working in Japan

Japan sees huge growth in jobs in the “cleaning up the homes of old people who die alone” field

Demand grows more than 10 times in size in just five years as Japanese family dynamics change.

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Foreigners welcomed to apply for jobs as designers on Nintendo’s new Legend of Zelda game

Why keep the job you have now when you could be creating Hyrule’s forests, dungeons, and monsters instead?

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Japanese company is so kind it mails out condolence gifts if it can’t give applicants a job

Getting turned down for a job hurts, but one company wants to do what it can to help job-hunters bounce back from a rejection.

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Japanese advertising agency breaks tradition by recruiting people who got held back in school

When a company ensures that everyone deserves a second chance, it’s a company worth working for.

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Cosplay talent agency launches in Japan, offers representation to foreign cosplayers too

Dwango, the operators of Japan’s Nico Nico Douga streaming service, want to connect passionate cosplayers with paying jobs.

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Japanese salaryman fears backlash against attractive people due to company paternity leave system

If male employees can take time off for their child’s birth, there’s one simple way to keep them working, he says.

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Five magic Japanese phrases to know before starting a job in Japan

Gomen and kudasai are great for travelers and students, but if you’re going to be successful and happy working in Japan, you’ll want to know these.

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McDonald’s reminds Japan’s young adults that length isn’t everything, and being soft is OK too

Message of encouragement to young adults provides adult inspiration and immature giggles.

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SoraNews24 is looking for a new writer, and it could be you!

Ready to let your writing skills blossom like the sakura?

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Salaryman with sick wife pulls no punches in verbal smackdown of boss who won’t let him go home

Think Japanese businessmen don’t care about their wives? This one does, and he’s got no time for anyone keeping him from taking care of her.

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Spanish Prime Minister’s “Japanese-style strike” remark shows a warped view of working in Japan

Japan’s legendary work ethic has resulted in a very strange part of the Spanish language.

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Japanese “mommy” team gives wake-up calls to adults so they won’t be late for work【Video】

Program aims to help new college graduates get ready for the start of grown-up working life, with voices ranging from anime-style to husky.

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“The one and only way to make people in Japan take more vacation time”

Our veteran salaryman-turned-reporter gives his idea for the one thing that has to change before Japan will stop working itself to death.

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The kind of boss Japanese millennials wish they had, shown in touching workplace manga

Managers in Japan often use the phrase “Imadoki no wakai mono ha…” to gripe about young people, but this time there’s a twist.

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Live with parents or burn through your savings? Survey of young anime workers draws bleak picture

Majority of participants who don’t live with Mom and Dad are losing money while they work in the anime industry.

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Japanese company prohibits employees from smoking on their commute to the office

Ban even forbids smoking in the surrounding neighborhood on weekends and holidays.

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New employee late to work in Japan shocks older coworkers by blaming the screw-up on “Mama”

Kids these days, amiright?

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Japanese company recognizes marriage with anime characters, provides family support benefits

Tokyo-based employer’s limited-time offer helps anime fans better enjoy life with their 2-D spouse.

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Japanese company tries to create motivational poster, accidentally creates demotivational poster

It has to be happy because of the rainbows and smiles.

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Four frustrating “middle-aged man rules” that dictate life in a Japanese office

Are you an innovation-loving young professional? Brace yourself for the chance you’ll run into this aggravations working in Japan.

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