Author Archives: Florian



Florian
Florian

My love for ninjas and interest in Chinese characters (kanji) were what first made me come to Japan, as a high school student. Over ten years and many visits later, I’ve found a job here and have chosen it as my new home.

Working as a Web Marketer in Japan
in Work

Working as a Web Marketer in Japan

Working in the Japanese marketing sector requires high language skills, among other things. In this interview, we talked to Viktoryia from Belarus about communicating with clients, editing, and coming up with strategies that work. (※This...

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September 18, 2020
Working in Japan: Adapt & Keep an Open Mind
in Work

Working in Japan: Adapt & Keep an Open Mind

Work is both about adapting to your environment and challenging yourself. How do you make sure you keep doing both in the long term? We talked to Woojin, who has been working in Japan for...

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September 11, 2020
Japan, the Kingdom of Characters
in Daily Life, Life

Japan, the Kingdom of Characters

There’s almost no way to interact with anything Japanese without running into cute, fictional characters of all kinds. What may look childish at first sight is one of Japan’s major sources of cultural influence and...

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September 09, 2020
Working as a Developer Without Speaking Japanese
in Work

Working as a Developer Without Speaking Japanese

Is it possible to work in an all-Japanese environment when you’ve only started to learn Japanese? We talked to Mushtaq, a developer who only knew three Japanese phrases before starting to work here. Mushtaq’s Profile...

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September 02, 2020
Working as a Web Designer in Japan
in Work

Working as a Web Designer in Japan

What is it like working as a designer in Japan? What are the similarities, where are the differences? And what about communication in Japanese? We talked to Tanya, a young designer working at a Japanese...

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August 25, 2020
Productivity at the Japanese Workplace
in Work, Working Culture

Productivity at the Japanese Workplace

One of the more common preconceptions about Japan is that its workers are hard-working, but not very productive. Online, you can find plenty of complaints about meaningless, superfluous rules, and huge amounts of paperwork. But...

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August 04, 2020
First steps to working in Japan
in Basics, Job Search

First steps to working in Japan

The first steps are always the hardest, especially when you’re thinking about working in a foreign country. Where do you start? In this article, we introduce two short- to mid-term options that put you “on...

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July 17, 2020
Online Interviews in Japan
in Interview, Job Search

Online Interviews in Japan

Online interviews are becoming more and more popular in Japan – especially in 2020, with the Coronavirus still going on. Check out this article to find out what you should expect, prepare, and be aware...

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July 09, 2020
Dealing with Insects in Japan
in Daily Life, Life

Dealing with Insects in Japan

Japanese summers could be so nice, were it not for the humidity and the bugs. Find out what you can do during “insect season” here to keep the amount of unpleasantness at a minimum. What...

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June 18, 2020
News from Japan #03
in Japanese

News from Japan #03

As the number of new infections decreases, businesses reopen and Japan tries to enter a “new state of normality”. We looked at the recent unfolding of events, with a focus on Tokyo. Life in Tokyo...

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June 02, 2020
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