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Offline Shuffleblade

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Re: Moving to Japan
« Reply #60 on: November 14, 2011, 10:41:55 PM »
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I'm thinking of quitting my job and getting a student visa and living in japan...

anyone done that?

what sort of things did you have to do for it?

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Sorry for the late answer, for the first thing I'd like to wish you the best and I hope that you get to go!

I've got my two best friends currently in Japan studying the languange, in Tokyo actually. They went off to do it together 42 days ago, one of them plans to stay 2 years and the other one 1 year. From what they have told me they have gotten to see very very little enjoyable of the Japanese culture.
They say that they enjoy their stay and that it's all good but everytime I talk to them they sound very bored. Except 3-4 ventures into akihabara, a bath in a hotspring and a very confusing visit to a karaoke booth with all its karaoke in Japanese characters and thus very unreadable they haven't done anything to get hyped about in 42 days.
They basically spend their time studying and playing psp on their room, if that were me it would just frustrate me to be in Japan but not being able to do any of the awesome things you wanna do.

I choose to not go because: 1)Not to lose my special feelings for Japan, I feel that a year is far too long of a stay 2) Money, its veeery expensive, they both go there on loans and they got like 18 000$ each in one swoop to cover their first 2-3 months. 3) Family circumstances.

Just felt like sharing my experience, if you can call it that.
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Re: Moving to Japan
« Reply #61 on: November 14, 2011, 11:04:59 PM »
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@Shiden
I know you've been there 10 times and all, It's just that living there full time is different especially under the pressure of work, rent etc..

How about you just stay there for a short stay, A few months or so and then you can see for yourself whether you wanna live there or not.
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Re: Moving to Japan
« Reply #62 on: January 26, 2012, 11:17:37 PM »
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its sounds really interesting you should go for it man!

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Re: Moving to Japan
« Reply #63 on: January 26, 2012, 11:20:33 PM »
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Not helpful, but the movie that first comes to mind is the following (even if you did see the movie, just bare with the 2~ min trailer, you need to feel this, I think):

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GYSwiaNz2o" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GYSwiaNz2o</a>

The following, pretty much the same idea/spirit as the above, but then not, it's different, you still need to feel the trailer, I think:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU0oZsqeG_s" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU0oZsqeG_s</a>
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Re: Moving to Japan
« Reply #64 on: January 26, 2012, 11:25:50 PM »
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Re: Moving to Japan
« Reply #65 on: January 27, 2012, 08:04:32 AM »
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Re: Moving to Japan
« Reply #66 on: January 27, 2012, 09:58:10 AM »
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Japan is expensive in some places, particularly in Tokyo from what I have heard. But What city isn't? I mean what REALLY BIG city isn't? Plus Japan is worth it because of all the artistic freedom there! Though Tokyo is kind of turning to crap in that department.
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Re: Moving to Japan
« Reply #67 on: January 28, 2012, 05:31:12 PM »
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Not compared to the country we're living in now.  :D:
Good thing you don't live in Greenland or Iceland ^^ Is it true you can buy half a cucumber in Norway??

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Re: Moving to Japan
« Reply #68 on: January 28, 2012, 06:27:11 PM »
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Good thing you don't live in Greenland or Iceland ^^ Is it true you can buy half a cucumber in Norway??
Yes it is. Jealous? Is a whole one too big for you?   :face-tongue

Not compared to the country we're living in now.  :D:

True man!
But I am guessing that there are not many people in other countries that have 36$ per hour salary with an part-time job! :face-rofl
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Re: Moving to Japan
« Reply #69 on: January 28, 2012, 06:31:56 PM »
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Good thing you don't live in Greenland or Iceland ^^ Is it true you can buy half a cucumber in Norway??
That is just weird!
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Re: Moving to Japan
« Reply #70 on: January 28, 2012, 06:36:06 PM »
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Yes it is. Jealous? Is a whole one too big for you?   :face-tongue

True man!
But I am guessing that there are not many people in other countries that have 36$ per hour salary with an part-time job! :face-rofl

When I finish my undergraduate degree, if I stay here in Nottingham, they pay physics postgrads to assist part time with teaching and lab work and stuff, and the pay rate for that is something like £30/hour according to one of the people who currently does it. That's $47 per hour. Although you do need an undergraduate degree in Physics to get the job, I'd say that's pretty win.


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Re: Moving to Japan
« Reply #71 on: January 28, 2012, 06:39:36 PM »
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When I finish my undergraduate degree, if I stay here in Nottingham, they pay physics postgrads to assist part time with teaching and lab work and stuff, and the pay rate for that is something like £30/hour according to one of the people who currently does it. That's $47 per hour. Although you do need an undergraduate degree in Physics to get the job, I'd say that's pretty win.
That is indeed pretty win!
Just wondering Chris, what´s the average pay when working in a completely normal store? like clothes, food etc.

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Re: Moving to Japan
« Reply #72 on: January 28, 2012, 06:49:22 PM »
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Near the minimum wage for stuff like that I'd guess. Probably around £7 / $11


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Re: Moving to Japan
« Reply #73 on: January 28, 2012, 06:51:19 PM »
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Near the minimum wage for stuff like that I'd guess. Probably around £7 / $11
Ah, okay!

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Re: Moving to Japan
« Reply #74 on: January 28, 2012, 09:15:56 PM »
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Them taxes.  :face-normal