Month: February 2019

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The Last Samurai and the All Blacks

151 years ago, at the dawn of the Meiji Restoration, having admitted defeat the Shonai Clan were expecting a harsh punishment, such as the forfeiture of land, a large fine, or the sending of troops and officials to other parts of the country, to be dealt to them at the hands of Kuroda Kiyotaka, a …

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Make yourself the default option

I’ve realised that in a few areas I have become the default option. By being one of the only native-English-speaker bilinguals in my region, I am consulted by people when it comes to internationalization. I have been asked to help with developing the Dewa Sanzan and recently with the development of Sakata City as an …

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For the Benefit of the Audience

From what I’ve witnessed in Japan, it appears that there isn’t much consideration for the audience in many different places; service industry, schools, presentations, etc. It’s more as if the person is doing it for their own sake, not for the benefit of the audience. Whenever I make something, anything, I always consider how the …

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