I am living in Japan Tokyo right now ask me anything.
Okay well first of all if you want to climb Mt.Fuji is only open from early july to early september.
There are a bunch of tall towers and structures you can visit like tokyo skytree and tokyo tower.
1. What do you work as and salary?
2.howd you get/find the job?
3. Can you speak Japanese fluently and would you recommend it if trying not to live there?
There are a lot of museums, so what ever city you are in like for example say you are in Ueno google if there are any museums and just go there, even if you can't read it it's cool to see
are you working in the shipyard?
what are the locals like, or are you the american recluse who stays inside drinking and staring out his window?
and how American is Japan? like how much do they take from us in terms of culture and interest?
Super easy, I have very little knowledge of Jap but I can get around a lot with using google map and the trains. Google maps is your bff here. Also if you tell a local the name of your destination 10/10 times they'll help you. 7/10 they'll walk you there.
I'm from califorina, USA. Biggest difference is the mode of transportation. Everybody uses train, going on a date? they'll meet you there by train.
These people never lose face, I bumped into some a bit too much on the train and they didn't say shit.
I'm gonna be in Shinjuku for about a week, as someone who lives there can you recommend anything that I can't miss seeing, like Ghibli museum, any bars, cafes, food, shops, cultural sites? anything
I go out on friday and weekends, but explore my area on weekdays.
Some of female japs love shows like housewives of whatever, disney shit, clothing except they put there on spins on it. Guys here love american hard liquor, especially whiskey, wanting to eat american steak and hamburgers
if I had to recommend anywhere, go up one of the shinjuku skyscraper's viewing platforms at dusk.
You can look out a see urban sprawl to the horizon and when the lights come on you can get an inking of the sheer numbers of people living there. Pretty amazing perspective if you ask me.
you might see it if you ask some old salaryman directions in English, coz they don't want to appear unworldly. I'm pretty fluent and used to do this just to watch people squirm
just remember they have a saying. Tabi no Haji wa Kakisute
literally, travel-shame scratch off and discard
which basically means yeah, Japs can be embarassed about their standing in their known groups like work family friends, but on a vacation out of town or in matters they don't care about or aren't serious, they don't give a flying fuck.
Depending where I'm at, If i'm in areas away from cities like further north of tokyo people sometimes give me weird looks because there probably isn't alot of blacks in that area
How do you like living over there? I always thought it'd be cool to live in another country, like Japan, for a little bit. But unfortunately my line of work wouldn't land me anywhere desirable for work.
Also we all know how bad nips are at english, but how is it Tokio? One of my teachers said, that there are quite a few proficient speakers in metroplolian cities compared to the rest. Your experience?
It's cool because when I'm off duty it's like I was dropped off in a new world with limited income, no knowledge of the language, and trying to interact with the local, it's a blast. Like a new game+
Been here 4 months. Exactly 2 people out of the hundreds spoke english. I was a girl a went to school to the US. There other was a old Jap man who I swear to god had a NY accent
Mate thinking of joining the Navy/Airforce to go overseas and not be deployed in Shitganhistan.
What are the odds if I enlist into the Navy I'll be placed around Thailand/Japan/Malasyia - those kind of countries,
also, can you have preference whether you want to be on a ship around Australian waters or off Australia?
Ih no shit? That long? I am unaware of how this shit works, but I didn't think they ever kept you stationed in other countries for that long. I had a buddy who went to Korea but they only stayed maybe half a year I think. Also are you going to try and learn a bit of the language while you are there?
I knew a guy who went into the navy. Pretty sure he put his preferences to be overseas and they still stuck his ass in Cali. And as far as being on the ship goes. They just pretty much sailed around for a bit. Stopping at random places for maybe a week. It didnt seem like you got to choose which ship you wanted to be on. Idk really though. He fucking hated it is all I remember
Cool thing mate, name one job in the Air force that doesn't require math and hard labor
I excel with English/IT etc.
I'm god awful with maths though... Also working with my hands, I'm adept at it but if I had a preference I'd rather not do labor.
Ohhh okay. That makes sense. So if you went somewhere like Japan, its pretty much like if you got stationed somewhere in the states? Do you get to somewhat choose how long you stay? Always been curious how that works exactly.
>Been there about 6 times, but I haven't done any drinking or paid for sex because if I do that'll fuck me over in the long run
If you get caught partying/drinking/whoring on a freeday/weekend will you be in trouble?
So would it be easier to slam Japanese pussy, Korean pussy, or Chinese pussy as a white american male. I feel like maybe Korean would be, since I get the vibe that they really idolize us over there.
Checked and nope I was there last week
When I was there I could really easily hit on Japanese Girls...
Blonde hair is a huge fucking bonus for me there though
>My girlfriend was also Japanese
>She dumped me bc I'm a cuck
Under the UCMJ whoring is illegal that can cost me my career but in reality you not likely to get caught. Underage drinking on the other hand that will make me lose a stripe meaning I go down a rank, losing pay
How the fuck do you get caught whoring
I'd honestly just change into really toursity clothes, grab a camera and fuck off to a redlight district, i'm guessing a officer isn't going to follow you around.
