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  • n. Plural form of salaryman.


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  • I suspect (or worry) that they are resigned to week-days being written off, and the image of Japanese salarymen is that at weekends they more often than not do their own thing golfing, fishing, gambling or whatever.

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  • One thing one may notice after being around Japanese salarymen is that their tools of the trade, as it were, are much smaller than that of the average American business-person, but they still do pack quite a considerable punch and they are rather proud of the features of their home-grown models.

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  • He knew they were called salarymen; they worked like slaves, they made the country go, they conformed, they never let loose, they always stayed on track.

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  • As if hard-working "salarymen" don't already have enough worries, now they have to deal with "old man smell".

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  • In a country once proud of its success-driven "salarymen," managers are grappling with a new phenomenon: Many young workers are shunning choice promotions -- even forgoing raises -- in favor of humdrum jobs with minimal responsibilities.

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  • Many Japanese youngsters take up gymnastics, kendo, or other aerobic activities, but as grown-up "salarymen" or housewives, they tend to leave these childish pursuits behind.

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  • Conservation and sacrificesTokyo’s so-called salarymen say the energy conservation measures are making life tough.

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  • Capsule hotels, whose rooms have just enough space for sleeping and no more, were first started in Japan as a cheap way to house "salarymen" who worked too late or drank too hard to get home for the night.

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  • But many of Japan's "salarymen," who are notorious for working gruelling hours, are afraid that taking time out as a stay-home dad could harm promotion prospects and damage relations with colleagues who have to cover for their absence.

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  • Situated opposite Tokyo Station, this café is a prime stop-off for "salarymen"

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