Best Japanese TV Shows to Watch: Teiji De Kaerimasu

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Teiji De Kaerimasu is an easygoing, fun drama that gives an insight into the work culture of Japan, as well as how it has been changing recently.

Japan and most Asian countries aren’t known for their fantastic work cultures; Japan is known for making its workers do overtime, not take too much vacation time, and be active in after-work social events. Teiji De Kaerimasu reflects this, as the main character (Yui) works at a company where all of these are prioritized. Rather than conform to these standards though, Yui always leaves work on time, takes ample vacation time, and doesn’t really participate in going to bars and other after work activities. Yui learned from her last job that this overwork can be harmful to her health, and prioritizes her own well-being over her image at the company.

Teiji De Kaerimasu presents Yui as a non conformist who eventually helps to change the way her company operates. While it is not all smooth sailing (hence the drama designation), Yui’s habits rub off on her coworkers and helps them to promote a better work-life balance.

Teiji De Kaerimasu Recommendation Rating: 4

1: Something worth checking out if you have time

2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone

3: Something worth prioritizing if interested

4: Something worth making time to check out

5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for


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