interview

A Conversation with Joe: Navigating Burnout and Family Life in Japan

Each time I sit down with a foreign professional in Japan, I can’t help but think what a treat it is to talk with them. Each person offers not only vast amounts of insight into the industry and culture of Japan today, but also that of the last dozen years. It is one thing to…

Mobile Apps Helpful for Job-Hunting in Japan

Japan is famous for being a country with many principles and standards, one of the most methodically rigid processes being job application in Japanese companies. These rules and principles apply to everyone who wants to work at a Japanese company, regardless whether you are foreigner. Knowing the most basic principles is a prerequisite to your success while…

An Interview with Itochu: Learning About International Business

If you know anything about the Japanese economy, you may have heard about the zaibatsu, companies that were able to embed themselves in many parts of the Japanese economy. While these business conglomerates no longer exist in modern Japan, their integration models have inspired many businesses to pursue that same level of reach and stability.…

Do You Know These 3 Residential Hidden Gems in Kanto, Japan?

Tokyo is home to many interesting and beautiful places, and it is a highly desired residential area for locals and foreigners alike. However, we all know that the more popular the area, the more expensive it can be to live there. So are there any good places around Tokyo that are suitable for living while…

The Most Desirable Place to Live in Kanto, Japan

Countless people want to live in Toyko, Japan’s largest city. The city is bustling with countless interesting events and is a major influence not just on the rest of Japan but the global community as well. As a result, many people around Japan, especially young people living in rural areas want to move to Tokyo…

How Did a University with 3,000 International Students Cope with the Kyushu Earthquakes?

※The content in this article has been translated from this interview by Nikkei Business Online On April 14th, 2016, an earthquake struck the center of Kumamoto prefecture in Kyushu and the surrounding area. In Kumamoto, the deaths of over 40 people have been reported, Aso Ohashi has collapsed and damages to various places have arisen.…