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Five lies to help you get out of Japan’s dreaded end-of-the-year office parties

Attending the company’s “forget the year party” is all but required in Japan, but there are ways out, say the people who came up with these five fibs.

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Tokyo has a special rescue bus for drunks who fall asleep on the last train during party season

Slipped into a comfortable beer nap and missed your stop? The Oversleeping Rescue Bus is here to help!

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Could Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen be the start of a new form of workplace harassment in Japan?

Piko Taro has a pen? Well some young Japanese office workers have a problem.

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Doraemon gives solid advice for how to survive the holidays with people you don’t like

And you don’t even have to build a giant Doraemon tree to do it.

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Seasonal rescue bus service rolled out for snoozy passengers who miss their train station

Drunken revellers, rejoice! This festive season you can snooze past your train stop all you like—the rescue bus has got you covered!

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