working in Japan

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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Welcome to the age of the “Insta-view”: Instagram interviews become popular in Japan

Growing number of companies expect job candidates to exhibit Instagram skills as part of the selection process.

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SoraNews24 is looking for a new writer, and it could be you!

Mr. Sato needs you!

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Invasion of privacy? Survey asks workers about social media friend requests from the boss

You have one new friend request: Survey answers reveal workers’ dilemma and bosses’ motivation.

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Easier anime work visa requirements for foreign students being considered by Japanese government

New system could start as early as next year, making it easier for foreigners with anime aspirations to get their foot in the door.

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Many Japanese workers told by workplaces during missile scare: “Please come to work as usual”

Some schools marked down students as “tardy” if they were late after taking shelter

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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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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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