Previous Thread: >>2098988Copypasta FAQ:>When will Japan open to tourists again?We don't fucking know.>Ok, but seriously, when will Japan be open to tourists? Give me an estimate.Two more weeks: https://www.japan-guide.com/news/alerts.html>Is Hiroshima+Miyajima worth it as a day trip from Osaka/Kyoto?Not really, it's too rushed and you should probably just stay the night there.>How do I travel by public transportation?Install the "Official Japan Travel App">"Dude what should I see in ________?"https://www.japan-guide.com/https://www.jnto.go.jp/Solid general guides - sights, sample itineraries, pre-travel considerations, etchttps://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1fmfaySQHmojbRGKWCwRecq6Ln1Bb2Xdh&ll=35.67928012473078%2C139.68638283648374&z=12/JPG/anon put together an autistic supermap of sights, restaurants, and shopping. Go nuts.*Current status on the Miyajima Floating Torii Gate*>Absolutely fucked. Consequently, it's not worth visiting Miyajima.*Info on prostitution*Japanese girls are for Japanese men only. The only thing Japanese girls will find impressive about you is your すごい高い鼻: HONK HONK.>http://rockitreports.com/category/sex-in-tokyo/>http://erolin.net>http://rockitrisingsun.com>https://paradise-tokyo.net>http://hentaitokyo.com*JR Pass*Many people ask about whether or not the JR Rail Pass is worth it. It depends on your itinerary.>http://www.hyperdia.com/en/Plug your itinerary into Hyperdia to determine ticket costs, then compare to the below JR Pass options:>7 day Pass: 29,110¥ (approximately a Tokyo-Kyoto round-trip bullet train trip)>14 day Pass: 46,390¥>21 day Pass: 59,350¥Super-easy rail pass calculator. Fill in your planned trips, get a quick yes/no response.>https://www.japan-guide.com/railpass/
So for Interac, you pretty much choose the location in which you work?
Last thread was too hostile, let's keep this one clean and comfy
What's the other mandatory app you have to download upon entry? MySOS, OEL and ?
>>2104207What happens if you don't own a smartphone?t. garakei appreciator
>>2104174Ken-sama made it. So can you.
>>2104211I read that if you don't have a phone or your phone is too old to install the apps, you have to rent one that can.
What are some good universities to do a masters in Japan that are gaijin friendly? Also, are they very expensive?
>>2104219not really compared to US universitieslook at Sophia and Waseda and ICU thoughany uni with an english program will probably work though
>>2104207OEL is no longer required AFAIK. The two required ones are SOS and Cocoa.https://www.hco.mhlw.go.jp/en/https://www.hco.mhlw.go.jp/pdf/20210831-1-en.pdf
>>2104211You'll be required to rent one
I'm just a europoor guy that finally got some moni to go to japan after 5 years. but looks like that aint destined to be. cheers tho
Are Japanese language schools as expensive as universities?
>>2104217For a second I thought that was John Belushi as Samurai Futaba.
>>2104207what? you need to download an app on entry? bruh lol why the fuck
Just want to go to an onsen
>>2104180You can choose the general region and they will often honor it, but it's hard to get a specific prefecture or city. I asked for "southern Japan" and I got sent to Kyushu, so that worked out for me.
Untested Hack for Getting into Japan via Korea>>2070829>>2070830
>>2104252>bruh lol why the fuckThat's how they enforce the quarantine.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQu0TLtDQlYhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmXHJ-yomTo
>>2104207MySOSAndroid: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.allm.mysos&hl=jaiOS: https://apps.apple.com/jp/app/mysos/id971663851?l=jaCOCOAAndroid: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.go.mhlw.covid19radar&hl=jaiOS: https://apps.apple.com/jp/app/cocoa-%E6%96%B0%E5%9E%8B%E3%82%B3%E3%83%AD%E3%83%8A%E3%82%A6%E3%82%A4%E3%83%AB%E3%82%B9%E6%8E%A5%E8%A7%A6%E7%A2%BA%E8%AA%8D%E3%82%A2%E3%83%97%E3%83%AA/id1516764458
>>2104414I don't think this is valid anymore. Korea isn't letting in random Americans at this time.
>>2104407Is that really him?
>>2104438Look at the difference, of course it's not him. Not even the beard pattern is the same
>>2104442a man can dream
>>2104472I mean it's still a person and if you look at his shoes (which adds a few inches), he's probably just 5'5 or something.. so that should boost your confidence at least
>>2104217Can't even "make it" if I can't get into the fuggin' country. Shit if Sonny Chiba is gonna get killed by COVID, what hope does the rest of Japan have?
>>2104236Just use this time to keep saving up until they re-open, then live like a king when you get there.
>>2104236I was also a poorfag, saved up barely enough to go and contemplated saving for another year to get a better experience. Said fuck it and just went, and this was in 2019. I would've roped if I waited for 2020 only for the coof to shutdown the world, also getting to visit Tokyo in a pre-corona world was great. Second also, the Sega building in Akiba closed down, so I got to get that under the wire as well. Third also, made bank off crypto over 2020 so when I do go back I'll have my richfag trip
>>2104609There's like 3 other Sega arcades in Akihabara.I'm honestly enjoying Japan without throngs of tourists.
>>2104671You'll never belong you round eye autist
>>2104682Cope weeabo faggot
>>2104682>You'll never belong you round eye autist>thinking most expats even want to fit inlike I care, I just enjoy banging Japanese chicks and having a good time
>>2104682Nah, it's great now. Nobody assumes you are a tourist anymore. Turns out, it was tourist making it worse for all of us.
>>2104698Take a picture with /trv/ on a piece of paper at Akihabara
>>2104705Not him, but you do realize it's almost 11:00 pm on a Sunday, right?
>>2104711So? These threads usually last a few days, and I swear I see him in every thread talking about how he enjoys Japan without all tourists. Sounds like larp to me
>>2104688>I ran to japan to fuck gaijin hunters because I'm a 4 in the WestGood job anon
>>2104217Not gonna lie. These pics makes me seethe
>>2104731Mathematically impossible levels of cope.t. not him
>>2104735>>2104731>>2104719>>2104711>>2104705>>2104698>>2104688>>2104686>>2104682>>2104671Ey guys the Europoor retard here. I just want to say.. ahem.. ahemm. go fuck yourselvesthanks for listening
>>2104733Anon, there's millions of single women in Japan.. probably 70%+ of them residing in Tokyo alone, 50% of them struggle financially which means they will be looking for a partner. Just saying
>>2104733same>>2104776thats not why it makes me seethe personally. what makes me seethe is that now every 2/10 beta cuck is gonna "better themselves" into a still cringe 4/10 weeb and flood japan so that they can try and turn into >>2104688 who is best described by >>2104731
>>2104466>外国人の方のご利用は禁止ですBad day to be white
>>2104850>Article 14. All of the people are equal under the law and there shall be no discrimination in political, economic or social relations because of race, creed, sex, social status or family origin.Mmm
>>2104859Debito says: access to hooker slash is my constitutional right
>>2104812How is that an issue though? Are you afraid you can't compete with a "cringe 4/10 weeb"?
>>2104174What are the chances Japan opens by Christmas? Even if you have no idea just make up a number so I feel better.
>>2104850just get jap citizenship
>>210487610%, sounds good?
> you can relocate to Japan forever but ywn be JapaneseDevastating desu
>>2104909Look Japanese, sound Japanese, know all the Japanese quirks, be familiar with the things you’d only be familiar with if you grew up there, walk like a duck, quack like a duck
>>2104911i can easily find you a "japanese" person who doesn't fill most of those criteria
>>2104911I'm not trying to be a duck, I'm trying to be Japanese.
I was meant to have gone march 2020. This hurts. I have however been able to get my conversational japanese skills up to retarded 8 year old in that time
>>2104912No you can’t.
>>2104928Do you ever experience dysphoria for being the wrong nationality? You might be a transnational.
>>2104960You are a massive homosexual.
>>2104911you can easily do all of that besides look japanese
Are those shops that are marked as TAX FREE just meant to lure tourists in or are their prices actually good
>Tfw just lost my job>Would have taken this opportunity to go on a 2 month trip across japan if it wasnt fucking closed
>>2105034>lost a job>decided to spend his remaining money on fleeting moments instead of investing them for long term survivalityNo wonder you lost your job
>>2104989this picture makes me feel sick looking at it
>>2105045I have 250k saved up. I think ill live
>>2104865no, but i dont want to be a foreigner in japan where all the locals hate me because of all the other obnoxious weeb foreignersbesides, when every incel flocks to jp thinking that its easy to get an azn gf there's gonna be a whole lot less of them.i wanna go to japan to get away from white people, not see more of them lol
>>2105033It's a scam. You pay full price and then give you a special ticket. When you go back to the airport you can turn in your tickets for a rebate.
>>2104719There are definitely multiple anons in this thread who live in Japan, and a good portion of us probably do enjoy Japan without all the tourists. Not sure why they all have to be the same person, and one who's lying at that.
>>2105168God you sound like an insufferable bitch. Most Japanese people have almost no contact with foreigners and when they do it’s probably with some Vietnamese dude jockeying a register at 7/11 or something like that. There’s probably no more than a few hundred thousand white expats in the whole country at any given time. You’re almost certainly no better than the weebs you claim superiority over if you think they’re going to spoil the country for you.
>>2105209Not the anon you replied to, but I go to Tokyo once a year and I keep meeting batshit insane foreigners and I can't help but feel ashamed for them.>on a date with a grill>group of 4 Canadians come up to us on the street and offer me $100 if I let them have the girl>hanging out in a park waiting for a friend>see some obese motherfucker dressed up as a panda chase grade schoolers>go to Shibuya crossing>Russian dude dressed up as a reindeer attempts to hug every girl passing by>stroll in Akihabara>group of American tourists pick up a 150 cm tall maid who was handing out flyers and try to take her to the train station with them, had to call the cop from over the street to stop them
>>2105209I feel like there are way less white people in Japan than in Korea. I am in some small city here and its quite common to see white people. I see them at least a couple times a day.
