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06-18-2012, 02:28 AM #1
Australian working in Badminton shop in Osaka, Japan
I have just registered.
I use the name Joe on the web, but my name is Alexander.
I am in Japan on a working holiday from Australia, and found a job at established badminton store and web shop Shuttle House http://shuttle-house.com/en/ in Osaka Yonex, Mizuno, Gosen etc., if it's coded JP we have it.
My background is in bicycle mechanics and retail, (and I have a degree in Japanese) but I figured I'd try something new while I was here. The guys here have taken me under their wing, and taught me stringing and a bunch of other new things about the sport, and I'm looking forward to getting involved while I have such a good opportunity.
I most look forward to picking brains on stringing, attitudes towards products in the market, and gaining a global perspective on the sport and the market.
06-18-2012, 05:45 AM #2
congrats on your new job.
I try to make it to shuttlehouse about 1'ce a year, usually during the Japan Superseries. Will you still be there then?
There will definetly be a lot of people envious of you in your new position. Wonder what professionals will visit the shop during your time there.
Do you play badminton?
06-18-2012, 06:15 AM #3
Thanks, yes I plan on hanging around for a while. Come on in and say hello!
I have to admit, I'm a complete noob. I could probably count on one hand the amount of receives I've managed to hit so far. I applied for a position doing translating and working on the web shop, but it looks like that's not what fate had in store for me!
Currently looking for a regular sparring partner in the Nanba area for mornings or late nights...
And a pair of shoes, as nothing that we stock is available in big enough sizes
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