Rice

The other day, wandering around Daikanyama, supposed to be a trendy upbeat tiny area, I found that very old Rice shop, offering so many different types from all regions of Japan, sold in pack or by the kilo travel back in the time – slow food!  

March 11 – remembering

As we have just yesterday remembered the deadly earthquake and tsunami in Japan, a lot of press reviews came out with either stories or facts around the current status. Many places are still yet to be cleaned up 8 years later and some villages are not yet reopen with 52.000 persons out of their homes […]

Karoshi

This week, on 2 occasions, I was confronted with a discussion around work life balance and overtime. On both occasions, the person explained that this over work mentality came from the Showa Period where everyone was supposed to work hard to rebuild the country and support economic growth Showa terminated in 1989, 30 years ago, […]

Work life in Japan

in a fast ageing society, recruiting is a challenge, the cycle here is that companies have a financial year from April 1 to March 31, so as schools and universities This enables to promote the companies to students the year before they graduate during job fairs, students “select” where they want to grow a career […]