字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 This is a day in the life of a Japanese Space Engineer. This is Takashi, 32 years old with a wife and son living in Tokyo, and he's just waking up for work. This is Takashi's wife, Haruka, she works full-time as an I.T consultant and since both of them work full-time which is becoming more common in Japan these days, they help each other out with the morning chores Like she prepares breakfast while Takashi takes care of their son. So the first thing Takashi does every morning is to pack his son's bag for Hoikuen Which is Japanese for nursery school. His son is four years old and attends nursery school on the weekdays while Takashi and Haruka work Oh and that's his son, Kei-kun! His name is Kei, but the word Kun is usually attached to the end of a Japanese boy's name. Oh, wow, it seems like he has a lot of energy this morning In japan there's an old custom called Teishu Kanpaku Which basically means a husband madly rules the household but I guess Takashi's family is not the case. Gender equality is becoming more acknowledged in Japan as younger families tend to help each other out. Like them! Oh, he's being the Otobansan at his nursery Only one person is selected each day to be responsible for making sure everyone gets food before eating He loves the job some when at home he wants to do it all the time Oh, no, I think he's freestyling it now Even on a busy weekday morning they make time to have breakfast together as the rest of the day is spent away from each other You always eat bread for breakfast? While Takashi's wife is helping Kei-kun finish breakfast Takashi tidies up the room and puts away the Japanese futon into the Oshiire A traditional Japanese closet specifically designed for futon. Believe it or not about 47% of the population of Japan, sleep on a futon meaning half the country sleep on the floor countries Like Japan with limited space in the house are able to maximize the floor space By putting away the Japanese style mattress in the morning in order to re-purpose the space for the day Would you be able to sleep on the floor in your country? Now it's time to help Kei-kun to change into his day wear Oh nice he has his own style. I like it Before Takashi goes to work, it's his job to take Kei-kun to Hoikuen. Buckle up, Kei-kun! So Takashi rides an electric Japanese mamachari style bike to take caicoon to nursery school It's super common for most families with children in Tokyo Since many don't own cars, but still need a way to transport their kids back and forth when trains and buses are not an option Now he's ready to go to work taking care of his son before work is sometimes a hustle but he enjoys every minute of it Takashi needs to work by train just like most everyone else in Tokyo for him It's one hour door-to-door with one train transfer in between which is pretty average in Tokyo He uses the commute time to check his urgent work emails and review reports from last night Takashi like many other Japanese use the commute time to be efficient like reading up on news or studying new language on their smartphone But of course there are many others that use the time to catch up on their sleep i'm back with another day in the life It is super hot outside, but we're doing this. Anyway Takashi's train should be arriving right now. There it is Good morning. What time did you go to sleep last night? It's super hot today, isn't it? Oh, wow, you can see Tokyo Sky Tree from here that's pretty dope It's almost 10 a.m. Are you late? So Takashi works as a Space Engineer at Astroscale a growing venture company with about 80 employees in the Tokyo Headquarters They are one of the only companies who develop satellite technologies to clean up debris in space even partnering with Jaxa Japan, Aerospace Exploration Agency for missions Takashi normally works at his own desk with monitors But because of COVID-19 he prefers to sit at the lounge when he comes to the office In fact these days that 70 to 80 of the Tokyo office are working from home on any given day takashi also works from home most days But there are times like today where he needs to work on hardware which requires him to be physically in the office So, what are you working on right now? Now he's attending a weekly internal meeting every member updates what's going on with each project Currently they're working on a project called elsa d short for end-of-life services by astroscale demonstration A spacecraft designed to remove failed satellites from orbit kind of like a car removal service in space and it's scheduled to launch Later this year Now they're heading to the clean room to work on the lcd satellites Before entering the clean room Takashi needs to suit up to minimize the chances of introducing outside debris And dust which could impact the operation of the satellites and even alter their testing results And as a final precaution, he gets into the air shower to remove any remaining debris or dust on the suits So they just went inside of the clean room, unfortunately, I can't go inside myself but here's some footage that it would look like inside Oh they're back So, what's this? Apparently, they also connect the vacuum pump to it to simulate the pressure in space. Have you ever put food in there? Finally he gets a break What's the most enjoyable part of working here? So Takashi has another video conferencing