Working Culture in Japan

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Set Up Shop: How to Make an Online Store in Japan

Want to turn your hobby into a side job and sell it online? It’s not only a great way to make a bit of extra cash but also a chance to boost your resume.

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Differences Between ‘I Don’t Know’ and ‘I Don’t Understand’ in Japanese

Two words that are commonly confused by beginner/ intermediate students are 分かる and 知る. Gaijinpot has a look at the differences between these similar verbs.

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Want to Enhance Your Career in Japan? Here’s How to Start

A JETRO initiative seeks to help Japanese companies hire highly skilled foreign professionals.

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Tweet of the Week #167: Remote Work Ruins Valentine’s Day for Salarymen

A lot of men showed up at the office despite remote work being available. I wonder why?

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Tweet of The Week #162: New Year and Going Back to Work

How do people in Japan feel about going back to work after their New Year's holiday?

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Finding the Perfect Present for Your Japanese Office

'Tis the season for gift giving or ‘gift leaving' if you work in a Japanese company. If you're going to play Santa at the office, find out the unwritten gift-giving rules in Japan.

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Tweet of the Week #157: Back To Office Blues

The state of emergency may be over, but not everyone is itching to get back to the office in Japan.

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Tweet of the Week #146: Japanese Dad Realized He Came to Work with Toy Laptop

This dad didn't think his kid's prank was very funny.

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Sealing the Deal: The Importance of the Hanko

This little red stamp is your ticket to doing business and officially getting things done in Japan.

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Tweet of the Week #127: Comedian’s Advice to Recruits, ‘Don’t Like it? Quit!’

Japan's new generation isn't so fast to accept toxic work environments.

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A Coronavirus Christmas: How Foreign Teachers are Coping Without Going Home for the Holidays

With international travel heavily restricted, how are some of Japan’s foreign teachers coping with the situation?

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Culture

5 Books to Better Understand Japanese Work Culture

Dive into the Japanese corporate machine and the undying devotion that some employees have for their jobs. 

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