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精選詞彙播客 Vocab Ep.064: 日本職場印鑑文化 Japanese seal culture in the office

通勤學英語 15Mins Today
2020-07-17
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Summary: The pandemic in 2020 has changed many aspects of our lives. In Japan, it did not only affect the economy, but also their office processing. Japan, like Taiwan has a culture that require paperwork such as memos be confirmed or checked off with a personal seal/chop. Since the Japanese Minister has called on citizens to stay at home during the pandemic, he asked the government to change the custom of using seals to promote remote work. At the same time, the government require small businesses applying for subsidies to hand in the paperwork in person at unemployment offices, which is in conflict with the Prime Minister’s intentions of promoting remote work. This custom was imported from China from over a thousand years ago, where citizens were required to legally register their name to use on important documents. 原文章討論: https://www.15mins.today/blog/ep-850-japan-taking-another-look-at-ancient-seal-custom-to-push Vocabulary and Sample Sentences: Custom n. – a tradition or a widely accepted way of behaving The local custom dictates that you take off your shoes before entering into other people’s homes. When in Rome do as Romans do means you should follow the local customs whereever you go. Formalize v. – give something legal or formal status / give something structure or shape The use of a seal was formalized by Japan’s modern government in 1800s. Our business relationship will be formalized through a business contract. Telecommute n. – work from home through the use of internet or phone My boss wants me to start telecommuting next week. You need to check the stability of your internet connection in order to telecommute.   每日英語跟讀Podcast,就在http://www.15mins.today/daily-shadowing每週Vocab精選詞彙Podcast,就在https://www.15mins.today/vocab每週In-TENSE文法練習Podcast,就在https://www.15mins.today/in-tense   用email訂閱就可以收到通勤學英語節目更新通知。

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