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Breakthrough in white T-shirt technology made, promises no visible nipples

Finally, men can dress conservatively and not gross everyone out with their high-beams on.

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Publisher of some of Japan’s most popular anime suddenly restricts exports of its Blu-rays, DVDs

If you wanted to buy those Yuri!!! on Ice Blu-rays, you might be out of luck.

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Japanese women explain why they give “obligation chocolate” to male coworkers on Valentine’s Day

Despite the oppressive-sounding name, many see an upside to the practice.

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Mr. Sato shows how to work from home, even if you have to commute to the office

If you can’t take your work home, just build a new home at work.

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Tokyo ranked as most expensive city in the world for expats, three other Japanese towns in top 10

But the situation might not be as bad as it sounds.

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Six uniquely Osaka experiences

After living in Tokyo for ten years, our Osaka-born writer Seiji Nakazawa shares some experiences from his hometown he thought were normal but actually weren’t.

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More than half of young anime workers live with their parents or receive money from them【Survey】

Going to work for an anime company continues to be a terrible plan if your goal is to get rich.

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Man forgets the first rule of Japanese job interviews: Don’t steal the boss’ wallet

Man arrested after failing to grasp this not-so-cryptic aspect of Japanese business manners.

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Top 3 most feared customers according to former phone sales rep

Who beats out religious proponents and yakuza for the most feared customer to encounter at a mobile phone counter?

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The battle over 11/11 is underway in Japan: Pocky vs every other business

Known traditionally as “Pocky Day” in Japan, 11 November may become “Good Shopping Day” before long.

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Impress clients and colleagues with the Nintendo Famicom controller business card case from Japan

Now there’s a perfectly valid excuse for keeping a video game controller in your pocket.

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Tokyo advertising company institutes mandatory lights-out time following employee suicide

You don’t gotta go home, but you can’t stay here.

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Japan’s new wave of farmers: the former bikers and gang members of Vegefru Farms

Rather than some social program saying farming is good for “troubled youth,” Vegefru Farms says “troubled youth” are the answer to farming’s prayers.

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New Japanese video chat program adds digital makeup to the faces of female telecommuters 【Video】

Shiseido now has a cosmetics-free way to change your appearance.

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Businesses begin to hack into dead people’s computers, netizens understandably worried

Imagine you dropped dead this instant, would you want your family getting into your computer or smartphone as it is?

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30 things workers in Japan often find themselves thinking in their first six months on the job

Emotions can range from being ready to take on the world to “Man, I sure wish I was drunk right now.”

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Report: Anime Industry Up 12% in 2015

Industry market value estimated at 1.83 trillion yen

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20 signs that a woman should think about quitting the Japanese company she works for

While perseverance is a trait to be admired, there comes a point where “Suck it up, buttercup” is just terrible career advice.

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Cup Noodle Mystery Meat Festival sales suspended due to overwhelming demand

Generally mystery meat is something to be avoided, unless you’re talking about Cup Noodle brand mystery meat.

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Are anime and idol songs the musical choice of poor people? Income survey has some otaku worried

Anime has plenty of rousing anthems, but some are calling this data downright depressing.

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