This article introduces Ice, an IT engineer from Thailand. In recent years, Thailand’s IT development has progressed rapidly, and it’s seen as the leading nation in Wi-Fi usage in Southeast Asia. There are unlimited 4G SIMs available for 500 baht (about 1,800 Japanese yen) per month, making for an environment in which it’s easy to connect to the Internet. Once communication infrastructure is set up, web services and applications rapidly increase, so the future of the IT field is something to look forward to in this country.
Learning about computer engineering, which I’d been interested in since childhood
Hello. I’m Ice, and I come from Thailand.
Since I was a child, I’ve been interested in computer engineering and the Internet.
As I pursued these interests, I started wanting to study more. I majored in computer science at a university in Thailand and learned about various technological fields such as programming, robotics, encryption, and network engineering.
What lead me to work in Japan
My first connection with Japan was through a joint project with a Japanese university that I participated in during my time as a university student. Thanks to that project, I was able to receive a scholarship and study abroad at a Japanese university. There, I got the chance to take part in an internship, learned about lots of new technology, and was able to gain some fantastic experience. Life in Japan was a lot of fun, and my days there were fulfilling.
After I graduated, I helped with my father’s work for a year, but I couldn’t forget my great university experiences in Japan, and I began to feel that I wanted to try working in Japan again. Around that time, I happened to find an IT engineering job in Japan and was lucky enough to enter a Japanese company and move to Japan. The company I now work for hires many engineers from abroad.
I chose this company because I felt that it would give me the opportunity to use the Japanese language skills I picked up in university, improve my engineering skills, and do an international job with other engineers from various different countries.
I feel that my experience of studying Japanese during university led to significant personal growth for me.
While working as an engineer and enjoying my life in Japan I want to expand my horizons for the future
Currently, I work as a full-time dispatch engineer. As a dispatch engineer, I am assigned to projects with Japan’s major communications companies, where I work on system development as a full-stack engineer. This job enables me to use what I learned in university, and I feel I’ll be able to improve more and more in my area of expertise.
Through work projects, I can further develop my engineering abilities, and by living in Japan, a different culture than my own, I can expand my horizons. Additionally, being able to meet various people in Japan makes it a very good experience.
Also, Japan is a beautiful nation blessed with a rich natural habitat, so when I have free time on my days off, I go to the park or go hiking. On the weekends, I often bike out to my favorite spots. I also like to go to places with lots of cats and reminisce about the pet cat I had when I was a kid.
I want to study to be able to speak Japanese more fluently, use the experiences and knowledge that I’ve gained from being in Japan, and in the future, start my own business in my home country. That’s my dream.
WIJ Editor team