Another question, lets say im stationed in the Navy/Airforce and I'm allowed to stay onland while posted overseas, is there a time where I have to be indoors, or as long as I show up in the morning for training/rolll call
No, it's about on hour away from me. I go there time to time
I've heard of it but i've never looked into it yet. I use sucia
All you have to do is show up to work to have to some times your shop will call everyone in you shop to make sure you're all right. But here in japan there is a curfew for E1-E5 ranks. 0100-0500
Dont know if it was asked, but, would it be hard to get around without knowing Japanese? Like if you need something from a shop, is there a hassle trying to understand? Can you buy American cigarettes there. Is liquor readily available (in my state, cigs are cheap and so is liquor but its not sold on sundays.) Whats the cig and liquor laws like?
The further out of cities you get, the less there is. You usually can find a Burger, Nuggets, Pizza or Pasta place, and if all else fails, you'll definitely have access to beer (not just Sake)
You can pretty much buy cig anytime there are even vending machines for them! I bought a pack of melburo just to try it. I'm sure that you can also buy alcohol anytime too as long as you are 20. Not much of a hassel if you're looking for brand name stuff or using google translate.
tbh when I went seeing shit was great and all but the coolest part was the atmosphere of such a different culture (assuming you're western) and fucking huge, dense city. Getting there and having to wait to be seated in a ramen restaurant at 1am on a Tuesday etc. when in Australia nothing is open past 9 or 10
Also from what I've noticed when I traveled a few years back and I was still 16 turning 17 is they never id you in Asian countries only if you're buying alcohol at the age of fourteen then maybe.
But most times you'll be fine since they know you're a tourist
Oh cool man thanks, last time I say a cigarette vending machine was when I was a little kid at the Ramada O'Hare. I think you could also buy condoms.
Another question. Are there any areas of Tokyo that you were kind of told to avoid, you know, being non native and all.?
how often are you referred to as a filthy gaijin?
Nomimasu/nomu is the verb to drink
Hoshi is the verb too want, so it would be 'chinko wo hoshin desu ka?'
Source: I've been studying the language for close to 2 years, currently at N3 level Japanese.
How many girls have you impregnated, and if it is below 10 why are you so gay?
Navy fag stationed in Yokosuka here. It really is a luck of the draw on getting stationed here. Since the navy is planning on shifting its strength from the east coast and Europe to west coast and Japan then it could be higher than it was when I joined. You'll probably be either stationed in Yokosuka or if in a aviation rate probably Atsugi. Worse is Okinawa or Guam. They plan on opening up bases back in PI so maybe if u join at the right time you can be stationed in Suda Bay and the like
Guam... I visited there for two weeks once, and Jesus farking CHRIST, what a shithole. My first day there, the newspaper's headline was about the only proper hospital on the island getting its water cut off for non-payment.
On the plus side, the place is full of young, drunk Japanese chicks, so you can be swimming in pussy if you speak a little.
There's a big international board at the Uni I'm studying at, I normally talk to those people who mostly speak English, which is probably why my Japanese hasn't improved much recently.
The support staff at my dorm don't speak English so I'm forced to talk Japanese to those, which does help
why do married people get more? shouldnt it be the other way round? i mean the longer you give your woman time to fuck around the bigger the chance youll be rasing another mans child again.
It's hoshii and it's not a verb and you wouldn't use "wo" with an adjective. And I'm sure noone would use that level of politeness considering the question you're actually asking.
>My speaking and listening are shit, but my reading and writing skills are better than native.
People are really this delusional? Is it your overly polite Japanese friends telling you this? "Oh you know so many kanji, even Japanese don't know those! ^_^"
Hoshii isn't exactly a word I regularly use, and I was only correcting the dude who thought it was 'chinko wo nomimasu ka', which is even more wrong. There is no need to get pissy about this.
You need to type wo to get the を particle though, so I'm just in the habit of typing wo.
Grammatically correct, yes, but you can't drink a penis. I've never tried though, if you're an expert on this, please enlighten me. :)
Do you like us?
If you are from America, do people like or not like visitors from Japan?
I have wanted to visit America for a long time!
Just find a way to make some kind of connection. I've done well in Japan and Sth Korea with little to no language. The more you learn, the easier it will be, but you can still do it.
If you really need pussy then go to Roppongi - never attractive to me, but lots of girls expecting gaijin to try and fuck them.
Just making the most of an opportunity to make a connection with a girl - normal life gives you so many chances, you've just got to learn to recognise them and think fast enough to turn a half chance into a result. I once took a J-girl off the subway when she was sitting with her bf.
You already transformed into pedophile like every japanese ?
How is it, are the Japs really as polite as people say?
What do you do for living and how hard is it t get grounded over there as a foreigner?
Cosplay parks? Girls? Details!
How does it feel to be a morbidly obese white guy whos only understanding of japanese is through anime. And only means of living in japan is through yoir parents hard earned, and now wasted money?
Do you feel as alienated as you should?
>morbidly obese white guy
I'm a average black guy
>living in japan is through your* parents money
It's actually also your money since I'm Military
>only understanding of japanese is through anime
Joke's on you I still don't understand Jap culture after watching anime.
Since OP never got laid, and he is in love with jap with ny accent, its fair to assume this happened.
Have you every drunk Suntory Hibiki 17 whisky at the Tokyo Hyatt like Bill Murray in Lost in Translation?
I lived for a year in Japan and I saw it in the street:
I know, I had prmised to buy my son a bottle for his 18th birthday last year (Lost in Translation is his favourite film). I hadn't been aware there was a worldwide shortage of the stuff (and Japanese whiskys in general). Took me an age to track down a bottle online and it cost £140.
>I don't get the whole bill muary thing either
Thats crazy talk around these parts fool.
I guess as you're not old enough to drink you;re not old enough to appreciate the works of BM