Oshu, Akiu Hot Spring, Rantei
Oshu, Akiu Hot Spring, Rantei
Comfortable Staycation in a Unique Concept
Rantei is a Japanese-style hot spring located in the Akiu district. Rantei is a famous historical “onsen” which has been known since the Heian period. It is located in an accessible location which is 30 minutes from Sendai city by car.
Rantei provides facilities such as tatami baths and glamorous camping (glamping) which is unique facility in Miyagi prefecture. Mr. Ito, the Management Department manager says “Rantei is actively accepting not only foreign tourists but also international employees. Rantei guarantees a comfortable working environment for foreigner employees by treating equally to Japanese employees”.
A pleasant sanctuary to
a simultant leisure and work
Rantei’s company vision is “A kind-hearted place for people.” Rantei offers various types of services such as tatami baths, meals based on ingredients from Tohoku regions, polite customer services, and other traditional “Japanese” services, including rooms for girls night and pet-friendly glamping. In addition, Rantei is developing consistently by providing a facility that is supported through various age groups and a service that fits a new demand of the time. In fact, Rantei are focusing on avoiding “three Cs”. Rantei also supports the “workcation” as well, such as private glamping, outdoor pools, and Wi-Fi service for all cabins.
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We search for people who wants to learn Japanese culture
Rantei is looking for responsible and hard-working employees. The candidates are desired to seriously learn about the traditional Japanese cultures and manners. Since its businesses are strongly related to Japanese culture, the candidates are expected to be able to deeply learn about Japanese culture throughout the work. In addition, it is necessary to acquire a high level of Japanese, such as unique Japanese phrases and honorifics, which are more specialized than it is in daily conversation. If you are interested, please feel free to contact Rantei.
Beyond the cultural difficulties
Rantei is open to diversity and currently employs several foreign employees. In order to promote cross-cultural understanding among employees, Rantei is educating both Japanese and foreign employees. Japanese employees are encouraged to accept the distinction and values from the foreigners rather than imposing them on Japanese culture. Simultaneously, the foreign employees are strengthened to learn about Japanese culture. Rantei conveys the idea of ”when you are in Rome, do as the Romans” to be strongly applied in the company. This idiom which means “once you enter the land or environment, it is wise to live by following the existing customs and methods”, has been implemented in Japan for a long time. Rantei expects that this approach will reduce the conflicts due to cultural differences by communicating the importance of a compromised attitude to Japanese and foreign employees. Mr. Ito said, “It is not easy to overcome the challenges faced in understanding different cultures, but once you understand it, there is almost no dispute afterwards”. He also added that Rantei interprets the importance of understanding different cultures to cross the nationality barriers among employees.
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Working environment for foreign employees
Rantei is well-prepared to accept foreign workers. As mentioned earlier, Rantei works directly with universities outside Japan to accept internships. Therefore, Rantei employees are accustomed to the environment with foreign workers and understand how to communicate and how to teach their work. In addition to having other foreign workers (two foreign workers from Vietnam as of 2021) in the company, Rantei provides a dormitory for the employees guaranteeing a private space. It is, in particular, a good space to foreign workers who are not accustomed with the working culture to rest with peace of mind. Of course, Rantei does not discriminate between Japanese and foreign workers. In these respects, Rantei guarantees the best environment for learning Japanese culture and Japanese.
unique perspectives and abilities
Rantei is seeking innovations every day, and there is an environment in which foreigners can take advantage of their unique perspectives. Because of an internal innovation during covid-19 epidemic, Its employees will be given a company mobile phone and will use the “Line Group” to contact them internally. Such acceleration and simplification of inter-communication gives you time to talk to other employees about ideas for innovation face to face and also via online. They lively discuss creating better services and workplaces. In fact there are some cases that the glamping room in the photo below was originally designed by the employees. In other cases, an idea from daily conversation has been developed into a project every employee was involved in. Rantei is looking for workers who have unique ideas. There you will have the opportunity to reflect your ideas in Rantei and even Japanese culture.