>>2105233I've lived in Kanagawa for 4 years, been out in Tokyo at all hours and I've had any experiences like that. The weirdest foreigner I ever saw was a dude in a Pikachu costume in Harajuku and that was in 2010 before I moved here. Most of the time it's just socially awkward dudes who are basically just background characters.
>>2105233Can you share more weebs stories?
>>2105151You'll lose 20% of those if you take a 2 months trip across Japan.
>>2105259no because those are probably made up
>>2105233What the fuck am I even reading? You're painting Tokyo as some sort of medieval city that have just lost a war and is ravaged by the invaders raping and pillaging. If you're gonna larp, at least reduce the amount of fetishes in your story because it makes it too obvious anon
>>2105259I tried my best not to interact with other foreigners so I don't really have that many stories involving them.There was a /pol/pilled German guy though. He got drunk and started talking about how good it would be to get rid of every non-white person in Germany and re-form the country as an ethnostate, just like Japan.Other than that, I helped a French guy at a cosplay convention to negotioate a semi-nude shooting with one of the cosplayers, because he did not feel confident enough to do it by himself in Japanese.Oh I also witnessed a half-assed bar fight between two American groups. I didn't get the whole story, but one of the American girls got hit on by someone from the other group and the drama ensued. But that was at a trash place (Hard Rock Cafe iirc) in Roppongi, so it didn't surprise me.
>>2104733Why? They make me happy for the guy, especiall if this >>2104407 is also him. It should motivate you to stop being a bitter loser.
>>2104705Sorry chud, I live in Osaka. Here's Namba instead since I was in my way to a haircut anyways.
>>2104850>>2104466aww shoot...it looked promising enough
>>2104876>>2104884Im with this anonThat is to say, its not gonna happen
>>2105413You say that but by the end of September we may only have to isolate for 10 days instead of 14. That's a ~29% improvement. If we can get that kind of improvement every month from here on out, the chance exists. Especially with their vaccination rate shooting up crazy fast.I'd be satisfied with early Spring so I don't have to deal with ball busting heat and retards travelers looking for cherry blossoms.
>>2104442I don't know, you could tell me he got into better shape and I would believe you.
>>2105421Believe me anon, i really hope so, but i just dont see itIts so frustrating, all this shit for fucking nothing2+years of this stuff and it didnt stop SHIT, so whats the point?Personally i really dont want to sweat my ass off so i've always gravitated towards the fall, is the summer/spring really as bad as people here make it out to be?In regards to heat/humidity/crowds
>>2105427I don't know. I've only been once and it was in November. I only dealt with the start of their ball busting cold. I just remember when I did my research that early spring was another time where people don't tend to travel to Japan and the weather is better.
>>2105268How could it cost $50,000 to take a two month vacation in Japan?
>>2105427>is the summer/spring really as bad as people here make it out to be?Yes and no. I lived in the Southeast US before and the temperature in Japan is about the same. However, because of the lifestyle changes (public transport, general lack of central air, and a Japanese preference for a slightly warmer ambient temperature) I sweat considerably more than I did when I lived in the South.I live in Japan and the only reason I'm up right now is because I have to attend a training seminar in the US.
>>2105447I suppose if you saw a hooker every day for and hour or 2 you might be able to pull it off.
>>2105427>is the summer/spring really as bad as people here make it out to be? In regards to heat/humidity/crowdsYes, humidity is what makes the summer crazy in Tokyo. If you have ever been to a tropical country like Thailand, that's basically what you can expect. Personally I'm not too annoyed by that because I'm used to it (been travelling to Thailand my entire youth), but you will 100% sweat a lot.. so if you go there dress for sweating and drink a lot OR like you said just skip summer
>>2105447You could get away with 2k every 2 weeks pretty easily.Let's assume a nice 4 star hotel for your entire stay. That's roughly $1,400 for 2 weeks. That's leaves $600 for food and fun. That's a little over $42 a day. You could have a pretty good time on that budget. Any fun with hookers is extra and doesn't go into this calculation.Also this doesn't include your plane ticket or using trains. Plane ticket could be $600 to $1.5k depending on which class and assuming no higher than premium economy. You could probably get away with about $10 or less per day in train fees if you plan your visits well. Shinkansen will have its own fees. Normally You'd only pay twice to go to Kyoto or Tokyo and back. in your case, you will have to spend more since you will likely explore more of the country. You might consider flights for some of the trip.I'd say ~$10k for 2 months will work very well with minimal hooker usage and well planned routes.
>>2105472>Let's assume a nice 4 star hotel for your entire stay.i've never been on anything above 3 stars in my life, and i currently spend 1k a month on all expenses including rentyour budget seems pretty shit and just burning money
>>2105503No, ~$10k is normal for 2 months when you're talking about regular tourist behaviour, it's just that most people stay for ~2 weeks so they will actually afford it. I spent roughly $6.5k for a month once and that was me basically throwing away money (or what I felt was me throwing away money), $5k a month or $2.5k for 2 weeks is by no means "burning money" when it comes to the average tourist. If you're poor and has to min-max the trip then yeah obviously you can get away much cheaper
is it common for japanese people to be deported from japan if they get something wrong on their 検査証明 covid cert? Shit seems unlawful
>>2105535>japanese people>deported from japan
>>2104859And yet there are apartment buildings that clearly state: no foreigners. It's perfectly normal too. Really makes you think.
>>2105168>besides, when every incel flocks to jp thinking that its easy to get an azn gf there's gonna be a whole lot less of them.Ah so you mean like you, right? >i-it's ok when I do it!
Taro Kono, the current covid tsar, is now the most likely winner in Japan because of the current momentum that slowed down Fumio. If he's elected it's expected that he will take "concrete measures against the COVID-19 pandemic" until later this fall (realistically early 2022) when he hopes most of the country will be vaccinated, will concrete measures include travel restrictions? Who knows. He's also very pro-immigration (as in wants to open the flood gates for blue collar workers, things like contruction workers, elderly caregivers, etc etc) and you know what that means, considering it's not like first world blue collar workers will go to another first world country to find a job.You people complained how covid changed Japan, just wait for this guy to get into office anons
>>2105259One day I was waiting for a friend outside of Nakano station and a group of greasy, morbidly obese weebs sat on the ground outside the station, pounding energy drinks and ripping open their bags from Mandarake to compare their toys and whatever weeby shit they'd bought. It was quite the sight.
>>2105322>I tried my best not to interact with other foreigners>a trash place (Hard Rock Cafe iirc) in RoppongiJust fuck off, you fucking nerd.
>>2105636The interesting thing is that nobody in Japan seem to give a fuck about these kind of people. The only people that seem to care are other foreigners. I mean, it's a funny sight, ngl, just saying.
>>2105647You're right. Most people just ignore it completely and go about their day. I also couldn't have cared less, but it was right in front of me, and good entertainment while I was waiting.
>>2105268How the fuck will I lose 20% of that in 2 months? I had 0 problem with the hostels I stayed at so 60 days of hostels at best would run me 2k~. If I ride the train every day at a max of 15 bucks a day thats an extra 1k~.3 meals a day assuming I eat 2 cheap meals and 1 "fancy" meal we'll say 45 dollars a day total of 3k~.1k estimate for all the shinkansen train rides.Then well throw in an extra 2k for frivolous spending on gift etc to bring home.Thats 9k for 2 months and thats assuming I never cook/walk/stayhome etc.
>>2105402Based. I was on Namba only for transit from Kansai to Kyoto but I can tell from the view from inside the bus that Namba mght look dope at night
>>2105647You just don't know. The locals might seen to ignore them at first glance, then when they got home, they will tell everyone they know, their family members, friends, neighbors, etc. "You know what, I saw a bunch of fat gaijin whale NEETs prowling outside of the station. Don't go there for a while, they stinks!" Well, at least, my former neighbor was like that. The japs won't insult you in the face, but they will spread rumors throughout the town so you need to be careful if you want to live among them.
>>2105737It is pretty dope at night. Sadly, a lot of places are closing down due to the continuous state of emergencies. My favorite hang out spots are still open though so I hope that they can make it and keep going.
>>2105750Nigga I live here and all my friends are Japanese. I will sometimes try to make fun of people and they will give me a blank stare and go like: "well you know, people like what they like, etc". Made me realize how people are always trying to keep appearances in the West to the point that every single thing becomes cringe to public opinion. Not saying that doesn't happen over here, just saying is not as common.
>>2105763That's because you made fun of [Japanese] people. They don't like it when a foreigner make fun of their own people whether you're their best friend or not. Try doing it on someone else, like white people, Chinese, or black people, and see how it goes.
>>2105765I get that you are trolling anon. Are you excited for the country to open up?
When travel was possible, I was a poorfag. Now I'm not a poorfag but I can't travel. Give me some hopium anons, tell me Japan is opening this year.
>>21057902021? Not a chance.2022? I would say early to late Spring.
>>2105451this is good to know, now i definitely know to aim for sapporo because im used to humidity but hate sweating (i rely on AC)
>>2105806Are you fat?
>>2105774Not even trolling. But you may take it as it is. I don't have any strong feelings whether Japan will open soon or not. They can take their time for as long as they want, and weebs can seethe for as hard as they can. I already had enough Japan experiences before the pandemic hit.
>>2104181stay out of nippon you filthy weebs. these chinks dont want you there and i dont blame them
>>2105763Japs are human, they gossip about shit with their friends and family just like in any other country.. not to mention Japan is a very fasionable country, why do you think that is? You honestly sound like a fat weeb coping hard, not gonna lie
>>2105803Same was said in 2021 in regard to 2021 too
>>2105674I don't know what that other anon's going on about spending 50k in 2 mo. You'd have to be staying at the hyatt banging whores and buying a round for gaijin in roppongi to get to that kind of spend.On an unrelated note, if you have two months, try to get out to nature in japan. If you go in the winter, skiing followed by an onsen is lovely and hiking/biking through mountains and trails is great the other 3 seasons.
