working in Japan

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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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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