Around the world with PayPay Vol. 10

Hi Dear Readers! Let’s start October with a new format! Every interview will be split in 2 parts: 1- About our employees life in Japan and home country (released the first week of every month) and 2- Their experience at PayPay (released the second week of every month). If you missed the previous volumes of Around the world, you can find all of them by clicking here.  Let’s get started!
* The Japanese version of the article is also available.
   

Name: Emmanuel Medina Olguin

Country: Mexico

Years in Japan: 2

What do you do at PayPay: QA Manager

Location: Tokyo

     
   
Recommend a spot/thing to do in your country

Cancun

 
Recommend a spot/thing to do in Japan

Okinawa

 
Recommend us a dish from your country

Chiles en Nogada

You can cook them following these steps! HERE

Recommend a place where you can feel like home in Japan:

https://shaboten.co.jp/

 

Plants there are the same as in the desert regions of Mexico. Also it has tex-mex food instead of real Mexican food, but it’s ok.

Biggest similarities or differences between Japan and Mexico I think here in Japan, there are several etiquettes about how to behave at work. As per my point of view, in my country it is more casual. Japanese people follow the rules very strictly Neighbors are very silent, it looks like nobody is living in the apartment next door. Once I went to a wedding I was surprised that nobody danced during the party time. In my country it is the main activity during weddings
 
Why did you come to Japan?

The first time I came to Japan was in 2012 as a tourist. I fell in love with Japanese cuisine, culture and people. I decided to come back in 2019 and live in Tokyo as it was the first city I visited.

 
What’s the thing you like the most about living in Japan?

I don’t have to worry if walk on the street late at night.

 
What’s the worst or most difficult thing you experienced in Japan?

Talking to strangers and the weather

 
What’s the weirdest thing you did/saw in Japan?

Entering an onsen

 
Remember that the 2nd part will be release next week! Emmanuel will tell us about his working life at PayPay. Don’t miss it!
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