this is a Dana life in a Japanese auto repair shop [Music] this is Edina she’s 30 years old and works at a car repair shop in Toyota Japan and she’s just waking up her work she lives with her parents in this two-story house which is very common in Japan even outside of the city you don’t take a shower in the morning she says she prefers to take baths at night instead very common in Japan how long does it take to wear makeup [Music] for breakfast her mom makes her an O negative which he packs with her Mookie child oh yeah and she’s thanked her favorite morning drink soy milk tea unlike major cities like Tokyo Adina commutes to work by car she rents a parking space from her neighbor nearby since the two Lots at her house are full oh yeah and I keep saying Toyota and you might be wondering well the answer is yeah the city was named after the car manufacturer as Toyota is located here fun fact 85% of the population in Toyota works in the car industry an IT prefecture where Toyota is located has more registered cars than anywhere in Japan oh and look she’s watching the morning TV news on her navigation screen so her commute time is about 15 to 20 minutes without traffic which is pretty normal here and it definitely beats the average 1 hour long Tokyo shoulder-to-shoulder train commute Wow did you hear the enemy voice that’s your coworker activating this car security system oh wow just in time that’s what the mechanics are doing right now is called Raji oh tae-seok which translates to radio exercises it’s a warm-up calisthenics performed to music and guidance from a radio broadcast the mechanics here do it every morning before they start work in fact it’s an old Japanese tradition dating back to 1928 not all Japanese companies do it these days but many still carry on the tradition oh and the mechanics follow up the morning exercises with children a morning company meeting to review with each other what work needs to be done for the day and Lina works for a company called i hoed Enki an auto repair company employing about 30 staff mainly mechanics like most people Audrina works Monday through Friday but she’s also required to work every other Saturday when Audrina arrives to work every day she has to snap an attendance book pretty old-school right I think the mechanics are still discussing today’s tasks so how do you start your day many smaller Japanese companies don’t hire daily cleaning services but instead rely on workers to clean the office it’s supposed to promote selfishness and community what do you guys think nice now the shop is clean as a carburetor she can finally get back to her desk and work on accounting tasks her Japanese title is kitty Jimin which means both office accountant and office administrator I don’t know if this is common in other countries but let’s just say she has a expensive role in the office are you usually by yourself in the office so it looks like one of them is cleaning a different part of the office and the other one is picking up a mechanic at a customer site hmm like I gave her something what is that so fax machines are still alive and well in most Japanese companies in fact if you ever receive a Japanese business card you’ll notice that most respectable companies still have a fax number listed [Music] hey did you notice how she waited a long time to hang up the phone after talking that’s because hanging up the phone before the client is considered immensely rude in Japanese business culture I guess she’s busy doing her morning desperate so let’s go see what’s under the hood of this shop so the weather itself is kind of taking a turn for the worse it’s really raining outside so I’m just gonna kind of see what they’re fixing today what are you guys fixing right now Oh got it not too replacement AC evaporator for the car can you tell me what this is put in la paga home judicata topping off Gigi sugar hot that it for the warning Oh basically it says which mechanic has to do what for the day so if you look right behind me you’ll actually see a little shrine and you’ll find this a very common in Japanese houses as well as Japanese businesses they’re known as a sense of good luck for the business there’s actually kind of like a thanks right to it where it always needs to face the same direction what’s actually quite interesting are these magnetic stickers these stickers are used as indicators for when someone’s a new driver basically you attach the magnetic sticker to the front and the back of your car and back in my case they don’t drive so much in Tokyo or in Japan for that matter so every time I Drive I prefer to actually have one of these stickers on the car so right now she’s gluing down special receipts called real shushil for record-keeping these official receipts