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Why Japanese workers remain dissatisfied with their jobs

Only 60% are passionate despite fewer working hours, more paid time off

TAKAYUKI INOUE, Nikkei staff writer | Japan

OSAKA -- Ayako Koizumi recently sent a message to her colleagues in the product development section at Japan Tobacco to thank them for the preparation of a training program for new employees.

Last year, the section introduced a program to exchange thank-you messages between its members.

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