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Around the world with PayPay vol.12 FROM INSIDE


Hi Dear Readers! Continuing Martín’s article “FROM OUTSIDE“, now it’s time to hear about his experience at PayPay “FROM INSIDE”. Also, if you missed the previous volumes of Around the world, you can find all of them by clicking here. Let’s get started!

These interview series will show you the 45+ nationalities of PayPay employees and how they survive in Japan so you can get a better picture of our diversity! * The Japanese version of the article is also available.

Martín Di Domenico

Senior Engineering Manager

Country: Argentina / Years in Japan: 2 / Location : Tokyo

How are payments done in your country?

Actually, Argentina is quite ahead in terms of digital economy compared to Japan. There’s been an app, called MercadoPago, extremely similar to PayPay that has been dominating the market for more than 6 years.

Why did you join PayPay?

I saw the transformation PayPay drove in Japanese society in the last few years. Finally helping Japan start to move out of its cash based economy, which impressed me a lot.

What’s the best thing about working at PayPay?

The impact our work has on our users and being able to actually see it and live it everyday, everywhere.

What is different in the working style or corporate culture between your country and Japan?

Even the biggest companies in Argentina are a lot more informal. Things are done in a more relaxed and friendly environment. Work relationships are not so structured nor predefined, and people there don’t worry so much about pre-established rules.

How are the internal communications at PayPay?

Communications at PayPay are actually quite good. Finding such a diverse team in Japan, working so cohesively, is impressive.

How is a normal working day for you at PayPay?

I love my home’s current working setup! Half for working, half for gaming 🙂

Stay tuned for the new Around the World with PayPay from next year! Hoping for a great 2022! Best wishes to everyone!