1993 Level 1 Japanese Language Proficiency Test

日本語能力試験1級に合格しました。

This isn’t energy or technology, but I passed (just barely by 1 point) the highest level of the Japanese Proficiency Test while working as an engineer for Yokogawa-Hewlett-Packard in Hachioji, Japan. The ability to communicate in Japanese has opened many doors for me, including the publication of several articles and several speaking engagements.

Post-Fukushima Japan is challenging – and is some cases defining – the future of community energy systems.