Working Culture in Japan

Learn

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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Work

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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Learn

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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Work

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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Work

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before Working At a Japanese Company

Do NOT underestimate the power of nomikai and other tips!

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Work

Navigating Controversial Topics During English Lessons in Japan

What do you do when your students say something racist or ask you about politics?

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Live

Coping with Corona: A Mental Survival Guide

A look at the long term impacts of the coronavirus and strategies for tackling them while living in Japan.

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Work

You Should Learn These Basic Japanese Job Interview Questions

Don’t get caught off guard at the interview. Prepare, practice, perform!

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Work

GaijinPot Survey Shows 55% of Readers Prefer Working from Home vs. at the Office

Not having to commute to work is pretty awesome, but many readers struggle with staying motivated while at home.

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Work

A Day in the Life of a Frustrated Eikaiwa Teacher

I'm (not) fine, thank you. And you?

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Work

The 4 Types of Remote Workers in Japan

Why shower when you can just roll over onto the floor and start working? Hell, why even leave the bed?

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