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Choosing to live in Japan or not.
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Posted 2/19/12
Some ppl are just dying to go to Japan, so I you have the opportunity take it.
If you don't like it you can eventually go back home.
Yes Japan isn't a perfect country, then again there is no such thing as a perfect country.
So just live the experience and come back when you are done.
^_^ My opinion only.
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Ill just say, While young keep traveling
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Litears wrote:

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.



Japan has lower crimes rates that crime ridden U.S.A
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and other places aren't morally messed up?
i mean in america, little girls who are like ten are already giving blow jobs.
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do whatever you want.
if i were you i would go explore the world.
so i would jump at the chance to be in japan.
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I think Japan would be a great experience :]
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Well apparently japan is full of amoral paedofiles so not really.... Nah just kidding :P

Japan's really quite a nice place. People there are generally friendly to foreigners so you won't have much trouble establishing relationships there. The only problem you may encounter really is the language barrier... The Japanese tend to be quite bad at english, so you'll have to make a bit of an effort to learn a little... I guess the food might not go with your tastes either o.0
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You should totally try going to live in Japan, it's a lifetime experience~ maybe you'll try a new life style there and probably like it? XD I know that one of my best friends used to live here, but shes japanese and her mother wanted to move back to Okinowa, she says that it's extremely fun in Japan, it's also beautiful. The beaches are beautiful there too, so you can still surf~ XD
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Your mom will "murder" you? Well, I not going to be one to just say disobey your parents and do whatever you want. You can decide for yourself whether you want to do that and face whatever the consequences.

However, I'll add my voice to most of the others here and say that if you can go to Japan for a year, do it, I'd say. Various other responibilities glom onto you when you get older (job, spouse, kids, etc...), it's less likely you'll ever have another chance to do something like this as the years go by. I'm not military myself, but of friends and acquaintances who are or were, they've all generally had positive impressions of far-distant stations-- or at least they've felt they're truly benefitted by having the experience. Sure, living in a foreign land is tough (although I'm assuming that as part of the U.S. military, it'll not be as if you're just out there by yourself by any stretch of the imagination), but that's part of the challenge and fun of it. Maybe they do sell hentai manga in "all" the manga stores-- I've frankly no idea. And while my impression of Japan is that it wears its eccentricities on its sleeve a bit prominently (at least in the pop culture world), and there are some things I personally find distasteful, it's just all a part of what to me is still a very fascinating culture and my favorite overseas destination. And sheesh!-- you're not going to get raped just walking around! Now, like anywhere else in the world (including San Diego, I'm sure), you'll get out what you put in, and if you go looking for trouble, you'll definitely find it. But if you keep your eyes and mind sharp and open, you'll likely be fine.
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36 / M / The Void.
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I would never live there. That place can be racist as Hell. I would only visit.
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Depends... can you speak Japanese? if you could then go for it... But if you don't know then take the 2 hour drive away from home

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Posted 2/19/12
Lots of information on this channel despite the combat focus. http://www.youtube.com/user/LukeHollowayTV

Can't find any of the other channels for information on life in japan as a foreigner but youtube is a good place to look for a "realistic" view (as from what I've seen it isn't all sunshine and roses).
Posted 2/19/12
Yes its the dream isn't it? Living in Japan thinking its a paradise. Well its not and if you can handle reality hitting you in the face then go for it just don't go there with pretty anime fantasies and believing everyone is nice and no harm will come to you because that could get you an exclusive page in the missing persons book. Traveling alone is a big step in itself let alone moving permanently. I have to travel to S.Korea this year on my own and I'm actually shitting myself.
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Mangasurf wrote:

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.


You would probably be offended by what you consider the rampant perversion. Stay home and safe where your horizons and preconceptions will never be challenged.


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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

You would probably be offended by what you consider the rampant perversion. Stay home and safe where your horizons and preconceptions will never be challenged.




obviously sore fanboy of Japan award goes to papagolfwhiskey!
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24 / M / washington
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i have never been to japan but if you don't even know what your living style would be then you should really think about doing A LOT of research before go. you also should be good in the language if not fluent. what i do know since for a long time i was thinking about doing missionary work in Japan and living there,if you don't know the language then prepare for a hard time also they don't have "street names they have block numbers(its more in depth then that and i still don't know much about i.) learn about that, also if you don't like trains then you shouldn't go, you can get a car but they have one of the hardest driving test and its even harder for foreigners. visiting Japan and living there are so far apart, go because you think it would be a good learning experience and a challenge don't go because you just think it would be cool and who knows you might have a last and i have heard that everyone that goes it has changed them for either the better or for the worse.
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