The words every Japanese salaryman dream of saying to their boss: I’m going to F U over 100x plus some

3 thoughts on “The words every Japanese salaryman dream of saying to their boss: I’m going to F U over 100x plus some”

  1. Yes! I’m always looking for new TV shows to help keep me from forgetting my Japanese and this one sounds perfect. I can’t count how many times I’ve gotten annoyed at a character apologizing profusely for something that wasn’t even his or her fault. It sounds like it won’t just be Japanese business men who find Hanzawa a refreshing change of pace, but also us poor foreign students of Japanese who are sick of watching overly meek and apologetic main characters bow their way through 10-12 episodes.

    1. Yeah! I highly recommend it. From watching episode 9 last night I just learned the word 土下座 (hands and knees, on the floor, your head thumping the ground type bow). This show gives a whole new meaning to just how shame inducing it is to put up with your boss. It’s a nice change of pace from those Japanese rom-coms as well. When he’s speaking to the CEO and he doesn’t use ‘masu’ form, well… I gasp a little.

      Anyway, thanks for the comment! It’s hard to keep up Japanese when you’re not in Japan, but in Shanghai (if you’re still here?) it’s much easier to upkeep since there’s Japanese people basically, well, everywhere.

      1. I always forget to check back after I read something and leave a comment…

        I’m in Berlin right now, but I’m actually thinking about heading back to either China or Japan at the beginning of next year.

        I tried watching this show, but my listening isn’t quite good enough, so I’m going to wait a while and hope they transcribe it over at dramanote.

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