are used to track expenses in Japan and they’re quite magical as only the total amount of the expenses listed and the individual items disappear Idina are you going somewhere so ordering and picking up bento lunches for everyone is another one of our daily tasks but damn it’s a pain when it’s raining like today especially for filming oh I guess a quick smoke to help her along to the next task [Music] it’s also part of our job to prepare tea for everyone before lunch even though everyone can buy their own drinks from a vending machine see traditional Japanese business culture is still very apparent in this company as group needs are placed above the individual oh that’s thoughtful / apparently when it’s hot outside she makes barley tea instead she changes depending on the weather this is the break room and she’s now setting things up for everyone how nice of her so how much is one bento Wow about four dollars and fifty cents she further explains that the company subsidizes the bento so it only costs 350 yen about three dollars and 20 cents [Music] wait you’re not eating with everyone else thanks ed eanes hard work the mechanics and have a pleasant lunch break so the bento menu is always the same okay I guess I’m gonna explore more at least the rain has let up a little bit it’s still a bit cloudy but it was a lot better than earlier check out this car behind me it’s kind of like a three-wheeled little buggy it has one wheel in the front and has two wheels in the back and it has kind of like a truck bed and in fact I’ve never actually seen one of these in my life in the door opens up in the front right there I can see that it has even red seats oops I just caught her during a lunch time now let’s turn off the camera and come back a little bit later after a nice lunch nap Edina has to clean up the break room [Music] so it looks like we’re going on the delivery run to drop off some parts for a customer [Music] why did you choose this job come on our best guys what’s your favorite car suited use ICT will do so they’re off delivering the packages right now to the client and they should be back and all of it it took about I don’t know like maybe 15-20 minutes to drive here oh the back house quick finishing the rest of a job this afternoon it’s a bit quiet so let’s play some Inspector Gadget you can look around this place so these two young mechanics are new hires let’s see what they’re up to hey what are you guys doing this side you’ll see the time I need nothing so basically they’re removing the black glue from the blocks so they can reuse them for installations so what’s up for this Porsche oh I guess AC repairs are in high demand for the summer Idina what are you doing right now [Music] traditional Japanese companies are still very much paper-based so Edina has to prepare the monthly payment slips for each employee her second smoke break of the day at least this time she has a break buddy so he’s telling me that his work officially starts at 9 a.m. every day but he has to ride even earlier for the exercises and the morning meeting damn it really takes a dedicated mindset to work in a Japanese company exchanging business cards when you first meet someone is still very much an important part of Japanese business culture the cards though start to pile up so she has to organize them for the CEO now she’s picking a part of the storage room for the mechanics she really does everything in the office so it’s half-past five and one of her final duties is to empty out the trash bins throughout the office oh look it’s a talking anime car I didn’t get a chance to show you guys earlier what do you think all right end of the day time to count the money so Japanese money is made with thick paper so it allows them to count like this it’s quite differently compared to America I wonder if any other countries counted this way [Music] nice finish just after 6:00 I’ve noticed more and more companies in Japan on topping standard working hours of for their employees but don’t get me wrong many Japanese companies still have crazy long work hours it seems like a dog Coco time mr2 at the end of the day her mom usually prepares a meal if she doesn’t have plans with her friends and look she’s serving hamburger tonight I think it’s a great way to end of the day but what did you think about her day as you can see right after dinner they’re just hanging out watching TV and this is like basically a day in the life working at an auto repair shop if you guys want to help support the channel then definitely check out the Tokyo merch and if you want to see more videos in this day in the life series and I’m coming up with so much more so definitely hit that subscribe button and the Dublin and I’ll catch you guys in the next one

