The differences between Japanese 🇯🇵 and Australian 🇦🇺 workplaces

This week marked my first year of working in Japan! 🎉 Fortunately, 2 months after moving back to Japan, I was able to secure a full time job at a startup where my colleagues are from all over the world.  Although my current workplace is much more relaxed and closer to the Australian working culture … Continue reading The differences between Japanese 🇯🇵 and Australian 🇦🇺 workplaces

Pause life, coronavirus is here

mask emoji and pause sign

I was going to post about last Monday's Emperor's birthday public holiday🎂(his birthday was February 23, his first birthday as an emperor), how we went to Aomori for skiing ⛷and a little bit about Aomori for today's post🍎.However, life in Japan cannot ignore the effect of coronavirus or COVID-19🦠. The last couple of weeks Since … Continue reading Pause life, coronavirus is here

Japanese mentality to work and yet another public holiday

a man getting frustrating but enduring and an old lady being happy with her grandson illustrated by Yukari Wilson 2019 for Native Expat

Compared to Australians who switch their jobs every 2-3 years (or working on 6 months contract a time), I have an impression that Japanese stick to their job where you enter a company as a graduate and (if you're a man) stick around until you receive your golden watch on the way out to retirement. … Continue reading Japanese mentality to work and yet another public holiday