So I’m in Japan now

and shall be for the forseeable future.

I’m working with an insurance group, putting together a new software testing team. Can’t really say too much more than that. There’s a lot to do, but I have good people with me and I’m up for the challenge. I’m also a lot closer to the bottom of the kendo food chain than I’ve been in a long while – I’m enjoying that too.

That’s not to say it’s all beer and skittles. The Japanese language is kicking my arse at the moment. When I speak, I get the sorts of look people reserve for a particularly slow child. That’s okay. I’m weathering this punishment much like a caged animal endures a beating, knowing full well that one day the lock will fail, or someone will get careless and then I shall make the Japanese language my whimpering bitch. Oh my, yes.

I may even torture you all with attempts at translating local testing literature. I will probably learn Japanese testing terminology. You will probably just learn to hate me. More. That’s okay, you can tell me all about it at the next conference I get to. Buggered if I know when that will be, though. I’m hoping CAST later in 09, but travel is all a bit up in the air at the moment. Should have a better idea toward the end of Feb.

In the meantime, the intermittent drivel and Vogon poetry shall continue forthwith. Enjoy.

3 thoughts on “So I’m in Japan now

  1. Mind If I ask how you came to be working in Japan? I’d like to someday work in Japan, after of course learning how to communicate in Japanese 🙂

  2. Sure.
    After I made the decision to work there, I asked people I knew about what was on offer there, worked out the state of play in the testing industry and got in contact with some reputable recruitment agencies. I got my current placement through WallStreetJapan, and have also heard good things about BiOS.

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