10 Strange Services in Japan

10 Strange Services in Japan Japan

Even though I live in Japan, I have never used any of these services, but here are the top 10 strange services that I found interesting.

Many of these services are unique to Japan, so please take a look.

Resigning agency service

Resigning agency service

This is a service where a lawyer or agent conveys the intention to resign to the company on behalf of the worker.

If you are in a situation where you are unable to resign from your job because, “when I told the company about my intention to resign, my superiors insisted on holding me back or threatened me to claim damages if I quit now.” you can use this service.

Thus, a resignation agency service submits a resignation notice on behalf of workers who are in trouble by the fact that the company will not let them quit.

This is a service that shows the characteristics of Japanese people.

Prices range from 30,000 yen to 50,000 yen.

Queuing agent service


A business that will stand in line for you in a long queue for limited items, rare items, Limited quantities, etc.

This is for people who really want the product, but don’t have the time or don’t want the hassle. Some buyers also do this work and resell it at a profit.

The market rate is 3,000 yen per hour.

Homework Substitution Service

Homework Substitution Service

This is a business that does school homework on behalf of students.

The summer vacation period seems to be particularly money-making time, and many people have used this service.

I think it is quite interesting that students, who should want to spend money to play, pay to hire the service, although I think most of the students basically have homework. I wonder who is paying them.

However, if you are doing something that is more important than doing the assignment yourself, then you may not be wrong.

The price is 2,000 yen – 3,000 yen

Apology agency service

Apology agency service

As the name itself, this is a business that apologizes on your behalf.

It can be used in the workplace as well, where you can pretend to be your boss and make a professional apologies on your behalf, they pretend to be one of your relatives.

It’s an improper business, but the professionals are very professional and the people who are sent to the site are said to be able to cool down their anger and forgive.

It’s not a job where you have to endure a lot of grumbling.

It is important to use the service with precision until the very end because it is easy to expect that the anger will recur two or three times when you are exposed to some mistake.

The price of the service ranges from 10,000 yen – 20,000 yen

Tomb-Sweeping Service

Tomb Sweeping Service

An unexpected and innovative business that has arisen against the issue of feelings.

Personally, I find it very interesting.

The name “grave cleaning service” seems to be correct.

They use a jet stream to remove dirt from the gravestones, then wipe them clean after further hand washing and after the work is completed they send you a picture for confirmation.

Prices range from 10,000 yen to 15,000 yen.

A service that organizes drinking parties

A service that organizes drinking parties

This is a service that acts as the organizer of year-end and New Year’s parties.

It’s something that everyone wants to avoid because it’s just like having to do more work outside of work. It’s also a big responsibility because if you just decide to do it randomly and what if the food at the restaurant is bad or you end up in a weird seat and ruin the party it’s a big deal.

Such a secretary, there are many people who would be willing to pay to have someone else take over for them. In addition, it seems that the popularity of secretarial services that can support a wide range of events, such as reunion parties as well as year-end parties is increasing considerably.

By the way, since the cost can be deducted from the “free secretary service” or the membership fee, it is a well-thought-out system as to not burden the requested secretary. It’s also a very profitable business since all you have to do is mediate.

Prices range from 8,000 yen to 15,000 yen.

Naming Service

Naming Service

This is a service that allows you to name your children, pets, or company names on your behalf.

The number of strokes and the meaning of the words are carefully examined to come up with a name that is very auspicious.

Some people prefer to name their children by themselves, but others prefer to leave it to others.

Prices range from 10,000 yen to 50,000 yen.

 Rental girlfriends & boyfriends

Rental girlfriends&boyfriends

This service is known as a rental girlfriend or rental boyfriend. This service is used to deal with various situations and requests, such as enjoying a date with a woman or man of your choice as if you were a lover.  Matching the number of people at a wedding party or after-party, introducing your lover to your parents, proving that you lied to the people around you about having a lover, or wanting a lover to cheer you up when you are depressed. 

The service is used to respond to various situations and requests. In most cases dating in a private room at home, in a hotel or on a road trip is prohibited except for hand-holding and arm-holding.

Prices range from 10,000 yen to 50,000 yen.

Ghost agency service

Ghost agency service

This is an entrepreneurial idea that a student came up with and actually started a business, and it is very interesting.

This ghost substitution business dispatches ghosts to haunted places.

A businessman who is about to commit suicide waits alone for an hour before he goes to a deserted mountain road late at night.

Depending on your request, you can have him covered in blood to create a really scary atmosphere, or you can have him bring couples closer together in an interesting way.

This sounds really interesting, but it’s a lot of work to do. In fact, the person who plays the role of the ghost in the haunted house is the one who experiences the most fear.

Prices range from 5,000 yen to 10,000 yen.

Wall punching service

Wall punching service

If you’re pissed off but don’t have the muscles to punch a wall or if you want to punch a wall but don’t have a wall to punch, this is the service for you.

Our staff trained in wall punching will do their best to punch the wall for you. Of course, you don’t even need to prepare a wall. The staff will punch the walls of houses near your house without any difference.

From 1,200 yen per hour, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!