working in Japan

Every Kyoto Animation movie ever made gets revival screening, company now hiring new employees

One year after shocking arson attack, anime production company’s healing continues.

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Pokémon game developer Game Freak is now hiring, holding online interviews for new jobs

Here’s your chance to go from Pokémon fan to Pokémon pro.

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Ideal vs. reality: Japanese Twitter nods in agreement at diagram of harsh truth of freelance work

Freelancing doesn’t equal free time.

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Japanese convenience store praised for low-tech anti-coronavirus system

Unusual idea to protect staff and customers during a state of emergency might just work.

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The customers Japanese convenience store clerks hate the most

How to avoid being that customer staff can’t stand. 

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How is Japan coping with telecommuting? Survey asks for the good and bad of working from home

The coronavirus outbreak is shaking up how Japan works, but is the shaking too hard?

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No gender, photo, or first name – Japanese company makes major shakeup to job application forms

In Japan, looking for a job usually means snapping a photo, but not at this company.

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Awesome Japanese company wins Internet’s heart with its special coronavirus bonus for employees

Management finds 30,000 ways to say thank-you.

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Japanese company tells worker he probably doesn’t have coronavirus, to come to work with a fever

Missing the point this badly is enough to get any worker hot under the collar.

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What are the worst things about the first year working in a Japanese company? Survey investigates

New members of the Japanese workforce share their thoughts.

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Majority of surveyed Japanese workers have dated a coworker, over 20 percent their boss or senpai

Office romance most likely to bloom for younger workers in survey.

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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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Foreign workers respond to survey about changes they’d like to see in the Japanese workplace

The top requests for implementation would benefit not only foreign workers, but Japanese workers as well.

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Wage hell — Japanese office worker reveals soul-crushing past paycheck for 171 hours of overtime

No matter the era, it never feels like you can make enough.

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After eight years as a NEET, our reporter shares the one thing that helped him escape that life

How to turn that blank in your resume into the inspiring story of your life so far.

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Japan’s “workstyle reforms” are actually making managers’ jobs a lot harder【Survey】

Less overtime for some workers means more for others if no one’s changing how much total work needs to be done.

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Japanese politeness is a myth: One person’s tale strikes a chord with people around the country

There’s one place in particular where Japanese people aren’t just not polite, they’re downright rude.

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Survey says more than 70 percent of Japanese people think gender inequality exists in Japan

But it’s not just women who feel that way; a majority of men think so, too.

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Nintendo’s employee recruiting pamphlet is a full-color Super Mario storybook【Photos】

No boring charts or dull text for video gaming’s most playful AAA publisher.

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Japanese company that will quit your job for you sees rush of clients to start 2020

A lot of Japanese people said hello to the new year by saying goodbye to their old job, with a team of lawyers ready to handle the awkward situation for them.

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