Archive: August, 2011

Freelancing in Tokyo: Culture Clashes

Posted by David Chester on 30 August 2011

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Culture Clash
Culture clashes. You've heard of them; have you experienced them? In our situation, we specifically refer to the Western experience in Japan. The picture above is a great example. On the left we have McDonald's, which established itself in Japan over 30 years ago. On the right, we have tables of squid drying in the hot summer sun. They seem to be existing peacefully side-by-side. But are they?

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Freelancing in Tokyo: Harsh Realities

Posted by David Chester on 10 August 2011

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Summer Suica
Despite the picture of summer sweetness, there are certain harsh realities that any foreigner freelancing in Tokyo needs to be aware of.  Specifically: getting paid an appropriate amount and in a timely manner for certain entertainment-related jobs. 

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