business

Heartwarming store closure found in Kyushu moves Japanese twitter to tears

Have you hugged your local business recently?

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Manga Town would like to remind everyone that they are not Manga Town, a.k.a. Manga Village

This looks like a job for the manga zoning board.

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Japanese advertising agency breaks tradition by recruiting people who got held back in school

When a company ensures that everyone deserves a second chance, it’s a company worth working for.

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Yo-kai Watch starts 2018 on a gloomy note with store closings

The slide from pinnacle of children’s entertainment to threat of obscurity continues for Jibanyan and crew.

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Five magic Japanese phrases to know before starting a job in Japan

Gomen and kudasai are great for travelers and students, but if you’re going to be successful and happy working in Japan, you’ll want to know these.

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Hey everyone, Japanese soccer player Keita Suzuki wants your poop!

Go ahead and laugh, because the former midfielder will have the last laugh all the way to the bank… his big bank of poo.

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Bookstore ad in Japan reminds us people with more money can buy more stuff

Yeah? Well, they can’t buy happiness… Oh, who are we kidding. Of course they can

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Spanish Prime Minister’s “Japanese-style strike” remark shows a warped view of working in Japan

Japan’s legendary work ethic has resulted in a very strange part of the Spanish language.

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McDonald’s Japan profits soar out of 2017 and well beyond their best year ever

Japan’s version of the fast food giant has surpassed an already optimistic forecast and landed in a Big Mac truck load of cash.

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Survey asks Japan’s ex-NEETs if they miss their lazy, carefree days after finally getting a job

Japanese people not in employment or education have said “If you get a job, you lose!” but how do they feel once they actually join the workforce?

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What is Japan’s most used on-demand video streaming service?

In the relatively new market of video services in Japan, one clearly stands above the rest. But you might be surprised what it is.

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Convenience store in Gifu stays open for business for two months without any staff or merchandise

The curious case of the Kakamigahara Lawson has caused the company to take a second look at how they operate.

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“The one and only way to make people in Japan take more vacation time”

Our veteran salaryman-turned-reporter gives his idea for the one thing that has to change before Japan will stop working itself to death.

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“Scholar” tops list of what Japanese boys want to be when they grow up, “restauranteur” for girls

Boy’s sporting ambitions slide in survey as girls stick with the same favorite for the 21st year running.

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KFC Japan earned 6 billion yen over Christmas weekend, proving that Japan loves Christmas chicken

The fried chicken industry in Japan is no small fry

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Live with parents or burn through your savings? Survey of young anime workers draws bleak picture

Majority of participants who don’t live with Mom and Dad are losing money while they work in the anime industry.

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Kemono Friends Producer: China will overtake Japan in anime within a decade

According to Yoshitada Fukuhara, anime may be the only thing left to save Japan’s economy.

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McDonald’s Japan finds secret to having best year ever: treat workers and customers better

Thanks in part to paying employees more, CEO Sarah Cassanova has put the chain back on top like never before.

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Japanese company prohibits employees from smoking on their commute to the office

Ban even forbids smoking in the surrounding neighborhood on weekends and holidays.

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Four frustrating “middle-aged man rules” that dictate life in a Japanese office

Are you an innovation-loving young professional? Brace yourself for the chance you’ll run into this aggravations working in Japan.

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