>>2104236>worked my ass off during high school and honed up my nihongo skillz to go to Japan after graduation>everything locked the fuck down>drafted to the army in 3 months
anyone know where I can get pumpkins in Japan for carving jack-o-lanterns? All the pumpkins here are the very small, very soft, edible types for making pies and tempura. They're not the hard, inedible Chad pumpkins of the USA. Any websites where I can get them shipped to Japan would be nice too.
>>2106019Trust me senpai but if I ever get the opportunity to actually spend multiple months in Japan im doing it ALL
>>2105674Maybe he was talking about Zimbabwean dollars.
Anyone ever done Language school in Japan?Did you have strange people in them too?Im 6 months into one in Tokyo.Most people are normal. Some weird. Some absolutely geeks.One of them i really cant explain.So we get “assignments” to write a topic to present to the class. Bear in mind, 6 months of lessons. Not even close to fluent. Beginner still.Most students do topics of simple things. Simple vocab we all know. We all understand.Then theres one guy. He clearly spends hours and hours writing it, while everyone else spends 1 hour. He painstakingly looks up obscure and complicated words to include in his complicated subject. He uses every grammar point possible even things we are not familiar with yet.He’ll look up words in several languages and hand out sheets to students who dont speak english (minority)with notes and vocab he uses.Then he presents, absolutely nobody understands what he is saying at all as its like a university paper on some subject like “moral integrity” or whatever.Nobody can ask questions at all after to him.He was abaolute beginner 6 months ago, and he would not be able to create or say anything in his speech on the fly(unlike everyone else who may only make small mistake if they did theirs IRL), clearly spent hours looking up words and crafting all the grammar he can into it and then rehearsing it.Then you have everyone else, who wrote it quickly, maybe the day before, talk about simple stuff we can all relate to as is the entire point, use simple vocab we have been taught, and then others can ask questions and all is enjoyable and realistic.Why the fuck are people like this? The guy is smart obviously but its like hes so fucking hungry for attention and wants everyone to tell him he is or something?
>>2106027Grow one. Easy especially in japanese climate
>>2106060yeah, no problem. I'll just fly over to America, put some pumpkin seeds up my ass, smuggle them past customs, and plant them in Japan. It should only take a week or two for them to fully mature, right? Just in time for Halloween.
>>2106063Just buy them from amazon or shopee bruh.
>>2106057No offense, but language schools are the absolute lowest step on the living in Japan ladder. They're basically for people with more money than sense so of course you're going to be around weirdos and turbo autists.
>>2106079I find it pretty helpful to learn the language which is the entire point no? What do you mean? I’d never get this far by myself
>>2104174Any JETs here that arrived over the weekend ?
>>2106083>I’d never get this far by myselfexactly, it's full of failures
>>2106085There are people who learned japanese on their own? I don’t understand what you are saying.Most people who learn a foreign language take classes formally to do it
>>2106106>most peopleYou said it yourself
>>2104174>Ok, but seriously, when will Japan be open to tourists? Give me an estimate.>Two more weeksSubtle bait no one saw
>>2106116Well there are thousands of people doing it and probably hundreds of thousands or more since decades before who have. Its how you learn a language. I have a Doctor, people who work as lawyers in my class too.What are you even trying to say? Or is this another case of random edgelord on the internet posting some weird things that only make sense to himself then just doubles down because its the internet
>>21058145'10" and 125Lbs so quite the opposite. I just live in FL so I'm used to humidity/heat and sweat a lot as is, or maybe I have an issue idk
>>2106057how old are you? how old is he? sounds like something for 18-19yr olds MAX. could explain it
>>2106130Language school attendees fall into two categories 90% of the time. 3rd worlders from places like Thailand or the Philippines or weebs desperate to come to Japan. Think about it, you're paying thousands for what? Japanese class? You could have done that in your home country for a fraction of the cost.>Something something language immersionYou can get that through Hello Talk and the anime you watch.
>>2105447How much is business class LAX to Narita? I'm 6'4", no fucking way I'm sitting in coach for 11 hours. Otherwise, I have no issue being cheap once there. DESU I'd like to volunteer someplace rural during the summer or fall.Of course all of this is for nothing since Japan is closed and is going to stay closed for the forseeable future.
>>2104876there's honestly a 50-50 chance they enact another limited state of emergency for Christmas. If you're gonna be in Japan on Christmas, only chance is if they briefly open borders before closing them but there's no chance the government is gonna move that fast. Just pray that Kishida wins and believes in vaccine passports
How do JET interviews work? Are there typically multiple rounds or do they typically interview you once and then let you know the results at a later date?
>>2106183so whats the best way to relocate to jp? a buddy is enrolled in a language school in osaka and likes it, been there 2yrs now and is doing watchmaking. we're both 24 and have no formal degrees or anything like that (i dropped out of uni twice)i dont want to be a english teacher in jp, but i dont really have other skills, but i want to be there. wat do?
>>2106186God, if only there was some way to look up the cost of airfare in 2012.>>2106227You need to accept that Japan won’t solve your problems. Fix yourself first, get a career and study Japanese on your own. You’ll just end up a miserable loser in Japan otherwise.
>>2106197they interview you once and basically ask you why Japan, why teaching, what do you hope to do after JET, and can you speak Japanese?
>>2106227>>2106106>>2106083Anon, Listen to me. You can learn Japanese quite easily on your own. Trust me, I know it seems very intimidating right now knowing damn near nothing except maybe a すみません or ありがとございます but it is a very rewarding and fun process. Throughout my teenage years I was basically a Japan/Weeaboo hater from social conditioning for lack of a better word. However, I came to the conclusion that living life based on hating things I love isn't a good life at all. So I said fuck it, if I fly I fly, if I fall I fall. It's been a year since I started learning Japanese and I can't say I've made leaps and bounds but I've learned quite a lot more than I expected I would. I can kind of hold a conversation and I read precious little. Regardless, I've been having a lot of fun and the thought of being able to use it in Japan whenever the country opens up has given me quite a lot of encouragement. Also, go to school. I just enrolled myself and I'm working towards a BA. Dunno what it'll be in just yet, but I'm gonna try to go on JET for as long as I can to see if it's what I really want with my life. I advise you to do something similar. The grass is always greener on the other side, so do think about that. The point I'm trying to really get at here is that if you want something. Then let the want drive you. A man without passion is not a man.
>>2106027I think Costco usually has them.
>>2105972I'm just talking based on my experiences, as a person that has lived here for many year. I don't know about Tokyo people, but at least where I live that hasn't been my experience. I even have yanki friends and you would think that they would be on it, but they are not. Like the most someone would say is something along the lines of やばいな? But then they would move on to other topics.
>>2106022That's what you get for being a filthy zoomer.
>>2106227>I don't want to be an English teacher in Japan.Don't worry. You wont be. You need a bachelors degree to even be considered.
>>2105604Yeah who cares who wins, all of the candidates have said they want to change the constitution to allow the government to enact lockdowns. Its literally a contest between who will offer the hardest lockdown. I live in Japan and most of you guys have no idea how fucked it is here. Most people here still think Japan's attitude towards corona is the same as 2020. No, 2020 was not too bad, life was pretty normal. But 2021, now this has been a shitshow of a year, there is very little talk of trying to open the economy up and whenever a politician talks about opening the economy up just even by a little bit, they get criticized to hell by the MSM and social media. You guys don't even realize right now but if you go to a restaraunt many have a rule where you have to put your mask on in between bites, and if you go to eat with someone don't you dare talk because talking without a mask spreads covid. This country is going to the shithole, it will be about another 5 years before talk of opening the country will happen. There was a poll recently that asked people who wanted a lockdown and 80 percent of people supported a lockdown. Sorry but thats the way it is here. I'm getting the fuck out of here next year and going back to the USA, Im not wearing my fucking mask till I die
>>2106354>sir please wear a mask while in our establishment.>AIEEEEEEEE I'M GOING INSAAAANNEEEEE!!>IT'S JUST LIKE AUSCHWITZ!!!>SAVE ME ORANGEMAN!
>>2106183I’d agree in general and thats the case in every country in a language school dedicated to the National language.But there are enough regular people too. I was expecting only weirdos at first but was surprised.I think people on here hype up “diy” way too much. Language school is like 1.5million yen a year. Not expensive, and gives you fluent japanese in 2 years, or after 1 year enough to try it on your own much faster as all the basics are done ( complete 3 books of mina no no hongo in my schools case).I dont care how autistic you are nobody is progressing as fast as hours of formal lessons a day in school by themselves. Which is likely why i have some professional people on my course looking not to waste time>>2106163Mostly young. But theres a few people in 30s, im late 20s. The guy is like 21. But all the others his age arent like that.He just seems so hungry for acknowledgement? I wish i knew what it was. I think maybe some people lack context. Its kinda obvious to me to keep the speech simple and relevant to the listener ls and what we’ve learned…
>>2104174>Japanese girls are for Japanese men onlySurely there are some hookers who will see foreigners right?
>>2106376True but you can't coom inside.
>>2106376>>2106386I'm thinking there just aren't a lot of Japanese hookers. The country has a low birth rate, is not poor and doesn't have a big drug problem. The ones who take foreign clients are from shit countries like China and the Philippines. But according to some anons places where you get to raw fuck Japanese women do exist.
>>2106386>can't coom insideGuess I’m cancelling my trip to Japan
>>2105238Small city in Korea? Men or women?
>>2106393He might be near a us military base
>>2105319Not him, but when I visited Japan back in 2018, I met some foreigner go up to a tranny at a club and say "You know, I would fuck the shit out of you if didn't have a penis." All night he would say some fucked up shit to them the people in the club. Dude was a prick, but I ended up hanging with him all night since we were the only two Americans and he was buying all my drinks. At the end of the night, some Chinese ladies approached us asking if we wanted some "massages". I turned them down because I didn't trust them one bit and I've been told many times here to never go with, but he ended up going with them.
