business

Why is Japanese customer service so amazing? Because in Japan it’s one strike and you’re out

Warmhearted hospitality plus unforgiving customers equals the world’s highest service standards.

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Bra shirt for men: Japan develops new type of clothing to conceal men’s nipples

This new garment uses a specially designed insert to help cover those pesky high beams.

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Bright, fresh, breezy, and nowhere safe to pick your nose or scratch your arse?

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Seeks to solve a big problem unique to big-chested women in Japan.

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Pizza Potato crisis causes turmoil in Japan for chip-lovers and opportunists alike

It’s been a rough month of ups and downs for anyone who enjoys either pizza-flavored potato chips or exploiting markets.

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Foreigners in Japan sound off on the top four quirks of the Japanese job-hunting system

Looking for a job here in Japan? You better prepare yourself for these four quirks.

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Japanese bakeries can now use a Robocop-style bread recognition checkout system

Overkill or overkill like a fox?

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Bloomberg’s video makes Japanese business etiquette seem way more complicated than it really is

Common sense will actually keep you pretty safe when navigating the “etiquette minefield” of a job interview in Japan.

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What happens when you try buying 5,000 followers on Instagram? Our reporter finds out【Experiment】

Our reporter Go Hattori takes the plunge into the greasy underworld of buying social media followers.

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Sompo Japan offers nation’s first online flaming insurance

Sompo Japan’s groundbreaking policy covers doxxing, negative memes, and other forms of flaming, but trolls need not apply.

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Two men stab themselves to get out of going to work in separate incidents

When calling in sick just won’t do, a couple men took ditching work to a whole new level.

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Breakthrough in white T-shirt technology made, promises no visible nipples

Finally, men can dress conservatively and not gross everyone out with their high-beams on.

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Publisher of some of Japan’s most popular anime suddenly restricts exports of its Blu-rays, DVDs

If you wanted to buy those Yuri!!! on Ice Blu-rays, you might be out of luck.

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Japanese women explain why they give “obligation chocolate” to male coworkers on Valentine’s Day

Despite the oppressive-sounding name, many see an upside to the practice.

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Mr. Sato shows how to work from home, even if you have to commute to the office

If you can’t take your work home, just build a new home at work.

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Tokyo ranked as most expensive city in the world for expats, three other Japanese towns in top 10

But the situation might not be as bad as it sounds.

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Six uniquely Osaka experiences

After living in Tokyo for ten years, our Osaka-born writer Seiji Nakazawa shares some experiences from his hometown he thought were normal but actually weren’t.

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More than half of young anime workers live with their parents or receive money from them【Survey】

Going to work for an anime company continues to be a terrible plan if your goal is to get rich.

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Man forgets the first rule of Japanese job interviews: Don’t steal the boss’ wallet

Man arrested after failing to grasp this not-so-cryptic aspect of Japanese business manners.

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Top 3 most feared customers according to former phone sales rep

Who beats out religious proponents and yakuza for the most feared customer to encounter at a mobile phone counter?

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