April 19, 2006

Three Reasons to Look for a New Job


Reasons to Look for a New Job

According to a subway ad from www.ecareer.ne.jp, a Japanese recruiting site, there are three reasons to look for a new job:

1. When I'm 30, I'd like to make 10,000,000 Yen per year (about $90k).
2. I'd like to be able to say that I work at a good company.
3. Starting at 6PM, I'd like to drink beer.

I thought the last one was a joke, but Yukari assures me that it's probably not intended to be funny. Go figure.

Incidentally, SoftBank, which owns ecareer, is also the largest shareholder of Yahoo! Japan.

Posted by pmk at 12:48 AM | Comments (3)

April 18, 2006

Japanese Scientologists


Those Wacky Cultists!

Walking around Tokyo over the weekend, I came across Japanese Scientologists! They had parked themselves, along with their e-meters, along Tokyo's self-proclaimed Champs Elysee, right next to the Omotesando subway station.

They had a sign advertising free ストレステスト (stress tests) and had people lined up. I'm not sure if modern Japan's general lack of religious practice would make Japanese more or less susceptible to weird, exploitative cults that believe in past lives as clams.

Posted by pmk at 7:32 AM | Comments (0)

April 17, 2006

Funky Eyeball Lamp

Found in a Japanese restroom.

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