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Biggest fear of moving to Japan
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Posted 6/17/07

ailin350 wrote:

^ i don't want eat sushi everyday!! It seems like sushi is all they have. Also Japan, Tokyo is the most expensive place to live, I guess things are more expensive there, I hear there are lots of clubs.. there.. true?


Sushi is not all they have it's the tourists who just flock to sushi bars in the streets because it's the only thing they know about Japanese Food. If you actually step into their restaurants you'll see that they have many different types of rice dishes and noodles such as soba, ramen and somen.

Posted 6/17/07
I'd love to move to japen~(expessaully Tokyo) my big fear is that i won't be able to talk~ even thou i no jap. and can speak it really well i guess i'm just a little nervous of speaking it in frount everybody~maybe one or two people i guess O.o
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Japanese food is far beyond sushi, though many americans see that as the only thing. Even the idea of 'ramen' in america is a poor man's noodle/broth meal, but real ramen is a wide variety of things in it, including all kinds of meats, or tofu. It does take some adjustment to get used to, obviously, considering alot of the American/Western means you eat alot of, you might not be able to find. Alot of people when they travel overseas for a long period of time get homesick for these staples of their home, but it's also exciting to see and experience new things.

I'll agree, asiatic languages are second to english in difficulty to learn, probably Mandarin Chinese being the hardest of the main groups. English-speakers, despite what you may think about learning Japanese, Chinese, Korean, or the like, English is an extremely difficult language for other people to grasp. A quick example is that most other languages are broken down into masculine and feminine. What I mean by this, is that in many languages, (especially European "Romance" languages) objects, places, and simple words are given a gender of sorts. Example:

English: The book
Spanish: El libro
El is a masculine pronoun (The). Objects are attached to gender, along with words in normal speech. This is also true in Asiatic countries. For instance in Japanese:

Male "I": Boku (boy/young man "I"), Ore (older male "I")
Versus
Female "I": Watashi

This isn't saying that its impossible to learn the language, many people do it every day. It just takes alot of effort to do so, even if you only learn to speak it, rather than learning the written language.

And everyone who visits another country and moves hits that initial culture shock of being in a place completely different from what you're used to. You just have to lay back and go with the flow.

In short, its work to do, but the rewards that you earn by seeing new places, experiences make it worth it by far. Don't be afraid of experiencing new things. Prepare for everything you can, and then just relax. It's the best way to handle any situation.

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Posted 6/17/07
My problem is just the housing.
Posted 6/17/07
KoyotoShadow, that's encouraging. ^-^

It won't be easy, but people like me can get through it with a lot of work.
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33 / F / 名古屋市...そろそろ
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Honestly as long as i have somewhere dencent to live and a decent job.. I don't really feel worried about moving to another country. I know from experience that I can start to pick up language quickly so that isn't too much of a problem. I'm also not particularly shy and very outgoing when the situation calls for it.
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Posted 6/17/07
japanese mafia, and people with short temper
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hit0kiriX wrote:

japanese mafia, and people with short temper


80% of the world then
Posted 6/17/07

cbisram wrote:


Shurayuki wrote:

Japanese Food would have to be one of the most healthiest in the world which goes to show the how Japanese have the longest lives.

your totally right about that, plus most of the older japanese women ive met aged extremely well. I met an 80-something year old who liked like she was 60, compared to my own grandmother (RIP). Maybe I need to marry a Nihonjin.


I've noticed that too!

And not only that, Asians also tend to have nice skin
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Posted 6/17/07
i'm not "afraid"
but what concerns me is earthquakes lolz
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Posted 6/17/07
fear.. hmm

well, it won't be the language. i'm pretty sure i can learn. sure, my pronunciation will probably bad at first or bad forever.. but you know what, atleast i can speak english just fine(it's my second language--but i've forgotten how to speak my first --i can understand it half of the time though ^__^; )

some people whose english is their 2nd can't speak it that well. so language is nothing to fear

cultural differences.. err, i don't really care about differences ^__^;

my biggest fear would be... not knowing anyone or having no friends.
that..or living in one of the most racist neighborhood in that foreign country..not that i'd care.. it's just that.. i'll kill you.. not at first, but after a while if you don't stop being a racist to me. or just prejudice.. i will kill you..



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Posted 6/17/07
If i were to move to another country i'm afraid i might get lost and can't get back home
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Posted 6/17/07
biggest problem ill have is the chopsticks
i been trying for 30min~60min trying to pick up a dam marble with them.
and also its the rooms sizes in japan from what i heard rent is high and rooms are small..
other then that i guess ill be fine with a good job
go to nightclubs during the weekend

does Infected mushroom do alot of concerts in japan still?

and maybe going crazy with so many hot japanese chicks thats all.

the language might take a while but thats all.

nothing much to worry about that you dont in other countries ...

Posted 6/17/07
I think I'm posting too much in here...hehe >.>

I know a girl who lives in Japan, and she's always telling me everything's expensive there -_-

I'm concerned about earthquakes and being in racist neighborhoods too...
Posted 6/17/07
^Ya, I'm kinda concerned about discriminating neighborhoods too.
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