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Copypasta 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, etc
https://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/
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>>2124409
I cant wait to go to Japan and find a QT trad jap girl to breed my unvaccinated DNA.
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>>2124416
10/10 bait
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>>2124416
they won't let you in if you're not VAXXED, anon
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Okay so I moved to Japan (Tokyo) this year, been here for a couple of months now and I'm struggling with my autism.

Whenever I read advice on how to meet some people and have fun in Tokyo, people tend to say "just go to a bar! you can easily talk to people there!" but I don't understand how it works. How the fuck do I just "go to a bar"? Isn't it weird as shit to go alone? How can I just have a conversation with a random person?

I just want to meet some people to hang out with.
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>>2124465
>go to a bar! you can easily talk to people there!" but I don't understand how it works. How the fuck do

I have this problem in the US lmao
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>>2124465
Don't go to a bar just because people told you to. You can go if you want just to see what it's like, and it's totally fine to go alone. But the kinds of people you'll meet there are more likely to be extroverted and not at all autistic. I'd recommend you just do things that you ACTUALLY LIKE, but that require you to leave your room. Like maybe TCG places or arcades. Don't expect to find someone immediately, but it will be better because when you do find someone, you'll have more to talk about. Trust me, it's better to be lonely than to be forced to interact with normies
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>>2124465
> How the fuck do I just "go to a bar"? Isn't it weird as shit to go alone? How can I just have a conversation with a random person?
Sit down, grab a drink and tune into the chitchat. Then just wait for an appropriate moment to talk. Booze will help to open up, trust me.
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>>2124504
>just b urself
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>>2124465
>rural japan
>"going to the bar" means a half hour train ride there
>have to return home at 9 30 pm or spend 4000 yen on a business hotel
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>>2124516
Shit like that is why I could never do JET or anything else that would put me in a rural location. Outside of hiking I don't really enjoy any other outdoor activities so I'd be bored out of my mind.
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>>2124480
>I'd recommend you just do things that you ACTUALLY LIKE
what if I like going to the bar, but not alone
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https://youtu.be/-GF_dku3Mgo
I want to go back so bad bros...
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>>2124529
How the fuck do we know? If you're such a mess you can't even talk to drunk people at a bar while also being drunk, then go see a therapist or something
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How come there's two Japan generals that look exactly the same? Did the bot mess up or what?
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>>2124547
Love watching these
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>>2124602
ohoho look at Norman McNormalface here, showing these stupid fucking nerds on an anime imageboard who's boss
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>>2124547
always give me the feels...
Kanda/Akihabara are the best.
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>>2124465
Are there still meetup.com language exchanges going on? Go to those, some Japanese people will talk to you to practice English. They will do the introductions and practice all their questions, and they’ll assume any obvious social malfunctions you make is something they misunderstand. You might meet people with the same interests as you. If you go to enough of them, you’ll see the same people and you’ll naturally feel comfortable together.
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Another press conference for Kishida where he tells us nothing is on Friday
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God I want to move to Japan so fucking bad but I still have like 3 years until I reasonably can.
I have Japan Derangement Syndrome. I literally cannot enjoy life here in the US until I get over my stupid obsession with Japan. I don't even think going on vacation there would cure it, since I know it'll be awesome and 1-3 months there would probably just make me like it even more.
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>>2124521
you know if the business option puts you anywhere not in the middle of bumblefuck?
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>>2124786
Same, anon.
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>>2124516
Get a bicycle and a good night time workout anon. A 30 min train ride can turn into a comfy 1 hour bike ride.
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>>2124782
Why would he before election?
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>>2124465
It's really how about you behave. If you're too self-concious it'll show. If you act relaxed, people dont care.
I'm aware that this can make you more nervous, but you should try. Just go and stay in the counter (I love doing that). Try to find a slow place so you feel more confortable. If he's not busy, talk to the barman. Give a good tip. Feel at home.

Honestly I like that, because I enjoy drinking in peace but not in my home, so it's easy for me. I can guarantee no one ever treated me badly. I usually talk to people who do the same, if they're alone.
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>>2124465
立ち飲み bars are really small, so the lack of distance + the alcohol makes people want to interact more with the people around them.
Granted, you will probably be approached by drunk ojisans that want to ask a foreigner a few questions, but you could see it as practice for when meeting people your age or people that you might be interested in.
I live in the Kansai area and I have met most of my friends this way.
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>>2124465
I forgot to add that doing stuff alone in Japan does not have the same stigma as in the US. Nobody gives an absolute fuck that you are alone doing x thing. So don't be afraid to go into a bar alone, or the movies, or anything, because no one is going to care.
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>>2124465
>How the fuck do I just "go to a bar"?
Just go
>Isn't it weird as shit to go alone?
Yes and no
>How can I just have a conversation with a random person?
IU've got no clue
>I just want to meet some people to hang out with.
>>2124480
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>>2124752
This sounds kinda comfy/fun, anybody have any stories or experiences from this?
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>>2124907
>drunk ojisans
those are the best
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Clear skies + cool morning air is the best combo.
The weather has been comfy recently.
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Hey bros where can I buy flights to Ikeburoro and can I pay for them with my 1 yen coins?
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>>2124822
isn't drinking and bicyle-ing a huge no-no?
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I can't wait to go back to Japan to get drunk and make temporary friends with salarymen and other bar patrons via snacks/alcohol as omiyage and shitty JLPT 3.5. A few bars I went to the first time around have closed due to COVID unfortunately, though, so I'll need to find new places. Anecdotally darts bars had the best, most chill and welcoming atmosphere of the bars I went to, not sure if there's a specific reason or if I just got lucky with my bar choices. For the guy asking how to break out into social stuff I recommend darts bars based on my very limited experience.

Sex isn't what I'm looking for. It's fun, memories, and also photos of mountains since I don't have any within several hundred miles in every location I've lived.
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>>2124957
It is, but everyone still does it.
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Anti Vaccine Passport Demonstration
https://clips.twitch.tv/SteamyIgnorantZucchiniWoofer-nje-ELPpIKHFd5sv
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>>2124786
felt that. but im already at my quarter life crisis (25) so idk what the point is if i move there at any age past 27 honestly. and with covid and all that, thats what it looks like
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>>2124786
I wonder if this is going to be a common thing
a mass immigration of foreigners who would have been fine vacationing but instead just move there since they never want to be stuck in their home country again
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>>2124837
Nice pic, anon.
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>>2124837
where is this
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>>2125036
I was about to buy a house just before Covid when my employer instituted 20% paycuts for all salaried employees so I needed to back out, and now that home is worth almost twice what I would have paid for it. Shit was already bad & it's just gotten much worse. There just isn't much left in the country for me at this point so I have no reason to believe in its future & to stay, but similarly to >>2125034 I'll probably be pushing 30 whenever my Japanese ability is good enough to be competitive for most, if any, programming jobs in Japan.
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>>2125036
They'll get a taste of what the job experience is like for foreigners in Japan and quickly decide to leave unless something changes.
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>>2125096
>I was about to buy a house just before Covid when my employer instituted 20% paycuts for all salaried employees so I needed to back out

What country is this? Any company that tried this in Japan would have their ass fucked bloody if even one person had the balls to inquire at the labour board about it, that's completely illegal.
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>>2125119
A shitty 3rd world country between Canada & Mexico
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>>2125121

