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Carolyn Calanoy

Foreign Attorney

“The best thing about being a part of a global team is having the opportunity to learn from people with different cultural and academic backgrounds.”

What were the initial difficulties of adjusting to life in Japan?

The process of moving away from home and my family and adapting to a new environment which is different from the one I grew up with was challenging for the first few months. Everything was unfamiliar and new. Different language. Different culture. Different social norms. It felt like a restart. I had to slowly learn to do so many things independently.

How would you describe your co-workers?

My co-workers are really responsible, disciplined and committed in putting their best effort at work. They are also extremely helpful and supportive.

Do you feel like you're having an impact directly on the clients that you work for?

Yes. I feel that my contribution to my team has delivered results for our clients.

What are the challenging or difficult aspects of your work?

Balancing speed and quality - Being able to meet the daily demands and work load without sacrificing the quality of the output.

What is the best thing about being a part of a global team?

Having the opportunity to learn from people with different cultural and academic backgrounds.

What is the most important thing that working at the Firm has taught you about yourself?

I have improved on managing my time and prioritizing my workload.

I am looking forward ...

to exploring more of Japan and trying out different cuisines.

What have been your 3 fondest leisure experiences in Japan?

-Travelling and exploring Tokyo alone
-Exploring the Kansai area with my friends
-Going to and trying new restaurants

When I am not at work, I am ...

relaxing, exploring the Kansai area, or trying out something new.

What advice would you give a potential new colleague?

It's all about having the right attitude. Learn. Adapt. Grow.

Of all the adjectives floating in your mind, give us three that best describe your life in Japan?

Quality. Productivity. Discipline. Kalidad. Produktibo. Disiplina.

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