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TofuQueen
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Impossible to know without at least visiting first...ask again in September. laugh

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himexcherry
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In an ideal world definitely, yes!

In reality, the best for me would be to travel there.

I think rather than living there I just have an infatuation with the culture and history of that part of the world in general, it's one of those few places in the world that is strongly influenced by Eastern and Western culture and the two kind of mesh, and I think that is kind of cool. I could definitely see myself visiting all the shrines and temples.

And lets not forget the food. I would live over there just for the food, it all looks so good (says the person who burns toast >.<)

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sarah-eats-cupcakes
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if the language barrier is gone then why not?
after watching lost in translation I became even more convinced that I wouldn't have trouble integrating myself into Japanese society


Banarok
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well probably for atleast 5 years, but since they don't allow dual citizenship, i'd decide after that if i want to stay.

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Wyllia
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Well, they allow permanent residence without citizenship so I don't see the problem there.

That3rdGuy
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Hell no! I've been there twice and had many bad experiences, including being mugged at knife point by a bunch of teenagers (I ran like hell and they gave up chase after a bit thankfully because I had all my money on me) and having many people being racist towards me. A LOT of people assumed I was racist and thought I was better than them. Seems like nobody like Americans laugh. Some shit straight out of a manga happened where a guy bumped into me on purpose and expected money. He started following and threatening me in broken English so I surprise bitch slapped the shit out of him so hard his eye began to swell. Didn't get in trouble because I ran since some bystander appeared to be calling the police laugh. The last time was the worst because I went to jail for beating up some guy who kept following me saying "fakyu" (fuck you) and throwing shit at me. There were witness statements saying I went berserk on some innocent pedestrian for no reason even though at least one of those witnesses watched nearly the entire incident. Sat in jail for a bit and then they deported me. One official of some sort told me to never to return to Japan again. I wonder if I'm barred from that country now laugh
I wouldn't care. Pretty much everyone there I met is boring and quiet. They just keep to themselves too much. Not to mention most of them are closet perverts. I went into a manga shop and most the people were buying hardcore lolicon, incest, and scat hentai manga. Then there's the "used schoolgirl" panty vending machines. I guess closet perverts doesn't really apply, since their so open about incest pedophilia cartoons. Even the anime they show on TV has incest themes and they act like a "lolicon," AKA a pedophile, isn't that bad of a person like some whacky old man who always goes outside in his underwear.
"Oh you! You were just taking upskirt pictures of my 8 year old daughter, you silly loicon. Ahahaha! You shouldn't hide in the bushes while middle-school girls are in swimming class or the police will think you're doing something terrible instead of something so very innocent. Here, take my daughter's panties and good luck filming little girls in awkward, revealing positions." laugh

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BlackOrion
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Going on vacation sure, living never.

That3rdGuy
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When I said they thought I was better then them, I meant that they must have assumed that I has some sort of superiority complex. Not everyone was racist toward me; some people were quite nice and helpful. I must add that sleeping with Japanese girls is like sleeping with a moaning corpse (all 6 just laid there staring at me and making sounds while I did all the work). roll eyes
It's a pretty neat place. but I'd NEVER EVER EVER live there. Another funny thing I remembered was when I was on a crowded subway. Now, I have kind of long hair (a little lower than my shoulders) and a pretty big ass for a skinny guy (I've had girls tell me they wish they had my ass laugh ). At first I thought somebody just bumped into my butt since everyone was basically on top of eachother. Then I felt a hand slip between my legs and the person felt my testicles and pulled away I looked around and saw some red-faced, embarrassed looking guy staring at the floor and wiping his hand. I said to him "Thanks for scratching my balls." and he started apologizing in English and Japanese and squeezed his way away from me.
Then another time on the subway, a bunch of school kids (high schoolers) got on and one girl sat next to me. She nudges me and points with her eyes down towards her lap to show me her panties. She didn't speak a word on English except "thank you" and "super" (at least that's all I heard)and we went to one of the sex hotels After having sex with what was basically a sex toy that makes noise and doesn't move, she told me "Supa [Japanese speak] sankyu!" and I never talked to her again.
Japan isn't all bad, but I'd never live there. I doubt I'll even go there again (especially since I may be banned from there laugh )

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makoz
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8:24 pm, Apr 6 2013
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Vacation? Yes.
Working/living there? Probably not. Not a fan of vertical hierarchy and the live for work attitude. To be honest, we also have a similar "live for work" attitude in the US, but it is masked by the "perks" that you get in a company.

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Post #594019 - Reply to (#593927) by rexytheking
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Well doesn't living in japan defeat the purpose of knowing japanese? If you know japanese in another country, you'll be special and thus you can gloat about your japanese to others. However in japan, you'll just be treated as a japanese-wannabe if you don't look japanese. It'll be easier finding a job in anywhere else but japan as well since you're competing against not many people that know japanese whereas every single last person (cept tourists or something) knows japanese.


In Japan you are special cause you can speak perfect English (or in my case, German) then. Also if you are fluent in Japanese and English you can probably find a good job as interpreter in Japan.

As for me I'd readily move to Japan if I knew the language. I hate western culture. It is too blunt, too direct, too insensitive to the subtleties that I love about Japanese culture. Plus the people there look better too (just my preference) ^_^

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9:21 pm, Apr 6 2013
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Yes! I deffinetly would!!!!! smile

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darkraiders
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9:47 pm, Apr 6 2013
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No, Japan culture seem a bit too crazy for me.


scorpian8867
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9:55 pm, Apr 6 2013
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From what I've heard, Japan sounds like a horrible place to live. Though I'm sure many people will happily answer "yes" believing that life in Japan is exactly appears to be in anime.

Rukia168
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10:01 pm, Apr 6 2013
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Definitely NO.
Admiring their culture from afar is more that enough for me.

edit: (But I'd like to see the country myself at least once...)


switchgear
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10:04 pm, Apr 6 2013
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Anime and manga are great, but in this age of technology I can live in a place like Canada and enjoy their entertainment without have to deal with their society. Their history is interesting, but so is Nazi German history, but i would not want to live there either.

I would not even want to live in the US, never mind a country with as many people as Japan, way too many people in too small a space.

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