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Living in Japan

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by krs702, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. krs702

    krs702 12oz Senior Member

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    Living in Japan

    Discussion started by krs702 - Feb 5, 2005

    i've been considering moving somewhere out of the united states and in particular japan has been an interest. esp, tokyo.

    there have been a couple threads in the past about japan but locating them is taking awhile.

    for those of you who have been to japan or currently reside there how does it differ in america? i understand that is a lengthy description but more the better.

    many people know english?
    cost of living?
    pricing of food and clothes?
    transportation?
    the culture?
    the crime - the laws?
     
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    I don't know much about living in Japan, but what I know of the history/culture is neat... They're such an interesting group of people.

    As far as I understand they normally eat a lot of fish and a lot of pickled food. (rice too, obviously) If you don't like seafood or bitter tasting food, it's may be difficult to find inexpensive food... Also, beef is very expensive there...

    There is a program that I heard of that pays English speakers to teach English over there, but you have to know Japanese...
    There aren't as many English-speaking people in Japan as there are in the non-English European countries...

    hope that helps...

    I've considered moving out there when I graduate. Excellent choice...
     
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  3. T=E=A=S=E

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    T=E=A=S=E - Replied Feb 5, 2005

    need to talk to IQUITer...

    and yeah, what the fuck is up with the search option now? ever since they changed it from the past its sucked.

    instead of showing the threads by name, its like it takes out individual posts... wtf is up with that?
     
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    Fondles - Replied Feb 5, 2005

    iquit is in china. not japan. big difference.
     
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  5. krs702

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    well, shit, iquit tell us about china.
     
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    i lived in japan for 18 years, so here it goes:

    many people know english? as much people that know japanese here in america, so no.

    cost of living?expensive as fuck compared to over here. everything is more... humble

    pricing of food and clothes? expect to get skinnier and develop a wack style cause of wack selections of normal clothing not ripped off or bootlegged

    transportation?take a train that doesnt go anywhere, a bus that crashes all the time, a bike,a car, walk.. theres even an airport to fly you in and out, and docks for ships.

    the culture?racist like white americans

    the crime - the laws? dont steal, youll get arrested and tortured, graff is just happening, so its not officially there. dont kill, rape, etc. theres little crime, but theres a huge mafia that fuck with everyone and kill people allot.
     
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  7. Fabo 2

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    Fabo 2 - Replied Feb 6, 2005

    japan will appear obscenely expensive to an american
    very few people speak english
    street crime is a much rarer occurance, but yakuza run tings proppa.
     
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    T=E=A=S=E - Replied Feb 6, 2005

    meh, couldnt remember exactly.

    toss mines aight.
     
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    Kr430n5_666 - Replied Feb 6, 2005

    If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends,
    Make it last forever friendship never ends,
    If you wanna be my lover, you have got to give,
    Taking is too easy, but that's the way it is.
     
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    WrIot - Replied Feb 6, 2005

    hey what you think about that ,now you know how it feels
     
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    why write? - Replied Feb 6, 2005

    hahahah....

    ...i dont know much about japan
     
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    english - you can get around with just english. but they are not as fluent in english as other places in asia, such as hong kong, thailand, singapore, and the phillipines...

    cost of living - tokyo was ranked the most expensive city in the world. it's very expensive. "cheap" hotel rooms are about 90 bucks a night. and extremely small. decent hotel rooms are about 130-160 a night. and nice hotel rooms are 200 and up.

    pricing of food/clothing - expensive.

    transportation - very elaborate efficient subway and el-train system. it's like nyc, except the trains and stations are newer and cleaner. the trains are clean but they do got some graff along the walls running along the rail lines, especially around shibuya, harajuka, ebisu, and shinjuku... taxis are more expensive than the states, but it's not bad if you're not going too far a distance. i suggest you stick with the train.

    culture- everyone is real friendly and helpful. everything is small too so it looks like they adapt to the cramped spaces.

    crime/laws - it's very safe. you can walk down alleys at 3 in the morning in tokyo by yourself. nothin to worry about. i used to do that all the time. most of the crime that takes place are organized crimes by the yakuza, which mostly doesn't make the press and gets swept under the rug. and graffiti is probably the only other noticeable crime. laws are pretty lenient there and the people are real liberal. i was catching tags in front of large crowds of people in broad daylight and people didn't really seem to give a shit. in the 3 1/2 years i lived there, i only got stopped once by a "hero" citizen". i was catchin a high spot and then when i get down he's all pissed and says "chatomate" (stop) and then says in broken Engrish "wait here... i go get police..." so i said "ok", and then when he left i just took off. even the heros are lenient and be on some honor system shit.
     
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    sneak - Replied Feb 6, 2005

    yes makros!! quote them spice girls....
     
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    Jackson - Replied Feb 6, 2005

    I love the idea of that honour system shit, fighting to the death and that.
    I would love to do Japan, Japanese people are the best ever.
     
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    When you go to all the little trendy clothes shops up in central london they are full of japanese people.
     
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