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.

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...

Outdoor Activities
Explore Nakameguro: A Historic Place to Visit in Tokyo

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)

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

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

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...

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