Oruchuban Ebichu - Netflix

Fri 21 June 2019

Ebichu is the story of a talking hamster, her owner (a single office lady), and the good-for-nothing boyfriend she spends every other night with.

(Source: ANN)

Oruchuban Ebichu - Netflix

Type: Animation

Languages: Japanese

Status: Ended

Runtime: 8 minutes

Premier: 1999-08-01

Oruchuban Ebichu - Office lady - Netflix

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. Office ladies are usually full-time permanent staff, although the jobs they perform usually have little opportunity for promotion, and there is usually the tacit expectation that they leave their jobs once they get married. Due to some Japanese pop culture influence in China mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong, the term is also in common usage there. However, the meaning of the word is slightly different.

Oruchuban Ebichu - History - Netflix

The rise in OLs began after World War II, as offices expanded. They were first known as “BGs” (for Business Girls), but it was later found that English-speakers used a similar acronym, B-girls, to refer to “bargirls”. Josei Jishin, a women's magazine, ran a competition to find a better name for the business girls. OL was chosen in 1963 from the entries. In the 1980s, being an OL was the most common job for Japanese women, and OLs made up approximately one-third of the female work force. According to Miyako Inoue, “The Equal Employment Opportunity Law (EEOL) was enacted in 1986, and phased into implementation. Although the EEOL had virtually no effect in changing discriminatory business practices, it was promoted nationally by the government.”

Oruchuban Ebichu - References - Netflix