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This Japanese man has many people’s dream job, he gets paid to do nothing

14 September 2022

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Shoji Morimoto has what many people would consider a dream job, he gets paid to do nothing. He charges 10,000 yen ($102.55) to accompany clients as a companion. “Basically, I rent myself out. My job is to be wherever my clients want me to be and to do nothing in particular.” The 38-year-old Tokyo resident has amassed a quart of a million followers on Twitter, where he finds most of his clients.

Shoji Morimoto accompanying a woman for tea and cakes (Image: Reuters: Kim Kyung-Hoon)

His job has involved taking someone to the park and playing on a see-saw. Even Waving goodbye to a stranger as they boarded a train. Recently he accompanied a woman to have tea and cakes. She wanted to wear a sari out in public but was worried it might embarrass her friends, so she turned to him for companionship. But he will decline jobs that involve too much effort like moving a fridge and going to Cambodia. His unique business has now become his sole source of income and he is even able to provide for his wife and child.

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