Asahi Com Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
The Asahi Shimbun is one of the five national newspapers in Japan. Its circulation, which was 7.96 million for its morning edition and 3.1 million for its evening edition as of June 2010, was second behind that of Yomiuri Shimbun and subsequently is the second largest circulating newspaper in the world behind Yomiuri.
A former assistant reporter lists 4 reasons why Asahi Shimbun SUCKS!
1. Toxic work culture. No matter where you work you are expected to work to Japanese "standards". This does not mean work hard, it just means work long hours. Nothing else is valued but putting in maximum hours and quality or volume of work actually done is completely disregarded. 2. Zero oversite for bureau chiefs. BCs are able to do whatever they want and treat local staff however they want 3. Zero contact with head office if you work for a foreign bureau. 4. BCs have no training in the culture of the country they are working in. Overt racism, sexism, homophobia is all common, BCs are extremely rude both to their local staff and local people in general.