Monthly Archives: September 2014

Looking for an interpreter …

The other day, a German gentleman asked on a certain mailing list, whether somebody here in Japan might be interested and/or willing/capable to work for ONE MONTH as an interpreter (Japanese-German) for an on site engineering supervisor WITHIN a nuclear … Continue reading

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Trials and their “evaluation”

I have been writing about this before. Some company contacts me regarding a possible “cooperation” (meaning, they want me to work for them), BUT ask me to do a little “trial” first. This happens all the time, but there was … Continue reading

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Opinion: Why climate change is an ‘everybody issue’ now

Scientists are normally a pretty measured bunch. But in recent months, they’ve been resorting to some unusual language to get our attention. One top climatologist recently tweeted: “If even a small fraction of Arctic sea floor carbon is released to … Continue reading

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Connectivity

The other day (do not remember how far back that was) I apparently applied to a job ad on Proz.com. After quite some while, I received a “generic” from a company called “Text United GmbH” reply telling me the following: … Continue reading

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Mind the ‘geb’: Little word is a big problem for Japan’s German residents

Name-related headaches are part and parcel of life as a foreigner in Japan. Fitting foreign names into the katakana syllabary, which is used for non-Japanese words, can leave your moniker … Source: http://www.japantimes.co.jp I sympathize!! I had to deal with … Continue reading

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