Day in the Life of a Japanese Karaoke Box Worker

From Paolo from Tokyo.

A day in the Life of a Japanese Private Karaoke Box Worker in Tokyo Japan. This is Japan work life in Tokyo as single person living in a 1K apartment and working at large Japanese company with a very Japanese work culture. Japanese employees even wear a SHASHO(社章), a company badge that’s issued to employees when they are hired. In Japan, many salarymen wear it proudly as sign of prestigious especially when working at a large company. We see the employees morning routine, full day at work as well as what he does after work. Masa works at BIG ECHO, a leading Karaoke chain in Japan. In fact, Karaoke and Karaoke boxes are deeply embedded Japanese culture and entertainment, as students sing after school, adults sing during and after drinking parties, and even individual users come here to practice. It’s become a part of everyday Japanese life. And unlike some countries where Karaoke is commonly performed in a room filled with strangers, In Japan the Karaoke box aka room, allows for small groups of friends to enjoy each other’s singing in privacy.
With more than 439 facilities all throughout Japan, the company’s 6300 dedicated workers ensure that their customers of all ages have a fun and entertaining experience each and every time. And Masa is an important piece as he’s the chief manager of 3 shops located in Shibuya, and this is one of them, located on center-gai street, the heart of Shibuya. The Karaoke is open 24 hours a day, so the staff work in shifts to ensure a smooth operation. Today, Masa works the day shift which starts at 1PM, but he also works the overnight shift as well as the early morning shifts depending on the day.

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*This was filmed in January 2024

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