>>2106364yeah imo the language schools are cheap. 12k usd or so for 2yrs seems like nothing...but idk. maybe thats a lot to some people, i think its a fair price. im in my mid-ish 20s so its good to know theres others my age or even older that do it, wouldnt want to be ostracized as i feel insecure about my age already (quarter life crisis)
Used to be an otaku in high school and I'm finally teaching in Japan to get my foot in the door here since it's where I'd like to work.Not really into that stuff nowadays and perhaps as overcompensation for those times I've been trying to appear as completely normal as possiblebut all the teachers talk about anime and manga, they all have pokemon folders and bags, etc.the librarian came by and gave me a big stack of his recommended manga recentlythe teacher who sits in front of me in the office put her reading glasses on and started reading an isekai light novelI wore a patterened shirt the other day to work and they asked me if it was because of kimetsu no yaibais this normal or is my school just full of weirdos? I can't return to my high school days
>>2106451Sounds pretty weird to me, anon. I've worked at two schools and none of my teachers have acted like that.
>>2106451Are you fresh off the boat? Yeah, it's pretty normal.
>>2106364>I dont care how autistic you are nobody is progressing as fast as hours of formal lessons a day in school by themselves.lel
>>2106288If you're going to school, get a degree that'll get you a job infinitely better than JET. JET should be your last resort (ideally, you should absolutely have a better option), not your primary aim.
>>2106414>but he ended up going with them.and now he's dead? >>2106359Do you like wearing masks? When will it be "safe enough" to stop wearing masks, now that we know 100% that vaccines will not be enough to end masking up? Do you want to wear masks forever?
>>2106451Are these foreigners or Japanese people? Young or older?
>>2106608Why ask a question if you’re just going to dodge the context needed to answer?
Anon! Anon! Over here! What's it like to be a white guy in Japan? Are you finally happy?
Anyone have any info on applying for a new COE? The company I interviewed with said they'll start the process to get me a visa come January, but it already takes 1-3 months to supposedly process the application. They didn't seem to know whether or not Japan's even starting the process currently, I wasn't sure if others have already started in the hopes that you'll be higher up in the queue when things resume
>>2106564I don't know. What does happen if you actually accept their offer? I just assume they send you to some ugly as shit girl and force you to pay large amounts of money or else they beat the shit out of you.
>>2106619What kind of baka question is this desu ka?
>>2106388>I'm thinking there just aren't a lot of Japanese hookersLol wut? The sex industry is fucking huge in Japan, its just that straight prostitution is technically illegal. Most adult entertainment establishments or delivery health services just won't deal with foreigners because of the language barrier.
>>2106555I don’t plan on ALT as being my forever career, but having the government subsidize my travel expenses and rent for potentially 5 years seems like a nice way of going “Am I going to enjoy life in this country?” I mean yes, I know JETs either make pennies or they save, but regardless of that I’m just in it to see what it’s like if that makes any sense.
>>2106451this is me fear of being white in japan. i'm only a geek for kamen rider like a real man, non of this anime garbage
I really wish I could go. I have a lot of vacation days saved up and most will expire this year. I have never been to Japan.
>>2104236I went in 2019 with not a lot of money to spend but had a great time, glad I made that decision. I'm saving up for another trip, hoping for 2023-4.
>>2106619Uh yeah, I finally got a custom onahole to fit my magnum dong.
>>2106555>get a degree that will allow you to skip JETyeah have fun doing that without any japanese proficiency. spoiler: just because you're a code monkey or something else specialized doesn't mean you're going to have any easier time if you aren't at LEAST N2++
>>2106773Same for me, luckily I can just trade the vacation days for cash
>>2106564I can't say I like wearing masks, but I don't hate them either. I feel nothing. I'm just making fun of you because you make it seem like your primary reason for moving is because people are wearing masks and are asking you to. Seems pretty dramatic to me. Are you a woman by any chance?
will def. come back when more info arises, but a certain large company contacted me for a certain division that is based in tokyo. It is a good paying job (at least $75k). They asked for my resume, they just have to respond now.but, if it works out, what areas of tokyo should I look to live in ($<1.2k) also taking into account that my job is in central tokyoalso, what else should I know about living there?
>>2106857Where do you go to find these jobs?I wanna apply to work in Japan
>>2106859I don't want to give too much info. but I'm getting a degree in a field where you need qualifications. so you would need to go to college for it. (and not random degree like what being an english teacher requires)are you young enough to be in college, or are you over that?
>>2106862Last semester of college right now.
So many foreigners are leaving in droves ever since the pandemic hit. Just go to any thread in japanlife and you'll see "Im' leaving x month" thread or comments. Soon there will only be a handful of us left. The strongest of the strong. Soon it will be like the 80s, when seeing a foreigner was kinda a rare thing. I hope we can keep this corona thing going for 5 more years.
>>2106866Production Management. Also Have done Cyber Security and have worked on small scale servers.
>>2106869fine ill just say it. if you are willing to become a CPA, then its decent way to go about it. but isn't IT/tech a decent option too, with your cybersecurity?
>>2106873Yeah, I guess I'll just look around at job openings online and see if they are taking anyone with light understanding of Japanese.
>>2106856>it seems like your primary reason...don't know where you got that. I moved to Japan before the pandemic and no one here has been asking me to wear a mask. But you didn't answer my question: when will it be "safe enough" to stop wearing masks, now that we know 100% that vaccines will not be enough?
>>2106857If you get hired it's better to just ask the company for help and then decide where you want to live, finding a place to live by yourself is close to impossible either way as a foreigner
>>2106883I assumed you were this anon. >>2106354>Sorry but thats the way it is here. I'm getting the fuck out of here next year and going back to the USA, Im not wearing my fucking mask till I dieIt says it right there. About your question. I do not know, since I'm not an expert and I don't have a Ph.D. in epidemiology. My answer ultimately does not matter because I'm not arguing with you about the merits of masks, I'm making fun of you for being a baby.
>>2106867>Just go to any thread in japanlife and you'll see "Im' leaving x month" thread or comments.The worst of the absolute worst of foreigners in Japan in that cesspool, and all the Japan subs on plebbit are nearly as bad.
>>2106924Indeed. As to why I'm so happy.
>>2106740Apparently if you spend 5 years on JET people look down on it thinking you couldn't get anything better after your normal 3In other words, do JET, but always be on the lookout for a non-JET job that's stable and will keep you in the country, and take active steps to find those jobs while you're on it before it's too late.
>>2104174>be the author of the autism Google supermap>hey it's been a long while since I've added some content to the map and these YT videos highlighted some neat places>Oh hey that amazing unagi restaurant I went to on my last trip is near this spot, wonder how they're doi->Permanently Closed>oh... well, what about that really nice sento I visite->Permanently Closed>...that... that cute art gallery I stumbled across in Yanak->Permanently Closed>Permanently Closed>P e r m a n e n t l y C l o s e d
Reminder that Japan is boring compared to China.
>>2106992I appreciate the advice, Anon. I'm going thru some weird crisis in my life and all I know is that I want to escape the sinking ship of the west before it's too late. My main problem is getting a degree that is relevant and doesn't want to make me kill myself from working a shitass job. I don't know if I can do the Japanese business culture ordeal.
>>2106992>non-JET jobLike shoveling snow off train tracks? Or house-keeping in shady ryokans? Or become a bouncer in Kabukicho?
Reminder that Japan is gorillion times better than China will ever be
When I was in Japan, a bunch of Chinese, Africans, and even a Mexican tried to convince me to with them to get Japanese girls. Obviously I turned them down because it was sketchy as fuck, does anyone know what happens if you do go with them?
>>2107056Because China is simply Japan at 90% discount sale
>>2106924Here isnt much better. No matter where you go most foreigners are bitchy as fuck towards other foreigners its fucking pathetic. Never seen a bugger group of bitchy expats for any country than japan. There is an obsession with trying to appear higher than thou and bitching like a women about other foreigners. Its so fucking weird.If its not reddit, doing it in a pompous way its here in a down right attacking way.
>>2107059Never heard of that. But if I have to guess, they were either North Korean sleeper agents/kidnappers who want fo bring you to North Korea to teach english to Kim Jong Un, or simply run-off-the-mill kidnappers who want to harvest your orgasms.
>>2104174Honestly, how viable is living as a computer programmer in Japan? I want to live in a comfy rural area that's quite a ways off from a major city (for cheap rent/mortgage) and not near a large community (bc social autism), but not too far so I can go exploring without paying an arm and a leg on transportation. Is it a feasible reality for a foreigner or am I better off going to another country for a similar lifestyle?
>>2107087You will be more comfortable (and better paid) in some other country. Here you won't be able to even work remotely because most companies don't allow remote work. Even IT ones. When they do the remote work thing, they just hire people from Bangladesh or India to do it for them at a fraction of the price.
Everyone here went to college. I didn't. I'm in my early 20s now and I'm not ready to start. I want to go to Japan, but what do I do for a job? Is not having any sort of degree gonna stop me from getting work of any kind? I DON'T want to teach. I'd be happy working retail, Japanese fashion is leagues ahead of what I have here and I would gladly take little pay at a boutique that carries foreign brands in a major city center like Tokyo. If I cough up for one of those language schools, would I be able to take vocational classes at the same time if need be?Unsure why I'm asking for advice on 4chan. I stick to /fa/ almost exclusively but saw a banner for this board and decided to check it out
>>2107097Ah, that's unfortunate. I'll stick to just visiting Japan then. Thanks anon!
>>2107098>s not having any sort of degree gonna stop me from getting work of any kind?Yes. A bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement to get approved for a work visa. Without one, you won't even be considered for a job. Another route is to have 10 years of professional experience on a relevant field, but since you said that you were on your early 20s I doubt that you have the experience.
>>2107087If you want jobs with high/fast salary increments, apply to be a game programmer or startup programmer. Everything else is bottom tier.
