Shoji Hattori August 2022 Current Projects

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Translated into English by: Jourdyn Marshall-Evans

Hello everyone! Have you heard of Coursera? It's an online course program where you can earn certifications in various fields. I first found out about this service when it was recommended to me by the Tsunoda Stylings founder, Jasmine Tsunoda.

The courses on Coursera are taught by highly qualified individuals, including professors holding PHDs from famous universities in various countries across the world, including, The United States, China, and England. Business courses taught by professionals working in major corporations such as Google, Microsoft, IBM, and Meta are also available. Coursera is based in the United States, so most courses are available in English. Although limited, Japanese courses are also available.


At Tsunoda Stylings, I try to communicate in English, and I even graduated from a foreign language school. I can read, write and speak English on a conversational level, so I decided to enlist in a course offered in English. If you're confident in your English ability, please consider this opportunity to not only improve your English but also learn specialized knowledge and skills in a field of your choosing.


Before Joining Tsudonda Stylings, I was studying coding independently, but I didn't have any qualifications or experience in the field. After Jasmine introduced me to Coursera, I decided to take a course on coding held by the University of Michigan. This is a beginner's course where you can learn the basics of coding, such as HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. Although some basic knowledge is preferable, you can take the course even if you're a complete beginner with no experience. It's 100% online, and you can even extend project deadlines if need be.


To take a course, you must first register as a member. Once you've registered, you will receive an email with information such as recommended courses from various universities and companies. You can access the courses you're currently taking by clicking on your name in the upper-right-hand corner and going to "My course". Course length varies from one to four weeks, and you learn by watching lectures recorded by your professors.

As you progress through the course, you will be given quizzes, so it is recommended that you take notes, look up any unfamiliar English words, and make sure you go over the information as many times as needed. Also, at the end of the week, there may be a test to help you put into practice the knowledge and skills you've acquired.


After completing several courses through Coursera and receiving my certification, although I still lacked experience creating websites, I felt very satisfied with the knowledge and skills I acquired. I mentioned earlier that I had been studying web development on my own. When compared to Coursera, not having a teacher to guide me properly or a place to exchange ideas really slowed down the learning process, and sometimes I felt lost.

All I could do was study hard and desperately cram as much knowledge into my head as I could. However, with Coursera, you learn how to study effectively, everything from the basics to practical application. Even if you aren't fluent in English, by taking up this challenge, you can kill two birds with one stone by not only acquiring knowledge in a specialized field but also improving your English ability.
If you're hearing of Coursera for the first time and want to acquire new skills or acquire a certification so you can pursue a new career; if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. At Tsunoda Stylings, we look for individuals with skills and knowledge but who lack the experience to compete in the current job market.

We offer the opportunity to work on projects as a freelancer, and if a position is available, are willing to hire those looking to get some experience under their belt. Also, if you search the Tsunoda Stylings homepage and take a look at our blog, you can find out how we got to where we are and what we are currently up to.

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