employment

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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“They’re an army of clones!” This year’s Japanese new hires shock internet with their sameness

Not so long ago, in a country far, far away….

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Hard-working Hokkaido sheep become internet sensations thanks to their…employment contract?!

It’s enough to make you quit your job and take up grass munching full time!

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McDonald’s recruitment ad paints a grim picture of life in Japan

Work part time for McDonald’s Japan and join the ranks of housewives, students, and Y-san: the saddest person you’ll ever meet.
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Company president beats and kills employee, gets five years’ probation

Miyuki Muto, the president of a fish wholesaler, received a five-year suspended sentence for killing an employee after physically assaulting him.

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Work, welfare or prison? Man orders curry, refuses to pay, then calls the police to take him away

After a man turned himself into police for refusing to pay for his meal, some wondered if he might be mentally ill. On the other hand, some suspect he might be saner than many in Japan.

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