Email to old collegue

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Sep 20, 2008 02:55
大学院の時は、私の研究グループの中に日本人のポストドックがいました。 研究するのために協力しました。
When I was in graduate school, there was a Japan post-doc in my research group. We worked on the same project.

Now, he is a professor/lecturer in Japan.

I haven't written to him in quite a while (except briefly to say "hi" and that I was in Japan), but now I want to ask him a favor.

I'm going to try to find a scientific job in japan, so I'd like a recommendation from him.

He is good at English, but I want to try my best to write in Japanese.

What should I write?




さて、今日は、お願いがあってメールいたしました。 日本にある科学的な仕事を申し込ますので、照会先を頂いてもよろしいですか。





Dear ???先生、

Sorry for not writing in a long time. Are you doing well?

I'm writing today because I have a favor to ask. I'm applying for a scientific job in Japan, so would it be ok if I got a reference from you.

I'll be waiting (humbly, lol) for your reply.

Thanks in advance,



also, I'd might follow up the formal Japanese part with less formal English giving him the latest news about me and stuff...would that be ok, or should I just keep it formal?

Also, I wrote this in a very formal style, but I'm not sure if it's too much or not. On one hand, we were friends, but not super close. And he is a professor/lecture, and I haven't talked to him for a while. On the other hand, we worked on the same project and drank a decent amount of beer together =)

Also, to be clear what I want...I just want to list his contact information on my resume....I don't need a letter or anything.