Shoji Morimoto has what some would see as a truly amazing line of work: he gets compensated to do essentially nothing.
The 38-year-old Tokyo occupant charges 10,000 yen ($71) an hour to go with clients and basically exist as a sidekick.
“Essentially, I lease myself out. My responsibility is to be any place my clients believe I should be and to not do anything specifically,” Morimoto told Reuters, adding that he had dealt with approximately 4,000 meetings in the beyond four years.
With a thin form and normal looks, Morimoto presently brags almost a quarter 1,000,000 supporters on Twitter, where he views as the vast majority of his clients. Approximately a fourth of them are rehash clients, including one who has employed him multiple times.
His occupation has taken him to a recreation area with an individual who needed to play on a see-saw. He has likewise radiated and waved through a train window at a total more unusual who needed a farewell.
Doing nothing doesn’t mean Morimoto will do anything. He has turned down offers to move an ice chest and go to Cambodia, and takes no solicitations of a sexual sort.
Last week, Morimoto reclined across from Aruna Chida, a 27-year-old information expert clad in a sari, having a meager discussion over tea and cakes.
Chida needed to wear the Indian article of clothing out openly however was stressed it could humiliate her companions. So she went to Morimoto for friendship.
“With my companions I believe I need to engage them, yet with the rental-fellow (Morimoto) I don’t want to be loquacious,” she said.
Before Morimoto found his actual calling, he worked at a distributing organization and was frequently criticized for “sitting idle”.
“I began considering what might occur on the off chance that I gave my capacity to ‘do nothing’ as a help to clients,” he said.
The friendship business is currently Morimoto’s only type of revenue, with which he upholds his significant other and kid. Despite the fact that he declined to uncover the amount he makes, he said he sees around a couple of clients daily. Before the pandemic, it was three or four every day.
As he spent a Wednesday doing nothing important in Tokyo, Morimoto considered the unusual idea of his work and seemed to scrutinize a general public that values efficiency and criticizes futility.
“Individuals will generally feel that my ‘doing nothing’ is important on the grounds that it is helpful (for other people) … Be that as it may, it’s fine to truly do nothing. Individuals don’t need to be valuable in a particular manner,” he said.