I tend to write about a lot of small, quirkier things I find in Tokyo, but for a long time I’ve been planning to write a longer series on what the day-to-day routine of Tokyo working life is actually like. Luckily for me, this ad on the Tokyo subway does all the work for me:
07:45 – Crushed in Tokyo subway.
09:00 – Operate computer in wind tunnel.
13:00 – Bolt down lunch at a standing ramen bar.
15:00 – Offer your business card to a customer, making sure to show respect by being knock-kneed.
16:00 – Carry a box of things somewhere – quickly!
18:30 – Erase the soul-crushing memories of all of the above by ingesting some booze, and plenty of it.
Of course, being marketing, this is not nearly realistic: no-one finishes work anywhere near as early at 6:30pm.