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.

Vocabulary for Your IT Job in Japan
in Japanese

Vocabulary for Your IT Job in Japan

If you work in IT in Japan, you’ll find yourself using a lot of English words. However, not all terms are straight-up loanwords. Have a look at our list of Japanese IT terms to prepare...

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February 12, 2021
10 Japanese words for busy work situations
in Japanese

10 Japanese words for busy work situations

Doing business often means being busy – it’s in the name. And in busy situations, communication is essential. In this article, we collected some vocabulary that you can use at the Japanese office when things...

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January 26, 2021
7 Part-time Jobs in Japan for Foreigners
in Work

7 Part-time Jobs in Japan for Foreigners

Are you in Japan as a student or on a working holiday visa and need some extra money? A part-time job doesn’t only help you pay your bills, but also gives you valuable first work...

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December 11, 2020
Japan’s National Holidays 2021
in Daily Life, Life

Japan’s National Holidays 2021

Japan has quite a few national holidays to make up for its relatively low amount of paid leave. Check out this article to plan for your next holiday! (This article was last updated on December...

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December 07, 2020
Finding a Job at a Multinational Company in Japan
in Job Search

Finding a Job at a Multinational Company in Japan

Foreign-funded companies (called “gaishikei” in Japanese) offer the prospect of living in Japan without having to deal with all the downsides typically associated with Japanese companies. As such, they’re very popular with foreign and Japanese...

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November 17, 2020
Learning how to code while working in Japan
in Work

Learning how to code while working in Japan

How does Japanese on-the-job training for programmers work? We talked to Linus, who started coding in his last few years at university and is now working at a Japanese IT company in his second year....

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November 10, 2020
Working as a Manager in Japan
in Work

Working as a Manager in Japan

Even as a foreigner at a Japanese company, it’s possible to climb the career ladder. However, doing so requires some extra investment. We talked to Juan about his experiences as both a developer and a...

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October 21, 2020
Analog Relics at the Japanese Office
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Analog Relics at the Japanese Office

Japan is often perceived as a high-tech culture, but this is not necessarily true for all aspects of everyday life. In this article, we look at some “relics” that have survived the ongoing worldwide digitalization...

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October 07, 2020
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