Introducing Random Japan! 🇯🇵

Kenshin6 | 9 months ago.
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  • Dang! Was not planning on taking a two year hiatus in between posts. But here we are!

    I just wanted to share a personal project I've been working on for the past couple of months in my spare time. It's called Random Japan, and the goal is to make a series of random tools that will make life in Japan just a tad simpler for expats like myself. It's built with Rails/React and deployed on Aws Beanstalk/Aws Amplify respectively.

    The first tool is a year converter for converting to and from Japanese imperial years. There has been many a day where I've scoured Google for the answer to whether Heisei 30 is 2018 or 2019 and this tool hopefully solves that problem!

    year converter

    Other tools in the works include a "When's this movie coming out in Japan?" feature and a csv conversion tool for converting your Coincheck trading history into a format that's uploadable to Cointracker. Random right!

    P.S. Opening up scummy-breakfast for the first time in over 2 years has made me want to add some features here too, especially in terms of design, so stay tuned. Till next time!