Day in the Life of a Japanese Car Repair Worker in Toyota

100 thoughts on “Day in the Life of a Japanese Car Repair Worker in Toyota

  • June 15, 2019 at 12:04 am
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    Let me know what other jobs you'd like to see.
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  • August 21, 2019 at 11:13 pm
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    4:02 isn't that anywhere though? They specifically teach you to never hang up before the customer.

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  • August 21, 2019 at 11:15 pm
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    Of course they make the girl clean up the office

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  • August 22, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    the way she counts the money is so satisfying

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  • August 22, 2019 at 1:41 pm
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    blur her monitor screen then forgot to blur it at 5.20 lol

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  • August 22, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    I love Japan we're I live in the bahamas we don't do all that extra stuff..

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  • August 22, 2019 at 6:43 pm
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    Anyone else find it unusual that you can access full TV through the navigation system?

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  • August 22, 2019 at 8:04 pm
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    Is it really this relaxed over there? How do I get a citizenship?

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  • August 22, 2019 at 8:42 pm
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    But she isn't a "car repair worker". She's an office lady.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 1:40 am
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    Trump is the best president ever. Please vote against him

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  • August 23, 2019 at 2:32 am
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    O.o she's they're entire finance department yo. Dannngg. Basically accounts receivable with maybe some comp troller… go accountant lady whose also admin cleaning lady and larts deliverer

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  • August 23, 2019 at 4:07 am
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    👍

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  • August 23, 2019 at 9:56 am
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    I'm a tech at Chevy here in Florida, and I too take lunch naps. Pretty much the line of life and death for customers and co-workers xD

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  • August 23, 2019 at 10:31 am
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    it's much better if David Attenborough, telling the story

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  • August 23, 2019 at 11:40 am
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    She does not take shower on the morning. So her feet and pussy smell and taste are real nice wen coming home in the evening. Tasty

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  • August 23, 2019 at 1:20 pm
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    Oh wow! 😷

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  • August 23, 2019 at 4:16 pm
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    All these Japanese work videos are reminding me of the Bee movie for some reason…

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  • August 23, 2019 at 4:52 pm
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    Quality of life outside big citys is so much better!! In the big citys people look like rats in a cage without a life.

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  • August 24, 2019 at 1:12 am
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    00:50 Ohayō Moi Shindeiru . NANI?

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  • August 24, 2019 at 3:31 am
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    You have the BEST merch

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  • August 24, 2019 at 11:16 am
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    I just realized, she's maiko's sister!!!

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  • August 24, 2019 at 12:13 pm
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    11:41 I saw what you did there Paolo you sly dog

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  • August 24, 2019 at 1:02 pm
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    Mate, at the second smoke break they're squatting. Thought this was a big no no in Japan ha ha

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  • August 25, 2019 at 2:03 am
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    I watched this before the New Year’s episode, so I was like oh she’s Maiko’s sister?!

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  • August 25, 2019 at 10:17 am
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    Nice bentos

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  • August 25, 2019 at 2:23 pm
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    whiteboards, fax machines. At repairshop where i worked, everone had a computer with stuff to do, and now in metalworks workshop we have led touchscreen for welders, we print out our drafts ourselves. All we have to do is on screens :p

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  • August 25, 2019 at 3:40 pm
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    Day in the life of Paulo

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  • August 25, 2019 at 4:29 pm
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    5:41 that rx8 tho❤❤

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  • August 25, 2019 at 8:11 pm
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    Cleanest auto shop I’ve ever seen

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  • August 26, 2019 at 12:41 am
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    Imagine how many people around the world wake up to that exact same alarm sound (myself included)

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  • August 26, 2019 at 1:00 am
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    Live TV on your sat nav while driving????? That would NEVER happen in sue-happy America.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 6:09 am
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    I didn't think Japanese cars needed repair. 😉

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  • August 26, 2019 at 7:25 am
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    Shes 30?? Bruh, she looks like she just graduated highschool lol

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  • August 26, 2019 at 5:30 pm
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    hambagrgughgug

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  • August 26, 2019 at 11:04 pm
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    Paolo, this "Day in the Life" series is fascinating. Keep it up

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  • August 27, 2019 at 8:53 am
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    Hi! I like your video!

    Typical unimportant insignificant childish comment.
    Scroll on!

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  • August 27, 2019 at 9:39 am
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    10:04 Always love that informal socialization meeting among coworkers. It's always the same everywhere in Asian countries even developed one like Japan

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  • August 27, 2019 at 10:02 am
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    I think in Belarus they counting money in same way 😀

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  • August 27, 2019 at 6:30 pm
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    Why car have a security system? is it because it might get stolen?

