Patent Translator

Daniel Gilbert

American

I came to Japan in the mid-2000s after graduating from college. I wanted to teach English for a year or so, and then beat feet back to America to become an adult. One year became two, and then three, I learned the language enough to translate patents, I really fell in love with the country, and now I've lived here for more than a third of my life. Funny how fast time flies.

Study Abroad, Move To Japan

Reflections on Living Abroad in Japan for a Long Time (Comparison of Life in Japan With Life in America)

Jan 20, 2019

Having just received eijuuken (permanent residency) in Japan after living here for approaching 13 ye... Read More...

Money, Culture

Is Japan Still A Cash-Oriented Society?

Jan 9, 2019

Is Japan still a cash-oriented society? In short, yes, it is. In my experience, this country is very... Read More...

Work

How to Become a Translator in Japan (Part 2)

Dec 29, 2018

Allow me to continue with my conversation about becoming a translator in Japan.   Freelance... Read More...

Work

Must Know Tips! How to Become a Translator in Japan: Part 1

Dec 23, 2018

In the current article, I’d like to talk about translation work in Japan. I’m a patent translator, a... Read More...

Mobile Phone, Culture

5 Popular Social Media in Japan

Dec 13, 2018

If ever there were an article that made me feel my age, it is the current one. In the current articl... Read More...

Outdoor Activities

Explore Nakameguro: A Historic Place to Visit in Tokyo

Dec 8, 2018

In the current article, I’d like to talk a little about Nakameguro, the Meguro river tributary, and ... Read More...

Transportation, Outdoor Activities

On Running and Cycling in Tokyo; Tokyo on Foot (Or Bike)

Nov 29, 2018

On Running and Cycling in Tokyo   I like running. I don’t really LIKE running, but I run fi... Read More...

Travel

Off the Beaten Track in Shibuya: Yoyogi-Uehara

Nov 10, 2018

Continuing with my series of exploring parts of Tokyo unknown to most foreigners, in the current art... Read More...

Relationships, Language

A Note On Apologizing in Japan

Nov 6, 2018

In the current article, I would like to talk about the importance of apologizing in Japan. When peop... Read More...

Entertainment

Off the Beaten Track in Setagaya-Part 2

Nov 5, 2018

In the previous article, I discussed a day trip to Gotokuji followed by Kyodo. In the present articl... Read More...

Travel

Off the Beaten Track in Setagaya: A Day Trip to Gotokuji and Thereabouts

Oct 30, 2018

In a previous article, I talked about Shimokitazawa, which is where I live and which is perhaps the ... Read More...

Language

First Ear? Fat Eyes? Good Mouth? An Introduction to Body Part-Related Expressions in Japanese

Oct 22, 2018

In the Japanese language, there are many “body part-related expressions,” just as there are in Engli... Read More...

Food

What I Noticed When Drinking in Japan

Oct 23, 2018

Although this may seem shallow, one of the things I love about Japan is the drinking culture. Japan ... Read More...

Culture

Mystery Writers in Japan: Article 2 of 2! Female Writers That Send a Shiver Down Your Spine

Oct 14, 2018

In my previous article, I talked about my favorite (male) mystery writers, but for reasons of length... Read More...

Culture

Mystery Writers in Japan: Article 1 of 2! Male Writers That Keep You on the Edge of Your Chair

Oct 10, 2018

Reading is one of my hobbies, and though I will read any genre of book (sci-fi, romance, historical ... Read More...

Lodging, Culture

Life in the Big City versus Life in the Countryside

Oct 7, 2018

In the current article, I want to compare and contrast the good and the bad of life in the big city ... Read More...

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