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I lived in japan for 2 years. The one thing I disliked about it was the lack of public wifi. For some reason in japan there is very few public wifi spots. I think that's why most mobile providers don't have caps like we do in the usa our mobile phone plans really are shit and god awful,
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I lived in japan for 2 years. The one thing I disliked about it was the lack of public wifi. For some reason in japan there is very few public wifi spots. I think that's why most mobile providers don't have caps like we do in the usa our mobile phone plans really are shit and god awful,


Hahahahaha Yess! I feel you on that one 100% What is the deal with that?
I'm in Ecuador, a developing country, and every resteraunt has free wifi. Just ask and they'll type it in for you.

Ecuador is not the most advanced country in the world. I always wondered what is up with the Wifi in Japan. It's neighbor S.Korea has wifi everywhere and even Thailand wasn't as shabby. LOL

I forgot to mention that.

Folks if you go to Japan get Tmobile as they have a great unlimited international plan. It works great outside the USA.
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I definitely want to visit soon and I would like to live there in the future. I wouldn't want to live there permanently but living there a year or so and getting to experience a culture outside of my own.
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Okay about the Anime part. It is everywhere but expensive to see back issues plus it is all in Japanese. Crunchyroll is the best.
And yes you don't want to move to Japan because of Anime. Anime is dorky in Japan as well. It is really funny how Anime is EVERYWHERE. In EVERY picture, advertisement, and street corner and yet the Japanese act like it is the most disgusting thing ever to like it. Yes liking anime is dorky in Japan too, probably even more so.


That sounds contradicting. You say anime is everywhere buy also you shouldn't move to there because of it. I hope to move there someday in distant future and mostly because of anime, and I wouldn't care about talking to people there who doesn't like it. Just as I don't talk about it to my friends in Finland who doesn't understand anything about it. I don't care what others think about my interests at all, so if the anime is as overwhelming there as you say it sounds like best place on earth to me lol
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I plan to live in Japan permanently later on in life.
But, other than teaching English, what are the possibilities of a job for being (potentially) well off financially? I don't mind living in the countryside either, but a sharehouse wouldn't be too shabby either.
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That sounds contradicting. You say anime is everywhere buy also you shouldn't move to there because of it. I hope to move there someday in distant future and mostly because of anime, and I wouldn't care about talking to people there who doesn't like it. Just as I don't talk about it to my friends in Finland who doesn't understand anything about it. I don't care what others think about my interests at all, so if the anime is as overwhelming there as you say it sounds like best place on earth to me lol


Welcome to Japan. So many things are contradicting in this country.

Example: Japanese are usually shy and more reserved but get them in a Karaoke bar and you see a whole different person. LOL
Many think anime is for Otaku but it is in every part of their daily life. It is on every street corner and almost every poster, subway, advertisement etc.

It is a great place. Please go visit. You can get lost for days in Akihabara if Anime is your thing.


I plan to live in Japan permanently later on in life.
But, other than teaching English, what are the possibilities of a job for being (potentially) well off financially? I don't mind living in the countryside either, but a sharehouse wouldn't be too shabby either.


Looking for online jobs is good. Offer a service online such as transcription, affiliate marketing, art, dropshipping, start a video making business. Any type of business you can manage online. Read the 4 hour work week. Great book to give you ideas on how to live a nomadic life in several countries.
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I would certainly like to visit, but I don't think I would want to live there indefinitely.
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I'm very intrigued by the idea. I really want to study abroad in Japan for a year when I'm in grad school. But apart from learning Japanese and figuring out which schools have a good study abroad program...not the slightest.

I also want to go to a cooking school. I love Japanese food.
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Well ilovekaiju sorry but I'm already... in Japan. It is quite amazing. I'm a student at Waseda University staying in Japan till next year August. It is one of the most amazing things I have experienced so far.

Tell me, were you a student when you visited Japan or were you simply a tourist? Tell me, what were the top 3 most amazing things that happened to you while you were in Japan and what would you recommend doing while in Japan?

Here is a good bye picture of me and Waseda students during sports event, enjoy ^.^ I hope you all can visit Japan sometime, just put in hard work and you can achieve your dreams!
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I'm very intrigued by the idea. I really want to study abroad in Japan for a year when I'm in grad school. But apart from learning Japanese and figuring out which schools have a good study abroad program...not the slightest.

I also want to go to a cooking school. I love Japanese food.


There are visas you can get for that especially if you are under 30 but you have to start in the USA first doing those things. So find some Sushi,Ramen, Tonkatsu, training course locally and then you can later transfer it over when you are ready. But before they let you in they need to make sure you are serious about the cultural exchange.


Tell me, were you a student when you visited Japan or were you simply a tourist? Tell me, what were the top 3 most amazing things that happened to you while you were in Japan and what would you recommend doing while in Japan?


I was neither. I just lived there for a short time because I love Japan. My job allows me to live almost anywhere in the world. RIght now I'm in Latin America.

Basically I work online. As long as I have email I'm good. I could literally just live in any country for 6 months and then go back.
I'm in Latin America now. I'll be back to Asia soon enough and then back to Japan. Going there for 1 month in March.
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