>>2107098only only have a few options1.) get a BA in whatever in your country (hopefully you're a white native english speaker) then go teach english for a year or two while looking for a different job2.) get a BA in whatever in japan and have more job prospects other then teaching3.) get married to a japanese national and work pretty much any jobyou cannot get a work visa without at least a 4 year degreeyou can get a student visa and work a part time job, then when you graduate switch to a work visaspousal visa lets you do any job, even if it's unskilled like combini or bartending
>>2104876Almost certain they'll open before January. Question is, how long will a forced quarantine last?
>>2107124>Almost certain they'll open before January.source: just trust me bro
>>2107132The government is already getting pressured by international language institutions. They'll loosen up soon, but I think a mandatory quarantine upon arrival will still be implemented. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8yV4qZgJhM&t=
>>2107134>youtuberSomeone should give this guy a Pulitzer. This guy has information that not even the media has over here. Someone, please get Suga on the phone.
>>2107134normally I like to think I’m not a mean or very negative person but I think I’d be very happy if I were able to strangle the man in that YouTube video until the life drained from his eyes. Something about pretentious gays just really makes me angry.
>>2107136>>2107143why does no one like gay germans?
>>2106354Im in Japan right now and have no idea what the fuck you are saying regarding restaurants. Have you even been outside or are just stirring shit up?Every single restaurant just expects you to alcohol spray your hands and keep your masks on before the meal, but once the food comes, no masks are needed. People coming as groups talk as much as they want. This is how it is in Kansai, Kanto, urban or rural, during the emergency measures.But its true that people seem to want to bite the bullet with a hard lockdown, and hope things get good enough to relax the rules.
>>2106227Marry a Japanese national and get a spousal visa. Without a 4-year-degree you can't get any other.
>>2107098You are not going to get a min wage retail job in Japan. Unlike north america and europe, the government here protects those jobs for native Japanese people. The only way you will get a cushy retail job is if you have a spousal visa, which will permit you to work wherever you want. seriously, just get the cheapest, shittiest, easiest, shortest online degree imaginable. Get a two year journalism degree at Arizona U online.
>>2107192One can do credit-by-examination to get a Bachelor's within two years, but honestly it would be sort of a waste solely to get a Bachelor's at home as a means to simply enter Japan. If a person goes that route, they might as well kill as many birds with that stone as possible by getting a degree that's useful. I'd imagine the easiest way for that guy to stay in Japan would be to get a student visa.
>>2107194can you work on a student visa?
>>2107036There are Western-work-ethic-esque companies, and in some Jap-ethic companies you will get a big pass by being a foreigner. For a degree quickly and cheaply, look into credit-by-examination. This vid should be required viewing for any anon trying to get a degree:https://youtu.be/jTVsJ8OhtAM
>>2107199https://study.gaijinpot.com/guide/working-as-a-student-japan/You could also work remote Western jobs online as long as you don't tell anyone + you use a VPN (only like $6/month for a good one) but working a JPN job would be nice to further practice your language skills if the pay is good.
>>2107134The government doesn't give a shit about the thousands of stores and restaurants which had to permanently close because of their retarded states of emergency, you really think they care about what language schools think and want?
>>2107098Learn Japanese and study fashion in Japan.
>>2107036>I want to escape the sinking ship of the westYou might hate JET. Every single other person I've met on this program is the exact sort of person who's contributing to that downfall. There are gays, trannies, you name it. I was even interviewed by a tranny.That being said, if you want to still come and try to change that, be my guest. After all, I'm still doing it despite all that, because I figure that at the very least one Japanese school will be taught by an ALT who has their head on straight.
>>2107199You can, you have to apply for special permission but I think it's a pretty easy application. When I was studying abroad a lot of my dormmates worked part-time – I remember one was a floor salesperson in a Uniqlo, for specific.
>>2107036japan won't "fix" whatever "problems" you have, it will only make them worsesort yourself out before you come here and wind up as another statistic because they stuck you in some bumfuck town which intensified your problems
So what's the real redpill with women in Japan?How does it compare to SE Asia?
>>2107301>japanese womenwomen>se asian womenwomen
>>2107242This spiel from you guys is getting so old and obnoxious. We get it. You’re on a crusade to defend Japan from the weebs and broken losers and the only right way to do anything is the way you agree with. We know. We know. Now just stop already.
>>2107305Doesn't make it any less true. Look to America and Europe for more examples. Hell just look at state migration in the US.
>>2107305>>2107336What? All he said was pretty much that you can't run away from your problems, which is true. Where did you two get US/EU immigration and weebs from? Did I miss something?
>>2107342The US thing comes usually from city migration, one city turns into a shithole (Detroit, San Fran, NYC, Portland, Minneapolis, and so on) so the people with money pack their bags and move to another state, and then vote the same policies that turned their last home into a shithole.
>>2107350But the decay of the cities is never their fault, it's the fault of all the people that were there first for not accepting their batshit crazy policies!
>>2107055Reminder that Japanese culture is just 90% ripped off from China
>>2107242I’m not looking to Japan for fixing my problems at all. You misunderstand. I’m trying to say that at this time in my life I have to decide on getting a degree and thinking of a long term career that I either love but don’t make much money in or hate but have a stable income. On an even earlier post on this thread I stated explicitly that I’m using JET as a means of determining whether or not I enjoy Japan as somewhere to live or just somewhere to visit. Although I understand your sentiment, I’m not some middle aged faggy washed up weeaboo who thinks that living in some East Asian cartoon dreamland is going to suddenly fix my mental health crises. That being said, I do have ADHD and I understand most variations of stimulant based medication is illegal over there, I’m working on fixing myself thru instilling discipline.
>>2107369Considering that Shinto is the foundation of most of Japanese culture and has no equivalent in China, you're wrong.
>>2107010I'll stick with the country that doesn't eat dogs, thanks.
>>2107102Yeah, I only have a few years work experience, mostly with Apple (retail) but meme flu made me lose my job. A BA is sounding attractive/necessary right about now>>2107114White, US citizen, native English speaker. I guess I could do the teaching but look for something else but I feel like I'd be suffering so bad from teaching I'd give up and leave>Get married to a Japanese national and work pretty much any jobKinda hard to get married without being there first, also not sure I'm ready for that commitment lol. Sucks because bartending sounds fun>>2107192Damn. But that's actually nice that they do that. Maybe I should get a bullshit online degree but I just don't feel like wasting money on that kind of stuff I see on commercials>>2107194I'd rather work than be a student but if what >>2107234 says is true, that doesn't sound to bad>>2107228This is the route I would love to take if it is an actual option. But all the schools are language/culture schools and not geared towards a specific skillsetThanks for all the help anons
>>2107372>Daoism>Buddhism>Kanji>Tea>Ramen>Gyoza>Bonsai>Tons of Yojijukugo are just ripped off from Chengyu
>>2107377most public universities in japan that have full english programs are usually pretty easy and the tuition is about 5k~ a yearif you want a student visa>work visa with part time work while you go to school and job options that aren't english teaching that's your best bet
>>2107380I know Google exists, but what does it take to get accepted into a Japanese university? And $5k approx. a year? Holy shit, college in America is a scam.Obviously English programs would make things a lot easier but I do want to learn the language, so maybe I need to try and do that here first. I live in boring-ass Dallas, Tx so what's my best bet to pick up some basic Japanese I can use as building blocks for better speaking in the future?I listen to a ton of Japanese music, which maybe helps, but I don't watch anime at all or play JRPGs. My knowledge of it is zilch, minus a few words an catch phrases everyone in the world probably knows.
>>2107382you have to have a certain amount saved, I think its like 10-15k for the COE or something, so they know you can at least cover the first yearthey also require an ACT/SAT test taken within the last 5 yearsyou'll want a decent score on thatregular JP universities dont take college prep exam scores from your country, they require the JP oneso you'll want to explicitly look for ones that take ACT or SATthen the usual high school transcripts, application fee, etc etcthey don't accept just anyone, but most of the places you'll be looking for will post their average SAT/ACT score of accepted applicants, and the scores aren't anything unreasonableyou also have to consider living expenses but if you're not going to a place in downtown tokyo it'll generally be a lot cheaperyou can take japanese classes while you're there, most of those english only programs actually require them, though prior knowledge definitely isn't badI went a few years ago to update my ACT and with like an hour of studying my score was like JUST below their average, I'm hoping that my work experience/internships/being one of the few white americans applying/+fuckload of money I have saved will lead to an acceptance because my high school grades were shit, but that was almost 10 years agobut right now japan is fucking closed so nothing is happening until they open back upif they open in the spring and you apply then, the earliest you're getting there is fall next year
>>2107192How come I see Turkish people work at Family Mart all the time if minimum wage jobs are reserved for Japanese.
>>2107379>Lists East Asian religionsDoesn't refutiate shit. Shintoism existed in Japan before Buddhism and Buddhism's existence in Japan hasn't eroded deeply rooted Shinto beliefs and rituals. The concept of Yokai, Jigoku (Hell), ghosts, and demi-gods are still informing Japan's culture to this very day.
>>2107388I guess I have time to work on things. I took the SAT and my scores were okay. Should have taken the ACT. My high school grades were average.All of this is intimidating and new to me because I never looked into going to college here. But at the very least, things sound less expensive for higher education in JP versus the US. Definitely not interested in being in downtown Tokyo (or Tokyo at all) so maybe I can further "cut corners" to save some cash. Honestly, I've really been leaning towards Sapporo. But with me realistically not being able to depart for another year or so - maybe more - that can change
>>2107394you only need one or the other. ACT questions are all multiple choice and IIRC you don't need the written portionit is pretty intimidating especially when it's going to another country where english isn't the main language, you'll definitely want to do some more research on itbtw the degree you get will have no weight outside of japan so if you ever have second thoughts about coming back to the states and doing something with that degree here then don't bothermight want to go WWOOF there for a bit when they open back up and see if it's something you really want to do
>>2107134if japan needed to open up they would have done it by now. They are losing lot of money with tourism and business. They really dont give a fuck. This will take fucking decades for them to open up.
