Break into Manga Translation with Manga Digital Guild

Break into Manga Translation with Manga Digital Guild

Posted by in Art, Books, Language, Working on 10. Feb, 2011 | 6 Comments

Lot’s of people who study Japanese hope to get into translation some day. And when it comes to translation, many people hope to do manga or game translation, why? Cause the content is freaking fun! But how to break into the field? A friend recently introduced me to Digital Manga Guild, and it seems to [...]

Interview with Yuka-sensei

Interview with Yuka-sensei

Posted by in Books, Language, Working on 05. Nov, 2010 | 3 Comments

We have another interview for you! This time with my good friend, Yuka the Japanese teacher! Sensei in her graduation kimono Why did you decide to come to the U.S. to teach Japanese? I received a scholarship to study TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) while teaching the Japanese language at Boston University. [...]

First-hand Look at the 2010 Boston Career Forum

First-hand Look at the 2010 Boston Career Forum

Posted by in Society, Working on 30. Oct, 2010 | 1 Comment

Sam the Newbie attended the 2010 Boston Career Forum to find a job in Japan. He put together this writeup of his experience, so I’m posting it here so that everyone can benefit! Feel free to post any questions that you may have in the comments and Sam will come back to answer them! From [...]

Japanese Podcast Recommendations – Part 3

Japanese Podcast Recommendations – Part 3

Posted by in Culture, Language, Media, Society, Working on 17. Aug, 2010 | Comments Off

Profile! I'll never be featured on this Podcast… This podcast is called 上田の仕事人名鑑 プロファイル! Basically, the host will go out somewhere in Japan to find hardcore Japanese people working. I don’t mean soft cushy desk jobs, I mean 70 year old men who jump into chest-deep waters with a basket rake tied around their waist and [...]

An Interview with an upcoming JET CIR

An Interview with an upcoming JET CIR

Posted by in Books, Working on 26. Jul, 2010 | 3 Comments

Hello JapanNewbies! Today we’ve got another interview for you. A “getting to Japan” success story if you will. Akeem has been accepted to work in Japan as a CIR in the JET program and will be arriving in Japan on July 27th. Which is like, tomorrow, pretty much. Akeem first contacted me long ago, in [...]

Help a Newbie Get Work in Japan

Help a Newbie Get Work in Japan

Posted by in Working on 23. Jun, 2010 | 41 Comments

まったく関係ないけど、写真がなければ寂しいでしょう。 Hey JapanNewbies! A fellow JapanNewbie (but actually not so newbie Newbie) contacted me with a request for help. I figured I would ask the community to see if we can generate some ideas that may help any other people who may be facing the same situation. Basically it shakes down like this. Got the [...]

An Interview with Durf

An Interview with Durf

Posted by in Working on 20. Jun, 2010 | 7 Comments

Hello JapanNewbies! Many of you enjoyed the interview with @sandkatt, so I decided to find another willing Japan-head Twitter friend and put them on the spot as well. Meet @Durf! Durf and his Peeps at JapanEcho I have interacted with @Durf for a while now on Twitter, but I hardly know him. I knew he [...]

Foreigner Radio Taisou Fun

Foreigner Radio Taisou Fun

Posted by in Society, Working on 12. Mar, 2010 | 1 Comment

A friend of mine had the pretty rare experience of working in a company that still does the Radio Exercises (ラジオ体操) before starting work each morning. The video says it all. Japan is a quirky place. I once worked in a company which still had the ラジオ体操 music play over the loud speakers each morning [...]

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