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Would you rather live in Japan or where you live now? If so why?
Posted 1/28/13
Definitely in Japan, this country [The Netherlands] Sucks to much, no Swaggy, not alot of Otaku and this country.. is nothing much. No Sakura Blossoms and such.... -P
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I live in Sweden in a small town, were everybody knows everyone and what you have done and have not done. It´s annoying so yeah I would happily move to Japan.


Damn...Can't fuck the football team and get away with it.

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Posted 1/28/13 , edited 1/28/13
I'd love to live in Japan. I mean, there are downs (earthquakes, earthquakes, earthquakes, and the fact that I feel really fat everytime I go because the girls and boys are so skinny ><, it's sooooo hot in summer and soooooooooo cold in winter) but there are so many things that I love in Japan.

The food. Saizeriya. I love Saizeriya. It's so yummy and affordable. And the drinks bar! ALL THE MELON SODA. ♥ And Convinience Stores! Yakisoba pan! Mitarashi Dango! Festival food! TAKOYAKI!!!

Ikebukuro, manga, games, posters, COMIKET!, doujinshi, mandarake, manga cafes, manga zashi without the horrendous shipping charges, character CDs!!!, just so many things... ♥♥

I can go see Tenimyu, I can go see Super Junior~

I can improve my japanese, especially my spoken japanese and comprehension.

Anime actually shows on TV.

And KARAOKE! All the songs! All the anime songs, All the Japanese songs, Even the Disney songs!

I love Australia. But if I had the opportunity to live in Japan, I'd be gone in a heartbeat.
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Posted 1/28/13

CLarose wrote:


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


Haha don't be XD on a list of cool things in japan I'd say thats number 3 behind Shinto temples on new years and Sakura festivals
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Posted 1/28/13

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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.


If you saw the North you would see that it is a LOT more rural than you think.
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Posted 1/28/13
Although it would be grand to visit, I wouldn't want to live there. First of all, I'm pretty sure I couldn't tolerate the food. I've eaten a few Japanese dishes, snacks and candies over the year and didn't really enjoy the experience. And though I do know a handful of Japanese words and admire the culture and, of course, am very fond of anime, and I've liked nearly every Japanese person I ever met, I don't think I'd be happy living in a land where I couldn't speak the language or read the street signs. I have several friends who did live there for long periods of time, one gentleman who was stationed there during the Army occupation after the war and another fellow who lived there for ten years and taught English and both dragged home a lot of the Japanese culture with them. Odd thing is, neither of them watch anime. Go figure.
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Posted 1/28/13
well... Japan does sound like a nice place to live in. but i'd rather stay here in my country.
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Posted 1/28/13

ItsMev wrote:


maaaaallin wrote:

I live in Sweden in a small town, were everybody knows everyone and what you have done and have not done. It´s annoying so yeah I would happily move to Japan.


Damn...Can't fuck the football team and get away with it.

Life sucks );


Hahah, haven´t done that. But yeah, sometimes it truly does.
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Posted 1/28/13
To me, Canada will always be home, but I would love to visit Japan. Also, I have been told by close family friends who spent several years in Japan that things are great and the people are really nice to you as long as you're just a tourist, but as soon as you try and establish yourself permanently, a whole other side comes out and you're treated poorly because you're a "stranger." I don't know how much of this is true and I wouldn't want to offend anyone from Japan, but that doesn't sound too pleasant.
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Posted 1/28/13
I'd love to there have such a rich heavy culture not to mention the attractions and the small living spaces would suit me so much better
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Posted 1/28/13 , edited 1/28/13
Definately a vacation only place.

And if you want cherry blossom trees, Washington has them, and a Cherry Blossom Festival which is entertaining as well.
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Posted 1/28/13
I would like to live in Japan instead of Ireland because I love Japanese culture, history, food, people, scenery, TV, etc. You get the picture.

If I could get a job and get into school. that would be ideal as I already know a little Japanese but I would have to learn it too outside of school.

Also, in Japan, they don't throw talented people into a school with every other normal person as if they have no potential, right?
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Posted 1/28/13 , edited 1/28/13
I would rather live where I was now. Japan seems great and interesting, yes, but I don't speak the language, so I'd need to at least learn minimal Japanese before living there. Also, consider living expenses. Japan's economy is not the best (nor the the United States' though), so it's much more expensive to live there and buy things there.

Also, the culture and etiquette there differs from my mother country, so I'd need to research it before living there, otherwise, I'd stick out like a sore thumb for not acting Japanese.

The other matter is worrying about xenophobia. I'm clearly a fair skinned, freckled and brunette European-white chick, who doesn't have a drop of Asian blood in her, and I would be a little afraid that I'd be treated badly/differently because I'm a foreign looking person. I've heard mixed responses about how foreign women are treated in Japan.

I love the culture of Japan, yes, but I am not prepared to make a foray into the country yet, or for that matter, live there full time. I'll maybe visit when I'm older/of-age, but for now, I'll stay in the US.
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Posted 1/28/13
not really cause that would probably make me hate the country just like how im hating where i live atm moment =.= i would rather just go on holidays there instead of living there plus i wouldnt even want to step out of my house >.<
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Posted 1/28/13

meo0o0111 wrote:


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.


If you saw the North you would see that it is a LOT more rural than you think.


Every country has rural parts, but seeing as the majority of Japan's population resides in the city, when speaking about them generally, we refer to the greater percentage. Thus when generalizing Japan, we speak of it's urban areas which contain 86% of their entire population, 66.8% living in the large cities.

I hope this cleared things up for you.
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