Makes sense, I don't know why Americans always talk about crazy overtime and the overwork problem in Japan when Japan's legislated worker protections are relatively top-tier and America doesn't have any.
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>>2125122
I feel like a lot of it is cultural conditioning for lack of a better term. The media usually presents Japanese overtime & whatnot as a bad thing, while in America working 50+ hour weeks is pushed as "hustling", "grinding", "getting ahead" or whatever other bullshit term. Giving a shit about worker rights is a fringe belief in the U.S.
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>>2124786
same anon, I don't even mind doing JET or some shit for a few years after I graduate college, I just wanna go, I hate having japanese autism
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I really wanted to ride on this boat. It was going to be a ferry between Fukuoka and Busan in Korea, but since they can't do international travel very easily, they've repurposed the boat to do fun little inter-Japan trips for now.
https://twitter.com/BEETLE_JF/status/1435068181790355456
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>>2125163
A bit on this topic, but I was curious to check out night trans and/or night cruises whenever Japan opens up as another way to travel, and just as a way to do something different. Anyone here try them out?
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>>2125128
In media, japan overwork is garbage busy body, sit there and do nothing work. In America, its being productive and being better than everyone else
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>>2125171
I personally haven't tried them but there is a guy in youtube making videos about those ferries
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-CWBoT-r7VijIr8YZTtzxA/featured
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>>2125097
Yeah exactly, there's a reason Japan and its culture is so loved across the world yet have a problem with experienced foreign workers (especially european) wanting to actually stay there for the long term. Chinese, South Korean and Vietnamese people seem to like it though, but that's not really surprising
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>>2125177
>America, its being productive
I’ve worked with murricans and they’re far from productive. All that talk and prancing around the office. Your average finnish guy gets the same work done in 7,5 hours average american does in 10.
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>>2125067
Thanks! Once again I took it during my hikes in the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage. I believe it's on the trail from Yunomine to Chikatsuyu (pic related)

Also if anyone else has travel pics please post them! It's not as fun being the only one sharing.
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>>2125371
I miss it..
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>>2125371
For a while I had an instagram posting cozy Japan pics but I never got any views or followers and just sort of stopped.
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Could someone please recommend top 10 places that I should see in Japan before international tourists get back?

I guess I mostly mean places that will get annoyingly crowded as soon as the chink bus groups arrive.

I'm already planning to see all the temples in Kyoto next month, plus I will check Osaka while I'm there. What else should I see?
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>>2125036
going to be? it already is. its on pause now but its nothing new
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>>2125579
Honestly as long as the crowds are gone, the touristy stuff is a safe bet. A lot of them are 100% worth visiting, the only problem is drowning in people, which won't be the case for you. So go do the temples in Kyoto (especially Fushimi Inari and the Gion district, Nijo castle and Byodoin also very nice imo), Asakusa in Tokyo, etc. From Kyoto you can go to Nara as well, and Osaka is tons of fun. I'd skip on visiting Osaka castle tho. While the outside of it is very pretty, the inside is completely gutted and turned into a modern museum which was a big disappointment for me. Take nice pictures from the park and move on.
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>>2125361
I think he's talking about in a media context. In America there are a lot of boomers in management positions ultra obsessed with having butts in seats no matter what they're actually doing. I work a white collar job and before we had Covid work from home our manager would check online statuses even after he went home and have a meltdown if you weren't online when he checked because butts in seats >>>>>>>>> actual work done or productivity
10+ hour days for white collar jobs just aren't sustainable. My team had some serious issues arise last minute with a project & I was actually working 12 hour days for 3 days & I had to just take off Thursday & Friday because I was fried mentally. A lot of people see it as impressive to say "yeah I worked 12 hours yesterday" though even when they worked for 6 and watched youtube for the other 6.
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jesus christ why are r/movingtojapan mods so fucking bitter holy shit
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>>2125684
They unironically don't have Love in their lives. They're not the only ones, though.
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I thought since japan general is pretty dead due to reasons and I'm bored, I'll just post some old travel pics of mine.
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>>2125711
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>>2125711
I miss the food displays. Those crepes facsimiles look delicious.

>>2125713
I could be a good desktop background. I might try it out.
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>>2125708
>>2125711
>>2125713
oliko kallis reissu?
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November might be the news we're all waiting for.
> 2 more weeks

We going home bros.
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>>2125719
Two times I've vistited, both times it's been around 3k € alltogether per person for 2 weeks.
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>>2125717
Too much clutter for wallpaper I would say. This was my first trip and I'll be honest: I was shit at taking pics. That's why all of these have so much background "noise" like random people etc.
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Here's a picture I took of Skytree from Sensoji. It's an infrared photo. I usually don't post my photos in these threads but they just sit on my computer forever.

If I find out any of you deviantart faggots took my photo and put your gay username watermark on it your mother will die in her sleep tonight. And I will find out. I know my shit has been stolen off 4chan before by you talentless art thief creeps. I will find your userpage and post a 4chan archive link proving that you are an art thief. I, the original creator of this photo, will never ever upload this photo to deviantart.
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>>2125722
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>>2125723
Wow that is pretty. IR pics are really haunting.
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>>2125725
I miss Japan so fucking much. Have money saved up for the next trip already.
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>>2125725
is that Fushimi Inari in Kyoto? I want to go back there and take some photos at night.
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>>2125729
Yup it is. 1st time I visited I only went to the first platform, but that bothered me and I actually had to return the second time and go all the way up. After the first platform there are way less people and it's one of the most beatiful places I've seen.
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>>2125733
When I went the place was so fucking crowded I decided not to walk all the way through the tori tunnel. When I got back to Tokyo someone told me that the shrine stays open all night and I could have gone back when it was dark and empty. I think I might go back to Kyoto this December and get those shots I want.

Here's a shot of Takao-san in November. Not very well composed, but I don't want to upload my best photos to 4chan.
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>>2125723
Nice, is that a converted DSLR? I've butchered an old cheapo cam purely for s&g and photos of winter commieblocks in IR hit different.
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>>2125736
>Not very well composed, but I don't want to upload my best photos to 4chan.
I get you.
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>>2125741
some of the captcha nowadays are so damn hard.
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>>2125752
Maybe the pics interest someone, or maybe they bring some discussion to this thread or not. I for sure would love to say way more pics in these threads.
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>>2125738
Yes. It's a super old Nikon D50. I paid someone on the internet to take out the IR filter and replace it with a red filter, so I can actually see what I'm taking photos of and don't need to take long exposures. Focusing is still a crapshoot, though.

Here's one I took of Kinkakuji. Never got around to converting it to black and white in photoshop. I don't think it does the place justice. You really need to see it in color.
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>>2125736
>but I don't want to upload my best photos to 4chan
Why not? You take some beautiful shots man, I'd love to see what else you got. The only ones I'm not willing to post are the ones with me, family or friends in them, for obvious reasons.
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Wonderful pics anons, great thread
Anyway I got a question
What's the legality concerning making royalties off of YouTube/music downloads/Twitch donations/Patreon if I'm here on a student/work visa? Any anons done this before?
I'm not one of those delusional retards who thinks that their Youtube will get them an artist/entertainer visa or whatever, I intend to come to here on a work or student visa, but I want to work as little as possible and make as much money off of my independent pursuits as possible
Do I just declare this with immigration under the 'Permission to engage in other activities' or whatever? Bit unsure as nobody is employing me to do these things, it's all just me
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>>2124786
>>2125036
I'm in a very similar boat. I know that life in Japan isn't a fantasy animeland or whatever, but my country is shit and the copes in Japan are so much better than the copes here
Life is a cope lads
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Have any of (you) flown into the country on one of the Haneda flights that landed really early in the morning? How did you feel the day of arrival? I've only been on Narita flights that landed at mid afternoon previously & have just grabbed dinner & a beer then turned in early to get some sleep. I was considering taking one of the morning flights since it would get me in essentially a day sooner, but economy on planes isn't exactly a great place to sleep so I'm worried about just being miserable day of arrival anyways
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>>2124465
>Isn't it weird as shit to go alone?
Not really. It happens a lot in North America and probably even moreso in Japan where your average white collar guy or gal just wants a cold brewski after work. Just go somewhere that looks good to you, sit down for a drink and just let shit happen. Although usually I find music bars and whisky bars are best for meeting people.
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>>2125772
>What's the legality concerning making royalties off of YouTube/music downloads/Twitch donations/Patreon if I'm here on a student/work visa?
Haven’t done before, but I would presume you would just normally keep paying taxes to your home country and just make sure you keep up with your studies in Japan?

