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  • #37325

    pbap
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    もしもし

    I have come here to learn Japanese – and the reason is: I would like to live and work in Japan someday as an architect, at least for a while. I have been in love with this culture for years now and it’s time to do something about it :)

    有賀と

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    #37334

    Anonymous

    よろしく!

    #37335

    mtb812
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    Hi Paula, welcome! That sounds like an interesting career plan. How far along are you to achieving it?

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    Joel
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    Welcome! Just…

    有賀と

    Sorry, but is this supposed to be ありがとう? Lesson one: be careful when using IME – the kanji suggested is not always the one you think it is. And that’s assuming you’re typing the kana right – if you misspell or leave something out, you’re going to get a suggestion that’s completely off. ありがとう is almost invariably written in kana, and if you were to use kanji, it’d be 有難う.

    =)

    Also, don’t want to discourage you, but if you’re aiming to be hired by a Japanese firm, you’d better be extremely good at architecture if you’re hoping to be hired in place of a native Japanese speaker. That basically applies for any jobs besides English-speaking ones. If you’re working for a foreign company and hoping to put in for a transfer, that might be a different matter. =)

    #37339

    pbap
    Member

    Thanks Tsetycoon13, mtb812 and Joel :]

    mtb812: I am as far as already having the qualifications usually required (the degree, some intl. work experience and an MSc) – I’m currently researching potential work possibilities.

    Joel: As for working in Japan, I realize that there are differences and difficulties to consider, but I don’t expect to be hired in place of a native speaker (more like a temporary position in an international office based in Japan). I have a friend from Spain who works in a”starchitect’s” office in Tokyo and he advised me not to try that route – unless I also seriously consider potential …karoshi  (since architects, independent from which country, are already considered to be a bit workaholic from the get-go).

    ありがとう for the language tips! It was the first time I tried using Jap keyboard, I am only starting season 1 so I know still have a long way to go!

    :]

    pbap
    #37340

    Joel
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    Aye, be careful of homophones. Even my Japanese lecturer has accidentally mistyped 思い as 重い (both are read as おもい) and vice versa, on more than one occasion. =P

    In any case, good luck with your goals.

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