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Final Fantasy developer Square Enix makes working from home a permanent option for employees

Because if your home is your castle, doesn’t that mean it’s the perfect place to create an RPG?

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The Five Smalls – Tokyo asks citizens to follow five guidelines as coronavirus infections spike

Officials are worried situation could get even worse as Japan approaches its busiest socializing season.

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The five least stressful jobs, as ranked by Japanese working people

Does your job make the list?

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Should people in Japan be allowed to keep their surnames after getting married, survey asks

Right now, getting married in Japan means someone is changing their name.

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Japanese business wear brand creates helpful graph to tell you what to wear at work

How formal is too formal? you ask. Yofuku no Aoyama has the answers.

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Tokyo is the best city in the world to live in, study says

Japan’s capital gets a boost in this year’s global rankings for a very 2020 reason.

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What’s the best way to close the gender gap in Japan? Japanese women weigh in

The top answer will not surprise you at all.

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No mask, no ride – Japanese government allows taxis to refuse to pick up maskless passengers

Don’t want to wear a mask? Then you better feel like walking.

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Japanese clothing chain offers an answer to job-hunting suit conundrum

Yofuku no Aoyama suggests a new suit service to suit job-seeking students.

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Japanese ministers call for reform of company hiring practices that focus on new graduates

With jobs getting harder to find, it’s important that more people have the chance to be hired.

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30 percent of surveyed Japanese actors/voice actors admit to suicidal thoughts due to work

The results for the survey held by the Japan Actors Union have prompted the union to establish mental health services for their members.

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Suicide is the leading cause of death among young people in Japan, statistics show

Situation is found in no other country of similar economic status.

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The difference between Japanese and Western working cultures summed up in one photo

Two office skyscrapers look out over Shibuya together, but inside they’re worlds apart.

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Court verdict reached on Kyoto schoolgirl who sued bullies for causing her mental illness

Plaintiff sought damages of 90 million yen (US$863,433) from her tormentors and the school itself.

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Life isn’t like anime — Japanese school to close, students must transfer 200 kilometers away

Coronavirus is straw that breaks the back of boarding school with shrinking enrollment numbers.

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Population aging in Japan gets a corona-boost as pregnancies drop by 11 percent this year

COVID-19 takes its toll on Japan in a different way.

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Tokyo temple holds funeral for personal seals in effort to reform outdated business practice【Vid】

Monk chants sutras in farewell to a business tool that doesn’t mesh with telecommuting.

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Tokyo government provides coronavirus home recuperation sets with instant ramen, curry, and more

Comfort food care packages eliminate the need to go out for groceries or take-out during final stage of recovery.

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Japanese restaurant chain starts bold new policy: Letting you take your leftovers home with you

Sustainable development goals cited as reason for change, but there’s probably another factor at play too.

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New Pantene commercial interviews Japanese trans individuals about difficulties of job hunting

Sending love and light to the LGBTQ+ community.

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