this is probably more than what he would have normally but since staff are working remotely It's the easiest way to communicate these days, especially when reviewing project documentation together So these days a lot of meetings are done remotely, which they're doing right now, but it might take some time So while they're doing that, let's explore the space pun intended This is a scaled model of the Elsa D satellites The blue wings are the solar panels which power the satellite itself and the gold sheets around the center body works as heat Insulation the bottom magnet picks up the space debris and once picked up it shuttles it to a lower Altitude in the atmosphere and burns them up both and this one came before the lcd its job was to observe How much space debris was out there sensors that are housed inside catch small space debris And then it estimates a total amount of space debris out there So I was actually planning to show you guys around this place But a lot of the places I actually don't get access to for example right behind me is the mcc mission control center And they won't let me inside because there's top secret stuff going on there. But oh, well, let's go find Takashi The building across the street is part of their office as well. I guess that's Tokyo real estate for you And now they have some time to prepare and discuss the technical points with a big meeting later this afternoon Finally lunchtime they regularly eat at restaurants But they're in a rush today to make their off-site afternoon meeting so they decided to pick up lunch from the supermarket instead Whoa, he got the soba and niggy toto don set great choice Now takashi and his colleagues are heading out to meet gitai a Space Robotics Company to have a technical discussion about using their technology on future space to removal projects Wow, they're taking off their shoes before entering the office this must be a very Japanese Company Since it's his colleague's first time meeting they exchanged meishi also known as business cards Which is still a major part of Japanese business culture. There are certain manners on how to give and receive the cards Which is one of the first things you learn when you work in a Japanese company, for example When there are multiple people like today you exchange cards One by one in order the person with the highest position to the person with the lowest position Oh and it looks like they made a 3D printed model of the arm that they're working on at this point, though It's probably classified information. So this meeting looks like it's going to take some time Let's try to explore this place since we didn't get to explore Takashi's office So just right behind me it looks like they have a bunch of different spare parts to build everything it's so cool So this room is completely empty right now and to be honest with you I don't really know what's behind me. But it looks pretty interesting Let me know in the comments if any of you know what it is or what it does Oh, that guy's working on something. Let's ask what he's doing Can you show me what the machine looks like? Wow! You have a working model and it's connected to VR goggles. Oh, it's controlling the robot over there That's next level stuff. And of course it can pick stuff up Excuse me. Can I ask what you're doing? Can you show me? I see the arm takes those pieces and puts them together like that Well that was unexpected. But I think it's time to go back to the meeting to see what's going on Oh, perfect. Just in time. Looks like they're finishing up Wow! that was quite long. So are you going back to the office now? What's in the bag As he takes math and japanese kimono classes after his nursery school Kumon schools originated in japan to help supplement kids education by giving them 30 minute assignments every day Nice he doesn't have a fever so he can go to the classroom Kei kun usually stays a bit longer But because of the pandemic he only gets his homework checked and then picks up new ones to minimize his stay there Yay, finally home What are you going to do now? While Haruka prepares for dinner takashi does a little bit of work So Takashi plays tamiya mini four-wheel drive race cars with Kei kun when he has time In fact Takashi used to play with it when he was a kid and just like dad keikun is into cars and machines So it's perfect for their father and son time. It's pretty amazing how he manages his work schedule and family time in Japan Whoa dinner's ready. That looks pretty good And of course dinner wouldn't start without Kei Kun's caisona So after dinner and taking their baths they all spend time by taking turns playing their favorite PS4 game together Dragon Quest Eleven So it looks like this is what they do at the end of the day They're probably going to finish off around 10 o'clock because that's when Kei Kun's goes to sleep And then his parents will probably go to sleep around 12 o'clock So that's pretty much a day in the life of aJjapanese Space Engineer Let me know what you guys thought in the comments If you like this video help me out and hit that like button if you guys want to see what i'm doing on the daily check out my Instagram account and if you Want to help support the channel check out The Tokyo merch and if you guys want to see more day in life videos hit that subscribe button and the bell button and I'll catch you guys in the next one.