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Japan’s Older Salarymen: Their Marriages and Their Lives

Learn to Be Nice to Your Wife, or Pay the Price: Japan’s Salarymen, With Pensions At Stake, Work on Their Marriages Japan’s Salarymen, With Pensions At Stake, Work on Their Marriages by Blaine Harden Nov. 26, 2007 FUKUOKA, Japan — Salarymen — the black-suited corporate warriors who work long hours, spend long evenings drinking with cronies and stumble home late to long-suffering... read more

Daily Life in Japan

What is daily life really like in Japan for the non-Japanese living here? This is one question that the Japan Podcast will address regularly over the next few years. In particular, what aspects of Japanese culture does a Westerner living in, say, Tokyo or Osaka come across everyday? Despite the effects of rampant globalization(Americanization?), Japan is still(unsurprisingly) very Japanese. Although it is... read more

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