In the last column, I discussed how you can use actions to perform tasks in response to events generated by triggers. Now let’s take a look at discovery functions that can be used to set up multiple hosts.
Navigation in Areas Beyond the Scope of GPS Signals
In the days before online map services such as Google Maps could be used on our smartphones, before heading out to a new destination, one would copy a map from a book or print out a copy of an online map from a computer.
Though once considered toys, drones have come to take on important roles such as transporting packages, inspecting buildings and searching for missing people. Recognized for being more manoeuvrable than automobiles, and able to easily reach places inaccessible to humans, they are now used in all sorts of industrial fields.
The practice of writing cover letters for your resume or rirekisho is not traditionally followed in Japan. However, with the increasing internationalization of business, and the spread of online job applications, these have become a more common part of the process. In addition, international companies will require one. This means it’s becoming an important skill to have if you want to work in Japan.
Jose moved from his home country Spain to Japan in July 2018 with his wife and is now engaged in cutting edge IT research and development for a Japanese IT company.
We interviewed Jose, who spoke of his desire to live in Japan and work with the latest Japanese IT technology, and of how he studied Japanese in order to fulfil that dream.
In this article we will look at the polite language you should use in a Japanese job interview. It is important to review such language prior to your interview in order to make the best impression and avoid unintentionally impolite mistakes.
LIFE & RESIDENCE
Getting money into and out of Japan has never been easy. Since about two years ago, it’s been much harder. Banks everywhere have taken a policy of vetting every transfer — and the person and account making it — extremely carefully.
Last time, we started on our trip through the more obscure or unexpected twists and turns of learning Japanese (but not the harder parts; the list of kanji is that way if that’s what you want) with an overview of some abbreviations. This time, we’ll pick up where we left off with one particular example, but we’re also going to be taking a look at bits and pieces of all sorts of other things that wouldn’t fill a full article by themselves.
We often say that the Japanese culture is very different from the rest of the world and it sometimes feels like the codes of conduct expected by society are even the complete opposite of what could be applied elsewhere. Here are some of the first situations that you will most likely come across at the beginning of your journey through the world of Japan.
On May 1 st 2019 Japan entered a new official era to mark the new emperor’s ascension to the Chrysanthemum Throne. The name chosen for this era, Reiwa, uses two Chinese characters 令和 which were taken from an ancient Japanese poetry collection called the Man’yōshū.
Traditionally the Japanese celebrate their wedding in a shrine while wearing gorgeous kimonos and following a procession led by the kannushi (Shinto priest). From the perspective of an outsider, the event looks very sober and yet imposing probably due to the humility and spirituality that emanates from it.
Japan’s beach season officially begins with umibiraki (海開き) which literally means the opening of the sea. The dates for this will differ according to region with the southernmost beaches in Okinawa often opening as early as March or April while on the four main islands of Japan it is normally in early July.