Argument: Why Work in Japan vs. Why Not?

Nov 8th, 2016 Articles

This article is based on my talk with my friend, who was about to graduate at the time, about him working in Japan after graduation. I gave a lot of good explanation about the merits and demerits for both working in Japan or not. This blog post is specific to people who studied in Japanese universities and speak Japanese (to an extent). For us, international…

Accelerate your learning for new languages

Feb 5th, 2016 Articles

Disclaimer Nothing is scientifically approved here (or I didn’t research it to be specific). This is my own experience and it worked with me and many of my friends.   This article is rather a maniac one. I completely improvised and used this technique on myself long time ago to accelerate my learning of Japanese. To get to the point: the fastest way to learn how…

Things you want to observe and learn as a foreign new grad in a Japanese company

Jan 29th, 2016 Articles

One of my dear friends in Japan is graduating this April, and is seeking some advice on what to do and what to learn after entering the company he’ll work for after his graduation. My general advice is to observe, engage, and learn. We can separate the learning process into two categories; tangibles and non-tangibles. Hence, what this article is about. (with a couple of extra…

The Difference Between Western and Japanese Email

Dec 30th, 2015 Articles

One of my Senpais (Senpai [先輩]: Senior), just out of the blue the other day showed me this image and asked me what would be my explanation. My answer is as below. I’ll try to be unbiased in explaining this.   The short answer There is a social template that the Japanese cannot defy due to some cultural and mental restrictions. Whilst the Singaporean email…