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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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Oddly satisfying: commercial shows Japanese professionals working magic at their jobs【Video】

Slicing wood like cheese, superhuman throwing powers, and more will make you nod in satisfaction.

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Video shows seven hilarious differences between Chinese bosses and Western bosses 【Video】

Which culture has better bosses? Or, at least, funnier ones?

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“They’re an army of clones!” This year’s Japanese new hires shock internet with their sameness

Not so long ago, in a country far, far away….

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Commercial reminds Japan’s tired commuters about the drawbacks of living far away from work

Mouth agape, eyes rolled back, head bobbing – when home is an hour or more away and work continues late into the night, the only place for many Japanese office workers to lay their weary head is against a train car window. This phenomenon is not unique to Japan, but the combination of overwork and limited affordable housing in big cities like Tokyo give rise to crowds of sleepy commuters just trying to get to their futon. If you have never witness the varied sleeping positions of Japan’s overworked commuters, take a look at the following video created by real estate website HOME’S.

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Stay out of Nagasaki if you want to go home on time: The most overworked prefectures in Japan

It’s well known around the world that many people in Japan are overworked. Long hours, overtime, working on the weekends; all of these less than ideal conditions can build up and create unhappy employees. But did you know that not all prefectures are equally overworked?

Japanese online job search site, Rikunavi Next, have ranked the 47 prefectures of Japan based on how many hours of overtime and how much compensation workers receive on average. How does your prefecture stack up?

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