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Yoisho

Working in a Japanese office can often mean long, difficult hours. To make sure everyone doesn't go crazy, "yoisho" or giving morale-boosting support to coworkers is widely shared. Learn about how to participate in this office more with this lesson....

Host: Wakako, Jason

Published: August 20, 2014

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Personnel Changes

Personnel changes at Japanese companies come at one time and can wildly shake things up. With promotions and relocations galore, who will end up where and doing what?...

Host: Wakako, Jason

Published: July 28, 2014

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Proverbs

Meeting sales targets can be a seemingly insurmountable task for many of us. But with a little bit of persistance, and maybe some advice in the form of a proverb, you'll be top of the pack in no time....

Host: Wakako, Jason
Grammar: ことわざ

Published: July 21, 2014

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Hourensou (Not Spinach)

"Hourensou" means "Spinch" in Japanese, but no, we're not talking about what sort of salad you brought to the office for lunch. Check out this lesson to learn about this Japanese expression that is commonly used in the office....

Host: Wakako, Jason
Grammar: 報連相

Published: July 09, 2014

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Answering the Phone at the Office

You can't just go and answer the phone at the office all willy-nilly. No, answering the phone in Japanese offices requires a certain level of decorum. Learn some tips of the trade in this lesson....

Host: Wakako, Jason

Published: June 30, 2014

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There Was Just an Accident

You're in the office when all of the sudden you hear a loud and unsettling noise. Did your coworkers hear it? Did they see anything? Learn the all-important short-form past tense with this lesson....

Host: Wakako, Jason

Published: April 02, 2014

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