-Aggretsuko (originally shorts, now full length episodes): Anime focussing on the treatment of women in the office, the politeness and respect that is expected to be shown towards your superiors. It also touches on the culture of working hard at school to land the “dream” office job.
-Tokyo Story (film): Shows the culture of overworking and prioritising work over things such as family, leisure. It also depicts the traditional view of the woman staying at home and taking care of the housework.
-Densha Otoko (film, tv series, manga, novel): Like in Aggretsuko, shows the politeness and respect that is expected to be shown towards your superiors. Also depicts nepotism in Japanese companies, behaviour that is supposed to be shown around clients (flattering the clients, letting them lead the conversation), and the variation in language that is used in the office towards different co-workers due to the hierarchal system.
To what extent are the stereotypes portrayed in Japanese media true? How much of it is self-orientalism?