Record of obtaining a Japanese residence card after the period of stay has been updated

I’m a little hesitant to write this article. It seems to have no value, but I don’t know why I want to write it. There is exactly one hour left before the next trip. After finishing the work at hand at a nearby coffee shop, let’s simply record it.

I went to the Tokyo Immigration Bureau in the morning and waited for more than 2 hours to get the latest residence card. After various changes during the epidemic, this is the first time I have updated my Japanese residence card in the past four years. To be honest, I have a little bit of expectation. I hope that the period of my residence card will be at least 3 years, so that I don’t have to deal with the renewal procedures every year. When I got the updated residence card, I saw that the period was set at 3 years, and I breathed a sigh of relief. At least this period was quite satisfactory.

With my residence card in hand, I rushed to the Ueno Ward Office. Because, the Mynumber card (equivalent to China’s ID card) needs to be updated simultaneously. After filling out the application information, I waited for about an hour, and the validity period was synchronized on the Mynumber card. Later, you need to arrange another time to go to the bank to renew the residence card period, otherwise the bank card may not be used normally.

When applying for the renewal of residence card this time, Chinese characters and pinyin were specially added to the name. Because the last residence card only had name information in Pinyin, my seal (Chinese characters) could not be used, so I went out of my way to reapply for a seal and seal certificate. With the two languages ​​of Pinyin and Chinese characters, the personal seal can be in Pinyin or Chinese characters.

These may be small things, but in order to work and live normally in Japan, you need to handle them as required, otherwise unexpected things will happen, causing inconvenience to your work and life.

Just write this much. . . .

A birthday celebration video recorded by colleagues on their 19th year of business

April 5th is the anniversary of our establishment. Counting from April 5, 2005 (business license time), this year is our 19th year of establishment.

I was not in China for this year’s anniversary. I went to Kyushu, Japan to visit customers. To be honest, I forgot about it that day. It wasn’t until I saw the celebration videos uploaded on various company promotional platforms the next day that I suddenly remembered the group’s birthday. After seeing the video that my colleagues participated in the production, I was inspired and wrote the following paragraph in the circle of friends, which is now reprinted here:

After working for 19 years,
my gains far outweigh my efforts!

I have no talent,

With the help of customers and partners,

Thanks to the efforts of colleagues,

Working hard till now.

No big achievements,

We have been serving many Fortune 500 companies and outstanding industry customers.

It’s what I’m proud of and what motivates me to continue to fight!

As an operator,

I feel more and more that my abilities are limited,

Worry about becoming a ceiling for the company.

Fortunately, I am quite lucky,

Excellent talents are constantly joining us.

And I also adhere to the principle of the stupid bird flying first,

Replace mediocre talent with hard work.

While pursuing the material and spiritual happiness of all employees,

Contribute to the progress of mankind and society.

This business philosophy will be implemented throughout!

We are doing a feasibility study on investing in glass cover processing plants in Southeast Asia

In March, I went to Thailand with my Singaporean colleagues to visit Japanese customers. We would like to recommend the sales of glass covers. Their subsidiaries of the same group already have projects in mass production, so we think there are still relatively large opportunities.

The person in charge of customer procurement is a very young Japanese who has just arrived in Thailand less than 2 months ago. However, he was very warm and polite. After listening to our company introduction, he truly stated the company’s purchasing policy or purchasing intention. The customer’s current glass supplier is in China and has been with them for many years. There are currently no problems, costs and other aspects have reached a level acceptable to both parties, and there is no reason to change suppliers. However, because they are worried about the future relations between China and the United States, especially the fact that the United States will take the lead in increasing tariffs on various products, they still hope to find cooperative glass cover factories in countries other than China. If we, KANOU, can establish a glass factory in Southeast Asia, it will be an opportunity to establish a cooperative relationship… Although there are currently no direct cooperation opportunities, the customer also specially introduced us to colleagues from the Japanese head office, because only the Japanese head office has What really determines the authority of the supplier. He felt that if we really had the opportunity to establish a factory in Southeast Asia, it would be a good decision to communicate with Japan in advance.

Last week, my Japanese colleagues and I visited the customer’s Japanese R&D center. Because of the introduction given by the Thai side, we met the real person in charge very smoothly. Everyone got straight to the point and talked directly about the business opportunities of glass covers. The purchasing intention of customers is the same as what we heard in Thailand, that is, they hope that new products or new models will be produced in Southeast Asia. Since the assembly business is basically in Southeast Asia, the company is promoting localized procurement. Of course, we are currently encountering many problems. The supply chain in Southeast Asia is incomplete and there are very few glass processing factories. They currently do not have suppliers that fully meet the requirements.

This is certainly an opportunity for us. After discussing with my Japanese colleagues, I decided to start the investment feasibility study on the glass cover factory again. Speaking of it, it was because of the epidemic that we did it once. Although it was not very comprehensive, we did a lot of preliminary investigations. But four years have passed, the macro environment has changed a lot, and our company has also made a lot of adjustments internally. We need to carefully review funding, talent, logistics, location selection, etc. again.

If you are interested in investing in a glass cover processing factory in Southeast Asia, please contact me to see if there are any opportunities for cooperation.