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Working in Japan – 10 Things You Didn't Know About Japanese Job Interviews

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It’s no secret that Japan and the United States are very different, culturally speaking. These differences become especially evident when it comes to working. It starts with the very first step: the job interview. Both in Japan and the US, companies try to find the candidate that seems to be the most promising one, seems to fit the company best – that much is the same. However, the way of finding the right person for a job is surprisingly contrasting! To get a closer look at this process and its differences, we asked a man from the United States who started his career at a media business in New York and now works in a Japanese company. (The following article is based on the interview and opinion of one person and their experiences.)

Makeup and Skincare Must-Buys at Best 100 Yen Shop Daiso!

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Fueling your makeup addiction is pricy, but being beautiful doesn't have to hurt your wallet. With a plethora of items priced at just 100 yen, it's no surprise that Daiso’s selection of beauty products have earned it legions of budget conscious fans across Japan. Enter a Daiso anywhere in Japan, and you will be surprised at the dizzying selection of beauty and skin care items in stock. It can be difficult when there’s so many products to choose from! We set out to find the best that Daiso has to offer.

Say Hello to Kitty and Friends at Tokyo’s Cutest Train Station!

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You won’t find a train station more adorable than this one! The Keio railway company recently unveiled a new look for their Tama-Center Station, featuring some of Sanrio’s most popular characters, including none other than Hello Kitty. From the ticket gates to the station platform, and even a special limited train, I found some of Japan’s cutest characters in the most unexpected places!

Rice Cracker Realness: The Top 10 Rice Snack Top-Sellers by Kameda Seika, Loved by all of Japan!

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In Japan, rice crackers are a beloved snack that dates back centuries and come in all sorts of variations such as arare or senbei. From salty to sweet, from light and airy to hard and crunchy – the tasty delights can be found in convenience stores and supermarkets all over the country. Kameda Seika is one of Japan’s most prominent and famous rice cracker makers, dominating both the market and gourmets’ hearts with delectable rice cracker creations. The company, its headquarters in Niigata Prefecture right on the Sea of Japan, celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2016, still delighting people all around the country with both traditional and creative, new cracker varieties. With their wonderfully authentic taste and “only in Japan” uniqueness, they also make great souvenirs to take home and share with friends and family. But which ones to buy? Let’s take a look at Kameda Seika’s top 10 long-time best-sellers that have been loved and popular for decades!

Is Japanese a Vague Language? Unraveling the Truth

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Japanese is a mysterious language. Everything depends on how something is written, the “feel” and “flavor” of a text as it is conveyed to the reader change by the character information. Indeed, among the languages of the world, Japanese stands out as being somewhat complex. Three kinds of syllabaries called kanji, katakana, and hiragana, are used for the same language, on top of the necessity of the keigo classification of honorifics. There are a large number of homonyms, and even pronunciation may sound similar, the meaning depends on the context, the setting, and the characters used.

10 Ways To Enjoy A Rainy Day In Tokyo

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You’ve made good on your New Year’s Resolution to visit Tokyo. You even made sure to avoid the rainy season in June-July and typhoon season in September. Yet somehow, instead of landing in the Land of the Rising Sun, you’ve landed in the Land of Gloomy Skies. What to do? Don’t worry! Here are ten ways to enjoy a rainy day in Tokyo without any regrets.

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