Japan's daily newspaper since 1922, The Mainichi, has an interview with 37 year old Shoji Morimoto who has earned a great deal of money... doing nothing.
What does that mean? He posted an ad for folks to rent-a-person who does nothing, It costs 96 US dollars per hour. "People hire him when they basically need a body but that's it. Like, he'll get hired to show up at someone's going away party to make the numbers better. Or he'll just walk in silence with someone who doesn't want to be alone.
One woman says she hired him when she was meeting a guy for the first time, when she just needed someone to listen to her views on love and not respond. He was such a good listener that when she went to apply at a job at a strip club she hired him again for support. She's hired him 10 times in total now!
Shoji says he will, quote, "Eat and drink, give simple feedback, but do nothing more."
And since he started his job doing nothing in 2018, he's had more than 3,000 people hire him.