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  • August 27, 2019 at 6:50 pm
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    How to live with parents at 30 years old?? Get rent, do something. I am 25 years old and don t live with my parents anymore thanks God. I moved with my girlfriend. We pay rent but it is a lot better this way.

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  • August 27, 2019 at 8:58 pm
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    I was having the exact same shoes (even color) as her the day when a car hit me when i crossed the street, sadly it was a German car. Coincidence??

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  • August 27, 2019 at 9:21 pm
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    Toyota?

    DEJAVU

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  • August 28, 2019 at 1:05 am
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    Look so fucking boring where are the fights the coursing and shit

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  • August 28, 2019 at 6:24 am
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    12:16 dabboru chizu bagaaaa

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  • August 28, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    The Dad looks worn out lol!

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  • August 29, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    First time I see a Japanese worker driving to work lol

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  • August 29, 2019 at 5:27 am
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    was that a toyota bB I saw in their garage? I have a Scion xB. love that style of car!

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  • August 29, 2019 at 6:34 am
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    seems like a long work day. I feel better about my hours. thank you for sharing.

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  • August 29, 2019 at 10:08 am
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    I don't see any Supra or AE86, but that RX-8 at 5:41 is clean af.

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  • August 29, 2019 at 12:48 pm
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    Awww!!! Look at the doggie lying on mom's lap during dinner time

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  • August 29, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    The mechanic suits are so cool, like those I see back then on ultraman movies lol

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  • August 30, 2019 at 4:56 am
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    Good video, really intimate…it show the japanese culture

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  • August 30, 2019 at 9:36 am
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    No female mechanic in the shop

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  • August 30, 2019 at 1:02 pm
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    IS ANYBODY GOING TO COMMENT ABOUT THAT AMAZING ANIME CAR?! LOL *I found that dope as hell! 10:57

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  • August 30, 2019 at 6:56 pm
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    Great video man, yet this is not a Toyota repair station… It is a random repair station that accepts all cars!!!

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  • August 31, 2019 at 4:29 am
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    Nissan silvia? I thought he'd go for a supra or R34.

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  • August 31, 2019 at 7:39 am
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    Erina should have three kids. Japan has taken a wrong turn.

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  • August 31, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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    wow u really had to watch them eat diner in the end .. : /

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  • August 31, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    Anime car security system? Okay so I'm going to need mine to say… "Raise your head, Wabisuke!" Then I walk away.

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  • August 31, 2019 at 5:31 pm
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    I just checked the exchange rate on those Bento boxes, 500 yen is only£3.87. I can't believe it. That is so cheap. I'd be having them every day if they were that price in the UK.

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  • August 31, 2019 at 11:57 pm
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    no.shower.for.a.woman.on.morning.how.inhygenic

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  • September 1, 2019 at 1:44 am
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    Wow! That three-wheeled Daihatsu looks amazing! Used to be a lot of that in Indonesia. We called it "Bémo" and used as public transportation in the '70s.

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  • September 1, 2019 at 8:51 am
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    Graat Work How You Direct the video keep it up
    Try to make more videos abut Cars

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  • September 1, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    I work as a professor and it’s very similar. Lunch is always a big deal.

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  • September 1, 2019 at 12:13 pm
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    I like Japanese girl.

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  • September 1, 2019 at 3:20 pm
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    Now this is a bit more chill..

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  • September 2, 2019 at 9:06 am
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    😁30 yers She is no mary ?

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  • September 2, 2019 at 4:43 pm
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    9:04 – Damn! Got scared. 😅

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  • September 2, 2019 at 6:44 pm
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    The hospitals in my country are dirtier than a car repair shop in Japan fffs

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  • September 2, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Some companies in Japan, lunch is free. Even breakfast but not all employees eat it.

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  • September 2, 2019 at 10:24 pm
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    doubleu cheese buhgah

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  • September 3, 2019 at 1:35 am
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    next life of a taxi driver in japan, life of a Japanese and foreign factory worker in japan, life of a Japanese teacher in japan, life of a filipino English teacher in japan.

