Google Translate...lol Most of these translation sites and even some programs cannot successfully translate any of the idiosyncrasies of most languages, especially when translating some of the harder languages like Japanese into English and I'm sure, Korean to English is just as bad lol
So yeah, networking is going to be much harder with a language barrier limiting potential business growth in foreign markets. And as an entrepreneur like yourself fully know these markets can provide a huge potential for business and cannot be ignored.
Join you when i have the chance ... ;)
Well I read a lot about business owners because when I grow up I want to be one.. #Humor But some trends I've noticed with certain business is they remain a certain size so they can keep things in perspective and they just work on cashflow... and quality. They literally choose to remain a certain size instead of just getting "bigger and bigger" So that is always an option.
Networking is the most powerful marketing key to sustain success the operation of company, but also be more challenging than ever. ganbatte Danny-san!!
don't get an m.b.a, it stands for Masters at Being ssholes
You should do a job opening position on your website and list down the qualifications. This would help build interest and im one of them
There really is a small talent pool for people who would fit the role of an Operations Officer. It's always a toss-up between hiring internally and grow talent in-house, or hire someone externally but would take the time to appreciate what the business is all about...
I feel you man, and it never is easy building a dream. Here's to keeping the dream alive! XD
@bellarch28 ingat ingat
danny, please ask your dad! how he manage the company
Sociologist, in Tokyo on a WH visa, would be glad to be of help =)
Need help? Call 999 for further help
He should make Elf ears in all colours as an option part... I wasn't too interested in the dark skin although It's a "Smart" move ^_-, But I didn't think of the Drow/Dark Elf angle... Now I'm like.. Hmmmmm....
Would you employ someone from the UK or is this only for Japanese residents?
Is fluent Japanese required?
Thank you :)
<<=== management . Owner/manager . BJD collector.. Artist ... Need a job in Japan !!
As my team continues to grow, the thing I struggle with the most is managing so many people. We have a great team of folks with ninja execution skills but I currently lack folks with people management skills.
Ideally I would have somebody who can run operations while I work on growing the business - it continues to be challenging doing both.
Networking has been key to building the company but I have not been doing as much as I should what with the hands-on production. I have been delegating as much work as possible but there are still some things I need to handle - for example I'm the only one who can speak Korean in the company which I use to work with some of our vendors who work on our apparel and wigs - Google Translate just does not cut it ^^
@shaniaassyiffa ingat yg ini dek?
@neverxxmind cute doll
We love the skin tone. When I was a young thespian makeup artist had it tough matching our skin tone. You struggle reminds me of that time and I pray you will make us proud with your production choices. Wabi Sabi and the state of shibumi will guide your hand. Harmony will balance out perfectly.
Great post Danny! Thanks for sharing!
I'm amazed that the E-GO has regenerative braking! It's really like a Prius :)
I currently commute using a regular longboard (http://www.longboardhub.com) and really find it painful to get uphill... Maybe it's time for me to get one of these electric skateboards :)
Omg XD @hauralil_sorcerer
Ah sayang bgt ga dateng padahal pengen bgt liat boneka ini . .
Ok... fine... Rp 7jt u/ smartdoll yg superrr .. its ok.. boneka bs dibikin bermacam gaya
Enak itu :3
I want to take her home!
wow! really curious to see her eyes! ...
She is beautiful!
She's gorgeous!!! Thank you DANNY. SHES EVERYHTING THAT I'd wanted.
Smart doll elven ears? :) Smart doll demon horns? :D
@dannychoo ahahahah cocok sekali
That's the Stair-Rover. Danny has had that for a little while now, and its always impressed me that he got hold of one before they were ready for launch. They had the best kickstarter videos I'd seen for any skateboard. He's getting a neat collection of boards now. Guess the popularity of them is growing in Japan these days too.
Going back only a few years, it was hard to find store retailers for skateboards in Japan.
Ouch, that is wet. I stopped riding my electric board in the rain ages ago just due to the hazard of how slick everything becomes. It gets depressing to have to revert to walking on foot, but it avoids the standard skateboard injury you showed. Hope that heals up quick.
Omg shes so cute!!!!!
I like this :) .
it's so cute i want this
But how about dark skinned Indian folks?
I think the red would look better if it's a bit more light-colored (https://t.co/D3P7OMglEc bottom right). Just a suggestion ^^
it's only a matter of time before Upworthy picks this up and do a writeup about beautifully diverse skintone dolls
So every time anything remotely green tea flavored comes up you're going to tag me? -.- I think something like Oreos is going too far anyway. Not my style.
Nazo Kiyoubinbou you would probably like these :p
Just like 7-11, I can't find those in Kurayoshi!!
