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An office lady, often abbreviated OL, is a female office worker in Japan who performs generally pink collar tasks such as serving tea and secretarial or clerical work. [1]

37 relations: Acronym, All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku, Anime, Bargirl, Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040, Clerk, Discrimination, English language, Equal Employment Opportunity Law (Japan), Full-time, Hong Kong, I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying, Japan, Josei manga, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, Kyariaūman, Magazine, Mainland China, Marriage, Miyako Inoue (linguistic anthropologist), OL Shinkaron, Oruchuban Ebichu, Pink-collar worker, Pokémon Black and White, Promotion (rank), Re: Cutie Honey, Salaryman, Secretary, Shomuni, Slice of life, Stock character, Taiwan, Tea, White-collar worker, Women in Japan, Workforce, World War II.


An acronym is a word or name formed as an abbreviation from the initial components in a phrase or a word, usually individual letters (as in NATO or laser) and sometimes syllables (as in Benelux).

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All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku

is a Japanese single-volume manga series written and illustrated by Yuzo Takada and serialized in Weekly Manga Action.

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Anime is a style of hand-drawn and computer animation originating in, and commonly associated with, Japan.

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A bargirl is a woman who is paid to entertain patrons in a bar, either individually or, in some cases, as a performer.

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Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040

is a Japanese anime series produced by Anime International Company (AIC).

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A clerk is a white-collar worker who conducts general office tasks, or a worker who performs similar sales-related tasks in a retail environment (a retail clerk).

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In human social affairs, discrimination is treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favor of or against, a person based on the group, class, or category to which the person is perceived to belong.

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English language

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Law (Japan)

The Ordinance for the Enforcement of the Act on Ensuring Equal Opportunities for and Treatment of Men and Women in Employment (雇用の分野における男女の均等な機会及び待遇の確保 等に関する法律施行規則), commonly known as the Equal Employment Opportunity Law, is a Japanese labor law, passed in May 1985 and implemented in April 1986, designed to implement an earlier law, the Act on Equal Opportunity Between Men and Women in Employment, requiring equal employment opportunities between men and women, passed in 1972.

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Full-time employment is employment in which a person works a minimum number of hours defined as such by his/her employer.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory of China on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.

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I Can't Understand What My Husband Is Saying

is a Japanese 4-panel manga series by Cool-kyō Shinja.

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Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.

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Josei manga

are Japanese comics aimed at women in their late teens on into adulthood that are able to read kanji without the help of furigana.

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Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter is a 2014 American drama film co-written and directed by David Zellner.

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A is a Japanese term for a career woman.

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A magazine is a publication, usually a periodical publication, which is printed or electronically published (sometimes referred to as an online magazine).

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Mainland China

Mainland China, also known as the Chinese mainland, is the geopolitical as well as geographical area under the direct jurisdiction of the People's Republic of China (PRC).

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Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity (in-laws and other family through marriage).

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Miyako Inoue (linguistic anthropologist)

Miyako Inoue (born 1962) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

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OL Shinkaron

is a yonkoma manga series by Akizuki Risu about OLs, or office ladies.

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Oruchuban Ebichu

is a manga series by Risa Itō that was published by Futabasha Publishers.

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Pink-collar worker

In the United States and (at least some) other English-speaking countries, a pink-collar worker refers to someone working in the care-oriented career field or in jobs historically considered to be "women’s work." This may include jobs in nursing, teaching, secretarial work, waitressing, or child care.

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Pokémon Black and White

are role-playing games developed by Game Freak, published by The Pokémon Company and by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS.

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Promotion (rank)

A promotion is the advancement of an employee's rank or position in an organizational hierarchy system.

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Re: Cutie Honey

is a three-episode OVA (original video animation) series based on the 2004 tokusatsu (live-action) film Cutie Honey, both being adaptations of the 1970s manga written and illustrated by Go Nagai.

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refers to a man whose income is salary based, particularly those working for corporations.

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A secretary or personal assistant is a person whose work consists of supporting management, including executives, using a variety of project management, communication, or organizational skills.

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(also called Power Office Girls) is a comedic TV drama serial based on the Japanese manga of the same name by, though much of the details (all besides the company name and the characters) have departed from the comic.

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Slice of life

Slice of life describes the depiction of mundane experiences in art and entertainment.

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Stock character

A stock character is a stereotypical fictional character in a work of art such as a novel, play, or film, whom audiences recognize from frequent recurrences in a particular literary tradition.

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Taiwan, officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a state in East Asia.

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Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub (bush) native to Asia.

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White-collar worker

In many countries (such as Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and United States), a white-collar worker is a person who performs professional, managerial, or administrative work.

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Women in Japan

While women in Japan were recognized as having equal legal rights to men after World War II, economic conditions for women remain unbalanced.

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The workforce or labour force (labor force in American English; see spelling differences) is the labour pool in employment.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_lady

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