>>2107390>Jigokuliterally Chinese Diyu>yokaiyaoguai
>>2107054>become a bouncer in Kabukicho?If I do this, do I get to have a sidequest in Yakuza 9?
>>2107087If you're an Anerican, why bot just get a remote job in a rural area?
>>2106650Depends. I've never been dumb enough but the stories I hear are that you either get set up with an ugly girl or you get up charged way more than you expected to pay because of some bullshit fees.I think the second one mostly happens if you go with nigerians. The first one is the most likely.
>>2107342It’s not about what he said. It’s about what the person who replied to him said. There’s desire among people here and Japanophiles generally to lecture other Japanophiles about how they should be or what they should want and what type of people are okay to like Japan and what type of people aren’t. Really they should just shut up.
>>2104242Generally not. I went to JCMU for a study abroad trip during university, which at the baseline was significantly cheaper than my university costs, however, my university is jewish and made me pay the cost of my universitie's tuition anyways.
>>2107403>They are losing lot of money with tourism and businessThey really are not. In 2019, 81% of the money generated from tourism came from internal tourism. Only 19% was from international tourism. Not too mention that tourism as an industry only contributes about 7% of the national GDP.They're losing money now because national travel is down, due to the states of emergency.
Is beppu a good onsen town?
>>2107396WWOOF?>inb4 "You're new"
>>2107479How could they calculate when a gaijin buys stuff from a store, eat out, transportaion and hotel revenue? its a lot more than 7 %
>>2107570If you're looking at the sheer number and variety of onsen, then yes. If you're looking for the quaint relaxing experience of a traditional onsen in nature, not so much. If the latter is your preference, I'd recommend nearby Kurokawa or Yufuin.
>>2106186I just looked it up and LAX-NRT business is 34K USD. Better get saving up immediately, that's half my yearly salary pre-tax. Sorry to be the bringer of bad news.
>>2107377You sound like a fucking woman. Just marry a jap and get a divorce later you total failure of a human
>>2107585Tourism direct GDP corresponds to the part of GDP generated by all industries directly in contact with visitors. This indicator is measured as a percentage of total GDP or a percentage of GVA.I don't know. If only there was a government agency whose sole purpose was to calculate and take into account the impact of tourism in the economy... hmmmm.....
>>2107570Yes>>2107581WWOOF is based if you're lucky
>>2107396>>2107581>>2107834Speaking of WWOFing in Japan, has anyone here done it? If so, what was your experience. I’ll probably be trying it when I can.
>>2106022at least you have something to look forward once you get out.
>>2107923my nigga i am getting nuked by iran
>>2107936should have said " IF you get out"
>>2107596Over 30 grand just to fly to Tokyo from LA? Holy shit, business class is stupidly pricey>>2107603I'm not a woman and no way in hell I'm going on some weeb dating site to marry a foreigner for a green card equivalent
>>2107596Bull fucking shit you did. I looked at business from SEA-HND for 8K and that's for 2 people. Right now I just googled LAX-NRT and got this
>>2107952He's got to be off by a decimal place. I found business class one ways on Singapore for $2500.
>>2106186Have you considered premium economy? If you're not planning to sleep on the way there, I can't see why business class would be worth it.
Any 4chan JET groups where I don't have to deal with "alphabet people"?
>>2107960This is an english speaking board.
>>2105402Ohh what is on the floor with the pink lights?
>>21079604chan browsing jets are out there but i'd never fucking mention this website with how absolutely insane some other people are
>>2107603Not the anon you are replying to, but im in such a state of human decay , no drugs or booze btw, just get tipsy or mild drunk here and there . Last time i got bit drunk was like maybe 3 weeks ago. Anyway in such a mess of life at 39 year old that I would consider get a japanese wife and have kids just for the sake of reset my life and start over , I think tit would boost my motivation 100% at least .I feel like shit, not studies, always worked in low tier jobs like restaurants and warehouses. I "hate" my country or more like i dont identify with it and i dislike it so much i just want to run from here .You think it's harsh to get a wife in Japan from abroad? Their must be women there craving a person to fulfill .I am pretty sure If i had this chance I would dedicate 100% to fit in the culture and have a job even if low tier it would make me happy to provide for having a family . Not just go there for a sugar mommy to work and feed me while I sit at home, no , i dont want that .I just feel like i dont belong in my country, economy is weak, mentality is backwards and toxic , the population is old and worked all life for nothing just waiting to die watching tv at home, no hobbies, no occupation . just gossiping about others lives . Job market is rigged and puzzled .Huge class division and the list just keeps going.I dont want to reveal my nationality but im from the euro zone .Im not into that japan euphoria related with anime and other stuff like that .Genuine like the organization of the country, everything looks peaceful, organized and more or less clean . Amazing parks and nature , they seem to have a passion to dedicate to the beauty around them , even big cities look so comfy and riddle with soul even if the population might not look the most happy in the world , they seem to take it easy and relaxed .But maybe Im wrong , its just a question to experience it, never been to Japan anyway, but something about that place that appeals to me
>>2108019mate, you want singapore or hong kong not japan. i'm telling you. japan does not have that sort of "clean and nice" vibe outside of big cities.
>>2108023I still rather go with Japan , because I find it attractive , obvious not everything is nice and clean like everything in life , but still they have good stuff that is worth .I was watching some city life YT vids , it's just way too nice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHfe1xTpomE
>>2108019You're 39 and still work shitty restaurant jobs. Do you seriously think you can handle such a switch in environments, work conditions, learning japanese so you can communicate on the job, etc etc..? On-top of that, I'm not 100% sure, but I'm pretty sure you as a low skilled foreigner will enter Japan as a technical intern trainee (TITP), which means you won't be able to stay for more than 5 years at once. Maybe you're lucky and things will actually open up more for blue-collar workers (restaurant personnel actually included) but still, from what I read in your text.. I seriously doubt you have the motivation for it
>>2108035I already worked aboard before but it's a shitty country too basically , as I mentioned I don't have studies at all and quit school very early in my youth years. And I have dealt with very bad work conditions, horrible coworkers , no time for my self, basically my 20's were spent between work and home , 1 day off per week, split shifts with 3 hour break between lunch and dinner shifts , some of jobs I even would work 11 hours in one day with split shift, get home after 2am to wake at 10am to start at 11am for the lunch shift to finish at 4pm then have a 3 hour break and sleep and rest in a local park to enter again at 7pm to start preparing tables and shit for dinner shift , rinse and repeat, 10 years of life wasted to the money machine you call human race , fucking parasites consumers And to be honest what kind of motivation you are talking about if I just get a fucking wife from Japan and make her pregnant , surely there are many lonely Jap women about my age that would need someone in their life to fulfill the gap of them being single, not looking for a young one anyway ways.. That would be a waste of time and I need someone with experience in life and I am not talking about professional or work experience but life itself .
>>2108040But basically If I am in a situation that all the sudden I am in Japan and have to "survive" surely I will fucking learn the language and work even if washing dishes.I will never go study unless is some professional course like 1 year max or some , my ambition at this point is not professional at all .To be honest with you I wish I could be merged with artificial Intelligence , call me lunatic mental unbalanced whatever your word to describe me.I find the human condition very disgusting..But I do appreciate life itself , but life is not represented by humans as the core of it..Not at all, we are merely a bridge for far superior lifeforms.I just want to take the best of what nature provided me , because human system only provides misery and ignorance .So I just want a start point to enjoy my last years on this amazing planet till I die from a more lethal virus or a massive war over resources and water .It's a disgusting world and I serious don't belong anywhere in the human format Does that sound like motivation to you ?
>>2108041Get an Associate's at least, if you can get that you can get a Part time job in Japan. Maybe work at an Eikawa or some kind of other TEFL program. What kind of restaurants have you worked in? They'll take Chefs or Cooks. But it's more like Cafe Ooh-La-La rather than The Greasy Spoon if you catch my drift. You might be able to work under a Japanese chef and learn to make some proper sushi or something.
>>2108044Sorry, to clarify -- Chefs with like 10 - 15 yrs of experience in a Cafe Ooh-La-La kitchen.
>>2108044Only worked as waiter in busy restaurants and pastry coffee shops behind counter and cash register. Basically I had several jobs, max I hold a job was 1 and half , I would be always jumping jobs basically would get fed up and move on to another shit job just for the sake of changing routine and coworker environment.I need to clear my head, who knows maybe I get a professional degree in some other field that it's not over saturated and it's useful into granting a quick entering in the job market .If I was there in Japan, like as a complete new start, I would take almost any job anon.. even picking up trash from street or dish washer or some really low tier job just to start to adapt and quick trying to learn the language that would be my main focus and obvious having a modest house to settle , basically a minimalist approach I would have 3 simple directives1-get a job2-have a place to stay , cheap rent place 3-learning the language From that who knows I could even open my own business, like breakfast and lunch near a busy labor area . I would manage it myself, no workers needed just myself.
>>2108050*>max I hold a job was 1 and half year
>>2108044Also imagine how fuck up is the cultural mentality of my homeland that I would go to the opposite side of the globe to wash dishes just to escape this hell hole .People here base themselves in the image they project to others basic smoke and mirror are delusional appearances , a freak show of vanity.I am taking about people who are poor and dumb but give them a manager position at a supermarket or restaurant and all the sudden their ego is almost at billionaire levels lmao they think they are not middle class anymore or some, it's just pathetic the level of delusion , now imagine being managed by people like this, or better.. imagine sharing a common homeland with such deluded personas . Surely there is cool people here, but a very small minority, complete obfuscated by a majority of tasteless uncivilized dirty looking cunning barbarian caveman neanderthal primitive apes
>>2108054Also I understand what you're saying and I'd be willing to go that route as well. If you've got looks u might could bag a Japanese hottie over the internet maybe. Try downloading hellotalk and see if any wimmen find you appealing. You'll be able to learn Japanese along the way. Though, I know things seem dog shit right now I would like you to know that you just need to find the conviction within yourself. I know this probably sounds contrived as hell, but I'm a mutt in USA and things here are getting worse and worse by the day. I'm working on getting my degree and I even have to deal with social marxism in school. My essays have to do with "Social justice" and how privileged I am. But I do them anyway, because I just want Japan that bad. Now I know it might not be as bad as where you are, but the point i'm trying to get at is that there are a few hoops you need to jump through but it's 110% attainable I promise you.
