working in Japan

Someone asked Nintendo President Satoru Iwata to lay off workers, and his response was awesome

Late video game boss said the words every employee wants to hear.

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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 least stressful jobs, as ranked by Japanese working people

Does your job make the list?

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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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From capsule hotel to capsule office – A visit to Tokyo’s newest pandemic work solution

Can you turn bare-minimum hotel rooms into practical professional pods?

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Japanese company creates “business card masks” that put your name and workplace on your face

Handy mnemonic helper, or complete sacrifice of privacy?

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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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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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Tokyo temple holds funeral for personal seals in effort to reform outdated business practice【Vid】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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This work pod built for two could be the new way to have face-to-face meetings in Japan【Photos】

For when you need to talk in-person, but don’t want to breathe each other’s breath.

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Japanese manners debate: Is it OK to tell your coworkers “I’ve found a new job?”

Pros, cons, compromises, and proverbs to consider when it’s time to say so long.

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The number of doctorate students in Japan is now almost half of what it was 17 years ago

Japan’s booming science industries might need workplace reform if they want to continue hiring qualified workers. 

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One of Japan’s largest financial companies offers four-day weekend plan for all employees

Mizuho employees will get to chose how much they want to work.

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Woman sues Tokyo company after having to work 48 days in a row with limited bathroom breaks

Labor Standards Office recognizes treatment as workplace psychological injury.

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Chef at top Tokyo sushi restaurant wins lawsuit after being fired for maybe having a tattoo

High-end sushi restaurant ordered to pay thousands of dollars in damages.

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Immigration Bureau relaxes work restrictions for foreigners trapped in Japan during pandemic

Revised visa regulations aim to help interns unable to return home and who need a job in Japan.

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Japanese man gets fired for lying on resume by saying he had less education than he really does

Anonymous tip ends 24-year career with city of Kobe.

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Your new dream job? Nintendo Japan are hiring level designers for new 2-D game

Does “over 1,000 hours on Super Mario Maker” count as relevant experience?

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Japanese son tells parents he wants to quit his job, they give the best possible response

Mom and Dad buck conventional Japanese wisdom when their kid says he’s had enough of his job.

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