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Biggest fear of moving to Japan
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30 / F / Houston, TX
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earthquakes tornados hurricanes/typhoons tidal waves sea level rising heatwaves volcanic eruptions

next is language barrier

then society
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30 / M / Monterey
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^typhoons are fun!
well.. the aftermath is atleast
everyone is so caring and shares everything
and we even have block parties!
even though there isn't any power.

plus everyone actually goes outside to play or just walk around!
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39 / M / el paso tx
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I would move to Japan in a heart beat but i dont have the money or speak the language
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flippizzle wrote:

earthquakes tornados hurricanes/typhoons tidal waves sea level rising heatwaves volcanic eruptions

next is language barrier

then society


well you have to worry about natural disasters anywhere you go

as for language eventually after 3months i think it will stick since your surrounded by that language




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cultural shock would probably be your worst nightmare

you don't feel it at first since everything still seem intruding and fun, but later on reality set in and people panics.

I'm not really that worried about moving to Japan though, been there before, honestly, terrible place to live lol, everything's pricy and cramped.


Sin3000 wrote:

biggest problem ill have is the chopsticks
i been trying for 30min~60min trying to pick up a dam marble with them.



use spoons for the hard to pick up foods, unless it's considered impolite in Japan/



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Gt-racing wrote:


Sin3000 wrote:

biggest problem ill have is the chopsticks
i been trying for 30min~60min trying to pick up a dam marble with them.



use spoons for the hard to pick up foods, unless it's considered impolite in Japan/


NONSENSE
i will defeat these chopsticks
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lumiina wrote:

^Ya, I'm kinda concerned about discriminating neighborhoods too.


Well, Lumina, in Japan, and most countries, for that matter, the more international/touristy the area, the more accepting they are of foreigners. Just think of America, for instance. Someone in...say, Alabama, Kansas, or Nebraska wouldn't be as used to foreign people as say, someone from New York. While some Japanese are more xenophobic than Americans are (We are, after all, a mix of everything in the world) there are many that are quite welcoming to foreigners. Most Japanese/Asian teens think everything American is trendy, and many also think foreigners are hot. It's just about the same over here when you think about it. XD

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28 / M / Spencer,Iowa 51301
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Just about money and getting a job not really a fear just a necessity.
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I'm planning a long term excursion to a language institute in a year and a half. During my excursion, my number one goal is language mastery, and my second goal is to determine if it is ever possible for me to do screenwriting in a foreign language. I won't lie, sometimes I look at a page of sakubun and see nothing but gibberish. My greatest fear is that the language will always be awkward, and my excursion will never bear viable fruit.

When I feel the most crestfallen and hopeless, I remember the immigrant filmmaker Frank Capra and the pair that guy had, and what he was able to accomplish in his lifetime. And I battle onward, knowing that I will always regret never trying.

And Sin, the best hashi (chopstick) training is eating udon! (slippery and messy, messing up means you have a lot to lose!)
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26 / F / sumwhere, cool
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don't worry if God wants u to be in Japan He'll protect u
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23 / F / the square
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i would be afraid i wouldnt understand anyone and get lost or something
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34 / F / Baguio City, Phil...
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directions of places to go, learning the language especially in a non english speaking country.
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31 / M / Melbourne
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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?


ur an idiot, we have every kinda of food, and its expensive to travel there not expensive to live and if u live there u know all the cheap places, in japan there is high market competition so things are cheaper then u think, and there is only clubs in particular parts of tokyo just like in every city.
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31 / M / Melbourne
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padlet wrote:

that i can't speak the language and will get lost and die.

people can speak english aswell u know.


I dont understand why people think they will get lost in another country, most western orientated countrys have english speaking people in them.
Posted 6/17/07
well..getting accustomed w/ a new culture and earthquakes..i heard there are frequent earthquakes in japan..
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