Terrible boss

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After a few months working in the IR department, I realized how troubled Mr. Iwata’s personality was. He was arrogant and boastful about his achievements, but that wasn’t uncommon among […]

Vengeance

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I initially considered Jon as another Noah, whom I also saw at the time. With his privilege and power, Jon introduced me to an illusion of the world where I […]

The squad

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The department head, Mr. Takano, was in his early 40s, short and spectacled but looked pompous when he walked with his chest thrust.Mr. Takano had started his career at one […]

Miss Sasaki

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Legal Dept. was different because they were led by Miss Sasaki. Miss Sasaki was the only woman director in the office. She was not even 40 years old when I […]

Women’s roles

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The men were exempt from menial tasks because they had women who submitted the expense reimbursement form and procured stationaries for them. The landline telephones were placed only on the […]

The assistants

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It was lunchtime when the meeting with Mr. Kamoi ended. Mr. Iwata told me to go out for lunch with the women. A tall, round-faced woman and a short, pointy-jawed […]

Noah the banker

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I accepted the offer from the company with an ignorantly sexist department head and turned down the other. Sexism was so prevalent in Japanese corporate culture (or everywhere else). Any […]

Job interviews – part 2

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The next company that I got myself an interview with was one of the largest videogame publishers in Japan. Their videogames had an expansive variety of genres – from RPG, […]

Job interviews – part 1

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The first one of the few companies that invited me to an interview was a publicly-traded videogame publisher whose mega-hit arcade game in the ’80s was still one of the […]

Choosing the industry

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I do not comprehend what it means to love a country when Americans express their love and pledge to their country. The word patriotism haunts Japanese people with the memory […]