Japanese People Take Their Calculators Very Seriously!

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From the television documentary series, “Begin Japanology”, host Peter Barakan explores the cultural status of calculators in Japanese society. Surprisingly, there’s actually a lot of prestige for those who can wield them effectively and accurately.

“Before a finger leaves a key, the next key is already being pressed. She is making 9 keystrokes per second.”

Generally, a ten key speed of 8,000 KPH (Keystrokes Per Hour) is considered an average 10-key speed.An average speed should not be confused with a “minimum speed” that some employers may use as a job requirement .

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An applicant must exceed the stated minimum speed. Some office jobs may have a higher minimum tenkey speed requirement than the standard “average” tenkey speed.

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