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Old 2010-10-20, 07:49   Link #921
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To take it a step further, I have a Chinese friend who is even able to distinguish between major Chinese dialect groups based just on appearance alone.
I have an uncanny ability to do this as well. At first glance I can tell if someone comes from Guangdong or the Northeast. I can also tell generally if someone is Korean or Japanese, although they're more Mongolian-looking (this holds true for North Chinese as well to an extent) so its difficult sometimes. It also seems that Japanese people sometimes look slightly less Asian than others.

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The only reason why I want to move to Japan is to have a chance to live a new life.
Don't get your hopes too high. People in Japan are only human and are also susceptible to the same problems that the rest of the world is. You've no doubt heard it before but anime is only a small part of the Japanese popular culture and lots of things in that country have no relation to it whatsoever. Anime is also highly idealized, like most entertainment. So there will be plenty of idiotic things to complain about even if you do end up moving to Japan.
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Old 2010-10-20, 15:11   Link #922
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Don't get your hopes too high. People in Japan are only human and are also susceptible to the same problems that the rest of the world is. You've no doubt heard it before but anime is only a small part of the Japanese popular culture and lots of things in that country have no relation to it whatsoever. Anime is also highly idealized, like most entertainment. So there will be plenty of idiotic things to complain about even if you do end up moving to Japan.
I know, but like I said, i hate everything here. And if i wanted to move out of the U.S . What better place than the home of my favorite source of entertainment. I want to at least take the chance. Just like how the Pilgrims didn't know what awaited them in the Americas and wanted to start a new life, I want to have tried to make a change. And besides, I hear manga costs only a dollar . Here, one book is 10 dollars. -_-
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Old 2010-10-20, 21:34   Link #923
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The only reason why I want to move to Japan is to have a chance to live a new life.
(weaboo alert)

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I know, but like I said, i hate everything here. And if i wanted to move out of the U.S . What better place than the home of my favorite source of entertainment. I want to at least take the chance. Just like how the Pilgrims didn't know what awaited them in the Americas and wanted to start a new life, I want to have tried to make a change. And besides, I hear manga costs only a dollar . Here, one book is 10 dollars. -_-
here's a tip before you become an expat...

finish your college in US, preferably with Bachelor in business and get interned for experience (accounting for example), not the wasted 'libul studies' degrees that won't provide you living wage in japan and even in the US.

without a 4 year degree you are a shit to them, if you're a girl you might as well work in their sex industry.... get into gravure idoling and go full-blown AV or something that most lesser-tiered asians do for a living there.

and not to mention they'll treat you they way we treat mexicans here, that's assuming you can't speak and read (and manipulate) the most common kanjis seen on newspapers, tv and official documents.

also, when you (really want to) settle there, you are there to contribute and assimilate, not to take-away (rely on welfare state) and dissimilate!
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Old 2010-10-20, 21:48   Link #924
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(weaboo alert)



here's a tip before you become an expat...

finish your college in US, preferably with Bachelor in business and get interned for experience (accounting for example), not the wasted 'libul studies' degrees that won't provide you living wage in japan and even in the US.

without a 4 year degree you are a shit to them, if you're a girl you might as well work in their sex industry.... get into gravure idoling and go full-blown AV or something that most lesser-tiered asians do for a living there.

and not to mention they'll treat you they way we treat mexicans here, that's assuming you can't speak and read (and manipulate) the most common kanjis seen on newspapers, tv and official documents.

also, when you (really want to) settle there, you are there to contribute and assimilate, not to take-away (rely on welfare state) and dissimilate!
Don't worry about who's a weeaboo and who's not; just hanging out on an anime forum is a near given for you to find one.

And I'd like to correct one of your phrases as the way we treat illegal immigrants, not all Mexicans; and tbf, not all of us dislike illegals as a whole either.
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Old 2010-10-20, 22:17   Link #925
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i'm just saying don't take weabooism on a whole new level with the goal of just settling to japan and live in manga fantasy for shits and giggles, you gotta hustle for real like Rick Ross!
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Old 2010-10-21, 04:53   Link #926
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here's a tip before you become an expat...

finish your college in US, preferably with Bachelor in business and get interned for experience (accounting for example), not the wasted 'libul studies' degrees that won't provide you living wage in japan and even in the US.

without a 4 year degree you are a shit to them, if you're a girl you might as well work in their sex industry.... get into gravure idoling and go full-blown AV or something that most lesser-tiered asians do for a living there.

and not to mention they'll treat you they way we treat mexicans here, that's assuming you can't speak and read (and manipulate) the most common kanjis seen on newspapers, tv and official documents.

also, when you (really want to) settle there, you are there to contribute and assimilate, not to take-away (rely on welfare state) and dissimilate!
thats what I planned to do... and not all of 'us' treat mexicans that way. Its only you racists that do. I dont hate mexicans at all, and i have some friends that are mexican
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Old 2010-10-21, 05:03   Link #927
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Look, long as xKou knows what will happen and what it requires to move to Japan, then I see no problem stopping them. I'm also under the impression they aren't going to affect you adversely should they manage to screw up.

I have to admit you do need to be beaten with the realtiy stick some before making your decision. But you should always aim what's within your reach that will also make you happy. Just keep that in mind.

