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30 / M / Phoenix
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Posted 2/28/18 , edited 2/28/18
Konichiwa,

I like anime, a lot. I also like Japanese things in general. My goal is move there, eventually, permanently. Curious if anime has encouraged immigration. If a similar poll exists, let me know.

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Nah. I'm a Westerner through and through. About the only things about Japanese culture that interest me are anime/manga and video games - both an incredibly small portion of Japanese culture. If I *had* to move to another country, I'd probably move to Canada, Japan would not be on my radar. In addition, for visiting, I'm not interested. I'd much rather vacation throughout Europe and Greece.
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duel citizenship, it's a thing on my bucket list. I want to explore Japan and see how many spooks I can capture and learn of even more culture and history that online/books haven't taught me. I didn't learn of Japanese cartoons and comics until I started learning about Japan because I was religion seeking.
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I'd visit as a tourist, but unless my work compelled me to live there on a more permanent basis I think I'd just keep it to tourism.
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No. As a white foreigner it would probably be nearly impossible to immigrate there anyway.
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Posted 3/1/18 , edited 3/4/18
Yeah I wouldn't mind living there. I traveled there in January with one friend and ended up going around alone since he needed rest days lol. We only were in Tokyo so the fact that I was alone made people treat me like I wasn't a tourist. Even the other foreign tourists would use japanese phrases and bow to me when I'd hold a door for them.

Anyways, I really liked the safety, organization, politeness, and work ethic while I was there. Compared to the bay area i really liked that I could walk around at night without that lingering feeling that I was going to get gunned down and that you could go to any place and the employees wouldn't give you attitude because "they weren't tryin to work." By the end of the trip the only reason I wouldn't mind leaving was because I didn't have a job. I meet everyone and did everything that I made prior arrangements, so I felt super unproductive just wandering around everyday. Yeah I know that the work culture is one of the hard points in Japan, so that would need it's own assessment, but I wouldn't mind going to a university there if given the opportunity.
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28 / M / St.Louis
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Posted 3/1/18 , edited 3/4/18
I've already lived in Japan and because living in Japan would imply working in Japan, so nope.
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No, absolutely not during the heat waves (*´_ゝ`)
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Vacation only.
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20 / M / Idaho
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I wouldn't mind.
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32 / M / Central KY.
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Until I get a working grasp of the language and culture, a temporary vacation would be great.
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28 / F / Canada
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Posted 3/2/18 , edited 3/4/18
IDK if i would live in Japan. i really want to visit Japan, i especially want to go to Kyoto for my honeymoon, and while it would be nice to live in the house from Wolf Children in the Japanese countryside, i've know since high school about the 1% immigration rate, as well as the views many have on foreigners which would probably make getting an actual job difficult, so overall i would love to one day visit Japan but i would probably never live there.
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Posted 3/2/18 , edited 3/4/18
I honestly voted "Yes, permanently" even though I can't be 100% sure about that, lol.
I'm going to be staying in Tokyo for a month and I'm super excited about it - it's good way to find out could I really live there.
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Yep, and I have. I was there for 12 months, three were studying and the rest was enjoying Japan.
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Posted 3/2/18 , edited 3/4/18

niotabunny wrote:

duel citizenship, it's a thing on my bucket list. I want to explore Japan and see how many spooks I can capture and learn of even more culture and history that online/books haven't taught me. I didn't learn of Japanese cartoons and comics until I started learning about Japan because I was religion seeking.

Japan doesn't allow dual citizenship- in order to become a Japanese citizen you have to permanently denounce your citizenship to your home country. They don't like the idea of their citizens having divided loyalty toward another nation. They're also very strict as to who they give it to- while its easy to get a visa on the basis of teaching a language (preferably English), to receive citizenship and permanent residence you would generally either have to marry a Japanese citizen or have a highly valuable skill/profession to contribute such as being a doctor, engineer, computer coder, etc.
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