business

Four frustrating “middle-aged man rules” that dictate life in a Japanese office

Are you an innovation-loving young professional? Brace yourself for the chance you’ll run into this aggravations working in Japan.

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Asakusa’s Sensoji temple shocks store owners with sudden 16-fold rent increase in shopping arcade

Businesses in one of Japan’s oldest shopping strips are wondering if they can survive after the surprising new increase.

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A piece of Japanese business manners that many Japanese people could do without

Farewells can be sad, but in a Japanese business saying good-bye can be a pain because of the country’s elevator etiquette.

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Japanese console game market shrinks to nearly one-third its size ten years ago

Japanese game makers and distributors are in need of a serious power-up.

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North Korean missile launches may cost Japanese broadcasters “billions of yen”

The missiles may not be physically crashing into Japan, but their effect is hitting television stations square in the wallet.

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Vegeta struggling to find work under Abenomics

If an interplanetary warlord can’t land a job in this economy what hopes do the rest of us have?

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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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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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Woman robs own convenience store, becomes the greatest “bakkura” of all

Let’s take this rare sighting of an S-Class bakkura to learn a little about what being a bakkura is all about.

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Japanese worker’s job threatened for drinking non-alcoholic beer during break

Office employee poses question to the Internet: Is it wrong to drink a non-alcoholic beer during a break?

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Why is Japanese customer service so amazing? Because in Japan it’s one strike and you’re out

Warmhearted hospitality plus unforgiving customers equals the world’s highest service standards.

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Bra shirt for men: Japan develops new type of clothing to conceal men’s nipples

This new garment uses a specially designed insert to help cover those pesky high beams.

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Bright, fresh, breezy, and nowhere safe to pick your nose or scratch your arse?

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Seeks to solve a big problem unique to big-chested women in Japan.

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Pizza Potato crisis causes turmoil in Japan for chip-lovers and opportunists alike

It’s been a rough month of ups and downs for anyone who enjoys either pizza-flavored potato chips or exploiting markets.

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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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Japanese bakeries can now use a Robocop-style bread recognition checkout system

Overkill or overkill like a fox?

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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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What happens when you try buying 5,000 followers on Instagram? Our reporter finds out【Experiment】

Our reporter Go Hattori takes the plunge into the greasy underworld of buying social media followers.

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Sompo Japan offers nation’s first online flaming insurance

Sompo Japan’s groundbreaking policy covers doxxing, negative memes, and other forms of flaming, but trolls need not apply.

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