business

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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Pro illustrators earn shockingly little in Japan, according to Kyoto manga design professor

Low incomes possibly to blame for huge drop-off in number of working artists as they get older.

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Sales of Jun Mizutani Curry skyrocket, show why it pays to back your Olympic hopefuls

Yes, you, too, might become a double-medalist in the Olympics, but only if you eat your instant curry!

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Inside the mind of a Japanese manager accused of “power harassment”

Power harassment is a relatively newly defined but widespread form of workplace harassment in Japan where people abuse their rank by demeaning their subordinates. But why do people do it?

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How much would it cost Tokyo to recover from a Godzilla attack? Analyst gives the shocking answer

Famous for his ability to demolish buildings, the King of the Monsters would also be pretty adept at wrecking Japan’s finances.

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Here’s how the biggest social networking company in China compares to Facebook

There’s a new king of tech in China.

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Let’s learn how to properly sit in a chair in Japan from the pros

We’ve been doing it wrong this whole time, and probably so have you!

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Window in life when Japanese people can act like individuals is depressingly short, tweet asserts

Appreciate it while it lasts, because it won’t last long, say those who agree.

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Meeting at Hogwarts? Tokyo rental conference room is like a page from Harry Potter’s adventures

Not a fan of the boy wizard? Maybe you’d prefer to hold your meeting in the Wonderland room instead.

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Synchronized dance group World Order stars in new commercial showcasing basic business skills

The crisply suited men of World Order are here to teach you some basic Japanese business tricks (and advertise an energy drink while they’re at it).

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This is a pretty worrying chart for China’s demographic future

It’s no secret that many countries face looming demographics problems as their populations age.

Much has been written about developed markets like Japan, Germany, and Italy, which have the largest percentages of their populations age 65 and up.

But another country also deserves attention: China.

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What’s the point? Young Japanese professionals list five business manners they find unnecessary

With rules regarding everything from tea to elevators, some new employees think it’s all too much.

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Anime talent agency explicitly rejects voice actress applicants who have appeared in pornography

Ad for Tokyo auditions lets would-be anime stars know that they won’t be working in the booth if they’ve previously done work with their clothes off.

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97 percent of Kumamoto convenience stores open for business just three days after major quakes

Kumamoto Prefecture is still reeling after back-to-back large scale earthquakes struck the region late last week. Yet somehow Japan’s major convenience store chains have managed to get 97 percent of their shops up and running in a matter of days.

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Here’s why you should never take “almost no overtime” at face value when job hunting in Japan

Unless your definition of “almost none” is “enough to get a side job.” Then go right ahead.

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What do Japanese kids want to be when they grow up? Businesspeople

It does pay better than being a superhero, after all.

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New anime studio employee gets his first paycheck…and is shocked at how small it is

There’s a reason why the same parents who encourage their kids to become doctors or lawyers don’t try to steer them into becoming anime studio employees.

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The number one movie in Japan last weekend awakens to be…Yo-kai Watch!

What were you expecting?

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