The pandemic has made people the world over re-evaluate their priorities. In Japan, singletons are increasingly seeking the stability of marriage. With an inability to meet people IRL due to COVID-19, matchmaking company Sunmarie is offering creative solutions to forge relationships online.
Whether it’s living vicariously through Normal People or counting down the days until a physical reunion, COVID-19 has forced us into a no-touch climate and we’re mourning the lack of skin-to-skin contact. Canvas8 spoke to three experts to explore what a post-touch world could look like.
Young Japanese urbanites are staying single for longer and looking for a way to live alone while retaining a sense of belonging and community. OYO Life aims to give cash-strapped Gen Yers and Zers the opportunity to rent affordable, fully-managed apartments, houses, or houseshares in Tokyo.
Japanese men have the highest amount of paid parental leave at their disposal, yet only a small proportion take it each year due to an intense working culture and entrenched gender norms. So, what are brands and the government doing to encourage fathers to get more involved in their kids’ lives?
Retaining, engaging, and motivating employees has long been a challenge for companies of all sizes, and increased global competition for talent is making that harder than ever. Japanese start-up Attuned is using AI to help businesses better understand and retain their employees.