“Extraordinary, unique, outstanding….”
These words often promise an interesting news story and also they might guarantee success in someone’s job.
Mr. Watanabe, who I happened to find on the street, is an example of these words.
He is a sales clerk in an eyeglass company which has about 2,000 employees and his job is to sell eyeglasses to customers in a shop in one of the busiest shopping districts in Tokyo. His attire is not unique and more like a typical sales person in Japan. His black horn-rimmed glasses and dark-toned suits would remind you of a picture in a company poster of the most diligent employee of the year.
Contrary to his ordinary appearance, he sings rap songs while on duty.
Even though he performs rap in front of his shop with eyeglass racks instead of on a busy stage against a background, his rap is enough to attract shoppers’ attention.