Then the money appears on your home country bank account and nobody in Japan even knows or cares about it.
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>>2125736
>When I went the place was so fucking crowded
That was a huge problem for me aswell when I was in Japan, everything popular to see was massively over-crowded and it wasn't even enjoyable being at the spots. It was so crowded that people bumped into me when I stopped for a second to take a picture. What's funny is that I went to the slightly less popular spots after that and there was like 50 people at best walking around rather than hundreds if not thousands, I wish tourists would just spread out more (which obviously includes the domestic tourists aswell)
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>>2125787
I've been on flights arriving early in the morning (Kansai, not Haneda, but whatever), but I'm a person who just can't seem to sleep properly on planes so I'm always a wreck the first day regardless. Eat something and take a nap, and then maybe you can do something small in the evening like a simple walk in the neighborhood, but don't expect to do much. Whether you arrive in the morning or in the early afternoon you're probably gonna get similar amounts of stuff done that day, i.e. eat something and rest.
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What are some lesser known but still somewhat nicely populated areas of Japan? I heard Kanazawa was good in the sense that it's similar to Kyoto but isn't packed with people and tourists.
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>>2125909
go north. wanna stay in honshu? sendai. or you could just go to hokkaido for sapporo
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>>2125932
Thanks but I hate the cold. I maybe worded this wrong though. I guess I'm looking for a more suburban area to visit. Basically something between the city and the sticks. Somewhere leaning slightly warm and has a decent amount of nature activities as well as modern stuff.
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>>2125938
>Thanks but I hate the cold.
It’s not really cold anywhere in the japan in the spring, summer and early falll though.
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does anyone have experience with the long term stay visa? am i allowed to be basically be a neet if i have enough money in my bank?
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>>2125765
Art thieves, mostly. Like I said, my shit has been stolen off 4chan before. So if someone's going to steal my shit, at least they'll take my B-grade or C-grade photos.
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>>2125938
>I hate the cold
I swear to god this board is full of 60yo boomerettes. They see one cloud, one snowflake or temperature below 35C and they cry muh cold muh depressing weather.
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>>2125938
Stay at home then, boomer
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>>2124409
if we assume the doomer 2+ years of lockdown stories are true, are there any valid visa shortcuts? Any language schools that can grant CoE?
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>>2126135
CoEs are being granted as normal.
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Does anyone know if the Capcom store is still open?
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>>2126182
At least google map says so.
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>>2124416
they thought it was a meme at first, little did we know...
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>Yurei izakaya is closed forever
at least I got to go there once
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>>2124480
yeah try out an autistic bar maybe
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>>2124786
forget the 3 years just go as often as you can and stay as long as you can and it will shorten that time without any effort
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>>2125163
what's stopping them from just making trips when no one is looking?
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>>2124786
I don't understand being obsessed with a place to this extent. why do you like Japan so much? what do you want to do there? genuinely curious
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>>2126040
post stuff that was already stolen then, if they stole it it's probably pretty good
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>>2126262
I wonder if I was in the Sega building, i remember going in all really tall arcade but can't remember if it was the same one
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>>2126040
Alright, I guess that's a good enough reason. Never thought there's people skulking here to steal holiday pictures kek. Personally I don't care desu, I'll post the stuff I like and if people want to take it for whatever reason, who cares
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>>2126272
nah, previous stuff that was stolen was a photo I took in Paris and a Gurren Lagann vector I made for /hr/.
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How soon should I be inviting girls to dates on Tapple?
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>>2126294
>Tapple
why do these apps keep popping up all the fucking time? who even uses all the different ones?

speaking of which, Tinder has gigantic fucking ads in the middle of Shibuya scramble crossing right now
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>>2126066
Oi cunt, arthritis is not a fun thing to live with
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>>2126285
oh yeah, I don't mind if someone saves my photo to their computer, or if they use it as a wallpaper, or even if they repost it somewhere. But some dipshit putting their watermark over my photo and claiming it as their own work really boils my blood in a way you wouldn't believe until it happens to you.
>>2126273
all the game centers in Akihabara were pretty interchangeable.
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>>2126267
>what's stopping them
Respect for the law.
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>>2126308
What's it going to take to stop this Jewish degeneracy from spreading?
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>>2126357
>all the game centers in Akihabara were pretty interchangeable
You got that right. I remember one closed due to Covid and I couldn't tell which one it was because even the outer facades look similar
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I don't know if I would even enjoy a trip to Japan knowing how depressed the whole country is
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>>2126367
Racism and antisemiticism would be the answer to the problem
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>>2126440
That doesn't make sense, stop getting your panties in a twist
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>>2126440
They only show you the happy side.
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But seriously, what is up with people with Autism being really obsessed with Japanese culture? I don't even watch anime anymore but for some reason I'm really anxious to go back again.
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>>2126164
so If I just apply to any language school and pay the fee + tuition I can enter no problem?
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>>2126572
no, you will not get a visa.
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Has anyone had an experience getting a ferry from Korea to Japan? I hate flying and circumstances line up where this might be a good option. I think there's a ferry straight from busan to kyoto but I have no idea about costs.
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>>2126595
>ferry to Kyoto
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>>2126598
from what I understand, you land in osaka and they offer a short bus trip straight to kyoto from there
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>>2126595
There is (was) and one from Shanghai to Osaka? Anyone ever taken it?
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>>2126595
There's a ferry that goes from Busan to Fukuoka.
https://www.jrbeetle.com/en/
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sheeeeeeeesh japan do be straight bussin no cap
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So how long do you guys think it'll be before Japan opens up again?
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>>2126729
India and Thailand are opening up in two weeks without quarantine. Even China is saying they are going to open up once they have fully vaccinated 85% of their population in early 2022. My guess is that Japan opens after the election
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>>2126734
Hope so. I'd like to return sometime next year to do some things I didn't get to do last time because I went on a tour with mum.
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>>2126720
That's pretty cheap, with a JRpass you could easily make it to Tokyo in less than a day. The lack of waiting in airports alone is worth it.
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I want to take a trip to japan after I finish uni, but I could go next year. Should I just go or wait?
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It's like, nearly impossible to get an exemption from the Ministry of Justice, right?
There is practically no information about it on the internet, let alone people discussing how they have successfully gotten one.
I see some stuff on their immigration website, but nothing in English.
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>>2126729
I'm guessing the reason Kishida called for the quick snap election was to get as much time as possible until the next public referendum on his covid policy? I'm actually pretty hopeful they open up before the year is out based on that. Suga really only got fucked over because of the unique situation with the Olympics. I'm positive if they opened and then just weathered the 6th wave nobody will give a shit about the open door policy by the next time they elections. Plus Kishida can dickwave the massive economic gains

