Job hunting in Japan: List of Companies for Engineers (Mid-Career)

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Job-hunting in Japan

Here’s another list of companies you might want to consider while job hunting in Japan. I have filtered this list

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12 Things to Consider in your Travel Checklist to Taiwan (Taipei)

So you’re thinking of going to Taiwan for a vacation but you don’t know where to start. Before booking that

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Top 1 Android App for Studying Japanese (Kanji, Kana)

Tired of going through all the apps that promise you’ll learn all the Kanji you need to? Yup, they are

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Japan’s Top 3 Summer Festivals You Shouldn’t Miss this Summer 2018

Passed down from their ancient tradition of worshiping the natural phenomena, Japanese festivals liven up summer in Japan. Here are

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Quick Guide to Japan Post Re-delivery using the Internet

This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series Japan Student Guide

Japan has one of the most efficient postal delivery services thanks to the tireless delivery guys out there! So when

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Breast Examinations and Tests in Tokyo, Japan

There I was, minding my own business in the shower and doing my usual breast check when, suddenly, what I

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Family Mart Cafe: One of my budget choices for coffee and snacks in Japan

This entry is part 14 of 15 in the series Japan Student Guide

There’s probably more Family Mart convenience stores in Japan than McDonald’s so if you’re looking for a place to pass

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5 Theme Parks to Visit near Tokyo

You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy theme parks! In fact, theme parks in Japan are popular date

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Here’s what you can do to find a lost item in Tokyo

This entry is part 13 of 15 in the series Japan Student Guide

Are you in Tokyo and you’ve lost something? Fear not. Today, while on my way to my part-time gig, I noticed

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Watch Disney’s Incredible Family this summer in Japan

Incredible Family will be released in Japan this 1st of August! 2018年8月1日(水曜日)に、日本では「インクレディブル・ファミリー」が公開です! Official Trailer from Disney Pixar: Japanese-dubbed Trailer from ディズニー公式:

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8 Best Things to Buy for your Kitchen at Japan’s Dollar (100 Yen) Store

This entry is part 1 of 15 in the series Japan Student Guide

Over time, as I have wised up and learned to keep watch of my wallet and I’ve figured out that

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2 things you should bring to make your Japan travel experience uniquely yours

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Japanese Omiyage-Pasalubong

So you’ve finally booked the ticket and you’ve run through your “essentials” checklist. But don’t close that checklist yet! At

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6 Places or Cafes to study with free WI-FI in Japan

This entry is part 2 of 15 in the series Japan Student Guide

There’s a plethora of lists already up and about for places with free wi-fi in Japan but, according to experience,

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Going from Tokyo to Osaka (How to use your student discount to get about 30 percent off from a JR Shinkansen fare)

This entry is part 3 of 15 in the series Japan Student Guide

If you are a junior high, high school, university, or any special school student, Japan Rail (JR) offers 20% discount

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Tried COSME JAPAN’s 2017 Top 1 make-up base, Cezanne, and this is what I think.

Probably the second make-up base that I willingly tried on (not counting make-ups done by professionals), the first one being

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Top 5 Must-Buy Frozen Treats/Items from Donki (Don Quijote) Japan below 100 Yen

If you’ve been to Don Quijote (also Donki), you’re probably singing the Donki song in your head right now. 😅

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Job Hunting in Japan: List of Industries in Japan with Live Stock Comparisons and Review of K-Meet 2018 (Part 2) 中途採用

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Job-hunting in Japan

K-MEET K-meet is sponsored by Kuramae, Tokyo Institute of Technology’s alumni association, and it is an affair that can last

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Xiaomi Mi Band 2: Unboxing and Preliminary Review

Price: Around 3000 Yen Unboxing As you can see, it came in a white box. Unfortunately for us English speakers,

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Job Hunting in Japan: List of Industries in Japan with Live Stock Comparisons and Review of K-Meet 2018 (Part 1) 中途採用

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Job-hunting in Japan

K-MEET K-meet is sponsored by Kuramae, Tokyo Institute of Technology’s alumni association, and it is an affair that can last for

