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に際して [にさいして] (nisaishite)
    Meaning: when; on the occasion of; at (the time of); in; upon (doing something)
    Example: When I transferred to Osaka, I left my wife and children behind in Tokyo.
    JLPT Level: 2
    Category: grammar
    Author: Amatuka

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*The crucial difference between に当たって/に当たり and に歳して is that the former indicates an occasion with a formal sentence, but the latter indicates a special occasion.
*Therefore, do NOT use に際して when speaking of trivial, everyday occurences.

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N + に際して
 
(rubyhatchet)

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ex #281   卒業に際して、私たちは感謝の印として彼に置き時計を贈りました。 
Upon leaving school, we presented him with a table clock as a token of our thanks.  
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(Amatuka)
ex #282   読書に際しては、過去の偉大な作家に最も多くの注意が払われなければならない。  
When reading, the great writers of the past must be given the most attention.  
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(Amatuka)
ex #962   ご予約に際し、クレジットカードの番号および有効期限などの情報が必要です。 
When making your reservation you need to have your credit card number, as well as the expiration date and similar information.  
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(dc)
ex #6348   卒業式に際して、市長からお祝いの言葉が卒業生に送られた。  
Upon their graduation, the mayor sent his congratulatory words to the graduates.  
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(rubyhatchet)
ex #6349   工場見学に際して、係の人から様々な注意をうけた。 
On the occasion of the factory tour, the person in charge laid out various precautions.  
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  Comments:  
bamboo4You have to keep in mid that 際し is rather formal and would not normally be used in conversation. 
chrispy_bearwhat is the non-formal version to "ni saishite" ? 
rubyhatchetchrispy_bear, see  or any other level-3 time expressions. 

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