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Japan’s Work Culture: Things to Know Before Working in a Japanese Company

You may have heard many things about what Japanese working culture is like, both good and bad. Are they true? We summed up the characteristics and qualities that many Japanese companies share and...

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Learn Proper Japanese Business Etiquette

“Japanese business manners are complicated and hard” is a common complaint by many foreign nationals, but practising proper Japanese etiquette not just gives others a great impression of y...

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No, Thank You in Japanese: How to politely and properly decline invitations and offers without offending the other party (with examples!)

Whether you’re simply declining something offered to you, or you have to explain why you can’t make it to an event or why you can’t accept something offered by a friend or colleague,...

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How to Say You're Welcome in Japanese - Don’t Default to Douitashimashite!

Most people know how to say thank you in Japanese, but do you know how to say “You’re welcome”? And is the phrase most commonly translated as you’re welcome - douitashimashite ...

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Host and Hostess Clubs in Japan: What are they, where to go, and are foreigners allowed?

Entertaining customers through conversation and hospitality has long been a part of Japan’s nightlife. These types of establishments are still available today, known as host and hostess clubs. S...

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San? Kun? Chan? Learn Which Japanese Suffix You Should Use to Call Someone

You may be confused by the many titles or suffixes attached to the end of Japanese names. -san, - chan, - kun, -sama ? Which one should you use? Why are they not used sometimes? It really depends on y...

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A Typical Work Week in Japan

If you’re a full-time employee, what does your work week look like in Japan? And if you’re not full-time? Take a look at some of the things an employee will experience in Japan in terms of...

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Sento: Uncovering Japan's Public Bathhouses

Sento (銭湯) meaning public bathhouse is also the public bathing tradition of Japan. You can experience it all over Japan because there are sento everywhere. Do note that there are certain rules and eti...

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A Brief Look at the Japanese Industrial Standards

When talking about the industrial sector of Japan, one should not neglect one crucial feature - the Japanese Industrial Standards or JIS. The strength of the sector can be attributed in part to these ...

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Japanese Yen; Brief History and Miracle of the Currency of Japan

A country’s currency not only represents its history, possibility, and power, it also gives light to the economic prosperity of the nation. The Japanese yen has quite a shocking history, to whic...

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