this is all cope of course. Japan WILL be closed for another 3 years
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>>2126817
My cope is that tourism pressure will cause Japan to reopen by end of this year
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>>2125579
Drop by Arashiyama while you can. It already gets pretty crowded as is, but it's going to be near impossible when all the international tourists come pouring down.
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>>2125787
>Have any of (you) flown into the country on one of the Haneda flights that landed really early in the morning?
I do exactly this and I love it - I consider it part of the ritual of my trips.
I'm always excited to have a whole day ahead of me when I land, and it forces me to go to sleep at a responsible time that night which puts me in a good rhythm for the rest of the trip.
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>>2126729
Japan will open up when the west stops being absolutely retarded. Japan is just following the leader. If America, Australia, and Europe ended mask mandates and lockdowns and vaccine passports tomorrow Japan would open up the day after.
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>>2126847
Well I know ScoMo said once we hit 80% we might have a travel bubble with Japan
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>>2126847
America is open to vaccinated foreign nationals. Europe has been open all summer with no issues. This goalpost shift to "muh no vax passports" isn't the reason Japan will stay closed. Even if America, Australia, and Europe fully opened Japan won't want even the slightest chance that a dirty foreigner coofs on a noble descendant of Amaterasu and causes them to get mild flu symptoms.
Japan is xenophobic, just like cringelords on this godforsaken website love to celebrate. During a pandemic a xenophobic society is going to double down on closing the borders.
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>>2126782
We don’t even know If Japan will be open travel next year, so your question is a tad difficult to answer.
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Bros I miss Japanese girls there are almost ZERO Japanese girls where I live in the states I have swiped through literally hundreds of girls on tinder/bumble or whatever and currently have like 50 matches between them (not a lot, whatever) and I have seen one single Japanese girl and she didn't like me back..... It fucking hurts.... How do I cope? Send help.
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>>2126865
>no japs in tinder
>help me bros i can't find TJT in tinder!!!
How about you get out of that basement and socialize with real people for once?
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>>2126865
language apps easy
tandem or hellotalk and you'll at least be able to filter for the Japanese people in your city. Best odds are to talk to someone in Japan or Australia or some shit
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>>2126866
There are no fucking Japanese people where I live man did you not understand that? I am on apps because there aren't any Japanese girls actually in "real life". Why so aggressive and confrontational?
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Can I get a visa as a self-employed English editor? Want to avoid Japanese corporate life as much as possible once I graduate.
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Went to Japan twice now. Stayed in Nakano in Tokyo during my second visit and absolutely loved the vibe, ease of access to other parts of Tokyo. Thnking about staying in Koenji next time. Does anyone else have recommendations for similar places?
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>>2126890
There are no self-employment visas. You can be self-employed if you are married to a Japanese national.
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>>2125579
I genuinely think that only the meme places in Tokyo/Kyoto/Osaka will get extremely crowded. Everywhere else will be the same (i.e. mostly Japanese crowds anyway). So for now just make sure to visit the most touristy places you can think of, and anywhere else you can visit another time without rushing.
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>>2125772
you need to found a sole proprietor company (個人事業) and declare your income to pay taxes. I've never done it myself but people say it's not hard.
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>>2126572
You can get a CoE like this without issue but they don't process visas and without visa you don't get in.
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>>2126294
Honest reply, for a not-very-serious app like Tapple do it in the first ~10 messages, do it by bringing up where you/they live or favorite foods and shit
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>>2124416
They are all bring bred by vaccinated chads, antivax virgins remain in their basement.
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>>2125643
If you have the Japan Rail Pass, take the shinkansen to Maibara, then the commuter to Hikone. It has one of the 12 original surviving samurai castles, and it's been kept as it was. I had not planned to visit it, and it was well worth it
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>>2125733
Fushimi Inari and Kyomizu-dera are magical places
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>>2126797
huh? an exemption? what for/to do what?
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>>2125753
Dumping some
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>>2126952
I appreciate the honest reply. I'll invite some girls out, I guess.
This app is almost turning me into an 女嫌い, though.
No, shopping is not a fucking hobby. Disneyland is not a hobby either- you live in fucking Hiroshima.
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>>2126979
Boku no Pico has ruined the tower for me
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>>2126976
Denial of Landing part of the Immigration Control Act.
Having been imprisoned for more than one year, I will be denied entry and would require special permission from the Ministry of Justice to enter.

Actually, I found this in english.
https://www.moj.go.jp/isa/content/930002562.pdf
And https://www.isa.go.jp/en/laws/hourei_index.html -> https://www.moj.go.jp/isa/publications/materials/nyukan_nyukan25.html
Which seems to be for more long term residency, and not visiting. So I'm not sure how helpful any of that is to me, exactly.
I don't have a child in japan.
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Gonna drop some of my crap here since we're posting pics. I really regret not taking a half decent camera.
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>>2127000
I had to re-watch that scene. Fuck you for reminding me that, Anon.
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>>2127007
Memorable scene lmao
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>>2127000
Also, the kids start having the sex on the absolute top of the tower, were only manteinance can acess, but suddenly they're fucking in pic related. Did they walked a flight of stairs every time they canged positions? Shit, now I'm triggered
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>>2127004
>I really regret not taking a half decent camera.
I did and the only real difference is taking clear photos when zooming in. Pic related was taken from the top of Tokyo Tower aiming at the Tocho
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>>2127015
And with maxed zoom
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man, the photos posted in this thread are generic as fuck. there are like 20 different countries where you can take photos that look like that.

what's so special about Japan?
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>>2126998
Sifting through Eat, Disneyland, Shopping girls is a pain, but Tapple at least lets you do some narrowing down by hobbies/activities. I didn't really like most of the girls on Tapple either, though if you're just looking to tapple some early 20s airheads/gyarus you might have more luck. I had a better time on Pairs/Omiai, though if you're outside Tokyo/Osaka most people say Pairs is the only real option.
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I'm from Scotland, I come from a small city. Always wanted to go to Japan. Thing is I've never been abroad before and I do not speak a word of Japanese. What do I do lads?
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>>2127049
Look up how to a buy (rent) a wifi provider, have every place interesting marked on google maps, and learn to say "kore, kudasai" while pointing at what you want. I did this without a lick of wapanese, and did bretty gud.
Also, I learned to say "sumimasen, watashi wa baka gaijin" for when I had to ask for directions, made many nips laugh.
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>>2127049
Tokyo is very english friendly, and outside of that most Japs will at least understand single words, just no phrases
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>>2126842
I want this feel
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>>2126857
Japan may be more hesitant than the west, but they're not going to stay shut down over 2 covid cases like Australia is
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>>2127029
It's where Goku lives
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>>2127087
Japan is not "shut down", people are living normally, it's just that gaijin are not allowed in. Hardly anybody in Japan is going to complain about that, lmao
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>>2127093
You do realize tourism is a massive business in Japan
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>>2127100
as discussed elsewhere in these threads, DOMESTIC tourism is a massive business in Japan, around 7% of GDP. international tourism is around 1% of GDP.
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>>2127093
Well that's true, internally they're not shut down. Nobody is as bad as Australia besides North Korea right now
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>>2127049
Anon.. you don't need to know japanese as a tourist
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>>2127089
Ackshually, Son Goku's home is in China, look at the architecture of his home and it's location (pic related IRL). Also, Oolong used to dress in full Maoist uniform
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>>2127113
Anon.. you need at least some basic Japanese words to survive as a tourist in Japan
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>>2127141
Based Toriyama-sama stealthly stereotyped a Maoist bugman as a typical perverted terrorist pig obsessed with teenager's panties.
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>>2127145
Pretty much, yeah.
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>>2127141
That's Piccolos home
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>>2127153
>>2127145
based kek
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>>2127064
I've had friends from Japan, a few from Osaka and some from Fukuoka and Hiroshima. I remember watching imported Ghibli with them when I was younger, lived in a small old flat in Glasgow so didn't really have much back then. Felt so peaceful, it was like an escape from all the shit of day-to-day life. Dad was usually either working part time in the factories in Fife or doing cheap part-time work in Glasgow, loved Rangers. Mums life consisted of cooking and cleaning, most stereotypical Scottish woman you could meet. So, I was either on the PC or PlayStation or out at the local shops. Usually you'd get jumped if you went into the slum areas so I stuck to my area and avoided that. The area I lived in was a big restaurant hub, but also quite deprived. Mainly it was bankrupt/poor Asian chefs coming over looking for better lives, didn't want to live the rat race lifestyle. Tons of folk from Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Fuzhou showed up. Then a Japanese sushi restaurant popped up one day and I decided to go in, fond memories. The owner is a kind man, knew how shit it was but always kept on smiling. I know very basic phrases but that's about it. I know the etiquette and culture but it's the language that I struggle with. Folk here say Tokyo is English friendly but the outer-areas are not. I'm not planning on staying for years, just a few months to relax my head a bit. I could try learning the basics I suppose. UK is grim at the moment, and many are just leaving to Canada and Japan. I'm considering doing it.
>>2127065
What about Osaka and Sapporo?
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>>2126066
Fuck off faggot. I was freezing my ass off mid november even with a full coat on. I can only imagine how much worse it gets in December and on.
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>>2127142
No you don't, whoever told you that has never been there
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>>2127142
No you don't. I learned arigato and ohaiyo while I was there and that was all I needed.

