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Around the world with PayPay Vol. 21 FROM INSIDE

Danata

09/09/2022

Around the World with PayPay is a series of articles featuring our global workplace, with people gathered from approximately 40 countries around the world.

The article consists of two parts: “FROM OUTSIDE” (published every first Thursday of the month) focuses on a comparison between Japan and the interviewee’s home country. “FROM INSIDE” (published every second Friday of the month) focuses on experiences within PayPay.

Continuing on from the last issue, we’ve sat down with Sunyoung from the Republic of Korea.

*The Japanese version of the article is available here.

Jung Sunyoung

Product Designer

Country:Republic of Korea / Years in Japan:10 / What do you do at PayPay:Product Designer / Location(where do you live currently):Yokohama, Kanagawa
“I want to live in the ‘now,’ full of smiles and happiness!”

How are payments done in your country?

In Republic of Korea, the use of cash dropped significantly quite a while back. As a percentage less than 10% use cash now, so you don’t see cash all that often anymore. Even at stalls on the street selling food and other goods, people pay using simple code payment methods or by bank transfer. I don’t think many people even carry wallets! Very easy 👍

Why did you join PayPay?

I lived in Fukuoka before joining PayPay, but I’d always wanted to go to Kanto! Also, PayPay was the center of focus in all sorts of media as a payment service at the time, so it was the sort of challenge that I wanted to take on.

Mt. Fuji
Mt. Fuji

What’s the best thing about working at PayPay?

I’m mainly responsible for the identity verification system and related features. When I see an increase in the number of people who have been able to smoothly confirm their identity or when I come across positive reviews online related to identity verification, I feel that working for PayPay is the best choice I’ve ever made. Also, being able to see users’ reactions immediately is nice too, which is possible because of the scale of the service with a large number of users.
Click here to read more about what Sunyoung does

A day in Japan
A day in Japan

How is a normal working day for you at PayPay?

6:30
Get up
8:00
English class
*All PayPay employees can take English or Japanese conversation classes!
Click here for details.
8:45
Meetings, design work
12:00
Lunch
13:00
Meetings, design work
19:00
Get off work and go for a walk, have dinner with friends ♪
22:30
Good night!

I make it a point of going to bed early and getting up early to maintain a balanced lifestyle, since I work from home.

What do you think was the biggest positive impact of PayPay in Japan?

The ease of living life without carrying a wallet around!

I can search for the best deals on offer from the map, use coupons to pay less, accumulate stamps in my stamp card, and earn points – all just by using PayPay.

Hope you enjoyed reading about Sunyoung!

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Special thanks : Sunyoung / Author: Danata/ Managing Editor: Kye

* Employee affiliations are as of the time of the interview.