Dogs in Japanese offices – level 1

26-07-2023 07:00

Fujitsu is a big tech company in Japan. The company does something similar to what people in Silicon Valley do.

Fujitsu is trying out a dog-friendly office. The office is near Tokyo. They will test it until the end of the year. The goal is to make employees feel better and work better. A study says that dogs at work help people talk more and feel happier with their job.

The dog office has a special carpet. The carpet does not get dirty. There is free dog food and a play area for the dogs. People with allergies or people who do not like dogs do not need to worry. They can still work in Fujitsu. There is a special elevator just for the dog area on the 25th floor.

Difficult words: goal (something what you wish to do or happen in the future), carpet (a thick material which people use to cover floors), allergy (the situation when you cannot eat some things or be in contact with something because your body has a strong reaction to it).

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