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How likely is it that you will try to learn Japanese?
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Posted 2/29/16 , edited 2/29/16

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Oooooohhhh that would piss me off. Shit like that happens here as well though.
I actually think being a shufu could be kinda fun, except that I have no intention of getting married. Especially not before 30 >.> But I kinda knew most of that stuff since I used to talk to my Japanese Sensei during lunch. I don't have any debt, but I also don't want a "real" job by any means.
I'm studying lighting design for theatre, but I really just want to be a roadie~
I can pretty much do that anywhere that has bands, so I don't know that I would really stay in Japan for a long time. The retirement thing is a bit much. I don't want to work forever >.>

I kind of stalk a lot of ex-pats who live in Korea on Youtube hehe. I don't know why I haven't bothered to look for people who live in Japan.
In all honesty, I'm more concerned about having tattoos(none yet, but I want some) and super short hair than anything else.

On that note, I have been watching too much anime because as of 4 hours ago, I would like to work at a bookstore in Japan. #ihavenolife


The one thing to keep in mind is that if you want to legally work in Japan, you need to have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree to be able to obtain sponsorship through a place of employment. Even if you are fluent in Japanese (N1 level, and you've passed all your kanji exams to prove you can read at a native level) you still will not find sponsorship if you're looking for a job outside of the educator role. The reason for this is you must be able to perform you can do that job better than a Japanese citizen, which is very hard to do for a foreigner unless it's in English as a second language education. The only way you could potentially work as a lighting engineer in Japan is if you could find a company in the country you live in that wanted to send you to Japan to work in that area of expertise. However, I'm all about breaking the mode, so if you can find a company to sponsor you for it DO IT. :D

Throughout my 20's I just kinda floated around. I took my time in college and I wasted time in Japan hah. I was hoping I'd get to see the country, and I did over the course of 4 years... but not nearly as much as I had wanted to. Just no time outside of work. The work ethic is pretty rigid. I'd go to work at 10AM for classes and leave work at 9:10PM. I didn't work the whole time, but the time in between classes wasn't long enough for me to go home. :(

I hate feeling like a party pooper when it comes to living in Japan because I LOVED it. It's just a little unbalanced for foreigners. I made about 2,000 dollars a month and the majority of it went to rent and taxes and insurance. I was spending more in taxes (city taxes) and insurance than I was for my rent haha. My rent was about 460 USD, my city taxes (that I had to pay separately at the conbini) were about 200 USD a month by the time I left and my insurance was about 260 USD a month by the time I left. National taxes were already removed from my monthly paycheck, and were at about 150 USD. Electric was about 40-60USD, gas was about 30 USD... Actually, I bet I still have my excel sheets for how much money I spent and how much I could spend "for fun" monthly if anyone is interested--and I was one of the few individuals who made more than a lot of the others who worked eikaiwa. XD


I am very impressed with your experience in Japan Kerensa, and would love it if you can provide us with some ideas for us to all become more familiar with the Japanese culture as well as the language. This group is very serious about making each other's lives more like an anime, and learning Japanese is just one more step of living that anime (at least for some of us it is). ^_^
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Posted 2/29/16

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Oi minna~
It's your very friendly Information Broker, pinkhairedneko!

I was curious about how many of you know Japanese or would like to study it at some point! I told Dunemachine that I have been studying Japanese for about 6 years (that doesn't mean I'm any good) and he said that I should teach him ^.^

As a result I've been thinking that maybe those of us who are interested can find a way to learn/practice Japanese together this summer. What do you all think?


Pinkhairedneko, your idea is golden. Lets begin a free Japanese learning program this Summer! The program will run under your leadership and maybe several other members who are experienced in Japanese. You can give me the details through a pm as to how you want to implement this program. ^_^
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Posted 2/29/16

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I am very impressed with your experience in Japan Kerensa, and would love it if you can provide us with some ideas for us to all become more familiar with the Japanese culture as well as the language. This group is very serious about making each other's lives more like an anime, and learning Japanese is just one more step of living that anime (at least for some of us it is). ^_^


Well if you have questions feel free to ask. Real Japan doesn't really match what you see in anime, though.
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Kerensa wrote:


ThaiSuperman wrote:

I am very impressed with your experience in Japan Kerensa, and would love it if you can provide us with some ideas for us to all become more familiar with the Japanese culture as well as the language. This group is very serious about making each other's lives more like an anime, and learning Japanese is just one more step of living that anime (at least for some of us it is). ^_^


Well if you have questions feel free to ask. Real Japan doesn't really match what you see in anime, though.


Of course not~
A lot of my foreign friends always tell me that they though American women look like Angelina Jolie before they came here xD
Humans are strange hehe ^.*
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Sign me up bois, i only got like a week or two of learning since i had to stop because of the schoolz T^T
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conyete wrote:

Sign me up bois, i only got like a week or two of learning since i had to stop because of the schoolz T^T


When is your summer break?
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conyete wrote:

Sign me up bois, i only got like a week or two of learning since i had to stop because of the schoolz T^T


When is your summer break?

Lol, i worded that wrong, i meant that i learned 1-2 weeks of japanese speech. My summer break is May 25 counting the early release.
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I understood what you meant I'm probably going to teaching on Skype.
You have an account, right? I don't want to clog the thread too much, so we should chat about it on discord or skype!
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I wish you luck
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Posted 3/1/16

Kerensa wrote:

I wish you luck :D


Are you interested in tutoring and/or having a Japanese chat room?
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Kerensa wrote:

I wish you luck :D


Are you interested in tutoring and/or having a Japanese chat room?


Gosh, I really don't have a lot of time for these sorts of things. =\ My work hours are odd, I have homework for my Masters program due weekly, and Saturdays are busy because I drive 2 hours up to the cities to attend kendo. I don't mind answering questions in the form of emails or forum posts, I just don't have time to tutor or running a chatroom or skype call thing. It'd have to be something I suddenly notice I Have time to do and happens only now and again.
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I've been studying since about last summer. Pace has been pretty slow with the up and down levels of motivation so I'm going to think about this, might help me somewhat.
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I know the basics, but would like to learn enough to hold a simple conversation before my school's exchange trip to Japan in late June, so sign me up!
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Posted 3/3/16 , edited 3/3/16
I'm actually taking Japanese this semester at college its really simple once you have the basic sentence structure down:) also katakana and hiragana are easy to remember.
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Posted 3/3/16

Cenric wrote:

I've been studying since about last summer. Pace has been pretty slow with the up and down levels of motivation so I'm going to think about this, might help me somewhat.



FruitPunchSamurai987 wrote:

I know the basics, but would like to learn enough to hold a simple conversation before my school's exchange trip to Japan in late June, so sign me up!


please vote in the new poll found here:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-942441/structure-of-the-japanese-learing-group-please-comment

And then leave a comment about what you want to get out of tutoring sessions!
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