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.

Business Environment, Work, Culture
Japanese Culture: Tatemae and Honne – Behind the Mask

Japanese Culture: Tatemae and Honne – Behind the Mask

Oct 11, 2019

Tatemae and Honne In the current article, we’re going to dive into a cultural wormhole of Japan. Ho... Read More...

Culture
Traditional Japanese Architecture

Traditional Japanese Architecture

Sep 19, 2019

For the present article, I was asked to write an article about Shachihoko, which is a statue or ador... Read More...

Work
Labor Laws in Japan

Labor Laws in Japan

Aug 25, 2019

Let’s talk about labor laws and history in Japan Labor Law History The labor laws in Japan are n... Read More...

Work
On Becoming a Technical Translator in Japan

On Becoming a Technical Translator in Japan

Jul 24, 2019

I’ve talked about this in the past, but today, I’d like to talk a little more about becoming a trans... Read More...

Sports, Entertainment
2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan

2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan

Jun 16, 2019

So the Rugby World Cup is being held in Japan this September, and this apparently is the first time ... Read More...

Drinks, Entertainment
Tokyo’s Craft Beer Scene

Tokyo’s Craft Beer Scene

May 22, 2019

On the topic of craft beers, I’m of two minds. I was still in America in the early 2000s when craft ... Read More...

Entertainment
Cheap Bars in Tokyo

Cheap Bars in Tokyo

Apr 18, 2019

This is a topic near and dear to my heart. In the current article, I’d like to talk about cheap drin... Read More...

Troubles, Work
The Labor Shortage in Japan

The Labor Shortage in Japan

Mar 25, 2019

In the current article, I’d like to discuss some issues concerning the long-term economic future of ... Read More...

Education, Culture
JLPT, Eiken, and Other Strange Proficiency Tests in Japan

JLPT, Eiken, and Other Strange Proficiency Tests in Japan

Mar 7, 2019

For whatever reason, Japan is a country that loves qualifications. In the current article, I’d like ... Read More...

Work, Sports
What Is Rakuten: the Sponsor of Barcelona’s Soccer Uniform?

What Is Rakuten: the Sponsor of Barcelona’s Soccer Uniform?

Feb 11, 2019

What do we know about Rakuten? Rakuten is an electronic commerce company that was founded a little ... Read More...

Transportation
Essential Advice for Riding Trains in Japan

Essential Advice for Riding Trains in Japan

Feb 1, 2019

Riding the train in Japan carries with it many rules and etiquette that you may be unfamiliar with. ... Read More...

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

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?

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)

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

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

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...

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