January 17, 2009

Working for the Weekend

Apologies for a slow start to the year blogging. We just got back a week and a bit ago, and between the remnants of jet-lag and the (seemingly traditional) post-New Year Holiday crush of work, there just hasn't been much time!

Speak of work, we wanted to take this occasion to tell you about a great little book about Japanese Salaryman. The Salaryman (aka "Sarariman"), is a Japanese cultural archetype that classifies the working class middle manager-type company man.

Check out the book here. (See the comments to get a flavor for it.) A friend of ours loaned it to us, and it is both hilarious and dead-on accurate. Highly recommended cultural reading!

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