working in Japan

New “boss’ treat” vending machines in Japan give out free drinks if you use them with a coworker

You don’t need to bring any money as long as you remember to bring a buddy.

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Japanese Twitter reveals the one Japanese word that gets English-speakers super excited

A tiny word that makes all the difference to some!

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Japan’s oldest McDonald’s worker defies age barriers, inspires everyone at the age of 93

You’ll find a wide range of ages at this Japanese branch of the Golden Arches. 

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“I need to talk with you,” Japanese worker tells boss, gets sweet reaction to “serious” problem

Boss fears the worst, shows that he’s the best.

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Breathtaking pixel art video shows 100 years of Japanese work culture changes【Video】

From the birth of salarymen to the rise of the company warrior and the new normal.

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Illegal amounts of overtime going on at 37 percent of Japanese companies in government inspections

And believe it or not, that’s actually good news in a way.

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Capsule hotel offers amazing deal, cheaper than an apartment in Tokyo

With incredible perks like food, alcohol, onsen and Wi-Fi included, you can live here long-term without having to spend money on anything else! 

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Japanese government mulling over potential four-day working week

Three-day weekend every week? Yes please!!

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Japanese company allows workers to take vacation to grieve if favorite idol singer gets married

Policy also allows for bereavement leave when idols retire, leaving office early for surprise concerts.

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Japanese government workers punished for leaving work two minutes early

Staff say they just wanted to catch the bus home.

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Japanese man leaves horrible job, gets even more shockingly horrible letter from the company

“Wire us the amount of your paycheck immediately.”

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Woman in Japan disciplined after putting up partition between herself and older male coworker

City hall worker denies man’s physical handicap was part of her motivation.

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Japanese politicians want workers across country to have option for three-day weekends every week

Shorter workweek would help fight coronavirus, allow more time for family and education, proponents say.

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Eight things people realized were pointless about Japanese work culture during 2020

The coronavirus has disrupted everyone’s lifestyle, but it’s disrupted some of the bad parts too.

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Nintendo’s “God-like” customer service warms hearts again, this time helping a husband in Japan

Solving a mystery and saving a marriage is all in a day’s work for this beloved Japanese gaming company.

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ALT in Japan asked to remove earrings by Board of Education

Assistant language teacher left angered by the request.

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Lawson to post super-temp positions online, let anyone work suddenly-open shifts at stores

Speedrunning part-time work.

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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 a fantasy 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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