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Working in a Japanese Company – Part 5: Japanese Attention to Detail

Over the past few months, I have noticed a particular trend inside my company. This trend is attention to detail, which is something that I lack personally. 879 more words


Learning Japanese Business Culture the Hard Way

On its surface, Japanese business culture is easy to understand. You do the work assigned to you, and then you try to help out your team. 515 more words


Fear and Trembling by Amelie Nothomb

I’ve always been interested (read jealous) in the experiences of third culture kids, that is, the children of parents who move countries frequently enough that the kid has no single (or even dual) cultural identity. 568 more words

Already Losing Motivation


After hearing my college Probability and Statistics teacher constantly say we need to do the homework in order to pass the class, I now see that is only for people that didn’t just come from high school or dont pay attention in class. 472 more words


Everyday Kanji, Design project

ecently I have been having constant cravings to make things and create. I work at a really busy graphic design firm in Japan (the country of people that work way too much), so I don’t have much time to create any personal work. 95 more words

Graphic Design

Hayashi Design Youtube post

ore than ever, at work I’ve felt the need to speak Japanese! Well obviously! I use it every day and the only time I speak english is when I’m with other foreign friends. 106 more words


The 2 or 20 Rule

“Ever heard of the 2 or 20 rule?” my prospective employer asks.

I hadn’t, though I was unknowingly familiar with the concept.

“Foreigners, they’re either here for a couple of years and go home, or they’re in it for the long haul. 278 more words