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Suit up for video conference calls with new business pyjamas from Japan

Business up top, bedtime down below.  

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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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Survey finds only six percent of Japanese workers motivated, seventh lowest in the world

Read all about this troubling social trend…or don’t. What do I care?

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Overworked Japan loses last public holiday of the year, even though it’s still on the calendar

No Country for Old Holidays.

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Microsoft Japan’s experiment with 3-day weekend boosts worker productivity by 40 percent

As it turns out, not squeezing employees dry like a sponge is maybe a good thing.

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Overworked Japanese employees mourn unused paid holidays at new Buddhist memorial service

Workaholics asked to address this senseless loss in a country where taking paid leave is frowned upon.

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Too-good-to-be-true fantasy scenario demotivates Japanese commuters who hate their jobs

Supposedly less-than-perfect jobs both sound a lot better than the ones many people actually have.

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Shiba Inu boss lazes around in flowers while winning Japanese workers’ hearts

Thought your boss’ attitude was bad? At least they don’t lounge around in a pile of flowers all day!

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Japanese net user finds U.S. propaganda film from WWII and draws unusual conclusion

An American wartime propaganda video has one Japanese citizen reflecting on his nation’s societal structure today.

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Could Spirited Away’s Yubaba actually be the ideal boss that Japan’s workforce needs?

Japanese Twitter users weigh in on thought-provoking post discussing the qualities that make Yubaba an effective manager.

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Mr. Sato tries a unique method to compellingly call in sick to work【Video】

Some people bend over backwards at work. Others bend over backwards to get out of work.

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More Japanese workers are ditching crisp business suits for casual and comfortable wear

Times are changing, and Japan’s younger generation now favors practicality over formality when it comes to work fashion.

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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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Why’s my order taking so long? Boss of restaurant mysteriously found dead drunk with employees

Customers shocked to find them lying on the ground intoxicated with alcohol.

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Study reveals staff shortage in Japanese firms, suggests a need to accept low-skilled foreigners

60 percent of small and medium-sized companies in Japan are understaffed, and it’s time to take a hard look at the situation.

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Manga-based game show ups the ante with part-time jobs offering $805 for two days’ work

Get 91,000 yen for wearing a black suit, tie and sunglasses in special one-off job offer from new variety TV show based on manga and anime series Ultimate Survivor Kaiji.

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Japanese workers reveal the 8 most astonishing things new employees do in the workplace

Have you ever rubbed your colleagues up the wrong way with these odd behaviours?

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Invasion of privacy? Survey asks workers about social media friend requests from the boss

You have one new friend request: Survey answers reveal workers’ dilemma and bosses’ motivation.

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