Dec 19, 2019work
The very formal way of dressing and speaking in a Japanese business

When trying to picture a Japanese city like Tokyo and its inhabitants, one of the first things that comes to mind is a crowd of straight-backed people with stern faces.

Dec 12, 2019work
Demystifying Honne and Tatemae

If you’ve researched living and working in Japan much at all, you’re sure to have come across the terms honne 本音 (true feelings) and tatemae 建前 (façade). The terms seem to haunt people’s interactions, with some foreigners describing the concepts as the ultimate barrier to understanding.

Dec 5, 2019work
The Japanese Office Dress Code
If you want to make a good imp...
Nov 21, 2019work
Anastasia, a civil engineer working in Japan

From time to time, we ask expat engineers about their experience in working and living in Japan. This time Anastasia, a civil engineer from Russia, tells why she decided on moving here and how is it to live and work in Japan.

Nov 8, 2019work
Introduction to Methods and Events Useful for Working in Japan

Different countries have different work cultures and career paths as the nations are different from the very basics, such as culture and language.

Nov 7, 2019work
The Japanese approach to the job market
In Western countries, when we ...
Oct 24, 2019work
Interview with Matthew, a web developer living in Japan

In this part of our miniseries, Matthew, an American web developer tells us about the aspects of living and working in Japan.

Oct 10, 2019work
Teaching Japanese people

However teaching is an occupation where one supposed teach, but it also serves as an opportunity learn about the mentality of the people you teach.

Sep 26, 2019work
Drinking with Japanese Coworkers - 6 Basic Rules

Drinking parties with coworkers are called “nomikai” in Japan and they perform a very important social function within the company, reinforcing team spirit, and enabling colleagues to get to know each other in a more relaxed environment.