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Is Japan a good Place To Live? Any Marketers Living in Japan?

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  1. hateandbreak

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    I've been wondering Is Japan a nice place to live? I've always wanted to go there and train with a Sensei! Sounds weird but they seem like cool guys.

    Anyone from here in USA move to Japan? Any Current Marketers In Japan? Would be nice for opinions and Such!

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    By sensei, do you mean a teacher of something in particular or Mister Miyagi Sensei?
     
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    I think Yukinari is from Japan
     
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    I used to live in Okinawa, which isn't really Japan as it is so Americanized due to the Military bases, and even though the civilians there typically don't like Americans, it was a very beautiful place to live but still pretty expensive. Japan, to me, would probably be a good place to live for a short time but I would get tired of it pretty quickly, especially living around a place like Tokyo.
     
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    I let you know when I move there next year :D !!
     
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    perfumemax Newbie

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    take vacation over there i know im taking at sooon idk when but soon
     
  8. Mysteriis

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    I lived in Japan, near Tokyo then near Osaka for 1 year.

    Now I want to move to USA :(
     
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    I lived in Tokyo for many years, and I will tell you this is not the right time to live in Japan unless you have a stable job there. Many Americans used to go there and take up jobs such as native English teachers, but worsening economy has reduced the demand for English teachers too. Owner of v7n.com is an American living in Japan.
     
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    If you're young, rich, and native to that area - yes.

    If you're an outsider - no.

    Foreigners aren't welcome there, in fact some places have signs that read japanese only.
     
  11. jb2008

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    WTF bro are you serious?
     
  12. TechnoBridge

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    wow i think life in japan would be wonderful, but after read some comment here i feel confused :(. i want to study about their culture ... yeah i think thats is so cool to learn aikido or something
     
  13. eBayMafia

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    Yeah, if you are going there to fulfill your anime and karate fantasies, you are probably a bit delusional as to what living in Japan is really like. If any "school" (and I went there to compete in Judo tournaments, winning most tournaments) - I'm sorry "dojo" - were willing to accept a foreigner it's because they are raping your wallet or they are very low quality. Most of the whole martial arts thing is a joke and they know westerners are fascinated with it so they don't mind making some money off of your fantasy. IE: I knew someone who trained in multiple forms of martial arts for 4 years, his parents paid out the ass for everything. He thought he was awesome and everyone was amazed by him for training in Japan. He flies down to Australia to compete... gets his ass handed to him. Goes to America, gets his ass handed to him, goes to Canada... I think you know how it goes.

    It's true, even in Okinawa, you can't go into certain stores because they only sell to Japanese and places like Tokyo are not similar to the rest of their country. People argue a LOT that Japanese are much less "racist" compared to most other cultures but I find this untrue. Most other countries, especially in the west, are multi-cultural and adapt pretty well to each other. In America, although people complain about Mexicans for example, they wouldn't stop eating at a KFC because a mexican works there or is serving them food. In Japan, it's much more likely. When some of us would take flights into Osaka, people would seriously avoid young teens on the train and not sit near them.

    To be honest, Japan sucks and most Asians hate the Japanese the same way a lot of the world doesn't like Americans. Japan is like Disneyland, good for about a weeks worth of amusement then it becomes very stale.

    Sorry for my anti-Japan mood, sometimes the whole fascination with Japan annoys me a little.
     
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  14. spollacs

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    Their housing is expensive, you can only afford a 1 floor house, if you want to add another floor, you're gonna have to pay double. That is one of the reason why Japan is not a good place to migrate to.

    Try Cebu, Philippines. Everything is cheap with World class living.
     
  15. jb2008

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    ebayMafia, I thought japanese girls love western guys :O ... maybe they're just not used to westerners. It really sucks if that is the case as I always had this idea of japan being like it is in the film "LOVE EXPOSURE" or "NORIKO'S DINNER TABLE".

    And the girls, the girls...please...I am cry [​IMG] LORD HAVE MERCY

    PRESS THE THANKS BUTTON IF YOU ARE NOT GAY



    (jk jk heh)
     
  16. jb2008

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    LORD HAVE MERCY. Ok, after this here post, if you can STILL tell me you DON'T want to go to japan then you must be gay. Nothing against homosexuals, I'm just saying you must be gay if you don't want to go to Japan after viewing poon like DIS:

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  17. Steeky

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    I willing to bet you never been to Japan. Yes there are signs like that. Those signs are based on discrimination and/or the owners only being able to speak Japanese. Hell there are some places that have signs that ban Japnaese people with tattoos. Since they might be Yakuza. But not everyone is like that. I made a couple of Japanese friends online and am going to move their soon. I already have non Japanese friends there and they been only complaining about learning the language, cost of living and small living space. I can't believe you said, "Foreigners aren't welcome there...". Wow you are stupid. There are plenty of foriegn based japanese blogs and vloggers on youtube. Stop being a dumbass
     
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    I lived and worked in Tokyo for three years. I loved it! I was not into marketing then so I cant speak to that. Some things are EXPENSIVE, but I had a blast. Yes, the Japanese do have some issues with foreigners. If you are American it isn't as bad. I was the token white guy at several of those Japanese only clubs. You just need to be invited in by a Japanese friend and behave yourself and then you can go anytime you like. Being the only white guy allowed into a Japanese only club, bar etc.. Goes a long way for picking up the girls. "You must be special/somebody" Go there for a vacation first. Learn tourist Japanese before you get there. Ask pretty girls "I'm lost. Can you help me find starbucks?" Take it from there!
     
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    OK so I guess everyone is gay except turbophile ;)
     
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    Too expensive to live there. Been there couple of times. The girls are so damn cute and pretty .... man's heaven