Experiencing Japan’s Senpai-Kouhai System at Work blog.gaijinpot.com

posted by  banzaitokyo | 11 months, 3 weeks ago in Lifestyle

In Japan, where seniority and experience continue to take precedence over qualifications or ability, the idea of “respect your elders” is at the forefront of daily working life. One of the ways this manifests itself in the typical Japanese working environment is the concept of a senpai (senior) and kouhai (junior) system.