There are more than 1.46 million foreign workers in Japan.
Why did they decided to leave home for Japan, and how is their working life here?
As part of business traditions in Japan, there is something called ‘Meishi’. In English, these are called business cards, and used throughout the world.
This series introduces IT engineers from abroad who are working in Japan. This time we introduce Isaac, an IT engineer from the UK.
Working in Japan can require becoming part of a very particular society, with rules and customs that differ from Japan at large. For non-Japanese workers these are often less stringent, and many times we are shown some leniency for behavior that would be considered intolerably rude coming from our Japanese co-workers.
The world of Japanese business has its own set of customs, norms and etiquette – some of which are essential to learn in order to get on well with co-workers and bosses, but some of which need only be learned if you work regularly in a context that requires them.