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I really hope this government survey is showing a lasting trend and signals the end of presenteeism and tsukiai zangyou (facetime overtime) which has surely damaged Japan's productivity, depressed the birthrate and increase the national stress level.

The characters used to write my name imply “intimate world” or “world peace”. Through my work experience in Japan, “Down Under,” in the Pacific, and the U. S. mainland, I have learned how the people of different cultures can work together productively.

I am not in the slightest bit surprised by research showing that Japan's Cool Biz policy is damaging worker productivity. Fundamental changes to building design are needed rather than messing about with thermostats.

My journey from teenage artist and ukiyoe fan to employee at a Japanese bank in Tokyo, setting the stage for my career in cross-cultural communications.

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