Next up in my series of questions about working in Japan is all about my experience with overtime and work-life balance working in a Japanese company. COVID has also influenced some of these answers, but through answering these 3 questions … Continue reading Working in a Japanese Company #11 – Work-life balance and overtime + COVID
I asked on Instagram what questions people had about working in a Japanese company in a non-english teaching job since there seemed to be a huge interest and I received so many good ones! I received so many in fact, … Continue reading Working in a Japanese Company #10 – Am I treated Differently as a Foreigner?
For this next part of my working in a Japanese company series, I wanted to talk about differences between working in the US and Japan. Having experience working in both Japan and the US, it’s fascinating to see what is … Continue reading Working in a Japanese Company: Part 9 – 5 Differences Between Working in the USA and Japan
Back by popular demand from the previous post, here are 5 more mistakes to avoid working in a Japanese company. These are a bit more Eye Contact Eye contact is actually considered aggressive in Japan, and not just in a … Continue reading Working in a Japanese Company: Part 8 – 5 More Mistakes to Avoid Working in a Japanese Company
Adapting to a completely different work culture in another country can be a huge learning curve. I live in Japan and have been working here for almost 5 years at a regular office job as an “OL”, or an “office … Continue reading Working in a Japanese Company: Part 7 – 5 Mistakes to Avoid Working in a Japanese Company
When talking about landing a non-English teaching job in Japan, there are many different options, like Japanese language school or a working holiday, but the option that I chose to come to Japan was higher education. I wanted to talk … Continue reading How to Get a Non-English Teaching Job in Japan Through Higher Education
A lot has changed in the past 4 and a half years since I began working in Japan. I have grown from a 24 year old woman just starting out and adjusting to work life, to an almost 29 year … Continue reading Working in a Japanese Company: Part 6 – It’s Been 4 Years
Living in Japan can be a challenge for foreigners and for people looking for information before making the leap to move over here. I reached out on Instagram and asked followers there if they had any questions about life in … Continue reading Questions About Living in Japan – Is It Hard to Get a Job?
Over the past few months, I have noticed a particular trend inside my company: attention to detail, which is something that I lack personally. It frustrates me to no end and sometimes I feel it goes against my very upbringing … Continue reading Working in a Japanese Company: Part 5 – Attention to Detail
March was the first full month that I worked pretty much 100% by myself. There were many things I still did not understand, but I did my best and I understand more and more each time I do my monthly … Continue reading Working in a Japanese Company: Part 4 – Basic Japanese Business Vocabulary