What you do need is Google maps and google translate. Maps will make your life far easier getting around and translate will make reading the menus easier. Possibly you can talk with some locals with it too.

Arigato with the occasional bow is all you really need.
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>>2127174
then you are a fag. i've been twice in mid-november, even up in sapporo. i needed a hoodie in sapporo, but everywhere else was fine in short sleeves, except for an unseasonably chilly day in kobe
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Anyone here been to the Hoshino Resorts KAI Sengokuhara? The Hakone place? Any feedback? Also any Hakone trips in general
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>>2127174
Post tits, woman.
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>>2124409
My wife
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>>2127247
Oh fuck so this is you, Koopa. Welcome back
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>>2124786
I wouldn't want to live in Japan, and certainly wouldn't want to work for a Japanese company. God knows I'd spend every minute of my vacation time there though. Im so goddamn sick of leafland and it's been two years since I've been able to leave.
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>>2127141
man if only I could go visit these places in china without having to deal with china or chinese people
how can a country have as much distain for their culture as china does it's baffling to me
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>>2127049
Unless you're going way off of even minor tourist spots, between google maps (OP google map, hint hint) and google translate you'll be perfectly fine. Hell the only time I even needed google translate was when I accidentally left my passport on a rural train. If you memorize some basic words and kanji (men/women for washrooms etc), maybe hiragana/katakana if you really want, you're already going to be well above average in comprehension.

I wish I could converse with Japanese people better just on a casual social level but for navigating your way around as a tourist they're very well set up for English speakers.
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>>2126040
>post an image
>someone saves it
>complain
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>>2127279
Yeah there's some cool places in China, shame though I don't want to step foot in China with their government who could just decide to arrest me for whatever reason they want I disappear into the Chinese system. Also a shame pretty much everything is extinct or about to go extinct there since they want to put everything in a soup or quack doctor medicine
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>>2127163
>What about Osaka and Sapporo?
The same, however when I was in Osaka I did have some JKs come up to me and my mum and test their English on us.

Also, if you go into any type of restaurant, they'll generally have pictures that you can point to and you can point to what size you want.

I managed to buy shoes from a guy who spoke 0 english simply by using my finger to indicate if I needed to go up or down a size, and then gave him a thumbs up when the perfect size was found.

On the trains, for major lines they'll generally spout the next stop in English after they spout it in Japanese.

Like other anons said, unless you're going to minor tourist spots, you honestly don't need Japanese, except "please" and "thank you" and remember their customs as well. I made the mistake of making myself look like an ass in a restaurant because my phone wasn't working and mum was looking for me cause she didn't know where I had disappeared to and ran outside without my shoes on.
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>>2127287
>>2126357
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Here's a hot tip. If you want to bang one of the JAL/ANA flight attendants book 1st class and talk to them in Japanese. They'll be eyeing you the whole flight because you'll be the one guy in their cabin who doesn't have a pot belly or grey hair.
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>>2125171
>night trains
There's only two, and you have to get your seats waaaaaaaaaay in advance.
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>>2127383
new fantasy: bang a nip flight attendant during a 1st class flight in the restroom
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>>2127383
>wasting all that money
just fly directly into Osaka and hit up 10 different Tobita Shinchi stalls (each with their own cosplay theme) for the price of a business class ticket, let alone 1st
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>>2127199
>google everything
How To Travel Around The World Like A Jew: The Post
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>>2127003
I and everyone else here can only guess, but based on how Japan's criminal justice system works for its own residents, I would guess that any violent or drug offense means you're right out. For white collar crime you might be able to get in if you marry a Japanese girl or something, based on what it says in the document you linked.
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>>2126025
I don't have any experience with it, but from what I see online it's just like the 3-month tourist one that most people get on arrival (so you can be a neet if you want) except that you need to prove that you have like $300,000 in savings and travel insurance. It lasts 6 months but can be extended to 1 year.
Wouldn't it just be easier to just take flights between Korea every 3 months to automatically renew the normal visa?
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>>2126025
Working Holiday Visa is the only real long term visa program that exists today in any capacity. Depending on the country they will have the requirements just google "working holiday visa (country)".

If you "have enough money" to never work again, it could be possible to just move to a remote city and pay peanuts level of cash to remain there under someone who needs the cash. Hell maybe live under a JET and pay them some extra side cash for a room, I remember meeting someone in Gifu who essentially did that and had been living in Japan for 5ish years. Just know if you get caught you will almost certainly be barred from re-entry.

>>2127472
That's what most people do
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>your country doesn't have visa-less entry MoU with Japan
Kek why live?
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>>2127472
you can do that but immigration will refuse you after a couple of times
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>>2127556
Depends on the country and such, there really is no rule against doing something like
90 in Japan
90 in Korea
90 in Japan
90 in korea

It's doable but expect to be grilled about it by possibly both countries, in 2019 I did Japan about 4 times that year though I returned to the US vs. korea for my reset. I think out of all the times I was there that year just got one guy who grilled me a bit wanting my itinerary and a check to see my hotel/hostel reservations. After that was good to go for the rest of the time.
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>>2127282
Okay doke then, sounds good. I'm planning on staying in Tokyo for a few months. Just relax for a bit. Hope it's good.
>>2127314
Sounds fine then, I'll be going next year sometime. First time abroad so I'll be a bit tired. I know the basic phrases since I had some old friends from Osaka. It's part of the reason ads to why I want to go. What restaurants are good to go to?
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>>2124927
No you cant, the only business in japan that accepts 1 yen coins is Club Diamond
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>>2127416
>go to tobita shinchi
>girl takes off her cosplay in 30 seconds
>too autistic to ask a naked woman to put more clothes on please
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>>2127416
>wasting money
Everyone should treat themselves once in their life. Sure it's a rip-off, but imagine being on your deathbed at the age of 64 and thinking "I've only ever flown economy."
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>>2127638
Not the guy you replied too but I'm fine with that though unless maybe I literally am on my way to my deathbed and say fuck it, even then I probably wouldn't spend 3-4X the amount for the exact same flight lol.

Also hopefully I'm not at my deathbed at 64 because that's young to me, I wanna be in my 80s minimum, hopefully 90s and 100s

