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A company freshman's sharp learning curve

Language | BILINGUAL Apr 2, 2018

A company freshman's sharp learning curve

by Mark Schreiber

The first Monday in April — April 2 this year — sees tens of thousands of 生き生きして元気な新入社員 (ikiiki shite genki na shinnyū shain, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed newly hired company employees) — also referred to as フレシュマン (fureshuman, freshmen) — decked out in their new ...

Let's discuss hay fever

Language | MORNING ENGLISH Apr 2, 2018

Let's discuss hay fever

With tens of millions of people struggling to cope with hay fever caused by cedar and cypress pollen across Japan, companies are perpetually coming up with new ways to survive the season of itchy eyes and runny noses.