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Like OL, salaryman is an English term made up and only used in Japan. It refers to men slaving away in corporations. It's seen as a stable job for the middle class.

The image of a salaryman is a man in a suit who's constantly working.

Examples of Salarymen

Yamada Tsuyoshi from Densha Otoko is supposed to be a salaryman.

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List of Japanese Words

Page of Japanese terms that appear in the shows