working in Japan

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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Four factors frustrating foreigners fighting for jobs in Japan

Hand cramps and style cramps are both part of job-hunting in Japan.

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Young Japanese women pick least favorite ways they feel pressured to socialize with coworkers

Drinking with the boss is only the second-biggest complaint in survey.

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Permanent Japanese residency to be possible for foreigners with anime-related jobs after one year

Japanese government to start fast-tracking select foreigner workers in “Cool Japan” professions.

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Foreigners in Japan sound off on the top four quirks of the Japanese job-hunting system

Looking for a job here in Japan? You better prepare yourself for these four quirks.

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Bloomberg’s video makes Japanese business etiquette seem way more complicated than it really is

Common sense will actually keep you pretty safe when navigating the “etiquette minefield” of a job interview in Japan.

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Tokyo IT firm is looking for “Beer Interns” who’re willing to drink while on the job

No need to wait until the workday is done before knocking back a cold one, and it just might lead to a full-time position.

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Japan’s graduating Class of 2017 implied to be “The Class of Pokémon GO” by research institute

And not because they’re all cute like Pikachu.

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Twitter debate erupts over Japanese book that shows man with Asperger’s refusing to work overtime

Opposing sides of the discussion offer differing interpretations of illustrated example.

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Ninja shortage! Nagoya company’s HR crunch may be your gain as it looks to hire full-time shinobi

Ninja team in one of Japan’s largest cities needs new members, and neither Japanese fluency nor citizenship is required.

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English name in Zelda: BotW credits shows happy ending for one student’s 10 year Japanese journey

Corey Bunnell, the most unexpected and unintentional inspiration to aspiring game designers.

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Sinisterly stocked Japanese convenience store’s magazine rack is shockingly dark

Those ropes don’t seem so innocent when you read what’s on either side of them.

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With Japan’s day care shortage, how hard is it to bring your baby to work with you? We experiment

Today, there’s a RocketBaby in the RocketNews24 office.

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Foreign shop clerk and Japanese customer fail to communicate because of Japanese language quirk

The Japanese language’s lack of a definite article was definitely the cause of this cross-cultural convenience store misunderstanding.

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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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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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Could Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen be the start of a new form of workplace harassment in Japan?

Piko Taro has a pen? Well some young Japanese office workers have a problem.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 steps to immigrate to Japan 【Weird Top Five】

Want to leave your country and live in Japan? Here’s how you can do it!

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Majority of polled Japanese workers feel compelled to answer calls, emails from office on day off

Does it count as a day off if you’re still working?

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