working in Japan

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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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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