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Would you rather live in Japan or where you live now? If so why?
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Well, since all of the weaboos can't remember history, I'll remind them:
-A lot of the older people there are still butthurt over getting bent over (pun intended) by our naval superiority during WWII.
-Any 'culture' or 'cultural development' they may have recently had is because of us imposing our supposedly 'bad' or 'inferior' culture on them, and you may be wondering why. If you must know, open a history book, preferably one that has details on this thing called 'World War II', or any description of post-war occupation, circa 1945-present.
-Don't go to Okinawa. EVER. If you wonder why, ask the Marine Corps why they feel the need to get their rocks off with children and force bases in to lockdowns.

You might also want to note the folowing:
-RACISM is still fairly prevalent outside of Tokyo! (and even some inside of Tokyo!) That means if you do not look like a local, they will avoid you like the plague. If you're asian but not of Japanese ancestry, it's pretty much the same thing, just to a lesser extent.
-The only places foreigners will ever go are Akihabara and Shibuya (which are too expensive for anybody with less money than Lewis Hamilton anyway). If you see foreigners anywhere else, they're probably USN (like myself).

Oh yeah, you'll love this bit: for the most part, a lot of Japanese people can't speak ANY English! ZOMG! How shocking! It's like they speak a different language or something!

All this means before you go, learn the language. I don't mean "buy a phrasebook", I mean "be fluent", and learn social customs so you don't insult everybody and create an international incident. Of course, if you don't heed my advice, you can go to Japan and see how long being a clueless foreigner lasts you. If you don't know anything before you go: brace for culture shock, and may God have mercy on your soul.


hmmmm I feel like the south must be more racist than the north. I'm up in Aomori (I'm USAF) and people outside in neighboring cities, restaurants, stores and all that are really nice to us.
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i'd prefer to visit there especially in Asahikawa/ Furano, Hokkaido to see DIAMOND SNOW!!
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It'd be awesome to live there, but maybe for only like a year or two just to experience the culture, the land, the people, and to gain a very basic understanding of the language.
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Any reason is valid, but it kind of bugs me that people associate Japan with pop-culture only sometimes.
Hey it's your life, just kind of a vague reason for someone to migrate to a country in my opinion.
Besides, Japan is in a financial crisis and has been since the late 90's, they don't need uneducated people who "just wants to experience living there". It's a burden on the goverment to make room for all those gaijins who wants nothing, but to live out a fetish for asian women/men and experience the crowded streets of Tokyo or whatever.

Please give it a good hard thinking before you just dumb your self in the arms of the Japanese goverment.
When people realise how easy it is to actually get there and exploit some loopholes or generally just live in a grey-zone of the law to stay, it gives the rest of the people who's actually dedicated about it a bad name, which already isn't too great.

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I'd be more than willing to get a vacation home in Japan, but I wouldnt move there permanently.
I love my city, and I can't see myself working in Japan..
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England, Germany, Iceland, Scotland, Russia, Switzerland, Finland and The Motherfucking Dominican Republic are all better.
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meo0o0111 wrote:


CLarose wrote:


meo0o0111 wrote:

I live in Japan right now and although I do love it here I still like it better in the states


There you go! An opinion from someone who actually lives in Japan.

What makes things better in the states than in Japan, in your opinion, If I may ask?


Well Japan has a lot of good things going for it. I mean literally everything is adorable and there is lots of anime and the arcades here are what american arcades wish they could be. But that being said in the states EVERYTHING is cheaper. I'm talking here its a dollar to play a game in an arcade and about 6$ to take a road to a city 30 minutes away. The roads here are incredibly small and if it snows there is basically 0 chance that the roads will be taken care of. Lots of places, especially once you get out of the big cities and go to the smaller cities or towns, look like they are ancient, granted they kind of are, but when everything is old and run down you get kinda tired of it. Also I'm not talking about temples and the such. The old temples are actually really cool!! and the castles in the north are definitely worth a trip. That being said food here is good. Different but good. I find myself missing food from the states. No pizza tastes like pizza, haven't seen fried rice in a long time. The Japanese food is delicious, but thats expected seeing that its, well Japan haha. Overall Japan is a really cool place to see and definitely worth a visit! As far as living here though? I say you would probably want to pass.


Yea, pretty much everything you've said has been told to me by everyone I've ever known that has spent time in Japan. Seems like too many anime fans don't really know anything about Japan as a country and just want to go there because of the Anime. I'm a lot more interested in what Japan has to offer besides that. I'm still iffy about the bath houses, though... Lol
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no i love where i live, free health care and polar bears.
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no i love where i live, free health care and polar bears.


You live in Canada.
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Any reason is valid, but it kind of bugs me that people associate Japan with pop-culture only sometimes.
Hey it's your life, just kind of a vague reason for someone to migrate to a country in my opinion.
Besides, Japan is in a financial crisis and has been since the late 90's, they don't need uneducated people who "just wants to experience living there". It's a burden on the goverment to make room for all those gaijins who wants nothing, but to live out a fetish for asian women/men and experience the crowded streets of Tokyo or whatever.

Please give it a good hard thinking before you just dumb your self in the arms of the Japanese goverment.
When people realise how easy it is to actually get there and exploit some loopholes or generally just live in a grey-zone of the law to stay, it gives the rest of the people who's actually dedicated about it a bad name, which already isn't too great.



You win this thread. This is the best post in this thread. Everybody should read it.

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I prefer where I live now 'cause my family is here, but I would want to go on a trip there.
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Japan for a vacation because i would have access to the japanese light novels much easier than here.
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Japan is strict, crowded and full of people who give zero fucks about anyone else. So I'd rather live where I live now.
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BearSol wrote:

Japan is strict, crowded and full of people who give zero fucks about anyone else. So I'd rather live where I live now.


You are wrong. You are talking about the dense cities and not everything else.























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