Japanese culture is unique in many ways. However, it is true that Western influences have impacted traditional celebrations to merge with some old traditions. If you are invited to a Japanese wedding in a wedding chapel, there will be elements that will be familiar to the west. Gift-giving is seen as an act of appreciation,
Category: Living in Japan
While listening to my work playlist today, I noticed a new Radwimps song in my recommendations. It was released on March 10th, 10 years after The Great Tohoku Earthquake that took countless lives. The song is called あいたい (aitai) which means I want to see you or I miss you in Japanese. It’s simple but beautiful. I recommend you listen
Learning Japanese from the ground up is a very difficult task. While the grammar structures are not terribly different from English, learning the Japanese alphabet, as well as kanji, is incredibly difficult to master. While in English we have 26 letters, the Japanese hiragana and katakana systems have 46 characters each, for a total of
I spoke with a few medical professionals to get their take on why everyone, especially people in Japan (government and individuals) need to take stronger measures to flatten the curve.
This is a letter urging Japanese companies to allow their workers to work from home. Please feel free to use it.
“Within a year there was fire on the ridges and deranged chanting. There has been cannibalism. Cannibalism is the great fear. Mostly I worry about food. Always food. Food and the cold and our shoes.” – The Road (2009) So I’ve been wrestling with the idea of doing this article for awhile. Firstly, because there
This is a story of how I failed to stand up for someone on the train. I’m telling it out of shame, and hope that by reading this, you can learn from my failure and not make the same mistake I did. What Happened? So I got on the Keio Line today at Shinjuku station,
In this article on KeenGamer, I talk about how I became a freelance journalist. More specifically, I discuss how I began my career, transitioned into the video game journalism field, and started to make money writing about video games. Currently, I’m a full-time content writer for the marketing team at Gengo (a Lionbridge company) in
For those looking for remote work in Japan (or anywhere else in the world), this article will introduce 7 work-from-home jobs that you can apply for today.
Lionbridge AI will be hosting an AI Talk Night in Tokyo on November 26th, focussed on Natural Language Processing.