A Day in the Life of Senior Consultant Atsuko Sawanobori in Tokyo

November 12, 2021

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Atsuko Sawanobori, Senior Consultant in our Tokyo Office, joined Simon-Kucher over two years ago. What’s a typical day like, working in an office with a view of Mt Fuji? We followed her for a day to find out:

9:00am

I usually have breakfast before 8 a.m. and decide whether to commute or work from home depending on the schedule.

When I commute, I try to avoid super crowded trains and arrive at the office between 9 and 10 a.m.

If the weather is good, we can see beautiful Mt. Fuji from our office. I enjoy this wonderful view a lot!

office view

11:00am

Since we’re an international company, my colleagues and I don’t always work from the same time zone. So, I usually start work by checking all the emails I received while I was sleeping, and determine what tasks I should prioritize for the day.

I typically have four to five ongoing projects at the same time, so it’s important that I prioritize my workload accordingly. After that I do some research, and create presentations.

work at office

1:00 pm

I often go to lunch with my colleagues. We have nice options nearby. I love to look for restaurants that have a great atmosphere, and where they serve delicious food. It’s like treasure hunting!

lunch

4:00 pm

I attend internal and client meetings for several projects. Client meetings are often scheduled after 4 p.m. our time (which is 9 a.m. in Europe).

I find working with clients from all over the world really rewarding, especially when we can help them improve their businesses through our projects.

client meeting

8:00 pm

I log off and go to my flamenco dance lesson. It’s a fun way for me to maintain my health and fitness, especially in the current climate. I’m practicing hard to get to the next level, and for my upcoming Flamenco show!

Flamenco

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