From the hard-hitting manager to the avid husband hunter, discover the new archetypes of female business people in 21st century Japan.
If you’ve lived in Japan for over a month, you are sure to have come across lists of ‘the types of foreigners you will meet in Japan’ or ‘10 kinds of guys you will meet in Japan,’ guides to help you spot certain trends in your surroundings while exploring the wild concrete jungle of Tokyo. But the internet seems to be devoid of information about types of women you may well encounter while stalking your KPIs across vast boardroom savannahs. This quick primer will point out some common interesting fellow females you should keep an eye out for at the office.
1. The cool boss/sempai
Usually in their mid 40s to late 50s, these tough, no-nonsense ladies have seen it all, and they are still out there kicking