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 […]

Department stores

Japan is a consumer market, people love to spend, buy, they love brands, but they also love details, nice things, brands, luxury, quality. Along with that, for over a century, there have been a lot of department stores (Takashimaya, Matsuzakaya, Isetan, Mitsukoshi, etc) My favourite remains Isetan for the B1F, food department and the 5F, […]