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これを聴きながら作業すると、ストレスなどは飛んで行きますね。 癒されます~
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"My wise father said that you can tell what part of a corporate life cycle a company is in by the credentials of the CEO and executive staff: start-ups have creative professions which include engineers and scientists to imagine new ideas, products and markets for a new company; young adult companies have sales and marketing people to take advantage of the leading edge profit opportunities; the middle-aged company is led by process people and accountants because there is no growth left and every dime of profit comes from cost control and efficiency; and terminal phase is led by lawyers and politicians because the company must do merger & acquisition to grow, lie about its products' value and have legal cover, or must go through "probate". " From one of the replies at http://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/9pqxk/ive_had_4_real_programming_jobs_in_my_5year/
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Nice I am going to listening for a while.
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I have changed this subgroup to include all of Japan, not just the Kansai area. If you're in Japan and you're interested in talking, sharing, and meeting with other LCL participants in Japan, please feel free to join!

I have created a sub-group for those of us in the Kansai area of Japan. Anyone from Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, Wakayama, Nara, Shiga, Mie, even those from Shikoku or anywhere else nearby, please feel free to join!
LCL Japan
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+Deven Neel Thank you, Deven!
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Hey all, I'm a bit late to the party, but I am currently living and working in Osaka! I used to live up in Tohoku, but I finally made my way down to Osaka, where I've wanted to be, last fall.
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Fantastic!
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Nintendo Reaching Out to Third Parties

In the wake of the announcement of Rayman going multi platform, many critics proclaimed that Nintendo would once again find its platform kept afloat only by first party titles. It is not hard to imagine this happening, of course, because Nintendo has experienced this before.

But it looks like Nintendo will be extending a hand to third party developers, announcing two panels for this year's Game Developers Conference.

Nintendo Wii U Application Development with HTML and JavaScript
http://schedule2013.gdconf.com/session-id/824119

Miiverse Support from Your Games
http://schedule2013.gdconf.com/session-id/824118

Not that this makes the whole Rayman situation any better for Nintendo fans, but it is good to see Nintendo putting forth an attempt. 
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If you are a Vine user, check out the #Kanji tag! There are some very original ones being uploaded!
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#Japan also has some good ones mixed in there, but not as directly tied to language learning.
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So, I'd like to hear about what everyone is hoping to take from this course, and in what ways you hope to e able to apply the things we are learning to your own lives.

I personally hope to apply some of the principles to further language study, both improving my Japanese and moving forward in studying a 3rd language. I'd also like to take another crack at web development and programming in the near future, and think that interest based learning and tinkering are great ways to go about that.

The most important thing to take away though is how to apply this to lifelong learning, I suppose! Never stop!
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Let's go bigger! Let's make this the community for LCL members all over Japan. Anyone is welcome to join, both those "officially" signed up and those just participating. Please share this community with any others you know here in Japan.

We might only be a small group in Kansai, but I think it might be nice to get to know each other. If you know of anyone else in the area, please feel free to invite them! Also, it doesn't have to be restricted to those who are officially signed up for the course, but will be open to anyone who has an interest.

Let's start with introductions!
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I am originally from the US, from Massachusetts, but have been living in Japan since 2010. I spent two years up in Tohoku, in Yamagata, as an English teacher before moving to Osaka late last year to take a job at a Japanese company. I was there for the earthquake and tsunami in 2011, and volunteered regularly and frequently in Miyagi, Iwate, and Fukushima prefectures. 

I came to Osaka to be with old friends and my significant other, and to pursue further my Japanese language ability. I am currently employed at a Japanese company doing manual-labor grunt work and desk work, but I am looking to break out into something more personally and professionally fulfilling.

I have always been a fan of lifelong learning, and hope that this LCL course will help motivate me, and help me motivate others. Looking forward to hearing from some of you!
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I noticed a few of you on the map, but are there any Japan-based members out there?

I'm in Osaka, myself. I've teamed up with another LCLer nearby, but we would love to hear from others!
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Hi Katyana! Glad you found us, and thanks for joining the Japan community!
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A new Mario & Luigi, Mario Golf, info about Luigi's Mansion, Donkey Kong Returns 3D, and a new Zelda Miiverse community. That was a good Nintendo Direct!
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Japanese-English translator
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Translation, Localization, Interpretation, Japanese, Social Media, Event Organization
Employment
  • Freelance
    Translator, 2014 - present
    Japanese - English translator for games, IT, NPO, universities and more.
  • Active Gaming Media
    Project Manager, 2013 - 2014
    Game localization translator and Project Manager
  • 関西国際空港
    2012 - 2013
    Customer Service and Ground Operations
  • JET Program
    ALT, 2010 - 2012
    English teacher in Elementary and Junior High Schools
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デビン・ニール
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Volunteer, Japan lover, writer, student for life. (日本語でのコメントもどうそ!)
Introduction
Graduated from the International Studies program at RIT in 2010.
Studied at the Kanazawa Institute of Technology during the summer of 2009.
Temporarily worked in Yamagata prefecture through the JET Program.
Currently working in translation.

I love Japan, its traditional and modern/pop culture, its language and its people. I'm here for life.

I am passionate about tech, video games, and science, and also about outdoor sports/activities, and volunteering. 

I am always willing to accept questions, comments, and friendly chatter. Feel free to drop me a line!

Bragging rights
・I'm really awesome at Harvest Moon. ・日本語能力試験1級
Education
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
    International Studies, 2006 - 2010
  • 金沢工業大学
    IJST, 2009 - 2009
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