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What Can Japan Learn From the Unsurprising Results at Microsoft Japan?

If you’ve been reading the news this week, you might have found out reports that Microsoft Japan had conducted an experiment during summer to see the effects a 4-day workweek would have. The rules were simple: employees would work 4 days a week while still getting paid for 5, all while enjoying 3-day weekends. The…

10 Strange Things That the Japanese People Invented!

Japan can be a strange place sometimes. In any country you visit, you are going to find products that seem odd but Japan seems to have a lot more of these than you can find anywhere else. So here is a list of some of the strangest items that you can only find in Japan!…

11 Types of Office Personas Found in Japanese Society

We meet all kinds of people with different behaviors in the office, but perhaps do not have a label to identify them like the Japanese do. Some mentioned below are necessary for survival in the office, some are for climbing the corporate ladder, and some are simply descriptive characteristics of certain personalities. These do not…

Do the Japanese really do everything on time?

Japanese people are very punctual they say. Trains, buses and even taxi always come on time. People get ready 10 minutes before they actually start something. Office workers arrive at the office at 8:45 and open their laptops right away even though the labor time starts from 9:00. Of course, I am one of the…