New Japan General since the old one is about to die
As always, feel free to ask about:
>travelling to Japan
>living in Japan
>teaching in Japan
>how do I become a Yakuza
Also info on prostitution in Japan: http://rockitreports.com/category/sex-in-tokyo/
Please refrain to the old thread while it's still up >>958681
For those of you planning on visiting Japan but don't speak the language, here's a audiobook teaching you some basic phrases to help you get by:
Japan has English being taught as part of their school curriculum, but very few people are fluent and only know basic rudimentary English. As a point of reference, it's comparable to Spanish being taught in the States or French being taught in Canada.
A tip for people to get by, is to bring a pen and notepad with you to help overcome the language barrier by scribbling down pics or symbols. For example, writing down "$?" to ask for the price of an item and passing it along for the store clerk to write down the price.
Damn, there are too many places in Japan I want to visit. Of course there is Tokyo and other cities that are must-see, but I want to travel north to Hokkaido to try their seafood and go to a hot spring [spoiler]just like my animes[/spoiler]
And then there is Okinawa in the south where the diet, lifestyle, and near tropical climate is the cause of the longest-living people on the planet.
The vita is multi-region. There's not really many good games for it though. The 3DS is where handheld gaming is at, although it is region locked. Unless you know Japanese or want to use it as a sort of study aid (lol) you're better off buying one in your home country and just ordering games off amazon.
first time I went to Japan was for three weeks and I spent five of those days on Okinawa. Was my favorite part of the whole trip and I am returning for another week soon. Would definitely recommend it
Just finished Junior College and I'm wondering what college and major I should aim for if I want to teach English abroad? Everyone says you can do that for five years at the most before moving back to America, but that makes no sense to me. Anyone /jp/ teaching English over there? How long have you done it and how's the pay? I'm still young and I hear they like that, but I'm also [spoiler] black[/spoiler] which I hear they actually don't mind.
I suppose this might be a retarded question, but is there anything I should know about Japanese movie theaters?
I ask this because I'm going to be in Japan on exchange when the Mushishi film will be airing, and I thought I might take a train to one of the locations in Tokyo to see it.
Any recommendations in regards to which area of Kyoto I should stay for 5 days? Kyoto seems really spread out, any advice on how to get around? Should I book two hotels, one for 3 days and one for 2?
Kyoto isn't really that big, and the transit system they have in place is pretty straightforward and easy to get around. So location doesn't matter tbh. Kyoto offers single day passes for buses for about $5. So you can make multiple trips/connections without worrying about inflating your budget too much. So just stick with one hotel or accommodation. But if you're really keen on staying at multiple locations, try staying at a hotel and than a Ryokan (Japanese Inn).
My suggestion would be to carefully plan what activities you want to do, and than check the location on google maps and coordinate them all. So that all your activities that day are in the vicinity of one another, it'll save you a lot of travel time and it'll allow you to get more out of your day there.
You don't have to visit the country beforehand, but I think it'd be a good idea to study up on the language before you go. You'll still experience culture shock being in a foreign country, but knowing a bit of the language will help you navigate the country better and make better use of your time there.
Where do you recommend? Thanks.
If I went over there with $4,000-$5,000 USD, could I find a decent (not totally falling apart apartment in a decent (safe) area that I could afford for a few months (including other living expenses as well, of course) while I find other sources of income as well to keep that place? Thanks
you mean on a working holiday visa? You could check out Gaijin houses like Sakura House or Oak. You can get your own room in a share house for around 400-500$/month and an apartment for maybe 800$/month.
I have a masters degree in accounting and bachelors in finance, looking for a change in career.
Do many corporate jobs in Japan require knowledge of their language? I'm down pat with their customs so won't be going around shaking womens hands and slapping people on the back, I just absolutely suck at learning new languages.
>Also, does teaching pay well in Japan?
>Do their universities require domestic attained degrees, or can my western earned accreditation translate to their teaching system?
I'm just sick and tired of the west and it's melting pot mentality. I want to live in a community that embraces their own culture and shows respect for one another.
>Be a foreigner among those that hold their own culture above all ideals
>Live in my native culture that absolutely hates itself and will do anything to dilute itself with Muslims and outside influence
I'd rather the prior.
Going in a month an a bit, planning to see as many performances as possible, so far:
> that Bar Kagaya
Anyone know of any other potential performances, I'll watch anything.
> inb4 Robot Resturant
>what college and major I should aim for if I want to teach English abroad?
It doesn't matter. A college degree is only a requirement in order to get a working visa - it doesn't matter what it's in.
>Everyone says you can do that for five years at the most before moving back to America
The JET program has a five-year limit. Other companies have no such policy.
I've been teaching for four years now. The pay varies with your company and job position, but I make enough to live comfortably and still save some money.
Where's a good place to order discount tickets for Robot Restaurant? I've seen a few places here and there but haven't heard of anyone's experience ordering from these places. I leave in 60 days, if that helps.
Yeah well Japan's gonna become a melting pot in the coming years (otherwise the country has no future, and making more kids doesn't seem to be an option), so maybe you should choose another country, you racist fuck.
If you're in Kyoto, you should check out the Miyako Odori. You can reserve tickets online. I recommend the special class tickets as they include a short tea ceremony before the show.
Your degree doesn't matter, but experience teaching or working with kids will help. For JETs, there's a five year limit, but some teachers get hired directly by the Board of Education.
They exist. Don't know the names of any of them though.
Oh so you seriously think that your "muslims are ok, just not in my country" mindset...is not racist. Right.
You know there's a better country than Japan for you. Proud of its history, ferociously protecting its culture against the muslims, jews and gays: Russia. That's where you should move, buddy.
Plus, Russia is way "purer" than Japan, whose practically whole culture, language, writing and belief system comes from China. Hell, before the chinese came over to visit them thousands of years ago, japanese natives didn't even know how to make and process iron. In a lot of ways, Japan is a complete melting pot already. Granted, a melting pot of slanted eyes, but a melting pot nonetheless.
So think Moscow, not Tokyo.
>They exist. Don't know the names of any of them though.
Great, I just gotta visit one.
I'm not really a fan of tsundere, really. In fact, I kind of hate it. I'm just doing this for curiosity.
You mean you're gonna pay money and knowingly spend time at a place whose sole concept you hate...just for the experience? (experience you will probably naturally...hate?)
Why? Is it just because "it's japanese"?