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Support for an Aging Society: Work as a nurse in Japan

Japan’s aging population brings about new needs, one of which would be healthcare and nursing for the elderly. The demographic challenge to the country renders favorable employment opportunities...

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The Famous Salaryman: Japan’s typical Office Worker Explained

Salaryman is the term used to denote Japan’s office workers. Living the corporate life in Japan is treated as a cultural status as it is what the economy relies upon. Understanding an office wor...

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Deconstructing the Japanese after-work culture: Nomikai

After-work celebrations may be an occasional part of an employee’s work experience. Meanwhile, in Japan, it is not treated merely as something fitting a special occasion. Instead, it is often an...

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How to Professionally Exchange Business Cards in Japan

Business cards can be seen as an extension of yourself in Japan, and there are set standards of doing things. Exchanging business cards is simple diplomacy that, in light cases, can affect people&rsqu...

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Basic Grooming and Workwear Standards in Japanese Companies

Because of workplace formality in Japan, there are certain things that should be taken notice of when dressing and grooming yourself before reporting for work. From your hairstyle to the shoes on your...

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Drink Like Locals: Understanding the basics of Izakaya Pubs in Japan

Izakaya pubs are places that one will inevitably go to when working in Japan. They are places that salarymen socialize, and drink away troubles after work because of its informal and light atmosphere....

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Art in Ink; Traditional Japanese Tattoo Designs and Process

Japanese art is deeply engraved in the tattoo culture, and other factors such as local beliefs and symbolism contribute to the classic designs available. In choosing the traditional Japanese style of ...

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“It’s tee time!” : Golf in Japan

Golf’s entry into Japan has entertained not only the people who brought it but also the people in the country. See how such sport for the “upper class” and avid international golfers...

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Cost of Becoming Electronic-savvy in Japan

Cost of Becoming Electronic-savvy in Japan For the past decades, Japan introduced itself to the world through its enormous electronics industry. As it attracts people of different walks of life in ...

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Travel and Fly: Osaka Airports

If you ever want to travel into Japan's economic hub, then traveling by air will be the fastest and most reliable way you have. And Osaka, as one of the major financial centers of Japan, possesses...

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