The do-nothing manBy Daniela, May 16 2023
Shoji Morimoto is 38 years old and lives in Tokyo. He has a unique job: people pay for his companionship.
Morimoto charges 10,000 yen per booking. People have hired him over 4,000 times in the last four years. He has nearly 250,000 followers on Twitter, and he finds most of his clients there. He also has many repeat customers.
Morimoto's job is to be wherever his clients want him to be and to do nothing in particular. For example, he once went to a park with someone who wanted to play on a see-saw. Another time, he visited a train station to wave goodbye to someone. However, Morimoto doesn't accept every offer. He refused to move a fridge and refused to go to Cambodia.
Morimoto's job is his only income, and he supports his family with it. He sees about one or two clients a day.