working in Japan

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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Is work more important to Japanese salarymen than their girlfriends? Survey investigates

”Which is more important, your job, or me?”

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How much money do you need to raise a family with a “normal life” in Kyoto? Study investigates

Living with your spouse and two kids in Japan’s former capital sounds nice, but is it affordable?

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Over 30 percent of surveyed Japanese managers feel intense stress from working with foreigners

Personality issues and skill deficiencies cited as problem areas with almost one in five saying the pressure is making them want to quit their jobs as soon as possible.

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Japanese ninja group wants to hire new member, must have strong aura and mental fortitude

Yes, you could quit your current job and become a professional ninja instead.

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Japan’s bonenkai parties are the worst thing about the end of the year. Here’s how to fix them

The most hated forced social activity of the year in Japan could be changed to make everyone happier, Twitter user says.

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Vietnamese workers get scolded by boss in Japan, retaliate by punching him in the head 【Video】

Workers are said to be participating in the government’s Technical Intern Training Program.

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Overworked Japan celebrated Labor Day on a Saturday this year

Enjoy your day off…which you would have had anyway!

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How many hours a month do anime artists work in Japan? Survey finds crazy number, unhappy workers

“Just what was it that I ever liked about anime?” wonders unsatisfied female artist.

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Is 150,000 yen (US$1,389) a month enough to live on in Tokyo? Depends what kind of life you want

That’s plenty for life in Japan’s capital, claims twenty-something woman, but you might not want to live like her.

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List of jobs in Japan that “don’t allow women to wear glasses” upsets fans of vision, meganekko

Talk show explains debatable logic behind four professions that frown on eyewear.

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Sayonara, suits! One of Japan’s biggest companies ditches suit-and-tie dress code

Telecom giant’s decision is part of plan to “increase the independence and productivity of each individual employee.”

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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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English reactions to A Day in the Life of a Japanese Salaryman video sadden Japanese netizens

Many were depressed by some of the comments made by overseas YouTube users who found the workday in the video long and tiresome.

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Japan second-least attractive country for expats to work, survey says, but is it really that bad?

Japan gets average marks in one category, abysmal ones in two others.

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Foreigner disappointed by Japan’s hazy concept of “work ending times,” so are Japanese people

Japanese coworker has “nothing I could say to dispute that.”

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