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Choosing to live in Japan or not.
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Posted 2/19/12 , edited 2/19/12
So my job gave me 2 options ( I'm surprised they even gave me a choice ) : to live in Yokosuka, Japan, or live about 2 hours from where I am now in San Diego, California.

*I've been to Yokosuka, but never imagined living there, and barely spent any time there. I'd love to live there for the stories and fun times I can bring back, but don't really know the type of living I'd have being a foreigner (of course there are others with me, but still).
*San Diego is really awesome and close to home, and even more awesome because surfing keeps me sane :p . I'm also a sun freak and always need to be in the sun outside doing something.

Please, if anyone has lived in Japan, or knows of the quality of living there is for a foreigner (as none of my current shipmates have ever lived there before... scanning the internet is just posing to be annoying for me so i'd like some real advice) or even if you want to put your opinions in if you haven't been to or lived there before, feel free.
Posted 2/19/12
I'd just stay two hours away from home.
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D01BCDN3 wrote:

I'd just stay two hours away from home.


ehh thats just my parent's house and I want anything but to continue living in it lol, but of course it would still be nice to be near my family . I just got back from Florida so it feels good right now.
Posted 2/19/12

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D01BCDN3 wrote:

I'd just stay two hours away from home.


ehh thats just my parent's house and I want anything but to continue living in it lol, but of course it would still be nice to be near my family . I just got back from Florida so it feels good right now.


Oh, well if it's the parents house.....no way. LOL I mean, yeah, it's not bad living with your parents either, but you're not going to want to live with them forever. So, yeah, a home that isn't too far is not that bad. I mean, I'd take it.
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Posted 2/19/12

D01BCDN3 wrote:


Mangasurf wrote:


D01BCDN3 wrote:

I'd just stay two hours away from home.


ehh thats just my parent's house and I want anything but to continue living in it lol, but of course it would still be nice to be near my family . I just got back from Florida so it feels good right now.


Oh, well if it's the parents house.....no way. LOL I mean, yeah, it's not bad living with your parents either, but you're not going to want to live with them forever. So, yeah, a home that isn't too far is not that bad. I mean, I'd take it.


hehehe its been a year since i've been back, and now i'm here and realizing why i left the nest... *hahaha sorry mom and dad * although i'm sure they'd murder me if i chose to live in japan
Posted 2/19/12

Mangasurf wrote:


D01BCDN3 wrote:


Mangasurf wrote:


D01BCDN3 wrote:

I'd just stay two hours away from home.


ehh thats just my parent's house and I want anything but to continue living in it lol, but of course it would still be nice to be near my family . I just got back from Florida so it feels good right now.


Oh, well if it's the parents house.....no way. LOL I mean, yeah, it's not bad living with your parents either, but you're not going to want to live with them forever. So, yeah, a home that isn't too far is not that bad. I mean, I'd take it.


hehehe its been a year since i've been back, and now i'm here and realizing why i left the nest... *hahaha sorry mom and dad * although i'm sure they'd murder me if i chose to live in japan


A year? That's not so long, or is it really long? I am pretty sure they'd be worry and start bribing so you would go back home. Have you told them about this offer yet?
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Posted 2/19/12
yep yep, i don't have a choice other than the 2 places, since i'm in the Navy. My mother forbids me to leave the country hehe but i do feel kind of bad for her since i was a momma's boy
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Posted 2/19/12
My cousin goes to Japan quite often, for USAF training missions, he loves it there but that might not be helpful.

Being you are young, and seemingly, you'd like to go and live there . . . why not?

Home will be there for a while, your opportunity to live in Japan . . . not so much.

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Posted 2/19/12

GrateSaiyaman wrote:

Home will be there for a while, your opportunity to live in Japan . . . not so much.



That's been going through my mind mostly.
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Go to Japan, stateside assignments are easy to get, especially if you opt to go OCONUS for a while. I've had friends who have been stationed there (both Zama and Okinawa) and I have yet to hear anything overly negative, besides you'll only be there 1-3 years? and don't worry about being a foreigner, that's part of the fun... I mean, I've been to places stateside where I was practically a foreigner... being a SoCal kid in the middle of the deep south, may as well have been in Japan
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antx0r wrote:

being a SoCal kid in the middle of the deep south, may as well have been in Japan ;)


rofl, very true.

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Posted 2/19/12
Y'know what's bad about going to Japan? Long-haul flights. I hate 'em. But then again, you'll be there for a while, so it would be worth it.
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CarboKill wrote:

Y'know what's bad about going to Japan? Long-haul flights. I hate 'em. But then again, you'll be there for a while, so it would be worth it.


yeah, 20+ hour flights are a nightmare
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Posted 2/19/12
Sounds like it would be fun to live in USA.
Posted 2/19/12
It's not worth it. Japan is a very morally messed up country. They sell hentai manga in every manga store, and Japan tolerates it like it's an okay thing. I suggest you stay away from Japan before you manage to get raped like in the hentai manga.
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