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April 28, 2022

Part time work for Japanese students studying abroad







Part-Time Work for International Japanese Students


Often when institutions recruit international students they have an employment service that caters only to the needs of local students.

The current challenge for institutions is to create meaningful part-time work opportunities for Japanese students while they are studying.

As English language skills are very important to Japanese students institutions should consider jobs that allow students to enter at their current language skills and to progress.

The ability to work with local people also helps students' cultural knowledge and helps build confidence.

Key Points:

Q. What part-time work opportunities are available at your institution for international Japanese students? 

Q. Do the opportunities available allow them to participate with their current language level, allow them to meet and work with local people?

April 20, 2022

A brief introduction to the 🌸Japanese language

This is a very brief introduction to the structure of the Japanese language

Japanese has five vowels which are A, I, U, E, O

Japanese Word


Okonomiyaki

English meaning

Savoury pancake

Pronunciation

O/ko/no/mi/ya/ki

Written

お好み焼き

Sentence construction

English: 
I am looking for the book

Subject: I

Object: book

Verb: looking 

Japanese: (Watashi wa) hon o sagashite imasu

Subject: I

Object: book

Verb: searching

💥 You will notice the order is different


Scripts

1. Hiragana - 50 symbols

Words of Japanese origin are written in this script, for example:

a, i, u, e o
あ、い、 う、え、お

ka, ki, ku, ke, ko
か、き、 く、け、こ

sa, shi, su, se, so
さ、し, す、 せ、そ

Learn more about Hiragana here 


2. Katakana - 50 symbols

Words of foreign origin are written in this script, 

for example:

a, i, u, e, o
ア、イ、ウ、エ、オ

ka, ki, ku, ke, ko
カ、キ、ク、ケ、コ

English word

Ice Cream

Pronunciation

aisukuree-mu

Written in Katakana as

アイスクリーム

Learn more about Katakana here 


3. Kanji - thousands of Chinese characters

Characters of a Chinese origin are used to convey sounds, words, pictures, and ideas, 

for example:

English Word

Dog

Japanese word

inu

Written in Kanji as



In Japanese, many Chinese characters have more than one  meaning,

for example:

On'yomi 音読み: 

Readings derived from the Chinese pronunciations.

Kun'yomi 訓読み: 

The original, indigenous Japanese readings.

For example:

The character 城 has many meanings

* Onyomi or Chinese reading is JOU which means castle

* Kunyomi or Japanese reading is SEI

* Japanese reading which is Shiro or white

To simplify the Chinese characters in Japan multiple meanings are applied to the same character which reduces the number of characters learners need to memorize but increases the number of meanings one has to remember and try when reading the character.

Learn more about Japanese Kanji here


4. Romaji - This is when Japanese words are written in English characters, for pronunciation, using a dictionary and for teaching non - Japanese.

Writing

* Written Japanese combines the three scripts 
Katakana, Kanji, Hiragana together.

English Sentence:

Do you like ice cream?

Romaji:

Pronunciation

Aisukureemu wa suki desu ka?

Written in Japanese as

アイスクリームは好きですか

Katakana = アイスクリーム

Hiragana = は  きですか

Kanjii = 


💥 Note in Japanese:

There is no spacing between words and the reader must identify the grammar, nouns, and verbs to correctly read the characters and therefore the right pronunciation.

* Japanese is written in columns starting at the top right-hand corner of the page and continuing to the left-hand side of the page.

* Newspapers, books, and magazines are read from the back page to the front page.

🌸 Hope you found this useful! 


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December 12, 2015

Japanese saying “Nana korobi, ya-oki”






 
Red Tailights in Tokyo traffic copyright peter hanami 2010
Picture: Red Tailights in Tokyo traffic






“Japanese saying, “Nana - korobi, ya-oki” - Fall seven times, get up eight”  Takashi Ueda, President of Sanoyas Holding Corporation





Source: Dizzy Dreams by Patrick Durkin, Boss Magazine, Australian Financial Review, April 2015 issue, page 7.




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December 01, 2015

Japanese Customer 2015 the year in review Monday December 7th












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August 15, 2015

How to keep up to speed with Japanese words and terms used in business?


Canon Wordtank S501E Japanese English Dictionary for self studying Japanese



 A pocket Japanese English dictionary is a very handy reference for self studying Japanese and for studying out of home. 


Positives:

* Lightweight and fits easily in your hand, pocket and bag

* Allows you to study outside home 
(you don't need to carry a large paper dictionary)

* Back lit screen so its easy to read

Negatives

* Does not have every word you need
* Japanese manual


Overall, consider it as a good tool for self study

Features:


Dictionaries included:

Japanese to English - Wisdom Dictionary with 88,000 entries

English to Japanese - Wisdom Dictionary with 90,000 entries

Japanese 


Gakken Kanji Dictionary with 6,355 characters
Super Daijirin Japanese Dictionary with 252,000 words

Features 

* Back lit for easy to see display.
* Convenient bookmark function
* Multiple dictionary search
* Wildcard entry for both '?' and '*' 

* Jump key to quickly go to or from all 4 dictionaries.
* Wild card searches
* Adjustable text size (12/16/24pt)
* Large history function and more!!
* Batteries 2 AAA batteries last 80 hours
* Dimensions: Size 76 mm x 142 mm X 16.3 mm

* Weight:  Approximately 117 g (battery included)
* Display Size 2.4" (50.8 mm x 28.2 mm)
* Letter Input Method Romaji (English) input
* Character Display Size - Japanese and English are available
   sized 12/16/24/48 dot
* Accessories - 2 AAA batteries
* Japanese manual


Summary



The Canon Wordtank S501E is a dictionary for those with Japanese experience. This is a great reference for studying out of the house. It has English menus and you have to be patient with a Japanese manual. Do your research to make sure this product is right for you.










Video: Canon Wordtank S502 Japanese Dictionary

 

Source:  TheWaste95



July 14, 2015

Video: Innovative Japanese consumer advertising


Please note video is in Japanese


Source:
Japanese TV Commercials [ 2014 weeks 03 & 04 ] 
JPCMHD 
You Tube Channel