In Japan, moving is less of a chore and more of an art (Video)

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I’ve seen some seriously impressive stuff come out of Japan, but there ain’t much I’ve wanted more than this.

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  • Taywoo


    • Rabble rabble rabble

      No, this is bullshit! I didn't see them messing with a single fucking wire. I've moved 3 times in the last 10 years and the only thing I remember is organizing wires and making them look clean and neat while trying to hide them from sight. -_-

      • Ahh Yeahh

        That's because in Japan they don't have wires!

  • broskichad

    so.. they just do all the shit you're supposed to do?

    • Deip

      Ya and they are not paid enough…

  • Dixon4Prez

    It took some concentration, but I was able to fap to this…

    • THanema

      Hah, you probably suffer from ADD since I managed to fap to this with no difficulty

  • Tiber_Septim

    ahhhhhhhm but can you afford it, that's the real question

    • THanema

      I believe it costs somewhere between 20000 and 30000… yen. Which isn't so bad.

      • Dr_StrangePants

        1.00 USD=94.0829 JPY

  • Max-NZ

    i wish they had this level of service in new zealand…

  • Karlo


    • Janus

      not even close

    • Robert

      Your way off

  • Stacy

    I hate to put down the best country in the world. But this would not go as smoothly in Merica. Too many lazy people. Unless theChive started a moving business with all the Chivers pitching in.

    • Burritos ... yum

      Actually, I've had movers do pretty much exactly this in the States. Granted, they didn't clean the items, they did pack and unpack everything onto the exact shelves, cupboards, etc.

      • Curious like a cat

        How can they be the exact cupboards if you just moved?

  • Nezah

    Um, when I moved from Michigan to California 4 years ago, the moving company hired by my new employer – North American Vanlines – did EXACTLY what the movers in this video did; with the exception of the cleaning. EXACTLY … they labeled and numbered everything on the way out and put it into our new home EXACTLY where and how it was in our old house. Needless to say, with the exception of the cleaning – which could easily be contracted with Molly Maids, etc. – there's nothing special about this video; and Alec needs to get out more often. (Well, at least move professionally once.)

    • Concerned Parent


    • whot

      uhh.. someone got butthurt.

    • ChristophersonofGray

      Should have a made a video for us simple peeps, meat.

  • Alex

    For all the weird shit they have in Japan like that post a few weeks back, they have awesome stuff like this to make up for it

  • yermon

    thats a little exaggerated. what u see is a top of the line service which will cost u an arm n leg. general moving service in j0 is just like US

  • Sergio Torres

    Shut up and take my money…

  • Roger

    This would probably cost more than buying a new house here in Norway…….the best but most expencive country int the world….

    • j55

      then you are wrong.

    • j55

      not only they arent as expensive as you think, also high living standard =/= most expensive houses. Houses in Singapore and Hong Kong are wayyyyyyyy more expensive.

  • grumpy

    Why the fuck is Chive showing me a 1970s film about how Japanese people move to new apartments? Why am I watching it at 4:30 AM?

    • jshiver15

      Wow, Japan had laptops and flat screens since the 70's?! They are way more advanced that we all thought.

  • Victoria Elizabeth Bourque

    I would be awesome at this job!!

    • Skevin

      I'll hire you for an awesome 'job

  • Dr_StrangePants

    As a college student I moved to no less then 6 different dorms and apartments, and it inevitably became a semi-last minute affair.
    I've rarely seen those many students even pack anything into boxes, since we're too cheap to pay for 'em. We usually call around and pack our crap into a car.
    So thie contrast in this video was a wake-up call.

  • TommyC

    I live in Japan.
    The service of just the moving itself cost about 1,000 bucks. That's not counting all the packing and unpacking/cleaning. Service is great anywhere if you're willing to spend a shit load of cash for it!

  • IrishInNJ

    Did I just watch a video about a moving company? Doing what any moving company worth an ounce of salt does every day of the week in ANY country? WTF???

  • Evan

    Those people have the worst jobs in the history of jobs. Moving sucks.

  • electric boogalo

    I worked as a mover for 2 days and quit. I would rather live on the street.

  • Nick

    In Japan they also have buildings you can go to where "chefs" prepare your food for you. They also have "servers" who bring you your food and drink, then they clean up after you. Amazing stuff…

  • Canucks_Rule

    japanese residents be lazy.

  • Ryan

    I worked as a mover this last summer and did everything (except the cleaning) that they did. The only difference is I didn't receive any special training, just on the job training. I guess that where 'Merica is special. Its much more impressive what goes on at warehouses before a truck transfer when they take inventory of every object that got moved.

  • JAK

    It only take them 24 hour and $20,000

  • iskra9

    I've moved a few times. OMG !!! This is AMAZING. Cardboard boxes and tape and even packing materials so that fragile items won't break. WOW !! Who would have thought such a thing existed …. and moving crews who are professional and diligent.

    Other than maybe several hundred firms like this across the country these guys are TRULY UNIQUE. Thanks Chive.

  • Matt

    Yeah that's nice and ah but so is a bunch of other things I can't afford. I might be in Japan but I'm still forced to packing my own shit.

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