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Hello From Tokyo!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Safety Helmet, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. Safety Helmet

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    Hello From Tokyo!

    I'm a bilingual Japanese/English speaking American living in Tokyo, Japan. I have been on the web since 1995 and work as system engineer. I have learned alot within the past 15 years or so living and working in Japan and also being on the web too. But, believe me, the Japanese language is very extremely difficult to fully master and achieve native level speaking, reading and writing ability. I almost have it in speaking and reading, but not in writing, no way. As for the web, I don't think anybody will ever fully 'know' it all.

    I am also one of the web's original video bloggers from back in 2000 so I know alot about video production, editing, compression, broadcasting etc. etc. etc. But, again, I don't know everything about web video, but if you have any questions at all about that or Japan, just let me know and I will try to answer them as best I can.

    DOUMO ARIGATOU!

    This is me just about every weekend: :drinking2

    Cheers!
     
  2. Therookie

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    I would like to know how to stay REAL cheap while I sort myself out trying to stay there?

    Also where is Bandai toy co?

    I used to invent board games ( and had a few toy ideas) until fuckin video game destroyed the board game market.

    Being too young and penniless ( Oh similar to right now) I thought of half the major big sellers before they came out near exact to playing pretty uncanny that.
    I actually got me one game in WHSmith for two and half years but only broke even.

    Thought I might be able to get in there somehow.

     
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  3. neteater

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    welcome in community,you will enjoy here and hope i learn some tech skills from you
    cheers
     
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  4. Safety Helmet

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    Thank you neteater and Therookie,

    I'm very happy to be here - THIS SITE RAWKS! :headbang:

    @ Therookie: As for going on the cheap in Tokyo, I guess the best way is to stay with a friend or try to get into some kind of homestay Japanese language study program where you can live with a Japanese family. But, if you do that, then you, basically, become a part of the family and while you may not have to pay alot for living expenses, you will have to donate ALOT of your time. And that means you get up at 7:00 am, go to school or work, home for dinner @ 5:00 pm and lights out at 10:00 pm. Well, it may not be that strict but Japan is a very conservative society which you'll need some time getting used to for sure.

    As for Bandai, its here in Tokyo. Here is their wiki page:

    hxxp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandai

    Good luck and if you are really coming here, start hitting the Japanese language book like RIGHT NOW! Seriously, you need to know at least survival Japanese speaking skills in the beginning. Start studying now and make it a DAILY part of your life. GANBATTE KUDASAI! (Please, fight hard!)

    @neteater: well, I have learned alot about the web, but one thing I think is very important, whether you go black or white SEO, don't push the river too much. Just build a few links a day and then just go with the flow. Take some days off, go offline, and GO OUTSIDE AND TALK TO REAL PEOPLE! Seriously, it will make your site(s) rankings and your whole life much better.

    Keep on rockin! :headbang:
     
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  5. Safety Helmet

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    Thank you dotcomprofit. Its starting to get much warmer now in Japan. So much for the cool Spring weather I guess.
     
  6. aмillionaírе

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    December 2006? Did you dream about this URL last night and typed it in to see if it existed then remember you were a member or something? lol. You will have to pay me to say welcome, :D
     
  7. Therookie

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    Oh yeah
    I got "Making out in Japanese" :D

     
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    What prefecture are you in?
     
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    Has he the bisexual er I mean bilingual died?
     
  10. Safety Helmet

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    DOUMO ARIGATOU! :)

    I live in a nice area in West Tokyo, just over the city line in the "suburbs" so to speak. I can get to center city in 20 minutes or so.

    And, ah, yeah, I am now fully Bi-Polar! :tee:

    DEWA MATA NE! (CUL8TR!)