working in Japan

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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Twitter manga shows why “Quit your job” isn’t such an easy solution for suicidal workers in Japan

Author found himself waiting on a subway platform, with the train aproaching, thinking “If I just take one little step forward, I won’t have to go to work tomorrow.”

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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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10 scary situations Japanese men psych themselves up for with alcohol 【Survey】

Bosses and girls appear in list of times that call for liquid courage.

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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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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 ridiculous details of Japanese office tea 【Weird Top Five】

Japan has proper rules and procedures for everything, and office tea is one of the most complex.

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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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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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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 strange Japanese office occurrences【Weird Top Five】

What, you mean you don’t have a Yakult Lady at your office? Weird.

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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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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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“My dad is less useful than our Roomba”—Japanese 5th-grader’s brutal honesty on family in Japan

If your child has a better relationship with the robotic vacuum cleaner than with you, then you might have a problem.

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Nearly one in four Japanese adults admits to crying in the office bathroom in new survey

Heading to the office in Japan? Don’t forget your bento boxed lunch…and your tissues.

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Japanese government awards its first-ever working visas to foreign professional gamers

Move applauded by industry members as a boon for e-sports in Japan.

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