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I still remember the day when the interviewer asked me WHAT IS TOEIC? when he was going through my resume.More

I noticed a large gap with the amount of overtime payment based on my monthly base salary. It’s worth checking the base salary and the payment method because this makes a great deal of difference.More

In Japan, it's common to place "-san" after the email recipient's name, which is just another way of referring to the individual politely in JapaneseMore

In Japan, lots of job seekers take English tests called TOEIC to measure English skills. Usually higher scores are preferred but there was an exception for the company I used to work for and I will tell you the strangest reason why.More

Often times, people ask me why Japanese tend to apologize and say I'm sorry.So I reply it's a polite way of saying excuse me.More

In this article, I would like to introduce some of the aspects of candidates who were successful and not, based on my thoughts as an interviewer.More

In an environment where you often use English, the best practice method to learn English is a practice called Shadowing. The only reason why I am able to work as a Japanese/English interpreter for executive meetings is due to Shadowing.More

I have met several individuals who question without searching. So I asked one of them why and he came up with a response saying,More

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To ride AVE (Alta Velocidad Espanola) from Valencia to Madrid, you can purchase ticket on the internetMore

Royal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid) Even from the gate, I was overwhelmed by the size.More

There are so many exhibits, each floor so long and wide, it will not be easy to exhibit all items in one day.More

Campo de Criptana, where you get to see the La Mancha windmill, is about 2 hours ride from Madrid.More

It was about 4 hours ride from Campo de Criptana. Denia is located near Alicante, a famous tourist spot in Europe.More

Valencia is not far from Denia so I decided to take a short visit. It’s an hour drive from Denia.More

I reserved a seat on Greyhound bus (round trip approx. $40, credit card only). Took me about 8 hours to get there.More

Walking along the river, you see several boats taking round trips near the fall.More

To see the fall from behind, you can buy a ticket at the Table Rock Complex.More

It was cloudy but luckily sunlight struck through the cloud and a clear rainbow appeared in front of me.More


In your daily course of life, there are lots of stressful events.I wanted a solution to deal with those stress, which led me to a thought.More

After long years of IT work, I realized my eye sight was deteriorating. So I thought why not lower brightness gradually and let my eyes get used to dim screen.More

I have tried several eye drops to ease the pain of pollen allergy but none of them significantly improved my symptom. The ophthalmology introduced me new eye drop which did a great jobMore


One month had passed after I started this blog. Thank you very very much for spending your time to read the articles!More

When you are in Japan and access web pages in Japanese language, Google Adsense returns Japanese ads but what ads will users see if the web pages are all written in English?More

According to the Adsense help page on asynchronous code, if you have ad units within a single page, you can only load adsbygoogle.js once.More

Please check that the email address matches your AdSense account address. New accounts may take up to 24 hours to appear.More

I found tons of articles explaining methods to get approval but I was not sure the exact criteria to pass so I made a list of what I did.More

Sometimes you may experience the discomfort of selecting texts against your willMore

I thought this workaround was convenient because by preparing a javascript file, you don't need to add onload script on each page.More

Just taking notes on one useful way to add a link to div tag without use of javascriptMore

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Hi I'm KoReKuRai, which means 'About this much' in Japanese. Living in Kanagawa prefecture located near Tokyo, Japan. I'm an IT engineer working mostly at non-domestic companies for over 12 years, now spending much time with my 2 year old son. This blog is all about business work style, job transfer, interview, travel, business trips, site development, programming, childcare, health from a Japanese perspective. Ignore my Japanese English and hope you feel interested. You can contact me at here. Thanks for your attention.

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