My Mirai is waiting to board a flight to Canada. She is stuck in her travel crate until we get home though.
I'm using Sony Experia too, by the way.
Soiya! Orange Arms: Hanamichi on Stage!
Level 4 Blogger / Level 14 Consultant. I keed keed. Worked most of my life in large companies, married, no kids, dog. Have a passion for games, anime and science fiction.
I write at two blogs:
Haha. Didn't pay much attention to the chest, but on closer inspection...it is indeed a guy.
I love the one on the right in the Gothic Lolita style skirt with the Lucky Star ita guitar.
I'm going to have to brush up on my Korean too. I'll probably start off by trying to read your blog in Korean.
Here's a SNSD clip you might enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy8WgU3h4oQ
One thing about Korean otaku culture which seems different to me. Japan's otaku culture seems to be dominated by anime and manga. Korea's seems to be dominated by Kdramas and K-pop. At least that's how it appears from an outsider's perspective. I haven't been to Korea in some years, and while I see Korean culture blogs about Korean idols and such, I rarely see many about manhwa or native Korean anime.
By the way, you should check out the many dance covers to Girls' Generation's Gee on Youtube. They range from very good to hilarious.
Thanks for another fun and interesting Week in Tokyo article, Danny. I always come back to read these even if I miss your other content.
No problem with it for the most part. Only I do think that it should be used as a part of daily cleaning rather than primping yourself all day...I think that looks very unmasculine. Even my wife, who uses make up, makes fun of men who look at their hair and face every ten minutes to check their appearance.
My goodness, so many comments. The dakimakura and oppai mouse pad look great, Danny!
I obviously own a dog (pictured as my avatar). ^^
The prices for dogs don't really seem that expensive. Pure bred dogs, especially the smaller breeds, can fetch anywhere from $500 - $1000 for common breeds, well over $2000 for exclusive designer ones (check out the prices for a Coton de Tulear for example). That's the going rates in Portland.
I have health insurance on my dog, and it covers a substantial portion of my pet's health bill. I bought it when he was 2 when I started to notice that those $50ish trips to vet were adding up. Cost me $360 / year but worth it for the peace of mind it brings.
Strangely, my wife and I went to Cold Stone this evening. No kawaii singing girls for us. It was two college aged guys singing the exact same song that was on your video. My wife liked it. :P
I'd come up with a good name, but I got distracted too. :P
Wow, it's actually called Cat Shit One. LOL
I'm still gaming (Dawn of War 2 at the moment), but not nearly as much as I used to. I think that will change when some upcoming triple A titles come to market (Starcraft 2, Diablo 3, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Dragon Age). Those will get me to open up my wallet. With all due respect to Mirror's Edge and the like (I'm sure they're good games), they just aren't tempting enough.
I believe that the English rap part was performed by Nicole Jung who's Korean American.
Haha, very cute!
My goodness, Danny, that Sushi looks amazing. I wouldn't have any hesitation scarfing that down.
It's so tiny, yet I don't think I'd like something without manual controls. I'd be paranoid that something will foul up my ability to choose what I wanted to listen to.
Seeing Ryuk from Death Note in there is hilarious.
Too bad the Strait Times somewhat marred an almost perfect time in Singapore.
Unfortunately, I'm in the crowd that can't stand the smell of Durians. I've had an opportunity to eat one but I can't even get close to them. Maybe I'll bring nose plugs next time.
I buy the big 50 lb bags at my local Costco. The wife and I go through one in about a month. :p We eat a lot rice. Even my dog eats rice. Those cute anime packages of rice probably won't even last us a couple of days.
Kim Ha Neul is one of my wife's favorite actresses too. I've watched Jeon Ji-Hyun for a long time now...seems like she's grown up right in front of my eyes. That just sort of reminds me how old I've really become.
Looking forward to the film, especially if they release in Korean.
haha good one!
That's actually better looking than the other Yoko you reviewed here. Quite surprised considering how good other one looked.
Seems like there's a lot of shows, but not very many worth watching (or to be fair, many that are not as well known). It's in contrast to past seasons where it seemed most of the shows were worth following.
Danny, haven't you done enough damage to my wallet? :(
Incidentally, I like #10. ^^
Wow, so pretty!
There's no way I'd host even a part of my server, and I'm awed that you have enough confidence in your skills that you code, QA and host (at least a part of your site) on your own. I'm happy that my site is hosted by someone else. Even though there are some things about that arrangement that irks me, there are times that you're glad that someone else in handling hardware, network, physical issues. That way you can focus on writing, coding, marketing.
Anyway, good job in getting the site back up. I know how agonizing it is to look for that one thing that makes the whole site go kaplooey.