A Japanese marketing company has recently given its non-smoking staff six additional holiday breaks to compensate for the longer breaks of smokers. The decision was preceded by complaints from non-smoking employees. Some smokers were motivated by the extra vacation to quit smoking. In Japan, about twenty percent of adults smoke.
There is currently an appeal stuck to the windows of a Tokyo hospital that sums it up: “The medical system is on the brink of collapse! For God’s sake, cancel t... more
Short news from Japan. more
En route with Romanian harvest hands and seasonal labourers. more
Since March, all of Hong Kong has been debating the local culture around overtime. After a bus driver working for the KMB bus company caused an accident that killed 12 because he was overtired, it came out that he had been working for over 12 hours straight. more
At first glance, 21 percent seems like a lot. But the picture is not complete unless one takes into account other numbers too. more
About a special animal in Japan. more