Morning commuters pictured in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Bloomberg

Japanese middle managers bemoan ‘stress’ of dealing with foreign employees

  • Complaints ranged from foreigners being too ‘assertive’ and making ‘aggressive demands for salary increases’ to having no common sense
  • They were uncovered as part of a survey by a Japanese employment agency of 872 mid-level managers at firms across the country
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Morning commuters pictured in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Bloomberg
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.