working in Japan

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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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A piece of Japanese business manners that many Japanese people could do without

Farewells can be sad, but in a Japanese business saying good-bye can be a pain because of the country’s elevator etiquette.

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Welcome to the age of the “Insta-view”: Instagram interviews become popular in Japan

Growing number of companies expect job candidates to exhibit Instagram skills as part of the selection process.

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Invasion of privacy? Survey asks workers about social media friend requests from the boss

You have one new friend request: Survey answers reveal workers’ dilemma and bosses’ motivation.

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Easier anime work visa requirements for foreign students being considered by Japanese government

New system could start as early as next year, making it easier for foreigners with anime aspirations to get their foot in the door.

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Many Japanese workers told by workplaces during missile scare: “Please come to work as usual”

Some schools marked down students as “tardy” if they were late after taking shelter

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Japanese employees show almost unanimous support for in-office romances in survey

Idea of finding love at the office receives especially strong support from older workers.

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Tokyo company plays Rocky theme for workers every day to cut overtime, boost productivity

Employees show increased ability to eat lightning, crap thunder, and actually go home on time.

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