Management of a Company Retires Over Hostile Work Environment

Ok, I’m exaggerating here, but I found this hilarious.
NHK and other reports that Stuart Chambers, the president of Nihon Itagarasu (Nippon Steel Glass) who was transferred from its own subsidiary in England a year ago just resigned.
He says:

“I think many many Japanese people, particularly the classic salary man, if you like, puts the company first, and maybe the family second. I don’t say there is anything wrong with that, but in my case, I’m not able to do that, I have discovered.”

This is crazy. He pretty much said “Japanese working environment sucks, so I resign.”
I think it’s good chance for Japanese society to review their work environment; but I have feeling that not gonna happen…

Published by Hideki Saito

Video game guy working in the industry for past 15 years. Currently working for Nintendo of America Inc. as Sr. Technical Language Specialist.

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