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I am not in the slightest bit surprised by research showing that Japan's Cool Biz policy is damaging worker productivity. Fundamental changes to building design are needed rather than messing about with thermostats.

Toxic bachelor and Japanese food fanatic pens a unique memoir about his quest to meet the inventor of instant ramen and salvage his love life. No, I am not making this up, and yes it really is a good book!

Japan Society of Northern California's upcoming conference sounds like it's not-to-be-missed for those interested in corporate governance in Japan.

There have been quite a few articles in the Japanese media recently about "vegetarian" soshokukei Japanese men

Tokyo Metro put up posters to remind Japanese travellers of hitherto unspoken etiquette

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