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  • September 3, 2019 at 1:39 am
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    She should just inhale tailpipe exhaust and save some money for cigarettes same difference

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  • September 3, 2019 at 2:37 am
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    ERINA FOR PRESIDENT
    IN JAPAN AND THE USA

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  • September 3, 2019 at 9:17 am
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    Day in the life of a train driver/shinkansen driver, please. Love watching your videos !

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  • September 3, 2019 at 12:47 pm
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    from all the video i know that this Japaneses really working hard core

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  • September 3, 2019 at 3:44 pm
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    in today's non muslim culture there are very much low percentage who lives with family, probably 8% out of 100% but i am happy for Erina

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  • September 3, 2019 at 7:36 pm
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    Those are your in-laws. 🙂

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  • September 4, 2019 at 4:55 pm
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    This was so interesting! And that work floor for the mechanics was shiny and spotless! It makes us Americans look like disgusting slobs. What did sort of shock me, however, was that she smoked. I was NOT expecting that at all. I'm going to subscribe to your channel, Paolo! Thank you!

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  • September 4, 2019 at 6:49 pm
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    I love Japanese people. Japanese are very passionate about whatever they do.
    ~from India!

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  • September 4, 2019 at 7:50 pm
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    This looks like the place where I worked in Japan. I was always late for the radio taiso 😂 I really don't fit well to work in Japan I love my country Brazil

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  • September 5, 2019 at 2:46 am
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    where is the Toyota AE86 that delivers Tofu ? 😛

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  • September 5, 2019 at 2:55 am
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    7:56 wait …!!! is this… IS THIS THE CAR FROM Final Fantasy VII ?? xDD

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  • September 5, 2019 at 8:20 am
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    10:05 😒🙈Rina are you smoke ?

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  • September 5, 2019 at 3:16 pm
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    life-work balance in japan do exist

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  • September 5, 2019 at 7:38 pm
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    It's like you're invisible…how does your presence not affect them?

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  • September 5, 2019 at 9:15 pm
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    Of ALL the things/techs the Governments (ALL Nations) tried/trying to implement/mandate for safety…WHY would they want/let people WATCH TV while drivings ??? 😲😬😱…😕😕…KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD !!🙄😱😠

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  • September 5, 2019 at 9:34 pm
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    In North America….You can't tell a secretary to help clean or helps order lunch…etc..THEY are too PC (politically correct) these days….It resulted in LESS productivity…but hey…That how THEY work !!! …..shame, really….view on "end goals"" are different in cultures.
    I am & have been having difficult time with these modern "PC" and "Me Too" era ways…😱🙄😲…OLD-SCHOOL !!…going to get flames for this…but the days they introduced women into factory/heavy/fast pace work…it ALL went downhill then !!…wants equal pay…but CERTAINLY CANNOT handled the heavy processes/jobs !! yeah…I'd said it…FLAMES away !!

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  • September 5, 2019 at 11:54 pm
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    The carpet in that garage is cleaner than the one in my appartment

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  • September 6, 2019 at 3:40 am
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    Wow, even the mechanics look clean… don't get me wrong, I know Japan isn't perfect, it does have it's more 'humble' areas…. but this is impressive.

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  • September 6, 2019 at 3:50 am
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    A country is almost always reflected from it's society and people… here, Japan and this Toyota business are clean because it's people are clean, polite, and respectful… they have discipline…. something a LOT of countries lack.

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  • September 6, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    JDM y0

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  • September 6, 2019 at 4:45 pm
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    Hamburger for dinner?awful

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  • September 6, 2019 at 5:02 pm
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    Thanks for sharing life in Japan, I'm in Thailand and working in Japanese company, really love this youtube chanel.

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  • September 6, 2019 at 10:10 pm
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    Do Toyota's have to be Repaired, according to Scotty Kilmer, they are Bullet Proof…

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  • September 7, 2019 at 4:58 am
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    トヨタに就職したいぞい

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  • September 7, 2019 at 8:15 pm
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    I can date her. If at all she doesn't mind a black person

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  • September 8, 2019 at 1:06 am
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    Yeeeah 11:42

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