business

Tokyo companies’ late-night overtime habits exposed in time-lapse YouTube video channel【Videos】

In the busiest city in a country famous for working employees to death, Tokyo Workers hopes to help people find the work/life balance they desire.

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Sanrio’s President reveals why Hello Kitty teams up with so many different brands

And it’s not just to boost Hello Kitty’s sales.

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Japanese Princess Kako-brand diapers to go on sale in China, without permission of course

When buying diapers, go with a name you can trust.

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Yakuza currently threatening Japan’s sea cucumbers

Who needs drugs, gambling, and prostitution when there’s an ocean full of slimy black gold for the taking?

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App that buys your receipts crashes within hours of release due to too many users

ONE person’s trash is another’s treasure.

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Japanese woman fed up with being expected to serve male coworkers tea shatters corporate culture

Frustrated professional busts up her office’s outdated “tea squad” tradition with a perfectly salted comeback.

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Japan sees huge growth in jobs in the “cleaning up the homes of old people who die alone” field

Demand grows more than 10 times in size in just five years as Japanese family dynamics change.

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Okayama buses strike by continuing to run and refusing to take anyone’s money

If this tactic fails, drivers may even consider letting people cross the white line while the bus is in motion.

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Japanese company is so kind it mails out condolence gifts if it can’t give applicants a job

Getting turned down for a job hurts, but one company wants to do what it can to help job-hunters bounce back from a rejection.

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After four years Cool Japan is “4.4 billion yen in the hole” and continuing to show few results

What happened? You used to be Cool, Japan!

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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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