>>2108060>Though, I know things seem dog shit right now I would like you to know that you just need to find the conviction within yourself. I know this probably sounds contrived as hellIt's the reality , your absolute right , it depends on me to give a bigger step .Nice reading you that was very positive , that hellotalk app is actually cool suggestion cause i was not familiar with it, you know there is tons of new apps and social shit all over .Have a good one and take care , hopefully life itself smiles upon you too all good
>>2108019>economy is weak, mentality is backwards and toxic , the population is old and worked all life for nothing just waiting to die watching tv at home, no hobbies, no occupation . just gossiping about others lives . Job market is rigged and puzzled . Huge class division and the list just keeps going.Congratulations, you just described Japan.It seems you never set foot in this country, given how you talk about it is some kind of wonderland. You don't have an education, you seem rather instable since you never had a job for more than one year and a half, you hate yourself and others. How can you think you would be able to get a job, when they have thousands of south-asians to do their shitty jobs and if a woman is desperate, she won't choose a european who hates everything and don't talk the language.Work on yourself, cause you sound delusional and depressed, then go to Japan as a tourist when it'll open again. It's a beautiful country, but it's pretty much like everywhere else and it won't save you from yourself.
>>2108023>hong kong clean>japan dirty outside big citiesThe biggest larp in this thread. Why don't you fuck off somewhere else. This board is for people who have traveled, not daydreaming weebs.
https://www.warehousenet.jp/store/storeinfo.php?id=208did they open anata no warehouse somewhere else or does this arcade just have the same name
>>2108199>This board is for people who have traveled, not daydreaming weebs.this board is for incels pretending to be sexpats
>>2107952See? You can google it yourself after all.Ask stupid questions, get stupid answers.
>>2108044dude's english is too whack to teach it lmao
>>2108099Yeah this anon is correct. >>2108050 It feels like you're a kid in your late teens talking about moving to a different country because you're mad at your parents or something, and the problem here is that you're soon 40 with no work experience at all, being 39 and not held a job for more than 1.5 years is terrible. Outside of all that though, I don't think you even realize how hard it is for a foreigner to move to Japan and WORK there legally, there's a reason literally everyone talks about teaching english because that's the easiest way by miles to enter Japan and be able to work there, if of course you're not a high skilled worker that japanese companies can't wait to hire (which you're obviously not). You literally have third worlders from China (yes I call China third world because outside of major cities it's the third world), Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, etc etc.. that has WAY more work experience than you, there's Filipinos in their 20s that has held down a shitty restaurant/hotel job for probably 10+ years, so why would Japan go for you rather than them considering they are also younger? There's just no way.If you want serious advice, re-educate yourself in your own country before it's way too late. I don't know where you live but there has to be some sort of vocational training for middle aged people that wants to work with something more useful, because I'm telling you right now.. what you're talking about won't happen in your current state, it just won't.
>>2106022No chance of a transfer to a base in Japan?
>>2108255No. It's 3 years of required service with no stations outside of the country. You could probably guess which country that is
>>2108099Maybe you are over analyzing my persona because i did not say I hate everything or not up to learn another language.And how do you know there is no japan women out there looking for someone, you are just generalizing just like me at this point .You make a bad analyze when you say I hate everything and I become non pleasant .You so wrong my dudeee, i really enjoy life just happens that dont adapt easy to certain people and my country is small , the size of population in tokio is about the size of the entire population of my homeland ,,anyway this is something that concerns me a no one else, nobody has to jump in with opinions or conclusions.I just made a simple observation , about getting a Japanese women to make it easy to live the rest of my life in Japan , that's about it
>>2108231It's not my native language. But I speak super fluent, I can hold conversations speaking for hours in english.I was living aboard and was at that point were the thoughts in my head were in English .What one can say , if you have nothing better to do then gossip around on the internet , wasting precious time of your life making posts related with someone not having good english skills or whatever LMAO.Why do this people even care, and the emotional urge to even mention it..
>>2108234bla bla bla sorry but all i witness is people having a strange urge to just give free opinions about every single little detail Also I can skip all your steps by single handle marry a Japan women , even older then me, at this point i don't even care , you underestimate life itself dear anon .
>>2108293You're an uneducated fool with no prior work experience at the age of 40 that felt the need to specify the amount of alcohol you drink, which typically means you drink daily, which also explains the work situation. But don't listen to us even though you wrote it all publicly in a cry for attention, go to Japan and you'll notice yourself how unwanted you are. Just remember that literally everyone here did warn you. I'm done replying though have fun out there
>Number of maid cafe girls has hugely Increased.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is5g-FHIdAwRemember that one anon that said maid cafes and stuff would die out because of covid and Japan would never be the same? Covid had the opposite effect, kek'd
>>2108234>restaurant/hotel job for probably 10+ years,imagine needing 10 experience to work as a waiter lmao. You got scammed I are able to work in a restaurant in a matter of a single week, you just need to memorize the menu, in the first day take a copy of the menu and study at home.Every job I had I did this, manager looked at me and just smiled cause he/she knew the first rule to be good at a job is to not just be there waiting for instructions and wait to someone teach you.Obvious a position in food industry like kitchen chef is different, it requires more experience obvious. At age of 19 I was shift manager of a medium size bakery , funny fact is that I start working at that position after 2 weeks of work..
>>2108297read this >>2108299and take whatever conclusion you need
>>2108297How can you just talk about something you not witness with you own eyes, I was just mention I don't drink, you are over analyzing it.You can only perceive the superficial not the inner in that ignorant analyze of character .Who cares man life moves on anyway Enjoy being a free complimentary opinion makerWhat puzzles me is why you even care at personal level..
>>2108297>But don't listen to usare you speaking in behalf of all the posters here?because for example this anon >>2108060had a complete different approach , straight forward gave his opinion not much appealing to emotions and character flaws .You just have that strange urge to "judge" other people characters as if you are perfect flawless human lol
>>2108305You're a self-centered prick unable to align one single good sentence in english, whining every time something doesn't go your way. If you don't want to read diverging opinions then don't post. You can't even answer in one single post and instead choose to make long posts about yourself, and even answered thrice to this anon >>2108297Have fun with your delusions.
>>2108325quoting the same anon that makes conclusions without eye witnessing >>2108297 amazing>You're a self-centered prickLike you being self centered around your opinions as being the ultimate truth ? You really need this to yourself ?Anyway you are not about divergence of opinions or whatever, you are about emotional leeching at this point.Listen, this format of communication will lead to pointless directions, how about we just move on, because both of us are not taking anything positive out of this. Take care
>>2108325>Have fun with your delusions.Have fun engaging in pity internet arguments with delusional people
>>2108298I watched the video on mute, so no idea what's being talked about, but to me it seems there are way less maid touts on the street than when I visited Japan 2 years ago.
>>2108041Yup. Sounds mental to me. Pills might really make you feel better mate.
>>2108019>I just feel like i dont belong in my country, economy is weak, mentality is backwards and toxic , the population is old and worked all life for nothing just waiting to die watching tv at home, no hobbies, no occupation . just gossiping about others lives . Job market is rigged and puzzled .>Huge class division and the list just keeps going.That's practically Japan made. There could not be a more spot on description.
>>2107124>Almost certain they'll open before January.AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAAA...haha.. no.
>>2108374>That's practically Japan madeOr the entire world more or less, it just happens some countries have more of it. I don't think Japan is the worst case at all. I would still go for it and I never been there, but somethings you just sense them .
>>2108371Just a sentiment , don't take it literally cause that sentiment is based in craving positivity and a more complete existence.I just feel that our collective human affair system is a huge mess and it's the dog eat dog rule .The most basic form of existence based in merely survival, maybe it's the mortality factor that puts us in such state of running constantly against time, our most precious resource.
Well this thread went to shit.>https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/09/18/national/coronavirus-japan-reentry-immigration/Happening?
>>2108449need a sub to read the article bro
>>2108298apparently because people can no longer go to concerts, clubs, or amusement parks, maid cafes have become the popular alternative. Personally I don't see the point in oogling girls who cover up their face.
>>2108449Not happening as no new visas are being issued, beyond the ones that were already being issued (performing artists and government-sponsored programs). Slowly but surely they are easing off, though.The "big day" will be when they start issuing humanities/engineering work visas. And then eventually they will reopen for tourism.
>>2108408So you have kids? If not, you absolutely cannot understand why the world works as it does. Once you have your baby in your arms for the first time you understand that you’re ready to destroy the world, as long as they have it made.Also kids bring you purpose, and theyr joy and happiness also will YOUR days with joy.
>>2108449>ctrl+c ctrl+vIn a major change to border-control measures, Japan will from Monday allow re-entry to all returnees from six countries blacklisted over the spread of the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus.The six countries — Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka — have been covered by a near-total entry ban on foreign nationals, including those who have been vaccinated and those with a valid residence status in Japan.The entry ban was imposed earlier this year as part of Japan’s quarantine measures on all foreign nationals who spent time in the six countries within 14 days prior to their intended arrival.The government announced Friday evening that the measure, which was introduced in June, would be lifted for the six nations.The end of the entry ban for the six countries is part of a major revision of Japan’s quarantine policy. With the change, the government has introduced a three-day mandatory stay in government-designated facilities for travelers from more than 40 countries and regions due to the spread of the coronavirus and its variants, in particular.Arrivals subject to the mandatory three-day measure will be required to undergo tests for COVID-19 on the third day of their stay in self-isolation after entering Japan, in addition to a test conducted on arrival.
