Today we introduce Nivi, an IT engineer from India. Interested in Japanese TV dramas and culture, it was Nivi’s dream to work in Japan. After lots of hard work and challenges, she realized her dream of working as an IT engineer in Japan, the country she so admired. Now, after having fulfilled this dream, Nivi continues to strive toward her goals each day!
Admiring Japan since childhood
Hello. My name is Nivi. In Japanese, my name is “仁美 (Nibi),” written with the characters for “benevolence” and “beauty.”
My hobbies are studying various languages, watching cricket (a sport I love), dancing, and reading books.
I majored in computer science at university. After I graduated, I worked for one year at a world-famous Indian IT corporation as an SQL server database administrator.
I felt a close connection with Japan since my childhood.
When I started to learn Japanese, I felt as though I myself was Japanese in a past life.
J-Dramas (Japanese TV dramas) also inspired me a lot.
I wanted to experience the essence of Japanese culture and live the life of the Japanese.
I thought living in Japan would shape me into a better person.
My grit and passion brought me from my motherland (India) to my dreamed-of land (Japan).
In India, I took a Japanese course for two months, and after that, I attended a Japanese language school for another two months.
After starting my job, I also studied Japanese on my own time to work towards my dream of living in Japan.
Just around that time, I found a job listing on a website seeking IT programmers to work in Japan, and I was able to start working in Japan, as I had dreamed of doing.
Days spent studying technology, Japanese, and culture
In addition, most of my supervisors and colleagues at my workplace are Japanese, so I’m also learning about Japanese language, culture, and work efficiency. My coworkers teach and encourage me; my job is a lot of fun, and I work with confidence. Japanese workplace culture and the Japanese language are both difficult, but I think they’re an excellent challenge.
On my days off, I go to a Japanese language class, study for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, and some days study programming. I also like taking nature walks, going to traditional Japanese events, and enjoying Japanese culture.
I want to continue onward toward my dream
Competition brings progress. By competing with myself, I believe I can make progress toward my goals.
My dream is to invent something that will benefit humanity.
To gain the technical skill necessary for my dream, I will keep building up experience and knowledge, and continue my career in Japan.
WIJ Editor team