How’s it going?
It is the rainy season and very humid in Japan right now.
It seems that Japanese government is starting to welcome travellers and business people from Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, and New Zealand again soon (from Aug if things work well). For those who are coming to work in Japan for the first time, I’m giving 3 tips to make a good impression at your new workplace.
You might get nervous and worried if you have no experience working in Japan, but don’t panic! With these 3 tips in mind, you will be able to start off well at your new work.
It is very important to bring a note and a pen and take notes at your new office. It is of course to memorize what you learn there, and also to show others that you are carefully listening to them.
Japanese workers tend to worry about a new colleague thinking if he/she can work well with their team. By taking notes as you listen what they say, people there will know that you are trying to learn the ropes. It is a good way to build trust with your new teammates!
2.Say “Yoroshiku onegai shimasu”
The next tip is to say “Yoroshiku onegai shimasu” to people you will be working with. We often use this phrase when we introduce ourselves and also at work. It is like saying “Let’s work together!”. The phrase is polite enough, but if you want to be more polite, add “Douzo” and say “Douzo yoroshiku onegai shimasu”. Casual way of saying this is to simply say “Yoroshiku”.
3.Say “Osakini shitsurei shimasu”
We use this phrase when we finish working and go home. It means “I’m going home (before you)”. Most Japanese people work as a team and always concern teammates. You can use this phrase to show that you care others that are still working in the office.
These are 3 tips that will help you start off well at a new workplace in Japan. Unlike many western countries where people think and work more indivisually, people in Japan always think and care others (that’s why everyone’s so polite and crime rate is low here).
Good luck with your new life! And enjoy working in Japan.
See you next time.
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