Living to work: the cost of Japan’s strong work ethic

Japanese people have a reputation for being extremely diligent and devoted to their jobs and it’s true that Japan has some of the longest working hours in the world. Such a state of things, however, comes at a cost. Watch the video and find out about the Japanese corporate culture and the changes it’s undergoing.

Also, don’t forget to check out the supplementary material for today’s lesson – English at Work! It is packed with tonnes of practical lexical and communicative activities and features 21 theme-based units on everything work-related such as useful collocations, phrasal verbs, prepositional phrases, adjectives, idioms, fixed expressions, confusables and much, much more!

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