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Old 2010-10-21, 17:16   Link #928
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Look, long as xKou knows what will happen and what it requires to move to Japan, then I see no problem stopping them. I'm also under the impression they aren't going to affect you adversely should they manage to screw up.

I have to admit you do need to be beaten with the realtiy stick some before making your decision. But you should always aim what's within your reach that will also make you happy. Just keep that in mind.
Lol thanks. and besides, if i do go to japan after i finish college and save alot of money, im going to stay with my japanese aunt for a while. And buy a ton of manga, explore, and go back to America (so i wont get screwed, i got japanese relatives). I plan on actually living in Japan once i get ALOT better with writing in japanese( which probaby wont be for another 5-10 years, lmfao)
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Old 2010-10-22, 13:03   Link #929
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I know, but like I said, i hate everything here. And if i wanted to move out of the U.S . What better place than the home of my favorite source of entertainment.
how about a place where you have a good chance of making a living and fitting into the culture?
I'm not saying that you shouldn't try, if that's your dream then you shouldn't let anything hold you back...but make sure you take a good look at it practicality wise. Try visiting for a while, or take the English teacher for a year route.
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Old 2010-10-22, 13:45   Link #930
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@mindovermatter thanks for the advice . but i already said i was going to visit first in the post before yours
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Old 2010-10-22, 14:01   Link #931
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One thing I will tell you for sure - make sure you get some sort of college degree, whatever it is. Without one it's very, very difficult for an American to get a working visa. We don't have a "working holiday' program with Japan like the EU does, and no company in Japan will sponsor you for a work visa unless you have a 4-year degree. There are some other ways involving investing $100K or more in a new business or some very specialized skills, but it's an order of magnitude more difficult to work in Japan with the degree.
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Old 2010-10-22, 14:25   Link #932
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One thing I will tell you for sure - make sure you get some sort of college degree, whatever it is. Without one it's very, very difficult for an American to get a working visa. We don't have a "working holiday' program with Japan like the EU does, and no company in Japan will sponsor you for a work visa unless you have a 4-year degree. There are some other ways involving investing $100K or more in a new business or some very specialized skills, but it's an order of magnitude more difficult to work in Japan with the degree.
I've read that the government won't even give you a work (or teaching?) visa without a 4yr degree
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Old 2010-10-22, 15:36   Link #933
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thats what I planned to do... and not all of 'us' treat mexicans that way. Its only you racists that do. I dont hate mexicans at all, and i have some friends that are mexican
you'll soon find out the (majority of) Japanese and Dr. Michael Savage have in common when it comes to the motto:

Borders, Language, Culture


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oh and i see you have a relative there
that's a big plus so that someone can guide you on what is and is not tolerated, social norms, and ease of transition

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Old 2010-10-22, 20:53   Link #934
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I've read that the government won't even give you a work (or teaching?) visa without a 4yr degree
Well, the issue is that no school or company will even attempt to get the government to issue a visa for you ("sponsorship") without the degree. Supposedly if you show you have 5 years of experience teaching, they may accept that.

I've heard that it's actually possible to "self-sponsor" and the government sometimes grants visas without the 4-year degree - but I couldn't say for sure if that's the case.
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Old 2010-10-23, 00:56   Link #935
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Lol thanks. and besides, if i do go to japan after i finish college and save alot of money, im going to stay with my japanese aunt for a while. And buy a ton of manga, explore, and go back to America (so i wont get screwed, i got japanese relatives). I plan on actually living in Japan once i get ALOT better with writing in japanese( which probaby wont be for another 5-10 years, lmfao)
Thats good that you have a Japanese relative It will make the transition easier. You might want to think about taking some college course about asian history and Japanese language since there are so many levels to the language.
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Old 2010-10-23, 03:23   Link #936
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l wanted to work in Japan and be an animator, though, that may be far from impossible...... l'm a nurse duh...!
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Old 2011-02-05, 12:56   Link #937
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So, it's back to Japan for trip #3 at the end of March. The places I plan to hit this time that I haven't yet are Miyajima, Kiso Valley and Shibu Onsen (Yudanaka). Anyone have any advice for those areas?
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Old 2011-02-05, 13:11   Link #938
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Do people generally get drunk alot in Japanese cities/towns/villages? Is it less dangerous than many other countries at night? I hear there is a low crime rate.

What about dangerous insects and other animals.

And is it insulting to sleep in shrines?
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Old 2011-02-07, 15:33   Link #939
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and not all of 'us' treat mexicans that way. Its only you racists that do.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but Japanese culture is very racist. Taking the 'Mexican' analogy further; at least in America a fluent Mexican immigrant will eventually be accepted into society if they choose so....in Japan no matter how fluent you become, how long you've been there, you'll always be a Gaijin on a wide-scale level. Go look up some Youtube channels of people that have been living there for years; most of them are very fluent and adapted into the culture and yet still face discrimination.
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Old 2011-02-12, 13:15   Link #940
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ok......i'm here...i'm preparing for a 30 day stay in japan.

Don't know if april/may or october.

And if possible, i have to say..I want try to find a way to don't came back here...

I have various friend that live in Japa....one that have an Italian restaurant in Tokyo .... and one married with a japanese woman....

Mmmmh if we want talk about dreams....I want to work fo RE Amemiya XD (here i'm a mechanic too)
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