https://www.duolingo.com/Todocat

Random Japanese Fact of the Day Prt.6

In Japan, sleeping on the job is a sign of commitment. It is totally acceptable because it is a sign of working hard, not indolence. Some companies even allow employees to take 30-minute siestas any time between 1pm and 4pm, and it’s so accepted it even has its own name.This practice is called inemuri and, because it is valued as a sign of commitment, sleeping at train stations, in class, or in the office, is a much more common sight than in America or Europe.

May 19, 2019

22 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/MyNamesMikaela

oh my god i just realized your name is Todocat and your profile picture is neko Todoroki how did i just realize this oh my god

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Todocat

Haha! XD

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Nekoriya

yea a very good word game

May 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/TechnologyDoctor

I fell asleep reading this post and woke up then got paid for it. - Person in Japan

Me: I got fired.

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Lumine_114

Wow, I didn't know that. I guess that makes sense and explains all the high school anime when people casuallly fall asleep in class. (Lucky)

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/PhilipColl5

Wow that's really interesting, thanks for the post!

I'm going to leave this post open and have a little nap now. They'll understand...

May 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Nekoriya

i didn't have any idea that you can just fell asleep and no one will blame you for it,in my school when i slept on biography once i got a F :(

May 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AoiYagi

Me too dude! My biology teacher was so pissed. But then again I had about 2 hours of sleep because of my 4 little brothers.

May 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Basara_Tojo

good name

May 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AoiYagi

That is really cool. My teachers are so strict that if i were to sleep in math class, I would probably get hit in the head with a ruler. And the I would probably fall asleep in my next class (Biology) and get water dumped on me.

May 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/chocochipkookie

That

is

awesome

Can I work in Japan? Also, lingots coming your way for these great daily posts!

May 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Todocat

Thanks, I'm glad you enjoy them! :)

May 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Basara_Tojo

lol

May 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MyNamesMikaela

wow thats fortunate

May 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/TENCHIJIN.

忝い、藤堂の猫殿。These have been very interesting. :)

May 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ParkJimin307567

Yeah I've seen it a lot.

May 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KanjiSenpai

Todoroki x Deku x Bakugo

May 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Todocat

Yes

May 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/AoiYagi

YES. Dude, I respect you so much now.

May 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/KingKath123

Wow that is so cool! Where do you find these facts?!?

May 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Jayda85538

I need to move to Japan.

May 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Seattle_USA

I work in the Seattle area for a company that is headquarters are in India. When I hired on, part of the paper work was that sleeping on the job was grounds for immediate termination. So is playing video games. I'd never heard of that before. Normally you'd get a write up or a small slap on the hand where you're just told to please be awake for the job, in the US. As far as video games, they're usually not a big deal if you are getting your work done. Depends on the company though. I work in the computer industry.

May 28, 2019
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