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Would you rather live in Japan or where you live now? If so why?
Lisu 
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I want to move away from the city I'm in but I want to continue living in America.

Japan (from what I've been told by my Japanese teacher and such) has a lot less freedom of choices for your life after a certain point. You chose a path and you can't really deviate ever again from it and such. After a certain point what you're working as is what you're always going to be (with a few exceptions depending the influence of your family). In America you can be 60+ something and still chose to go back to school and start over if you wanted.
Posted 2/20/13

Lisu wrote:

I want to move away from the city I'm in but I want to continue living in America.

Japan (from what I've been told by my Japanese teacher and such) has a lot less freedom of choices for your life after a certain point. You chose a path and you can't really deviate ever again from it and such. After a certain point what you're working as is what you're always going to be (with a few exceptions depending the influence of your family). In America you can be 60+ something and still chose to go back to school and start over if you wanted.


Shit forgot, all the porn is censored.
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butthurtking wrote:


Lisu wrote:

I want to move away from the city I'm in but I want to continue living in America.

Japan (from what I've been told by my Japanese teacher and such) has a lot less freedom of choices for your life after a certain point. You chose a path and you can't really deviate ever again from it and such. After a certain point what you're working as is what you're always going to be (with a few exceptions depending the influence of your family). In America you can be 60+ something and still chose to go back to school and start over if you wanted.


Shit forgot, all the porn is censored. :P


How'd you get that from my post? o_O;
Posted 2/20/13

Lisu wrote:


butthurtking wrote:


Lisu wrote:

I want to move away from the city I'm in but I want to continue living in America.

Japan (from what I've been told by my Japanese teacher and such) has a lot less freedom of choices for your life after a certain point. You chose a path and you can't really deviate ever again from it and such. After a certain point what you're working as is what you're always going to be (with a few exceptions depending the influence of your family). In America you can be 60+ something and still chose to go back to school and start over if you wanted.


Shit forgot, all the porn is censored. :P


How'd you get that from my post? o_O;


freedom of choices
Lisu 
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freedom of choices


That doesn't seem like a freedom of choice. xD It's just censor ship, caused by America actually.
Posted 2/20/13

Lisu wrote:


butthurtking wrote:

freedom of choices


That doesn't seem like a freedom of choice. xD It's just censor ship, caused by America actually.


Nevermind, I guess you don't get it.
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I have a friend who lives in Japan. He grew up in Southern California (where I grew up), he speaks fluent Japanese and has a pretty decent job with Google. At first he loved it there, but after a few months, he said it got really boring. The people there are like robots, they are too set in certain routines and many aren't very adventurous, which he thinks stems from their extreme prejudice, which they try very hard to hide, but that just makes it worse. He says that the Japanese (for the most part) live to work, rather than work to live. Also, everything is super expensive. Things are convenient, clean and efficient, but there's very little real variety. For example, a Mexican restaurant, an Italian restaurant and an American style diner have food that look different, but taste exactly the same - bland.

He says it's a great place to visit, but a terrible place to live, but the Japanese believe they live in the greatest country in the world. Yes, many in the people in the US believe the same, but for all the faults and problems the US has, at least Americans are willing to admit their problems and so eventually fixing them. The Japanese seem to have a harder time coming to terms with their problems. In Japan it's 600 times harder to sue someone, which may seem like a good thing, but ironically, it creates an environment where people get screwed all the time, very politely too. In the US, people may not be so polite, but you get screwed less, for the simple fear of not wanting to get sued. He wants to move back to the US.

So basically, even if you had the advantage of knowing the language and having a good job there, apparently, it isn't a very nice place to live...
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I would like to live there but not spend the rest of my life there. I think California is more suitable for me, since i like learning about all kind of cultures and california has it all.
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As much as I love anime and Japanese games and food etc... I never want to go there. I used to want to, but then every week you hear a new story about people molesting and sexually harassing girls and getting away with it, but then men being arrested for acknowledging the existence of a kid. Not to mention all of the random claims of groping on trains. Not to mention the guilty until proven innocent(and you can't really prove you didn't grope someone without video evidence) attitude of the police.

I can only imagine it would be worse for a foreigner or Gaijin. No thanks. I'll stick with streaming anime and imported products thanks.
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Posted 2/21/13

Lisu wrote:


butthurtking wrote:

freedom of choices


That doesn't seem like a freedom of choice. xD It's just censor ship, caused by America actually.


wait I'm confused, how is japanese porn being censored being caused by America, where porn is not censored
Posted 2/21/13

Living in Japan would be amazing.
I love pretty much everything there~!
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I was planning on moving to Tokyo anyway, so yes, I'd rather live there。
I've been to Tokyo before。。

Yes, everything is a lot more expensive。
Yes, there are creepers all over the place。

but,

my career choice leads me to Tokyo。
Plus, I had a wonderful time when I visited last year (^ ^)v

The environment is clean, the people are super nice, the food is healthier and
they have so much more to offer than this city I'm in currently。。
and really, I'm tired of it here, been here way to long。

But, of course, this is my personal view and preference~ (^w^)
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Living in Japan would be amazing.
I love pretty much everything there~!


Amazing gif!
Best I have seen yet!
10/10. Damn thats funny XD
All in! Big in Japan XD
Posted 2/21/13
No, for to live there would dull its wonders over time. That is all for now, mongrels. *disappears*
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antx0r wrote:

I have a friend who lives in Japan. He grew up in Southern California (where I grew up), he speaks fluent Japanese and has a pretty decent job with Google. At first he loved it there, but after a few months, he said it got really boring. The people there are like robots, they are too set in certain routines and many aren't very adventurous, which he thinks stems from their extreme prejudice, which they try very hard to hide, but that just makes it worse. He says that the Japanese (for the most part) live to work, rather than work to live. Also, everything is super expensive. Things are convenient, clean and efficient, but there's very little real variety. For example, a Mexican restaurant, an Italian restaurant and an American style diner have food that look different, but taste exactly the same - bland.

He says it's a great place to visit, but a terrible place to live, but the Japanese believe they live in the greatest country in the world. Yes, many in the people in the US believe the same, but for all the faults and problems the US has, at least Americans are willing to admit their problems and so eventually fixing them. The Japanese seem to have a harder time coming to terms with their problems. In Japan it's 600 times harder to sue someone, which may seem like a good thing, but ironically, it creates an environment where people get screwed all the time, very politely too. In the US, people may not be so polite, but you get screwed less, for the simple fear of not wanting to get sued. He wants to move back to the US.

So basically, even if you had the advantage of knowing the language and having a good job there, apparently, it isn't a very nice place to live...


That's exactly how I imagined it. Huh, interesting. Regardless, like you said, it is a lovely place to visit - but not necessarily to live in. Is that why whenever, say for example, a Japanese teenager transfers overseas to an American school they are usually all over the place after a few days or weeks, compared to when they first arrive. No wait, that could just be the whole adapting to a new environment thing, and also it depends on their personality..
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