Getting your MS Office into English! (for those of us who work abroad)

Like many expats working in Japan (and other countries) we are often forced to use Microsoft products in languages other than our native language (in my case English). In many cases the help on-line is in English and then it is a guessing game for what the Japanese translation might be.

I did, finally, however find a way to get my Office 2007 into English from the website below which offers the English Language pack and I had no trouble at all getting it installed.

 

http://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/51-office-2007-direct-download-links

 

Nissan Skyline 250GT

This past weekend, I took advantage of Nissan’s half price premium car rental campaign and rented the Skyline sedan (250GT) and went to Chichi with a few others.

Up until now rental cars had been small Toyota’s (Prius Aqua and Ractis) which were good cars but were not best at climbing hills. The Skyline was completely different, just put it in 2nd and it effortlessly went up the narrow twisty switchbacks. It felt so effortless and made it so easy. I didn’t wind up taking it on the highway but I am sure that it would have been very stable and easy able to  handle.

Having said that, the Skyline 250GT has a 225hp 2.5L engine and with the effortlessness that came with it I don’t understand what the necessity to opt for the 3.7L engine in the Skyline or other sedans with 4.0L+ sized engines. It seems very much like a case of diminishing returns.

Skyline 250GT

Skyline 250GT