I'm average height so economy works fine for me as long as I get the window seat so I can put a hoody on and lay my head against the wall. I take off my shoes for some extra leg room and I'm alright
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>>2127574
That's different. He is talking specifically about staying in Japan for 3 months, going to Korea for a weekend, returning to Japan for another 3 months etc.
Your case is much more justifiable to immigration whereas the above case will get you refused and perhaps even banned in no time.
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>>2124409
Picked up my Japanese visa today lads, a whole 3 year one at that. Feeling pretty 大丈夫
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>>2127638
jews do it all the time and they seem to be living their best lives
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>>2124786
You can play "living in Japan" in Honolulu. Not that living in Hawaii is easy or affordable, but Hawaii is a Japanese favorite vacation destination, as well as a place to live. You could get a job in a tourist shopping mall and get plenty of language experience, and pick up Japanese women while they shop.
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>>2126271
> what do you want to do there
Ride subways, monorails, and trains everywhere.
Eat Japanese foods.
Visit shops still run by traditional craftsmen.
Stay at a temple and try to let go of worldly thoughts for a while.
Visit places from movies and TV shows.
Photograph nature and scenery.
Watch festivals.
Make friends.
Go see if my father had an out-of-wedlock child there when he served in the navy during Vietnam.
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>>2127765
>seem to be living their best lives
Jews are more prone to depression and mental illness than other population groups.
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>>2127422
You got better alternatives you fucking faggot? I'm all ears.
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lads, is halloween in shibuya happening this year?
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>>2127936
I get out of quarantine on the 28th, I really don't know if it's worth risking covid especially when I start my new job in November. Maybe next year.
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>>2127681
You can do that as well they will just want confirmed leaving of the country on your second visitation if you have 3 months down+possible proof of funding. Though if you do the full 90 you can bounce back and forth with allowing your 180 limit to reset.
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>>2127936
Can anyone explain the appeal? I mean it looks like a crazy party but the crowds are so fucking insane it really doesn't seem worth it to me.
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>>2127987
Not that guy, but it doesn't need to make sense if you're shit-faced. Going there sober is just stress inducing though, takes like an hour to walk 50 meters at some places
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>>2127936
I went last year and it was awful. Shibuya was still really crowded, but no one in costume. I have no clue what this year will be like. My guess is that it will be better than last year but by what margin I don't know.
>>2127987
It's really the best way to meet people. Random girls would ask me for photos because they like my costume. I'd go up and ask random girls for pictures and get their Line. If they're hot I ask if they want to get a drink. I've also made some business connections hanging out with people at Shibuya.
>>2127998
Halloween in Shibuya is like a week long event. On Halloween day it does take an hour to cross the street, but if you go the day before Halloween or a few days before it, the crowd is still sizable but not packed, and there are just as many people in costume.
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>>2127835
Physical maps? Friends (if you have some lmao)? You're using ears to read instead of your eyes? No wonder you are willing to be a sheep to the jews
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>>2127556
>>2127681
I have dual citizenship with US and another country that also gets the 3-month automatic visa. What if I alternate between passports each time I enter Japan?
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>>2128104
Wow you are an actual genuine retard and not just pretending. Fuck off back to /g/.
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>>2128118
Calm down JIDF shill
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>>2128109
>What if I alternate between passports each time I enter Japan?
You're still going to need to leave, and your dual citizenship status might share visa terms with Japan. I really don't know since unsure what your other countries visa limitations are with Japan. I know some countries you can alternate but it's always up to the border agent to say yes or no with entry.
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>>2127835
Yes, learning Japanese is a good alternative you daft cunt.
(Nothing wrong with Google Maps though)
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>>2127759
what kind of visa?
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>>2128148
Why you wouldn't use google maps in Japan is beyond me, the tie in with bus and trains is super convenient
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Pure Distilled Waifu Energy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laW232bu9Gc
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>>2127987
cosplaying sluts
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>>2128178
there are better apps. for example two weeks ago a shitload of trains were cancelled after the earthquake, and google maps did reflect the cancellations but took ages to update after the trains were running again, so I literally couldn't use it for directions for like half a day.
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>>2128230
Yeah I was talking in terms of normal operational terms, obviously shit like typhoons and quakes fuck it up but no app is exactly the fastest with the stuff.
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Does anyone have any updated information on the student visa situation?
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>>2128286
if you're a MEXT student, the government seems to be bringing them in in batches. otherwise, shit out of luck
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>>2128294
I see. Unfortunately, I'm not. Is there any information as to when the situation might change? I cannot find anything of note.
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>>2128299
No. People have been waiting since early 2020.
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>>2128176
Instructor Visa
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>>2128294
Is that actually confirmed? I only see people here posting it but never saw a legit source. On the other hand, I talked to one of the people who organizes the MEXT scholarships for German students and he said that it was likely fake news as no German MEXT student has been able to enter, yet.
>>2128299
No new information since January this year. Today, my visa sponsor said that they think about December now but I can't imagine that that's more than guesswork on their part.
>>2128176
Probably JET.
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TL:DR at bottom

I'm interested in going to japan on a student visa doing language school.
Second thing is, i want to do (continue) a smallish online retail business while there to cover some costs.
I have enough saved to live in tokyo and pay for language school for 2 years, but want to keep my savings up.

I already run an online business in my home country (australia). Basically i'd just start a japanese 'branch'.
It would be me getting items in, then posting them when sold. I'd figure out the details of storage, postage, receiving of semi large parcels.
That side is easily workable. But im more curious about How customs, tax and other legal stuff would be.

I would only be aiming for pretty low income to keep lots of time free, i estimate 30k revenue and 10k profit. (order of magnitude smaller than at home)
This is under any tax/GST thresholds for my home country so shouldn't have to report much to them.
As far as i can tell its rank in japans taxation as 5%? But i am less sure about how japanese GST works, i believe you have to be pulling in 10m yen to start dealing with that?
So theoretically, so far as i can tell at most i will have to pay is the 5% japanese income tax. But i am unsure if this is something i can/should do on a student visa.

As for customs. The items are genuine, though factory extras (literally just chinks run factory beyond what is ordered by main company), so while not complete copyright issues, im not technically an authorised seller.
So how strict would japanese customs be on parcels coming in from china, and if they did see what was in them, a warning, immediate fine, worse?

TL:DR
Plan to go to japan on student visa
Want to continue small online retail business while there.
Want to maximise money while potentially staying under tax thresholds etc.
What is legalities of all this?

Have a pic of this massive river bed in Hongu as reward
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>>2128389
Just realised i need to be clearer.
I would actually be selling the items IN JAPAN.
Too much of a clusterfuck to continue all the australian selling (my business partner will continue as we each do half the stuff, it'll just tone down while im away, he's all good with it).

Have a picture of the tiny river flowing at the edge of the above massive river bed.
The river gets that massive due to insane flooding when monsoons pass through (pretty sure the town has been demolished several times).
That blue aint a phot exaggeration either, any time a different stream or directions of water collided, it was ocean blue.
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>>2128376
>Is that actually confirmed?
there's only been leaked posts because MEXT students are explicitly told not to talk about it and no official confirmation is posted anywhere. Japan govt is acting like a bunch of fucking kikes and they know it
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>>2128389
The more important thing is that you're only allowed to work 28 hours/week on a student visa which you also need to get permission for first.
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>>2128396
Yeah, but this is the kind of posts I mean. Anyone can easily alter a screenshot and then claim that nobody talks about it because they're not allowed to.
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>>2128389
>>2128394
I tried selling Japanese shit while I lived in Japan as well. Unless you have a very niche market, lots of other online shops will undercut you. If you want to sell anime crap, you'll be competing with 100s of other anime crap stores. I was spending a lot of time relisting items for very little profit.

And Japan has recently changed the way international postage works. It used to be, you just write an address on a box or a letter and send it overseas. Not anymore. Now you need to open an online account, you need to specify what's in the box, and you need to declare its value, and list its weight, and if you're sending multiple things, you have to do it for every single item. And it's not like America where you can just put a vague item description and set the value to $1, the mail nazis will grill you to be more specific and force you to redo it. And it has to be tied with an email and phone number and you have to use a return address. International shipping within the last year has gotten 10x more difficult. I won't be sending any gifts to my family this year because of it.
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>>2128397
Yeah i did see that.
But that looks like its more applicable towards getting part time work in "actual" japanese jobs though.
Like if im working for myself from home, how could they even know how many hours i do?
i wont be doing anywhere near 28 anyway, so not an issue really. But it just seems like it doesn't quite cover self employment in that permission dealio.
Thanks for that though. I assume if im going to have to do income tax at some point, then i will likely have to do this paperwork or something very similar beforehand.

>>2128424
Nah not selling japanese stuff. Selling stuff i already sell, but in japan. They are a definitely a worldwide used/bought, semi luxury item.
We have got a decent handful of buyers from japan even though postage to there is pretty fuckin slow. So i know there is at least a pretty good market and from further research have "confirmed" this (you know, as much as one can before actually trying).

