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For Anna Masui's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Hotel chain trains more female 'ryokan' chiefs

/ Aug 29, 2016

Hotel chain trains more female 'ryokan' chiefs

In view of the increasing number of foreign visitors to Japan, Fujita Kanko Inc., a Tokyo-based hotel chain, is stepping up efforts to train female staff in providing service in the style of okami at Japanese ryokan (inns). The okami is the chief female manager ...

Japan Inc. hiring grads via online interviews

Aug 4, 2016

Japan Inc. hiring grads via online interviews

Corporate Japan is looking to conduct job interviews online in a move that could benefit both companies and job seekers. For job-hunting college students in rural areas, going to interviews in Tokyo, where the major companies are concentrated, is not easy: the transportation and accommodation ...

Creator of 'sento' website bathing in early success

Jul 20, 2016

Creator of 'sento' website bathing in early success

A website providing information about sento public bathhouses in parts of Japan is proving popular despite the decline in such communal baths, which have been a major part of Japanese culture. Tokyo Sento, launched in 2015, now attracts about 100,000 views a month, mainly from ...