Published on April 9th,2009 at 3:32 PM
By >Daimaou - G.G-B

You Think Working for a Famous Japanese Game Software Company is Cool?

Most of us believe that working for a game software company like Konami is truly awesome. You can wear what you want, eat candy all day, work in a Goolge like environment… Maybe overseas, but in Japan this is far from being the case. As proof below are some official pictures from a Konami freshmen and women entrance ceremony held at Tokyo Midtwon Hall last week… You guessed it right, it looks WAY more like a private high-school entrance ceremony rather than a welcome to a leading edge video game software company…

PS: In Japan freshmen and women MUST wear black business suits (skirst for women) for both their first interview and their training period, from 3 to 6 months.

Via Konami
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  • AML001

    the japanese office working environment is really bad!
    I couldnt take it for more than a year…..

  • gb

    Their probably glad they HAVE a job…

  • thefanboy

    why do you think everybody should emulate google ? How is it wearing formals will make your job any less interesting ???
    If they were not loving their job….konami would not have produced any hits…

  • cullen

    i think most company in the world should have to wear business suits on their training because it can show how they respect to the company and to another person…

  • Mikeeee

    ANY country, ANY culture – people are most efficient and creative when they are COMFORTABLE. Believe me, most Japanese are comfortable in suits….

  • Hao

    This is why I prefer to be an independent game developer! =)

  • Henk_Duivendrecht

    I wouldn’t last a day in a culture like that, although the opening ceremony might not say all that much about workfloor circumstances.

  • Billy

    This looks like nightmare. How can anyone be creative in an environment like that?

    I’d rather be poor and jobless… oh yeah, I am.

  • TokyoDan

    After being in Japan for 39 years and working for many Japanese companies, all I can say is…Working for any Japanese company in Japan is NOT cool! It’s hell and misery, and u deal with a lot of stupidity!

  • Joe91

    Take it whippin out your DS and gettin some gaming done would get your fired sharpish?

    Have to do it on the sly

  • M_Kat

    Haha I work for NBC and we wear whatever.. (well no dresses that make you look like a hooker and no shorts) but it’s a pretty great environment. I don’t know if I could handle dressing so formal all the time, but hey if I was getting paid then…. go with the flow right?



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