>>2108606Those who test negative will be allowed to return to their homes in Japan or to a facility of their choosing for the remainder of their 14-day quarantine period.The measure will apply to: Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Britain, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Georgia, Greece, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malaysia, the Maldives, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Portugal, Russia (but only arrivals from Khabarovsk and Moscow), Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, U.A.E., Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela and Zambia.Travelers coming from other countries and regions are still required to self-isolate after entering Japan.Under the revised policy, the government has reassessed travel risks based on factors such as the number of infections in each of the listed countries or regions, the risk of the spread of variants and the countries’ respective COVID-19 vaccine rollouts.If needed, the government said it would reimpose stricter quarantine measures such as a longer mandatory stay in government-picked facilities ー for six or 10 days ー along with additional tests for the coronavirus. Such rules might be reintroduced if the coronavirus situation abroad worsens. These measures would likely be accompanied by an entry ban for some foreign nationals, including residents of Japan.
Would a budget of 3000-4000$ be enough for a week (including plane tickets)? I'm planning to stay in a 4* hotel and will probably go to a brothel once or twice.
>>2108717How about you do this.. search for a travel agency in your country, pick the date, the hotel you would like, the plane ticket and you'll get a price. Then simply calculate the average daily cost in Tokyo (if that's the place you're going to) and add two whore visits on-top of that, it's way easier than having us sitting here like retards guessing the flight cost from your country when you didn't even specify anything, also like a retard..
>>2108717No, your plane ticket for business class seating will probably use up your whole budget.
>>2108772>travel agencyBooking stuff by yourself you save AT LEAST 30%, and it's super easy nowadays. NEVER EVER use a travel agency.
>>2108562>coomer breeder monkey telling doomer brooder schizo what the meaning of life isfor fuck's sake. how about you both develop a fucking interest that requires some brainpower instead? you two might as well be the same braindead person
>>2108717$4000 is barely enough to get a one-way trip to Japan, man. Have you not heard it's one of the most expensive countries in the world?
>>2108717Yes. It will be more than enough. You're just gonna have to fly economy.
>>2107007That sucks, but surely something survived.
>>2108449>>2108450Someone was kind enough to archive it, so no sub needed.https://archive.is/PVEwL
>>2108449>pajeets with visas got in before vaxxed first worlders
>>2108896>You're just gonna have to fly economy.Economy is just fine, unless you’re some fucking pampered prancy ass faggot.
>>2108863>how about you both develop a fucking interest that requires some brainpower instead?I don’t know what you’re talking about. My brainpower goes into running a succesful software company. Funnily enough AI (or more truthfully machine learning) is part of our tech stack, which is why I was triggered with his ”I just want to fuse with an AI” comment, that don’t make any sense. Because any AI that will be created is created by humans and based on our data: it will be biased from the get go.I was just making a point that many things the doomer says being the fault of human degeneracy are actually caused by love. Love for your blood and family. Family comes first, let the others rot. And I truly believe this is something that you can’t truly realize until you have kids of your own.
>>2108717I spend 2 comfy weeks on less than 4k. You’ll be fine. The thing I’d consider though: because of the oong ass flights and jetlag: 1 week can feel super short. And there is SO much to see, especially if you want to see outside 1 city.I’d recomment reserving AT LEAST 2 weeks.
>>2109187No, I know. I just have a bad hip so the space can be a bit uncomfortable for me, I also didn’t know what the Anon had in mind.
>>2108717>plane tickets $800-1.5k depending on your location>hotel about $1k per week, might get some discount due to corona>assuming you eat breakfast at the hotel and get kombini food for the rest of the meals and maybe a restaurant visit or two, you spend $400-500>you can find a brothel depending on your budget, cheap pinsalos cost about $20, high end soaplands will be up to $2000 per visitSounds doable, but a week is a bit short. I would save up more and stay for two weeks.
>>2109298imagine paying money to fuck
>>2109299How else would I be able to nakadashi girls like this when I only get to spend two to three weeks in Japan? It's not enough time for a stable relationship.
>>2109302>hfw even photoshop bukkakke'd herThe state of sex tourists. Imagine paying thousands to fuck this.
When do the vending machines start having hot drinks?Pretty soon, right?
>grading midterm papers
Do IT jobs pay well enough in Japan? Considering moving there after I finish my degree.
>>2109466>not just giving everyone max grades instantly
>>2109187Economy sucks dick on every airline that exists. I can't do less then premium economy anymore. Unless it's an american airline because every class sucks dick on those.
Unpopular opinion: Akihabara sucks absolute dick unless you plan on doing a bunch of nerd shopping. There's fuckall to do there and things are pretty nasty there by Japan standards.I got baited into going a couple years ago thinking I'd spend the day there only to realize what a giant waste of time it is. Also don't go in the Gundam Cafe. It sucks ass. The food sucks, the decoration sucks, and the bathroom is a novelty but is fucking nasty even by India standards.
>>2109770What about the Eorzea and Squeenix cafes? And damn shame on Aki being kinda meh I was planning a single day there.
>>2109695people that do that are trash
>>2109770>>2109779You do not need to spend a whole day in akiba. If you have zero interest in anime/video game culture or do not want to buy electronics, there is essentially zero reason to go. There are some pretty good restaurants off the main "electric town" road, and ones that run parallel to the kanda river. If you want to walk through Akiba, you can go East towards some edo museum, north to Ueno, west to tokyo dome, or south to the imperial palace. I think it is, Sundays there is "flea market". Then some nights you might see an amateur idol/band.The Square Enix cafe is pretty small. The gift shop in it does not have a lot. Last time I went by it two years ago, there was about 20-30 people doing PS Vita/Nintendo DS LAN stuff.
>>2109766Dunno, I always use finnair (I’m a finn, duh) for my flights to japan and economy is comfy enough.
>>2109566>Do IT jobs pay well enough in Japan?Depends where you compare it to. In modt places IT pay sucks compared to US.
>>2109770The Gundam cafe just got renovated, it’s totally different now.
Not taking the vax. I will never visit Kamurocho.
>>2109779I didn't get to those. I was pretty uninterested after my trip to Akihabara. I thought it would be great too and I love video games and anime but apparently I'm not quite enough of a total nerd to enjoy it there.It might still be worth a visit for 2-3 hours just to see it and the maid cafe chicks trying to get people in. Also the side shops for electronics are neat to look at. You might enjoy the arcades for a bit if you understand japanese. They are mostly garbage if you don't since you can't understand shit about how to play.But definitely do not plan for a whole day there and do not eat directly on the strip. The food is passable at best.
>>2109793Even if you like anime and video games, unless you really love them to the near point of weeb status, it's not worth it. But I agree it doesn't hurt for 2-3 hours to check it out.>>2109815I tried premium economy once on a good airline and I actually enjoyed the damn flight there and back. I can't go back now to my dismay.>>2109847I'll believe it when I see pictures of it. It was an absolute waste of time last time and the staff were assholes that were clearly sick of tourists even thought that was their main customer base. I didn't even walk 2 in into the door before they started telling me I can't do shit until I order something and I hadn't even tried to do anything yet.
>>2109302nasty. it would be a real shame if japanese girls would want to look like this. i can just find this shit in america
>>2109863>tourists are their main customer basethey aren't actuallyhttps://g-cafe.jp/tokyo/
>>2109911what the fuck did AKB cafe move or did they just die
>>2109912I think it is temp closed
>>2109921It’s completely gone and has been for over a year. The gundam cafe expanded and took over the space.
>>2109924I just found an article on it. The inital one I found said temp due to station renovations. Sucks for all those Idol fans, I remember walking by seeing the fans exchange face picture cards.
>>2109302IRL girls like this are almost always butterfaces
>>2109926I only ever went once and it was by far one of the shittiest themed cafe experiences I’ve had.
>>2109816Yeah I know they pay well in the US, but I'm wondering if its something I can do and live comfy in Japan. I'm studying cyber security.
>>2109695Japanese students will complain if you do that. At least the good students will. >>2109395two more weeks
>>2109928Well yeah they obviously have to compensate somehow
>>2109953What's "kek" about it? One of the most in-demand jobs right now and pays very well. In Japan that demand will keep blowing up for the foreseeable future for obvious reasons aswell>>2109948>but I'm wondering if its something I can do and live comfy in JapanYes? Don't take my complete word for it because I'm trying to remember what I read a few months back, but I believe the wage difference was ~20% on average between those kind of jobs in US vs Japan, so you will earn much less. Not to mention japanese companies will demand you to speak and write japanese fluently which you probably already knew, so if you're smart you should go for an american company located in Japan or even the US military at that, they need plenty of civilian cybersecurity workers there
>>2109958Well that's good to hear. And yeah, I already know about the knowing Japanese thing and was going to go for a US company or military in Japan. Though I'm already learning to read and write Japanese for my own benefit.
>>2109852Yeah, you won't because it doesn't exist. Now, Kabukicho on the other hand...
>>2109948Yes. The pay can be up to 50% smaller than in US but it’s still ways above japanese average. And if you apply to a multinational company, you vould even manage in english.
>>2109779I enjoyed the Eorzea Cafe, but it wasn't mindblowing. Worth going once if you really like Final Fantasy.
>>2109779I always spent at least a day in Akiba everytime I went to Japan, but that's because I collect scales and model kits, and look out for games, manga, br and other shit. When you know where to look, this place is great. Electronics stores are also nice to look at. If you don't care about all that, 2 hours or so will be plenty enough.I probably spent two full days and a half with my best friend when I went with him three years ago, and spent a whole evening until midnight playing games at the Sega arcades and winning prizes figures. Good times.
>>2109770akihabara vs. osaka's nihonbashi/denden town is the literal definition of soul vs. soulless
>>2110229denden town being the one with soul, of course.
>>2110229nothing built for mindless consumerism has a soul