I do very much appreciate that info though, as separately from the business side i probably will deal with posting a bit of stuff home. though might be more like freight for that stuff (bike parts dad, car parts for friend)
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>go to a restaurant in Tokyo
>the waitresses are wearing two masks
>and a face shield
>and the face shield has a sticker with a picture of a syringe on it with "I'm vaccinated" written in Japanese
>seriously wearing a vaccine passport sticker on their fucking face
I've never been so disgusted in my life. I wanted to hug that poor unvaccinated waitress and tell her it's ok, she needs to look out for herself. I'm seriously considering writing a bad internet review of this place to let the owners know they can't bully their wait staff like this.
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>>2128447
Take your meds
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>>2128450
uh oh, someone hit the "display of human decency alarm." Do not allow your waitress to remove her breathing restriction device. It is for her protection.
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>>2128450
>Take your meds
People who say this are almost always jews.
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>>2128447
That is the weakest /pol/ virgin larp I have seen today.
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>>2128454
>>2128478
He said it because it's obviously larp you fucking mongoloids
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>>2128451
>>2128454
>>2128478
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>>2128454
>breathing restriction device
What a fucking pussy.
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>>2128447
man, I just miss seeing people's faces. I really want this fucking clownworld bullshit to end ASAP, so many countries are already mask-free...
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>Have an interview with Google next week
>If I get a job there I'll eventually be able to transfer to the Tokyo campus
bros....
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>>2127416
>Tobita Shinchi
Have any of you anons actually been there? I want to go next time I can visit but I'm a) a virgin and b) scared of getting mugged/ripped off
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>>2128539

Yes I lost my virginity there. I posted my experience in the older thread. My 2 Japanese friends took me there just to see what it's about. Half the girls there do not allow foreigners and the other half are ok with it. The girls there are the highest in terms of attractiveness compared to other red light areas in Japan. But expect to pay insane amounts. (42000 yen per hour)I would say almost all the girls there I saw are 9/10. Some are genuine 10's

I had no intention of actually going through with doing the service. However one of the girls waved at me with a really big smile so me and my friends approached. She was a 9/10 on looks. When she showed us the menu I was talking to my friends in English and surprisingly she understood everything we were saying and spoke fairly good English. Noticing this extremely rare opportunity I took it. I did the 15 min service. (keep in mind every tobita shinchi stall is full service) Coomed in about 6 min. With some time to spare I asked her how she learned English and she said she did a working holiday in Canada for 1 year. After the service she brings a lolipop and tea.


My recommendations:
Wear nice clothes
Don't wear really thick glasses (people assume you're recording)
Don't bring your bag (people hide their camera)
Bring a Japanese friend
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>>2128558
>Bring a Japanese friend
fuck, all my Japanese friends are women
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>>2128567
I'm a white guy who speaks Japanese. If you're in Osaka at the same time as me I'll help you out.
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>>2128539
>>2128558
Im thinking about doing this too
Last time i just stuck to health agencies and soaplands, they're easy to use and convenient, and the quality of the ones i visited was good
Im curious about tobita shinchi but its a step further, going on the street, looking around, its more exposure, you know?
But they way people rave about it here makes me want to try it out
But what the fuck is up with the times? Really? 15min? 30min? surely you can do something longer right? I'll just feel too rushed
As long as its not super ridiculously expensive im willing to try it out
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>>2128394
Well shit, I'm pretty sure I've been at that exact spot but I didn't realize that's why that spot is so blue. I always assumed it was something to do with all the onsen in the area. Thanks for teaching me something new anon. Sadly my pics of the river don't quite capture the brightness of the color as yours does.
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>>2128569
Thanks for the offer, but I'm also a white guy who speaks Japanese, is that enough?
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https://twitter.com/kanpaifr/status/1450477178957750284

Japan will open to European countries by mid January, only allow vaccinated foreigners with a negative PCR test and a mandatory 3 day hotel quarantine
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>>2128602
AMERICANS WHEN
ALSO
>QUARANTINE
KYS
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>>2128602
>>>>>insider
Oh cool so just a "hmm might happen" which everyone already kind of thinks japan would open anyways
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>>2128602
according to "confidential sources".
in the replies, they claim that there will be good news for international students in short. so if there is a relevant announcement within the next 2 weeks, I'm willing to believe. until then it's just twitter shit.

also, they say they don't know if a quarantine will be mandatory.
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>>2128634
>t. 4cheddit.com/r/leepikredpilleddonald
another episode of chimps calling baboons monkeys
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>>2128602
I want to believe
The 3 day quarantine can fuck right off tho
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>>2128602
Australia when? But I still probably won't come until the quarantine requirement fucks off.
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Planning my first trip to JP, how big is the pickup scene in Japan as an foreigner? I got my sights and trips pretty much fully planned otherwise, I've understood the local prostitution is native only mostly.

Not a retard so I've learned to hold a conversation but native language usually doesn't matter in this scenario.

6 feet, gray eyes, brown hair and a good looking nordic face with a strong jawline, never been to Asia at large but do well elsewhere.

Give up or install whatever the prefered hookup app is? (Tinder?)
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>>2128659
I really would just give up. You end up paying higher fees to the ones that accept gaijins.
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>>2128663

Wondering more about thirsty locals than hookers. Cost isn't really an issue but I do prefer local hookups.
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>>2128671
There might be some. If you're after them then I'd probably recommend yeah whatever hookup app they use in Japan if you can hold a conversation.
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>>2128602
>mandatory 3 day hotel quarantine
for what purpose?
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>>2128684
for the purposes of pretending to do something
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>>2128580
Nice! It really is a lovely area. Great hikes around the mountain and i actually just decided to follow the river for a whole day which was fun.
Sorry, i think i/you have exaggerated the 'learn something' part. That was just observation by me that It seemed to be extremely blue in sections where water 'collided'. As there were certainly some fairly blue sections like yours in calmer waters.

I suppose this pic might give an even better idea if we were in the same spot.
Its just a 180 from my first pic, blue section of river now off to my right (perhaps slightly behind too)
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>>2128602
>and a mandatory 3 day hotel quarantine
Well I'm not going until summer either way so they better remove that shit by then. Also, if you sometimes can't see Corona symptoms for roughly 2 weeks.. then why the fuck even bother with a 3 day quarantine? You might aswell go with none since 3 days doesn't matter
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>>2128603
insider here
tomorrow
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>>2128659
>pickup scene
2010 called, they want their meme internet community back
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>>2128707
to make themselves feel better idk, it's all fucking retarded
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>>2128602
Antivaxx chuds btfoed
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>>2128822
>still needing PCR and quarantine even if you're vaccinated
I'd say everyone has been btfoed
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>>2128602
Please be true, I can't get an erection with non-Japanese women so I haven't had sex for over a year now.
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>>2128707
Imagine they still doesn't change the quarantine requirement by then and you have to spend 3 days cooped up in Japanese sweltering summer days. Imagine
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Japan: okay we will open with 3 days quarantine
/jpg/: NOOOOOOO HOW CAN I SURVIVE THAT
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>>2128707
>why the fuck even bother with a 3 day quarantine?
because everyone wants to pretend that they're fighting the virus but no one wants to take any actual precautions against it because it's bad for business. Why do they take your wrist temperature and not your core body temperature? Why do people wear masks and not ventilators? Why do they have filthy plastic screens everywhere? Why do they have arrows on the floor and doors closed off to prevent entry? Because it looks good. No basis in actual science-- but who will ever notice?

