The Japanese man's ideal job is doing nothing and being paid for it.

The Japanese man's ideal job is doing nothing and being paid for it.
Shoji Morimoto charges 10,000 yen ($71.30) an hour to follow customers and be a companion in Tokyo, Japan, August 31, 2022. KIM KYUNG-HOON/REUTERS

Tokyo: Many people would envy Shoji Morimoto's work since it pays well and requires minimal effort on his part.

The native of Tokyo, Japan, who is 38 years old, charges clients 10,000 yen ($71) every consultation for her simple presence.

"In a nutshell, I provide some service to others. Nothing special is expected of me other than to be present wherever my clients want my services." Morimoto told Reuters that he had overseen more than 4,000 sessions in the previous four years. Morimoto has an average height and build, but his almost a quarter of a million Twitter followers are responsible for much of his success. Two hundred seventy of his clients have engaged him more than once! Only around 20% of his customers are repeating.

He was dispatched to the park for work, where he was met by someone ready to play on the see-saw. He has also smiled at and wished good luck to a stranger via a train window.
Even if Morimoto takes no action, it doesn't always mean nothing will place. He's turned off romantic advances, helped move a refrigerator, and even visited Cambodia.

Morimoto and Aruna Chida, a 27-year-old data analyst, had a verbal altercation over tea and pastries last week while both dressed in saris.

China wanted to go out and about while dressed as an Indian, but she was worried that her peers would tease her for it. They became close when she actively sought out Morimoto. She said, "I feel like I have to entertain people while I'm with my friends, but I don't need to be conversational around the rental guy (Morimoto).

Morimoto took it personally when his employer, a publishing company, criticized him for "doing nothing" for years until he found his true calling.

After giving it some consideration, he decided to test the waters by providing inactivity as a service to his clientele.

Morimoto's wife and child now rely entirely on the income from his companionship business. There are seldom more than a few clients he sees on a given day, but he won't reveal his income. Typical daily deaths before the outbreak were about three or four.

"Many people appreciate me much more for "doing nothing." Yet doing nothing is also a choice that may work. People are free to choose their own ways to get things done, "he said —Reuters.