The Correct Way To Start A Japanese Interview

BY MATTHEW COSLETT Having an interview in Japan can be really stressful. The interviewee not only has to undergo the selection process in a foreign language, but also has to deal with the Japanese attitude towards work and the required formalities. So important is the correct protocol at all stages that it is possible to…

Dead Ballad

Why Do I Feel This way I had a nightmare It’s terrifying I’m afraid It’s dark How much You Mean To me God, I’m a sinner I get jealous over others I want What I shall never Should I Just Disappear I am the black dove The crow, scavenger I am the sheep Who died…

簡単過ぎる?

When too much is not enough, just dial up the ‘sugiru’ BY PETER BACKHAUS Too big to fail, too drunk to care, too good to be true. When something is in excess, English commonly uses the adverb “too” to express such states of affairs. Japanese can do similar things with the verb sugiru(過ぎる, to pass…

うらやましい

Let your green-eyed monster loose with ‘urayamashii’ BY AKEMI TANAHASHI AND HITOMI TASHIRO Hē, ii-nā. Urayamashii. (Oh, that’s great. I’m jealous!) Situation 1: Mr. Mita and his colleague Mr. Sere are chatting about their client. 三田: CT社のラジャさん、3週間休暇を取って、ヨーロッパに旅行に行くんだって。 セレ: へえ、いいなあ。うらやましい。うちの会社もそれぐらい休めるといいのに。 Mita: CT-sha-no Raja-san, sanshūkan kyūka-o totte, Yōroppa-ni ryokō-ni iku-n-datte. Sere: Hē, ii-nā. Urayamashii. Uchi-no kaisha-mo sore-gurai…

Ghost Town

Ghost Town – Adam Lambert Intro: C D Em G Am C D Em G Am Died last night in my dreams walking the streets of some old ghost town C D Em G Am I tried to believe in God and James Dean, but Hollywood sold out C D Em G Am Saw all…

Music Again

Music Again – Adam Lambert G Eb G I want your body, mind, soul, et cetera Eb G C G# G And one day you’ll see, you should give it to me Eb G And I don’t want anyone instead of ya Eb G C G# G Oh babe I’m goin crazy, come on and…

Forgetting Stuff

A lot of people experience memory lapses. Some memory problems are serious, and others are not. People who have serious changes in their memory, personality, and behavior may suffer from a form of brain disease called dementia. Dementia seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. Dementia usually occurs in people over the…

MERS – Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is an illness caused by a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) called Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV). MERS affects the respiratory system (lungs and breathing tubes). Most MERS patients developed severe acute respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. About 3-4 out of every 10…

Preparing Emergency Kit

As we know, Japan is in the intersection of several continental plates, as well as home to over 100 active volcanoes. Which is why we experience a lot of earthquakes… I realized we should always prepare some stuff, just in case… Here’s a super basic list for a 24 hour single pack. Water (10L minimum…

21-29

   June 8th is my birthday. You know, actually, I hate midnight birthday surprise. Hahaha… Glad they decide to do it at 8 P.M. and it’s not a cake. It’s double layer pizza , extra cheese.               With huge bottle of Cocacola…  How can I say no to that… Thank you so much…    …