My company does temperature checks and has a policy to send workers home if they have a fever. But if my temperature is too high they just pretend like it's ok and force me to work anyway. My company also claims to not allow sick people in the building, but if someone has whooping cough and is hacking up a lung, everyone claims they can't fucking hear it. Then they think they can force me to get a clot shot that kills six people for every one person saved. Hahaha.
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>>2128928
>a clot shot that kills six people for every one person saved
muh 6 gorillion
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>>2128924
Most working people only travel for 14 days, which means you're forced to sit in your room for ~20% of your vacation.. and that's for no reason at all because 3 days doesn't even help to spot symptoms (according to their own science). That's mostly why people are mad, but yeah people going for longer than a month should be somewhat happy at least
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I'm sure this has been talked about to death, but what's the best place to look for non-ALT jobs from out of the country? I do generalized IT work, but I imagine most technology positions over there are either software development or ultra specialized.
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>>2128924
Yes let's spend 3 days in quarantine ding fuckall just because the government is actually retarded but wants to look like it's doing something.

3 days won't help with the virus at all but it will fuck over people visiting. Most people only spend a week or 2 max on vacation. 3 days is a giant portion of that.
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I need to figure out how to bypass the Cisco VPN's location monitor on my work laptop. I wouldn't give much of a shit about needing to quarantine for a couple days if I didn't have to take the time off for it.
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>europoors get in before japan's best ally
fuck this gay earth, let NK nuke that island for this betrayal
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No doubt Canadabros will be the first countries allowed in
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>>2128539
>>2128558
There's also more than just tobita shinchi, and sometimes the girls are more lenient when it's raining or if business has been otherwise slow. Matsushima Shinchi is better bang for your buck, you might still find a JAV-tier girl next door type as opposed to the literal models in Tobita
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>>2129095
Even if that is real its possible his french "informat" only knows about european countries
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>>2127472
>>2126025
The three month thing might be sketchy
First time I did it no problem, second time I got grilled by the immigration guy about every minutiae on my passport while he was holding it
I was doing an internship paid under the table but didn't mention it
I'm white
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>>2126267
>what's stopping them from just making trips when no one is looking?
Radar? They need to transpond their location at all times
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>>2125711
>>2125713
>>2125721
Based Finanon

Price seems about correct for a 2 week trip
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>>2129049
>3 days won't help with the virus at all but it will fuck over people visiting. Most people only spend a week or 2 max on vacation. 3 days is a giant portion of that.
So then you plan around that 3 days. The Jap govt. is paying for the quarantine hotel, just don't fucking get the coof and you'll be dandy.
>take a 3 day longer trip
It's that fucking easy
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>>2129169
>be American
>have limited vacation days that "accrue" and need to be approved by bossman

No, it's not that fucking easy if you're an Amerimutt
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>>2129169
Some of us have jobs you NEET.
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>>2129169
>take a 3 day longer trip
>It's that fucking easy
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>>2129171
>americans are the only people who have to ask management for vacations
Why are you all up your own ass so much?
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I'm in Japan get rekt webbs
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Ausbros we can go to Japan from December 19th.
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>>2129261
sauce?
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>>2129283
Qantas is resuming flights from Sydney to Tokyo on Dec 19th
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>>2129286
Doesn't mean anything. Airlines resuming flights only means that they either have to keep that slot at the airport open, or that there are some people that need to fly that service. For tourists it's meaningless.
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>>2129261
Fuck off we're full
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>>2129291
I'm coming but not for a while. Dunno why Nips were so interested in my accent though last time I went.
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>>2129078
Put your Cisco VPN through a US VPN. You can use a raspi as a VPN gateway if your employer has your machine locked down and you can't install another VPN.
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>>2129286
There have been flights from and to almost all countries the entire pandemic lol
Doesn't mean anything
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>>2129346
Let me cope
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>>2129169
>The Jap govt. is paying for the quarantine hotel
I REALLY doubt they will be paying for the quarantine of fucking tourists, lmao. they only paid it so far because it was only for citizens/residents
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>>2129302
Fuck off we're full you fucking webb.

Pic is the lunch i just enjoyed IN JAPAN WHICH YOU CAN'T COME TO.
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Any British pubs in Tokyo worth going to? I like footy and hockey.
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>>2129377
The Hub
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>>2129368
I'll bring a Chiko Roll
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>>2129078
Based FSN chad, i hope you figure it out so you can go see "fuyuki" undisturbed
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>>2128602
Actualy could be a good devilish deal. If burgers and Chinese aren't allowed, and that 3 days quarantine makes people not want to go, then it means I can enjoy an almost tourist-free Japan. Makes the 3 days quarantine worth it. But I really don't want to have to use a mask everywhere, it's such a joykill.
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>>2129521
>But I really don't want to have to use a mask everywhere, it's such a joykill.

This is what's stopping me from traveling anywhere. Who the fucks wants to spend thousands of dollars just to feel locked down somewhere else. Especially on the plane. Plane rides are uncomfortable enough as it is.
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>>2129546
>>2129521
even the most autistic parts of europe only required masks on public transit, surely that isn't too bad of a trade-off for a perfect tourism season?
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>>2129521
So stop stressing about going? It's Japan, they won't remove mask mandates anytime soon
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>>2129552
Well that's not too bad but I've already traveled around a lot of Europe and most of my interest lies in Asia now which is fucked in all the countries I have any interest in.
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>>2129337
Thanks for the advice. I'll probably try the raspi route since even though I have admin credentials on my device, they might throw a fit if I do install another VPN
>>2129411
I really liked Kobe when I visited. Some guy I talked to at a bar in Osaka recommended skipping it so I ended up spending less time there than I originally planned. I want to at least check out the Sake breweries whenever I can make it out again + go check out the church in Nagasaki
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>>2129368
>Fuck off we're full you fucking webb.
Not in a few years when all the elders drop dead
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>>2129559
>they won't remove mask mandates anytime soon
there are hardly any "mask mandates" in Japan, only some shops explicitly require you to wear a mask. people just wear them anyway due to social pressure.

it will take the government explicitly saying "ok guys NO NEED FOR MASKS ANY MORE" for people to stop wearing them, and that's not happening
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>>2129260
im jelly ngl
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Is there any followup on the super secret frenchmen info?
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Does anyone know when is the best time to go to Shibuya for Halloween? The day of (Sunday) or perhaps the Friday/Saturday just before? Not sure what the tradition is
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>>2130265
Saturday is usually the day.
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>>2129171
Ahahhahahah.

Thank the fuck I own my business and can take my vacations whenever I fucking please.
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>>2130302
What does your business do?
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>>2130304
None of your business.

Top kek, man im funny.
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>>2130304
Sucking dicks. Lots of dicks.
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>>2129169
>ask boss if I could work from the quarantine
>sure boy enjoy your trip
>use up all my vacation, 5 weeks in total after the quarantine
Feels so good to be European
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lads why is rotisserie chicken so expensive in japan
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>>2130265
last year I went to Shibuya on Halloween night, a Saturday. Usually it's jam packed so much you can't move. But last year, Halloween night, it was dead. There were still lots of people, but just shoppers and business men. No costumes. No parties.

I have no idea what it will be like this year. Will it be normal again? Will it be dead again? Will it be somewhere between the two? Something tells me corona is going to ruin another Halloween.
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>>2130439
bars are reopening full time from next week in Tokyo, so people will be fucking starved for all-night parties.
I expect there to be tons of parties, but maybe not in Shibuya as they might want to spread people out
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>>2126998
ah Japan, where the top 3 "hobbies" are eating, sleeping and taking a bath
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>>2130220
They say short-term business visas in November and student visas by the end of the year.
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>>2130518
confirmed by my dad who works at NIntendo.
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>>2130522
I didn't say anything about whether it's legit or not, just translating because Americans can't even read French.
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>>2130460
honestly pretty based
good food, nice views, comfy bath is kino and boomerpilled
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>>2130518
That sounds like a good first step, but what about the incel tourists like myself?
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>>2130713
based on the french leak mid-January. Probably mid-March at the absolute latest would be my guess. If Japan still closed going into April we're in the worst case doomer scenario of travel being locked off for several years



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