Hi everyone. Welcome to E-mail Picks. Say, did you know that our company made a
press release the other day about us
launching a new online business Japanese
service called Zipan? It's gonna start
in the summer. Basically this service
will involve Japanese people with
business experience helping non-japanese
people to acquire Japanese communication
skills to succeed in business in Japan.
It seems like some of our English
learners at Bizmates are interested in
working as a trainer for Zipan and I've
gotten some questions from a few of them.
One of them asked whether we will be
extending our service hours from the
current 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. into, for
example, the morning time or daytime. And
I'm guessing her schedule and the
service hours we're gonna provide our
service in don't match right now.
Unfortunately, I can't answer this
question simply because I don't know. I
can say "probably yes," but at what timing,
I really don't know. Maybe this year,
maybe next year. So today, I'm going to
write a reply to my customer, saying I
can't say yet. So here goes.
Hello Misawa-san, Thank you for letting
me know of your interest in Zipan. It
will be wonderful to have a global-minded person like you to help people
from around the world who want to live
and work in Japan. As for your question, I
honestly cannot say much at the moment.
We will most likely extend our service
provision hours into the daytime once
we confirm the needs of our customers,
but nobody knows at what timing this
will become the case. We will have to see
how much demand there is after the
service starts. I will make sure I'll
notify you as soon as we make the change. Let's stay in touch.
Kyota. OK. So I started this e-mail with
a little thank-you note. It's really nice
of her to let us know her thoughts like
this, so I wanted to thank her. To
communicate that she'll need to wait to
get an answer, I wrote "I honestly cannot
say much at the moment" and "we will have to see." But just saying
"please wait" is very cold, so I closed the
e-mail by writing "I will make sure I'll
notify you" and "let's stay in touch."
Then I think I'm communicating my
feeling that I really wanted to answer
your question if I could. So there you go.
An e-mail to reply that you don't have an
answer. In fact to pilot the program, I
have been teaching for the past three
months this Egyptian person some
business Japanese, and it's a really
rewarding experience. So I hope some of
you will be able to experience this
sensation. Anyway, that's it for today.
Thank you for watching and I'll see you