19th Anniversary Party in Kochi
In March, we held a 19th anniversary party celebrating the foundation of the company in Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture.
Darden Students Visit 2019
On May 13th, our CEO Shiro Sakamoto invited MBA students and a panel of experts from his alma mater, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business to e-Jan.>>Read more
Orientation&Welcome Party for 'Naiteisha'
In mid-January, e-Jan held an orientation seminar as well as welcome party for our prospective employees at the company.
‘Prospective employees', in Japanese, 'Naiteisha'(内定者), here means ‘students that have received and accepted our job offers’.
e-Jan Kitchen is a monthly event at e-Jan in which a healthy dinner bento is provided for only 500 yen. The bentos are all handmade by a staff member at e-Jan, and every month are made in a different theme.
Why telework(telecommuting) is becoming important to Japan?
The world has witnessed Japan successfully transform herself from a land of ruins after WWII to a prosperous, highly developed country, with an amazing growth rate in her GDP for decades throughout 1960s to 1980s.
盛宴--为壹匠的青春十八 (e-Jan's 18th anniversary)
It is assumed that in many cultures, anniversary is something needs celebrating in memory of an event, which could range from private occasions to national ones, such as a wedding, or the foundation of a republic, or the Independence Day of a nation. That makes no exception for a company, neither.
On March.6th, 2018, our firm, e-Jan turned 18, and we had an anniversary dinner party at Roppongi on March.9th, Friday in the same week.
2018 Winter Olympics office game
The Winter Olympics, while perhaps not as popular as the summer Olympics, still generates a buzz of excitement.
J.O., the organiser of the office event ‘English Game Night’, is an Olympics enthusiast, and has developed another game for people at the office to communicate in English about shared topics: 2018 Winter Olympic Games - Medals for Japan -.
This past Monday, 8 January was Japan’s Coming-of-age Day.
In Japan, adults come of age at 20 years old.
‘Coming-of-age Day’ celebrates everyone who comes of age during the year*.
(*The year is in line with Japan’s school year, which begins April of the year before the Coming-of-age Day and ends the following March.)
e-Jan Networks entrance board
When visitors enter the e-Jan Networks headquarters in Japan, visitors are greeted by an entrance board with a chalk art illustration. The chalk art is drawn by artists within the company, and is changed monthly.
English Night Out
Previously, this blog featured a post on e-Jan’s Chinese Night.
This time, our guest writer J.O., an English teacher at e-Jan, has contributed the following post for this week!
(Edits have been made for clarity.)
e-Jan Vegetable Market
Recently, e-Jan Network’s Tokyo office started an ‘e-Jan Vegetable Market.
Cultural exchange: Chinese nightAt e-Jan Networks, there is a significant number of Mandarin Chinese-speaking employees. As a result, in 2015, the company began sponsoring an annual ‘Chinese Night’, a cultural exchange dinner. >>Read more
About Working Japan
Welcome to Working Japan, a blog presented by e-Jan Networks Ltd. for and by non-Japanese employees. This blog aims to serve as a resource for other non-Japanese individuals who want to work in Japan, and are curious about the realities of Japanese work-life.>>Read more