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In bid to recruit new talent Japanese government anime-fies its own agencies and ministries

If you can’t get them with higher wages or better work benefits, then it’s time to anime it up!

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Restaurant worker putting pubes on curry heralds return of baito-terror

More than likely, they’re just getting warmed up too.

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Saitama welfare official threatened into giving out executive-level-salary worth of benefits

“Relentless threats” resulted in person or persons getting over 12 million yen in benefits.

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Japanese government workers punished for leaving work two minutes early

Staff say they just wanted to catch the bus home.

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Government worker leaves water running for a month, forced to pay half the 6,000,000-yen bill

Employee forgets to turn off the water, but did employers forget to turn on labor laws?

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Bento shop staff punished part-timer by piercing her nose, cutting all hair off, and more

Attackers’ twisted, violent tendencies have resulted in third arrest in as many months.

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Japanese new recruit fired after one month for being partially out of frame during video meetings

Company decided that an inability to fit into the chat window is an inability to fit into the workforce.

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Tokyo taxi firm “mercy fires” entire workforce, says drivers better off collecting unemployment

Promises to hire all approximately 600 people back after situation improves.

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Japanese hospital worker tweets about receiving temporary 100,000 yen bonus for economic reasons

This bonus comes with a special set of conditions: you must prove you used up the entire amount by April 30, or it’s null and void.

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Soba restaurant in Japan struggles to find new employee, rewords job ad and offers flood in

There’s one surprising aspect of working at a 120-year-old Japanese restaurant that has everyone wanting to work there.

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Hayao Miyazaki still looking for talented staff to join Studio Ghibli for new anime production

The legend of animation needs as much help as he can get, and it could very well come from you!

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Cafe opens in Tokyo staffed by robots controlled by paralyzed people

Dawn is an inspirational marriage of technology and humanity.

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Shinkansen safety staff made to sit right next to bullet trains running at 300km/h

Is fear the best teacher?

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Looking for a job in Japan? Now you can work in the world of anime at the Ghibli Museum!

That’s right – the Ghibli Museum is now hiring!

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Working at Osaka shrimp company has only one rule: Don’t do any work that you don’t want to do

Working hours at this shrimp processing and packaging plant are outlined as: “Whenever the heck you feel like it.”

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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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7-Eleven to hire “Sweets Ambassador” with pay of 7.11M yen for one social media post a week

Working out to 600,000 yen (US$5,600) a month, jobs don’t get much sweeter than this.

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Miyagi man arrested for calling employment office 159 times in a row without saying a single word

You’ll be comforted to know that he had a good reason, however.

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JAXA paying people 380,000 yen to drop out of life for two weeks

Anyone under 55 and with nothing much to do is eligible for some fairly easy money.

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Former McDonald’s Japan employee reveals the top three most-hated orders

If you’re a fan of McDonald’s Japan, you might be sad to learn that your favorite item may be the staff’s worst nightmare.

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