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Would you rather live in Japan or where you live now? If so why?
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Posted 2/21/13 , edited 2/21/13

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yeah~ i love the fashion there!! and also.. the weather isn't as sh*t as here in the UK!


Um... I know it really depends on where you are, but I think you'll get tired of the Japanese weather real fast.
Summers around Tokyo are very hot and humid and more to the south you go the worse it gets usually. As in, you may think you're sweating heavily, but it's not sweat.
Going to see how the weather is in Sapporo next summer.
After summer you get the very charming typhoon season, if you think UK pours and storms can be bad, you haven't seen anything yet.
I must admit I have only experienced one Japanese winter in Osaka and Tokyo but they are plain weird, one day I'm walking around in the sun in my t-shirt and the other day it's snowing like mad and freezing.
Spring I can't say anything about, I still need to plan a trip there around Hanami, maybe someone else can enlighten you about that season.

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i don't really know. I am fascinated by Japanese culture, food, anime, history, and many other things. I do want to visit Japan in the near future, and i most likely do have an urge to settle in there, but i am really ignorant about about japan. There are other factors, such as family and friends that will prevent me from living in Japan. It is not that they do not want me to live in Japan, it's just that i do not want to far away from them. In other words, my choice is to stay close to my family! Instead of going far away. Though, i do not know what exactly going to happen in future. I might stay in United States, or i might move to Europe. Who knows, but i sure would love to have an adventure.

I am planning on doing peace core, and it would awesome, if i got an opportunity to live among the native settlers in Japan.
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I like living in Phoenix, Arizona, however I would love to travel to another country for example like Japan.
I don't know if I would want to live there because I don't know what it's like, but if I learned enough Japanese,
had enough money to live there, and made new friends then I definitely would.
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isweetchan wrote:

yeah~ i love the fashion there!! and also.. the weather isn't as sh*t as here in the UK!


Um... I know it really depends on where you are, but I think you'll get tired of the Japanese weather real fast.
Summers around Tokyo are very hot and humid and more to the south you go the worse it gets usually. As in, you may think you're sweating heavily, but it's not sweat.
Going to see how the weather is in Sapporo next summer.
After summer you get the very charming typhoon season, if you think UK pours and storms can be bad, you haven't seen anything yet.
I must admit I have only experienced one Japanese winter in Osaka and Tokyo but they are plain weird, one day I'm walking around in the sun in my t-shirt and the other day it's snowing like mad and freezing.
Spring I can't say anything about, I still need to plan a trip there around Hanami, maybe someone else can enlighten you about that season.



it seems like you quoted from my un-edited post~ i said in my edited post that i would like to just go for a month holiday ^^
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I'd rather live where I am now: Japan requires a lot of change, and it'd be very difficult for me to take on the customs, language, behaviors, etc. But I'd love to visit Japan one day!
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I might visit one day if I'm rich but I wouldn't want to live there.

I prefer Europe by a long shot, not to mention it would be easier to blend in and the languages are nowhere near as difficult to learn as Japanese would be.

Also I hear the weather in Japan can get very humid and I couldn't be doing with that. I can only cope with Ireland and England's dull weather or very cold weather,
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isweetchan wrote:
it seems like you quoted from my un-edited post~ i said in my edited post that i would like to just go for a month holiday ^^


Naw, I just wanted to point out that part as I didn't quite agree with it, being a frequent visitor to both Japan and the UK.
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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...


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..


Seriously, you can't really conclude about how living at a certain place would be like from someone elses opinion. You would have to go there yourself. I've read lots on the internet about peopel visiting/studying in Japan and wether or not it would be nice living there and whatnot. And guess what, some love it, some don't. As an example I read on a blog who's owner had studied Japanese in Japan and he really enjoyed it, and most of what he wrote really deviates from what the guy you quoted did. I would really like for some of the people here to read it but it's in my mothertounge (Swedish) and google translate would probably ruin the experience. However. Don't judge something based on what others say, experience it yourself.
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Shrapnel893 wrote:


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..


Seriously, you can't really conclude about how living at a certain place would be like from someone elses opinion. You would have to go there yourself. I've read lots on the internet about peopel visiting/studying in Japan and wether or not it would be nice living there and whatnot. And guess what, some love it, some don't. As an example I read on a blog who's owner had studied Japanese in Japan and he really enjoyed it, and most of what he wrote really deviates from what the guy you quoted did. I would really like for some of the people here to read it but it's in my mothertounge (Swedish) and google translate would probably ruin the experience. However. Don't judge something based on what others say, experience it yourself.


Well obviously. I was just saying that's how I imagined it, nothing more. Also, it was someone else's experience that he posted about (his friend's), not their opinion or his own. It is a lovely place to visit, but not necessarily to live - that's my own opinion on the matter. Different people have different experiences doing the same things, that's a fact of life.

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The constant threat of Godzilla...

no thanks, I'll stick in sunny San Diego.
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It is an amazing gif.
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Oh, Japan, easily. I took three years of high school Japanese, and I'm in the navy, so when I deploy that just makes everything easier. Free travel, man. That way I can visit and see for myself, and decide if I want to try to make a permanent move. Japanese food and history and culture attract me even more than anime does.

Not that California's that bad. It's nice here, when it's not 32 degrees in the morning. << Last winter was so much warmer than this! I don't know what happened.
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I would just love to visit for like 2 months and go all tourist mode and go everywhere. I would live there only if I spoke the language
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I would love to visit if I had the money but right now I'd stay where I've always lived cause wouldn't want to live where I do. Unless you like snow then here wouldn't suit your needs. Where am I right now? Just a bunch of islands making up the state of Hawaii.
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Shrapnel893 wrote:


crownhaha wrote:


Shrapnel893 wrote:


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..


Seriously, you can't really conclude about how living at a certain place would be like from someone elses opinion. You would have to go there yourself. I've read lots on the internet about peopel visiting/studying in Japan and wether or not it would be nice living there and whatnot. And guess what, some love it, some don't. As an example I read on a blog who's owner had studied Japanese in Japan and he really enjoyed it, and most of what he wrote really deviates from what the guy you quoted did. I would really like for some of the people here to read it but it's in my mothertounge (Swedish) and google translate would probably ruin the experience. However. Don't judge something based on what others say, experience it yourself.


Well obviously. I was just saying that's how I imagined it, nothing more. Also, it was someone else's experience that he posted about (his friend's), not their opinion or his own. It is a lovely place to visit, but not necessarily to live - that's my own opinion on the matter. Different people have different experiences doing the same things, that's a fact of life.




I'm just saying to keep an open mind and don't decide anything before you've tried it yourself. As with new food you know. I see alot of people saying they would if they know the language. I don't know about you guys but from Sweden you can travel to Japan and study Japanese, then after 3-6 months you get to start looking for your first job (you will work part-time while continuing studies). The school will help you to look for an "apato" etc. CBA writing a book about it, if you're interested you can google yourself.
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