Just few notes about my “work environment” related notes

Before I go on with more of work environment notes in Japan. There are few things I’d like to make it clear. First, I have not worked in Japan before, so a lot of articles do come from news sources, and other blogs. Those articles are screened through to see how credible they are, by […]

Management of a Company Retires Over Hostile Work Environment

Ok, I’m exaggerating here, but I found this hilarious. NHK and other reports that Stuart Chambers, the president of Nihon Itagarasu (Nippon Steel Glass) who was transferred from its own subsidiary in England a year ago just resigned. He says: “I think many many Japanese people, particularly the classic salary man, if you like, puts […]

Battle over satire song by Vocaloids

Multiple sources including Slashdot.jp reports that Crypton Future Media, the company who has produced voice synthesizing software, Hatsune Miku (初音ミク) and others requested Niko Niko Douga (ニコニコ動画) to take down parody song with satire, coinciding with arrest of Japanese actress Noriko Sakai (酒井法子). The song, in question is a parody of Noriko Sakai’s famous song […]

You may be screwed if you don’t write your resume by hand

According to the research by Business Media Makoto, Japanese HR personnel exercises rather criteria when they screen their candidate. The hearing was conducted from 1416 hiring personnel in companies, between April 17th and May 1st. Question were regarding resume, and respondent were expected to answer each of them in scale of “Strongly positive,” “Somewhat positive,” […]

The husband got into trouble when his wife found out that their daughter got her name from an adult game

Japanese Slashdot article explains that: According to some Anonymous Coward, article from Ameba News, there is 2ch BBS thread where the story explains how the man got into trouble because of the fact that his wife found out their daughter was named after the character appear in Japanese 18-kin (appropriate for 18 and older) video […]

Linux: Some words about it

I have been advocating Linux for both notebook and desktop system for some time, let me run down some factors that will affect when you want make a switch. I have been using Linux exclusive from around 1994 to 1997, and after I some blank, I am now using Linux on couple of machines for […]

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

Just finished watching The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Toki o kakeru shôjo, 時をかける少女) a 2006 animated feature film. Since I have been writing on Facebook that I am watching this show, I’ve decided to give some remarks about it. Overall, I did enjoy the show. Main premise of the story is that the protagonist, […]

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