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Job Hunting in Japan: Things I wished I knew when I decided to move to Japan, go back to school, and look for another job mid-career

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Job-hunting in Japan

Shukatsu – Japanese Job Hunting for College Students Winter. February. In this biting cold, I woke up early for a

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Energy Savings in the Philippines through Tribology

Energy Savings in the Philippines through Tribology is my class report and I thought it might be good to share

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Tongue Twister Collection 2 for Pronouncing /l/ and /r/ (with Audio)

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series English Tongue Twisters

Most Asian English learners are prone to mixing up the pronunciations of L and R. If you are one of

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Tongue Twister Collection 1 for Pronouncing /l/ and /r/ (with Audio)

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series English Tongue Twisters

Most Asian English learners are prone to mixing up the pronunciations of L and R. If you are one of

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Allow everyone to upload in a shared folder in Google Drive

This entry is part 4 of 15 in the series Japan Student Guide

The Dilemma Lately, I have been looking for ways to collaborate on the cloud without requiring everyone in my team

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Finding and Eating Black Chicken in Hanoi, Vietnam

Said to heal a lot of ailments ranging from the simple cold, nagging headaches and up to enhancing lactation of

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Omiyage – Pasalubong – Souvenirs: Dars

It’s Christmas season here so I hoarded several sweets and snacks that I personally love here in Japan and would

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Omiyage – Pasalubong – Souvenirs: Meltykiss

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Japanese Omiyage-Pasalubong

It’s Christmas season here so I hoarded several sweets and snacks that I personally love here in Japan and would

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Guide to Domestic Inter-bank Money Transfer in Japan (Furikomi) using your Bank’s ATM

This entry is part 5 of 15 in the series Japan Student Guide

Doing domestic inter-bank money transfer in Japan is a breeze even after bank hours! I can actually do this online

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Sending Money from Japan to International Locations using Transferwise (Transferwise Coupon included)

It is inevitable. At some point during your stay here in Japan, you will have a reason for sending money

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Interesting Finds – Japan Edition: Japanese Multi-Flavored Snack Pretz Flavor

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Interesting Finds - Japan Edition

Nom Nom Nom Today I skipped riding the bus to save money and afford myself some various treats from a

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Earn money just by using this App: Slidejoy App Review and Earning Report

Things we are going to cover This Slidejoy app review will cover my experience, how much time you’ll need to

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Try this Roast Pork Loin Marinade for easy meal preparation!

    This roast pork loin marinade is sure to make an ordinary day into a celebration. The combination of

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How food in a Japanese university cafeteria looks like.

This entry is part 6 of 15 in the series Japan Student Guide

A full stomach helps you perform better. Maybe, just maybe, the reason why university cafeterias in Japan serve well-rounded choices

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Budget essentials for your skin this cold season

Brrr. It’s only the start of autumn but it feels like winter. My skin is now flaking and itching like

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Jamie Oliver’s Sicilian Fish Soup [Adapted to Japan]

I love Jamie Oliver’s cooking and so do the person I’m cooking for. The reason? Oliver transforms the simplest ingredients

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Jamie Oliver’s Crispy Squid & Smashed Avo [Japan]

I love Jamie Oliver’s cooking and so do the person I’m cooking for. The reason? Oliver transforms the simplest ingredients

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How to earn money in Japan as a student in university

This entry is part 7 of 15 in the series Japan Student Guide

Earn money in Japan as a student without losing your mind or failing your classes. Plan your life here Japan

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Add these groups to get cheap or free furniture/ appliances/ stuff in Japan!

This entry is part 8 of 15 in the series Japan Student Guide

Waste not, Want not, Mottainai It may be fortunate or unfortunate that some foreigners (and locals) leave Japan for good,

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This waterproof foundation tape will hide your scars up for to a week!

Scars make people unique and they can be beautiful. Tattoos are also considered creative expressions and marks of bravery. However,

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Discount and Referral Codes (クーポン)

This entry is part 9 of 15 in the series Japan Student Guide

When I first used the services I will mention below, I never had someone give me a discount code or

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How Japan sells puppies (and other pets) is so stress-relieving. Just look at these puppies!!

