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Post #594041 - Reply to (#593919) by CuthienSilmeriel

12:27 am, Apr 7 2013
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Had to look up what "inaka" meant... (to save others the trouble, it's the countryside).
And good luck with trying to change their minds on animal rights; IIRC in some regions of Japan they eat seafood like squid or crayfish while it's still alive and squirming in the plate... dead

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the fork of truth

12:30 am, Apr 7 2013
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No. I'd miss my home and my people too much. A visit now and then would have to suffice for me...
Actually right now I'm learning Japanese (or at least I'm trying to) so that I can visit a games convention in Japan someday. <3

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Post #594044 - Reply to (#594006) by That3rdGuy
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12:48 am, Apr 7 2013
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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 ...

I don't believe a single word of this.

Post #594052

2:08 am, Apr 7 2013
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well...i know english and chinese and somewhat spanish so...I wouldn't live in Japan per se.....I don't know....I can't really imagine myself living in a foreign country right now. I'm not particularly savvy with public transport and driving so I'm in a nutshell aren't I...

If I had the money, if I had the job, if I knew the terrirtory, if I knew the right people then yeah, I'll live there but not forever maybe.

when I answered the poll, I thought on a permanent basis like living there forever so I said no but if it isn't forever, if I can come and go as I please, yeah.

This is disregarding my family and friends and simply personal thought

Post #594068

3:40 am, Apr 7 2013
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hmm...I am not so sure. I should try going there first. Though I heard stories from my teacher (he is a designer and once help open up exhibition in japan) what happened is Japanese is ashamed to come to foreign exhibition that is not by their own (they set up a closed lounge for the pro that visit due to that reason). From there, I deduce foreigner will have a hard time, especially finding work.

Post #594127 - Reply to (#594024) by scorpian8867
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3:59 pm, Apr 7 2013
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Anime depicts life in Japan very differently, even between anime conceived by the same authors: You'll get a different impression of Japan in, let's say, Sakura Card Captors than the one you'll get in Blood-C. In fact, if you have watched many anime you'll get the impression that the Japanese may want any foreigners to believe that Japan is hell itself. Heck, even family anime like Detective Conan may lead you to believe that in Japan murders are extremely commonplace. That's why I sincerely cannot understand how any anime fan might want to live in Japan because "life in Japan is exactly appears to be in anime." Really, the only way anybody may think Japan is an ideal utopia is if they cherrypick a lot, like they'll only ever watch stuff like Sakura Card Captors or K-on and refuse to watch any other type of anime. Because I seriously doubt you'll get the impression Japan is a paradise in, let's say, Demon City Shinjuku, Akira, Sukeban Deka or Gakuen Tokusou Hikaruon.

Post #594152 - Reply to (#594127) by gundamgundam
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7:13 pm, Apr 7 2013
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Anime depicts life in Japan very differently, even between anime conceived by the same authors: You'll get a different impression of Japan in, let's say, Sakura Card Captors than the one you'll get in Blood-C. In fact, if you have watched many anime you'll get the impression that the Japanese may wa ...

I'm sure no one is equating most of those titles with life in Japan. Many of those (blood-c, Akira, etc) are fantasy worlds. It would be like saying I don't want to live in the US because they have shiny vampires. I would think most people who equate anime Japan with real Japan in their fantasies would be looking more at K-On, Suzuka, any school themed anime/manga and other slice of life anime/manga as a representation of Japan.

It would be a nice place to visit for a couple of weeks or even a couple of months, but as the place I live...I'd rather stay in Canada (or even North America) and import the parts of Japanese culture I want to read or watch. I like Harry Potter and Dr. Who but I'm not going to Britain thinking that is would life is like there.

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12:45 pm, Apr 8 2013
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If you okay to live in a crazy deadline, then sure, go ahead. And the social life in the mainland is not suited for my personality, so it's a no for me since I don't want ended up become a hikikomori. But living in Okinawa or other smaller islands in Japan maybe isn't a bad idea though. My friend who'd been in Okinawa for few years said that the treatment to foreigners (or gaijin) in the smaller islands are sometimes as bad as in the mainland, but since the tradition and religious life is stronger than in the mainland you'll get a closely-knitted society after you settled for a while because they will feeling some sort of bonds with fellow islanders if you don't messed up with them.

Post #594398
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5:06 am, Apr 9 2013
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My two trips to Japan for two weeks have been great experiences. I have answered yes to the poll, but maybe I'll change it to no, more of a visit. It's a long way from now as to whether I would make that big decision of living there. I really like Japanese culture, and the people I've met have been some of the nicest people I've met (goes with their culture and their higher double standard of interacting with people vs the USA). I would just appreciate that the average Japanese person is more respectful and are much more organized than people in the USA. We'll see where life takes me though.

Post #594420
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3:11 pm, Apr 9 2013
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At this point, if I could afford to, I'd move to Japan regardless of whether or not I was completely fluent in Japanese. Anything to get away from the socialistic dictator that is Obama.

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3:29 am, Apr 10 2013
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The only way I'd go is if someone gave me a house with no immediate neighbors and set me up with a job. Even then I'd still probably pass, media is damn expensive in Japan dead.

Post #594480

4:29 am, Apr 10 2013
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I would love love love to visit Japan, but ultimately, I would never choose to live there. I love the language, culture, and most things about Japan. However, a couple of my relatives who live there tell me that foreginers often get second-class treatment even if they have fully become integrated into the Japanese culture (which my relatives have). I hear that there are very little opportunities for foreign-born people to make career advancements and overall, they're often sort of looked down on. I love living in multicultural countries (even with the shortcomings), so I will never leave Australia! smile

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Post #594820 - Reply to (#593930) by deadphoenix
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5:58 am, Apr 13 2013
Posts: 95

Quote from chomio
I'm also surprised that only 1.1% of mangaupdates visitors live in Japan.

I was expecting it to be a lot lower, actually.

No way. Sure, it would be nice to visit a couple times. But I'm happy where I live, and I don't consider myself a Japanophile, or have any pressing need to stay there.

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5:59 am, Apr 13 2013

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Post #594916 - Reply to (#593930) by deadphoenix

2:37 am, Apr 14 2013
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Well, for one thing, why go to a manga translating site when you can get it from the source. I'm sure manga is only special to us because we can't get it as readily without someone translating it, official or otherwise.

Also, I'm sure its easier to close down manga pirating sites in japan if the site is based in and written in japanese.

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