working in Japan

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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What do Japanese kids want to be when they grow up? For 30 percent of boys, YouTubers, survey says

Professional e-sports player also skyrockets in popularity for boys, while girls’ career dreams remain steady.

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Four frustrating attitudes women in Japan run into when interviewing for jobs, grouped by age

Exasperated job-hunter lays out 13 years of catch-22s.

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Tokyo IT company will give you a salary bonus every month to help you take care of your pet cat

Feline financial aid system helps contribute to a happier workplace, CEO says.

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Japanese company offers working space for just 100 yen per hour in downtown Tokyo

Whether you’re visiting Japan on business, working remotely, or just need a quick phone charge, this is definitely something you’ll want to take advantage of.

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Too-good-to-be-true fantasy scenario demotivates Japanese commuters who hate their jobs

Supposedly less-than-perfect jobs both sound a lot better than the ones many people actually have.

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#kutoo movement continues its fight to free women from company-enforced foot pain.

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How much do you need to earn every month for a “normal” life in Kyoto? Here’s a sample budget

Fantasizing about relocating to Japan’s ancient capital? Here’s what it’ll cost you per month, and no, a minimum-wage job isn’t going to cut it.

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Anime character designer flat-out tells foreigners they shouldn’t move to Japan to work in anime

JoJo character designer warns overseas fans about the hardships of working in Japanese animation.

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Foreign workers being hired for Fukushima nuclear power plant decommissioning project

Tokyo Electric Power Company plans to use new visa rules to add foreign staff to its 2011 earthquake/tsunami cleanup efforts.

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Japanese employee finds frightening warning in office bathroom, disguised as a friendly reminder

The hidden warning in a foreign language urged readers to run.

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Japanese restaurant now offering pretend farewell parties for when your coworkers hate you

For a fee, restaurant staff will act like they’ve worked with you for years.

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“Which hairstyle makes a woman look good at her job?” asks Japanese survey

Hiring managers sound off on different ‘dos, plus how much hair dyeing is acceptable for men or women.

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Bloody, ridiculous high-heel requirement for Japanese women at work sparks online movement

Women in Japan are often required to wear heels for job hunting and office work, but the #KuToo movement wants to squash that part of the dress code.

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Four pieces of important advice for foreigners in Japan moving from the countryside to Tokyo

These tips will prepare you for a smooth transition from rural to urban living.

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There’s no need to care about our staff, because they’re foreigners, says Japanese maid service

Vague phrasing and fuzzy logic leads to swift backlash.

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Nearly half of young Japanese women say they “hate” the company they work for in survey

Young men show more satisfaction, but it plummets once they hit a certain age.

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Workers’ mental health more important than 2 million yen as ramen chain closes for New Year’s

500-restaurant chain closes all branches to give employees’ time to spend with families at New Year’s.

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