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thedean replied to the thread Could someone please help in kanji on the Japan forum:
pauro09 initially posted:
I need a kanji converter because my keyboard is US, please help! arigatou!
thedean replied on October 20, 2014 with:
You don't need a converter. Just go into your language settings on your computer and change the input language. You'll have to add the Japanese pack and once you download it "ENG" will appear at the bottom of your screen right next to the clock. You click on this to change between English keyboard and Japanese keyboard. Word to the wise, make sure you have it set to QWERTY, otherwise your guess is as good as mine as to which key is what character. Anyway, if you have English set as your default you will find an A at the right side of the task bar. This means you're still typing in english alphabed. Click the A and it changes to ?. which indicates you're typing in Hiragana. Kanji is automatically created based on what you type in hiragana, but you may have to change to the correct kanji via dropdown menu by hitting the space bar. I know, this all sounds complicated, but it's pretty simple once you do it. If you need help changing these settings just do a google search for "how to type in japanese on english keyboard" and specify which windows version you're using.
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thedean replied to the thread Teaching English on the Japan forum:
Hossein initially posted:
I am an Iranian MA student of English ,have been teaching for 15 years,besides being a headteacher,I was managing a lg Institute.I love Japanese lg &culture.Is it possible for me to teach there?
thedean replied on October 20, 2014 with:
Damnit, my computer messed up. Wrong thread. Sorry.
thedean replied on October 20, 2014 with:
You don't need a converter. Just go into your language settings on your computer and change the input language. You'll have to add the Japanese pack and once you download it "ENG" will appear at the bottom of your screen right next to the clock. You click on this to change between English keyboard and Japanese keyboard. Word to the wise, make sure you have it set to QWERTY, otherwise your guess is as good as mine as to which key is what character. Anyway, if you have English set as your default you will find an A at the right side of the task bar. This means you're still typing in english alphabed. Click the A and it changes to ?. which indicates you're typing in Hiragana. Kanji is automatically created based on what you type in hiragana, but you may have to change to the correct kanji via dropdown menu by hitting the space bar. I know, this all sounds complicated, but it's pretty simple once you do it. If you need help changing these settings just do a google search for "how to type in japanese on english keyboard" and specify which windows version you're using.
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thedean replied to the thread I wish to teach english in Japan without a degree on the Japan forum:
Hayamizu initially posted:
I was wondering if any one has any comments, can share any experiences with myself on the above subject. I specifically would like to find out How to find work out in Japan as a english teacher at non degree level standard and What courses are best to prepare myself, i.e TEFL, CELTA TOSEL.. so on, so forth. I am married to my wife who is Japanese, we are currently living in the UK. I know on this basis i can obtain a spousal visa, however i am nervous about giving up everything and moving to Japan as i am aware that on the above subject having read many posts that it is very difficult but not impossible. So i am unclear on the matter. Would appreciate responses and experiences.
thedean replied on October 20, 2014 with:
I hate to tell you this but your desire to teach English in Japan without a degree is going to be extremely difficult if not impossible. You see, Japan is really big on education, and to be looking for a job in the education field without having an education yourself... they're more likely to laugh hysterically while tossing your resume in the shredder than to contact you for an interview. The good thing is you're married to a Japanese national. This means that you get the wonderful option to apply for a spouse visa rather than a work visa, which also means that you are not limited to which types of jobs you apply to. I would, however, strongly suggest learning at least conversational Japanese and memorize hiragana and katakana characters (all of them) and about 500 Kanji before applying for these jobs. Why? because you'll need it. Employers outside of english teaching schools won't even bat an eye at someone who doesn't speak or read enough Japanese to do the job properly. Here are some good resources for learning Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji, in case you want them. http://quizlet.com/48773547/harigana-alphabet-flash-cards/ http://quizlet.com/45592000/katakana-flash-cards/ http://www.learn-japanese.info/firstgradekanji.html
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Expat ArticlesArticle Summary: Newcomers to Japan should consider these 4 tips for conducting business in Japan. (Continue)
This may sound like a stupid question, but is it possible to work / live in japan without knowing (or rather refusing to know) Japanese language at all? Let's make it clear here that i have really no interest to learn Japanese. So i will not want to pick up anything along the way, maintaining that i will speak and communicate 100% in english at all times and not even the basics. I hope i can get more constructive feedback here rather than flames and curses i got from the other forums. Thanks
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Emmnemsm replied to the thread I Wish I had Known... Before Moving to Japan on the Japan forum:
adminee initially posted:
If there was one thing that you wish you had known about living in Japan before you arrived and started to settle in, what would it be?
Emmnemsm replied most recently with:
I just moved here about a week and a half ago. I really wish I was prepared for how short the days are! The sunsets so early in the day.
oceanpaige replied most recently with:
That becoming a citizen is almost impossible, that becoming a permanent resident takes about 10 years if you're not married to a national, and that if you aren't Japanese, you're not really going to be accepted as a national ever...you'll always be CFA (come from away). Other than that, Japan is wonderful. If you decide you can live somewhere without considered to be actually a citizen, then I think it would be an easy place to live if you have the income. Very polite society with lots of interesting things to do.
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fl12 posted Part time job in Japan on the Japan forum:
Sports fans needed from all cities of Japan to provide realtime stats from stadiums(J1/J2 Football,Basketball,Volleyball) We are looking for sports fans from all cities of japan who may be interested in providing realtime stats from sports venues(football/basketball/volleyball)to our callcenter on their free days/spare time. Payment is 70 Eu per game for j1 ,60 eu per game at j2 league matches. If interested or know someone who might be interested please contact livecommentary@gmail.com or flavio@worldsocceracademies.com for further details. .
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kouyouseri posted Shipping a few boxes to Japan on the Japan forum:
Anyone know a good company by boat or plane that is reaonbaly priced for the move? I might move to Japan around march 2015 so I was wondering on shipping some stuff. not a lot i'm not bringing loads. But I will have some boxes...maybe 3-5 medium sized boxes. How much would you think it'd cost? I know by boat its cheaper.
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