After a loooong day at work, I would often drop by Markis in Yokohama and stare at the puppies sold

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Slow Cooker Curry: Java Chicken Curry

Today I am hyper busy so I’m making a Slow Cooker Curry – Java Chicken Curry to be specific, from

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Automatically turn your appliances on/off using this cheap device!

This entry is part 10 of 15 in the series Japan Student Guide

Everybody deserves to cut back on their electric bill but, often, we are taken aback by how much cash we

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Twinbird Slow Cooker (Unboxing)

It’s tempting to just eat bento in Japan because they’re convenient and cheaper than cooking, sometimes. Going home late from

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[Quick Japanese Dinner Recipe] 3 Recipes from 6 pcs of Chicken Wings: Chicken Wing Gyoza, Gochujang Chicken Wing Tips and Chicken Soup

If you want a variety of recipe in your table from with only a little preparation, the following chicken wing

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Why is my blood pressure higher in Japan? Is Japanese diet that healthy?

I freaked out So I received my medical result a couple of months ago from my university’s annual physical examination

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JLPT Vocabulary Quiz Set – N5

So I’m learning Nihonggo in school now and I find it to difficult to update my JLPT vocabulary list as

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Todoroki Valley: A Quick Escape from Bustling Tokyo

The Valley If you simple want to shun out the city and refresh your soul, spend time walking or jogging

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Review and Guide: Mitsubishi Chemical (三菱ケミカル) Cleansui (クリンスイ) CB073 Water Filter

If you are wondering why I am using a water filter in Japan, you can read our post about it

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Is Tap Water in Japan Safe to Drink?

This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series Japan Student Guide

This question has been nagging me since I have returned in Japan. A couple of years back, when I was

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Dinner Recipe (夕飯レシピ) – Kimchi Jjigae

I’ve been watching Mommy Tang‘s videos for some doze of laughter and wisdom when I came up with her video

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Interesting Finds – Japan Edition: Hello Kitty Store in Ginza

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Interesting Finds - Japan Edition

Love Hello Kitty merchandise? You’ll find yourself swirling and drunk-giddy in this store in Ginza. The store is small on

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Interesting Finds – Japan Edition: Self-service Checkout Counter

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Interesting Finds - Japan Edition

In the Philippines, grocery checkout counters are usually manned by 2 people – the cashier and the “bagger”. Since the

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Interesting Finds – Japan Edition: Stapleless Stapler

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Interesting Finds - Japan Edition

I’ve been constantly “borrowing” a stapler these days. After a lot of free staples from my lab mate,  my conscience (wait,

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What happens when Häagen-Dazs meets Maison Kayser?

A match to root for! For a limited time, Haagen Dazs Japan Co., Ltd. collaborated with Maison Kayser to open “Häagen-Dazs Bakery”.

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Japan Sim Cards: Save on your mobile fees with BIC SIM Card

This entry is part 12 of 15 in the series Japan Student Guide

Short term visitors can often get by with network roaming and just buying a Data SIM card in Japan. The

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Learning Kanji: Kanji Radicals [Game/Quiz included]

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series Basic Kanji

While creating the Basic Kanji series, I realized that I need a system for my mind map. My quiz sets

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Learning Kanji: Basic Kanji Set 10

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Basic Kanji

Hi there Lovely Drags! A day that starts with コーヒー (and 90% positive attitude) is going to be a great day! Our

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Want to learn to read McDonald’s Menu in Japanese? [Game included]

Travelling to a country that does not use the English language can be daunting. Every word seems to fly off

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Philippine Credit Card Comparison

There are several Philippine credit card comparison websites but I am yet to find one that suits me. More often, these

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Learning Kanji: Basic Kanji Set 9

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series Basic Kanji

Hi there lovely drags! 🙂 So today’s the 9th set of our Basic Kanji (and vocabulary) and it’s all related

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Travel Tips: It’s almost summer and I’m travelling. Are antiperspirants safe to use?

