PayPay Inside-Out People and Culture

Around the world with PayPay Vol.11 FROM OUTSIDE


Hi Dear Readers! Let’s continue this month of November with our new format! Remember that every interview is split in 2 parts: 1- About our employee’s life in Japan and home country “FROM OUTSIDE” (released the first week of every month) and 2- Their experience at PayPay “FROM INSIDE”(released the second week of every month).
This time will join us my dear teammate Delia, who is a Japanese-Italian born in Australia! The most diverse person we had in these series!
If you missed the previous volumes of Around the world, you can find all of them by clicking here. Let’s get started!

This interview series is to show you the 35+ nationalities of PayPay employees how they survive in Japan so you can get a better picture of how we survive here!

* The Japanese version of the article is also available.

Delia Deomede


Country : Australia / Years in Japan : 6 / Location : Fukuoka/Kumamoto
“I am a Japanese and Italian mix and my curly hair is all natural!”

Recommend a spot/thing to do in your country

I am from an area called Gold Coast in Australia and it is known for the beautiful beaches! Just visiting the beach or having a BBQ by the beach is always a great option

Recommend a spot/thing to do in Japan

Since I live in Kyushu, I really enjoy going to the hot springs such as Beppu or Kurokawa onsen.

Recommend us a dish from your country

Meat pies (with mashed green peas). It’s not pretty looking but very tasty! 

You feel like home in Japan when…

I feel nostalgic when I see a bottle of VB beer in a Japanese restaurant!

Biggest similarities or differences between Japan and Australia

Oh this is very difficult… All I could think of was that there is only a 1hr time difference between Japan and Australia!

The pace of life is different. There are always things to do or events in Japan to keep you occupied. Everything feels a little more slow paced in Australia. Also the grocery closes at 4pm on Sundays.

Why did you come to Japan?

I went to primary school in Japan but after living in Australia for the rest of the time, I was wanting to connect with this side of my roots. I was not very confident how I would be in a Japanese business environment so I wanted to challenge myself as well.

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

Whether it’s transportation or getting food, everything is so efficient and super convenient.

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

Learning Business Japanese (keigo).

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

I have seen people casually walking around and doing grocery shopping with a long fake tail attached.

Remember that the 2nd part of the article comes out as a set. Delia will tell us about her working life at PayPay. Don’t miss it!