. :O

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