Do I smell?   Irresistible beaches, bikinis, summer photo ops – there’s just nothing in the world like summer! And

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Learning Kanji: Basic Kanji Set 8

This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series Basic Kanji

Good Morning Lovely Drags! My internet connection is up to normal speeds. Yesterday it was at 0.11/1 Mbps and I

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Learning Kanji: Basic Kanji Set 7

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series Basic Kanji

Good Morning Lovely Drags! Our 7th set of Basic Kanji is now here! 😁 I feel that we’ve already been

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Dinner Recipe (夕飯レシピ) – Crispy Fried Salmon with Gochujang Rice

Why should you eat salmon for tonight? According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine,

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Book Review: 日本語単語スピードマスター Japanese Vocabulary

Title: 日本語単語スピードマスター BASIC 1800 日本語能力試験N4・N5に出る Quick mastery of vocabulary In preparation for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test Basic 1800 Paperback,

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Learning Kanji: Basic Kanji Set 6

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series Basic Kanji

 Good Evening Lovely Drags! 🙂 What’s up? Today is the first day of our Basic Kanji for persons and family! Yipeeee.

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Learning Kanji: Basic Kanji Set 5

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series Basic Kanji

Good Day Lovely Drags! 🙂 The last set was a bit difficult and tiring. 😓😓😓 Since we studied more than 15 Basic

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Learning Kanji: Basic Kanji Set 4

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Basic Kanji

Good Day Lovely Drags! 🙂 This is the 4th set of our Kanji learning session. How did you find the 3rd set? While

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Learning Kanji: Basic Kanji Set 3

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series Basic Kanji

Basic Kanji Set 3 Those Basic Kanji from Set 1 and Set 2 totally stuck to my mind this time,

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My Road to the US Professional Engineer License as a Filipino

  What’s your reason? After 5 years of enduring Chemical Engineering and years of work, you would think I have

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Learning Kanji: Basic Kanji Set 2

This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series Basic Kanji

Basic Kanji Set 2  Today is day 2 of our Kanji learning set. Hopefully you did well with the first

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Learning Kanji: Basic Kanji Set 1

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series Basic Kanji

Basic Kanji Set 1 Kanji are adopted Chinese characters used in Nihonggo (日本語).  There are 1800 basic vocabulary necessary in

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A little taste of Paradise: Pico de Loro

  “Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter.” -Gretchen Rubin     When

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Why AirBNB is hip and why you should join in (DISCOUNTS Inside)

After 3~4 gruelling months of being apart, finally someone SUPER SPECIAL is coming to visit his fluffy balls of snow

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BDO ATM Debit Card (Mastercard) Review

Credit cards have never been my thing, given my impulses and my finances. I’m not exactly the next Confessions of

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Seishun 18 Kippu Day 3 – Osaka to Kyoto to Hiroshima: Golden Day, Glittering Night

2015.01.01 Thursday HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! My stay at Osaka Guest House Drummer’s Dream in Sakai City, the night before, was

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Seishun 18 Kippu Day 2 – Nara to Osaka: When stalkers roam and you’d never mind!

2014.12.31 Wednesday   1 degC   Nara, Japan       When you wake up with . . .  

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Seishun 18 Kippu Day 1 – Yokohama to Nara: The Start of an Adventure

2014.12.30 Tuesday Start Point: Harmony Tennocho Dormitory Tennocho, Yokohama, Japan Destination: The Deer Park Inn Nara, Japan Travel Details (courtesy of Hyperdia): Travel

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Seishun 18 Kippu – 5 Days of Unli (Almost) Travel in Japan for 11,850 Yen

Filipinos love everything unlimited – so much that we can almost claim to be an UNLI nation with   Unli

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Galileo Enotica Deli: Cozy Date Nook

Located in an unimposing neighborhood, Galileo Enotica in Mandaluyong is a cozy refuge from the bustle of the city.   

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Komoro Soba (SM Megamall): A Ray of Hope for Soba fans in the Philippines?

Sometimes you abandon hope just because you don’t have a choice. When my taste bud met miso soup, I abandoned

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Adventure in Tokyo for less than 5K Yen

Funny how fate plays tricks with you sometimes? Well, this is one of those “good” ones. A high school friend

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