Melanie Burton

For Melanie Burton's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

What's the worst job you've done?

| Dec 27, 2005

What's the worst job you've done?

Laurent Pelozuelo Entomologist, 33 The worst job I ever had was working as a cleaner at a nuclear power plant in France. I had to go around collecting rubbish. I didn't have to wear special clothes or anything. There was no risk of contamination -- ...

| Dec 27, 2005

Finding a job after Japan

Rachel spent 3 1/2 years in Tokyo working for one of the big five conversation schools, before returning to the U.S. and working for the same company as a recruiter up and down the West Coast of the U.S. "I'm proud of myself for ...

What is your purpose of studying Japanese?

| Dec 13, 2005

What is your purpose of studying Japanese?

Stuart Kirby Teacher, 30 My main reason for studying Japanese is to understand my karate sensei when he's yelling at me, and, obviously, if you're going to live here a while, then you're missing out on a lot by not studying Japanese. Adam Gvenes Teacher I'm studying Japanese ...

How do you ease the hangover pain?

| Dec 6, 2005

How do you ease the hangover pain?

Chisako Ambiru Editor, 23 I drink as much water as possible and take half a day off, if it's during the week. On the weekend I sleep in and have a big breakfast. I take multivitamins everyday, but I definitely need them when I have ...

Does Japan have a drug problem?

| Nov 8, 2005

Does Japan have a drug problem?

Tori Bentley I.T., 24 No. I'm from the U.K. and most people I know have tried drugs. Whenever I ask people my age here, the textbook response is drugs are very bad and they haven't tried them. There's no drug culture, especially compared with the ...