I’m an Australian who is interested in Japanese and Anime in general. I studied Computer Science and Japanese at university, however I have now since graduated and am working at IBM.

Around that time, I applied for level 1 (the highest level) of the Japanese language proficiency test. Unfortunately I failed on my first attempt, however the following year, I managed to pass it with a reasonable result.

At the moment, I am interested in Computer programming, Martial arts (Karate, Jujitsu, Tai Chi), Tennis, Cooking, Japanese light novels and Anime.

Recently I have taken up an interest in Anime figures. In particular the type called garage kits which you have to assemble and paint yourself.

I actually have a blog in Japanese which I usually write in it to maintain my Japanese proficiency. You can check it out at: http://timkoh.xyz/jp

Thanks for spending the time reading my profile. <(_ _)>

I currently am doing some hobby translating at this link. I do Japanese to English and English to Japanese translations.


Full Name: Timothy Koh
Nationality: Australian
Date of Birth: 5th August 1983
Current residence: Perth, Western Australia
E-mail: image
URL: http://timkoh.xyz

January 2001 – December 2001
Certificate IV of Information Technology (Programming)
Swan Tafe (Thornlie, Western Australia)

March 2004 – July 2004
Advanced Japanese studies
Himeji Dokkyo University (Himeji, Japan)

January 2001 – December 2005
Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)
Diploma of Language Studies (Japanese)

Edith Cowan Univerity (Mt Lawley, Western Australia)

Work experience:

January 2005 – December 2005:
University project work part time at IBM Inc. involving designing and developing a system for code reuse and measuring quality of source code using source code metrics.

February 2006 – May 2006:
Part time work at IBM Inc. performing English to Japanese translation work.

February 2006 – Current:
Software engineer at IBM Inc. working on Cryptography on IBM Mainframe systems involving software development and support.

Current areas of interest

Mainframe Systems
Software Design & Development
Sofware testing (QC)
Software support
Web Programming

Language Skills

English: Native speaker

Japanese: Advanced reading, writing and speaking level
(Level 1 of the Japanese language profeciency test)

Computer Skills;

Programming Languages:

    • C
    • C++
    • C#
    • HTML
    • JAVA
    • JSP
    • Java Servlets
    • Mainframe Assembler
    • EGL
    • PL/X
    • PL/1
    • JCL
    • REXX
    • XML

Operating Systems:

    • Windows (XP/NT/Vista)
    • UNIX (HP, LINUX, Solaris)
    • Mainframe (z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE, TSO)
    • BeOS (5.0 and Haiku OS)

APIs and Design Patterns:

    • BeAPI
    • Eclipse Plugin API
    • MVC Design Pattern
    • Swing GUI API

Manframe Related:

    • Personal Communications
    • x3270
    • ISPF
    • ISPF editor
    • VSD
    • SLD
    • ICSF
    • IPCS
    • SLCM


    • DB2
    • Eclipse
    • Micromuse Netcool RAD
    • Micromuse Netcool OMNIBUS
    • MySQL
    • Photoshop 6.0
    • Rational Application Developer for WebSphere
    • Rational Functional Tester
    • Rational Rose
    • Tomcat
    • Lotus Notes
    • Websphere Application Server
    • Websphere Studio 6.0
    • WordPress


Soft Skills:

  • Hosting meetings
  • Represented IBM at Career fairs at universities


  • Drawing
  • Anime
  • Martial arts (Karate、Jujitsu、Tai Chi)
  • Tennis
  • Programming
  • Translating novels