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Visiting Japan

  1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image73
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 8 years ago

    I am in Tokyo since last 6 days. It is my first visit to Japan. Japanese are very different from other people of the world.
    They are very calm and quiet, shy but sincere.Very conservative yet modern. Modest but strong.

    1. Bredavies profile image71
      Bredaviesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Nice. I stayed for about 3. It is so amazing and it seems much more peaceful then the US

      1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image73
        JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Of course. Japanese are perhaps the most peaceful people in the world. Cities are calm and quiet.
        Jyoti Kothari

    2. sooner than later profile image60
      sooner than laterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      that is somewhere that I want to go.

      1. tksensei profile image60
        tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        If you do, I'd recommend visiting Kyoto and other places outside of Tokyo. The big city is very big and can easily absorb all your time (and money) and there is so much more to experience.

        Just IMO.

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    shinujohn2008posted 8 years ago

    How about the Food there? Is it very tasty

  3. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image73
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 8 years ago

    I am strictly vegiterian and it is very difficult in Japan to have this.I am dependent on my relatives and friends for home made Indian veg food.
    I have no idea of Japanese food.

    1. dingdong profile image60
      dingdongposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      That's good smile

    2. countrywomen profile image60
      countrywomenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Really is it so difficult for vegetarians to survive in Japan. Can't they substitute meat with Tofu or something like they do in Thai restaurants here in US?

  4. guidebaba profile image62
    guidebabaposted 8 years ago

    Sayonara !!!

  5. weblog profile image59
    weblogposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for sharing smile

  6. patnamohan profile image60
    patnamohanposted 8 years ago

    I don`t like to go... i am happy here in india...lol

  7. tksensei profile image60
    tksenseiposted 7 years ago

    Did you go anywhere besides Tokyo?

    1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image73
      JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I had visited Osaka, Herosema, Kyoto, Kobe and Kofu besides Tokyo. These are nice places. Japan Rail is very friendly and cheap to foreigners.
      Thanks,
      Jyoti Kothari

      1. Mac Mission profile image60
        Mac Missionposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        thanks for sharing with us. I love to visit japan........

        1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image73
          JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Japanese have preserved the terrifying memory of nuclear attack by US in 1945. Museum in Hiroshima. Once you visit Hiroshima you can understand how horrible the attack and its affect was!
          Thanks,
          Jyoti Kothari

  8. tksensei profile image60
    tksenseiposted 7 years ago

    How long did you visit, Jyoti?

    1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image73
      JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I had been there for 20 days in total. Almost 10 days in Tokyo and rest of the days in traveling.
      Thanks,
      Jyoti Kothari

  9. tksensei profile image60
    tksenseiposted 7 years ago

    There are plenty of vegitarians in Japan (of course) but for tourists moving around a lot and eating in restaurants where they may not be able to navigate menus and such easily, it could be a bit of an effort. Another reason not to be a vegitarian if you ask me.

    1. countrywomen profile image60
      countrywomenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I tasted meat first time when I was almost 18. So far 4 times I have taken meat and every time I feel so guilty and sometimes even have nightmares. When we are born into a certain family then it is difficult to overcome that upbringing. Being vegetarian really isn't a "choice" at least for someone like me. smile

      1. tksensei profile image60
        tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No law says you have to eat meat, but it can make travel more difficult and present some hazards if you visit someone's home in another country.

        1. countrywomen profile image60
          countrywomenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          If I was so conscious of any such "law" I wouldn't have even tried. I don't know how else to explain to you that it is not even my "choice" to be a vegetarian. I am not for any such laws.  Maybe you would have understood my position if you were born into similar family as mine. smile

          1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image73
            JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I am a vegetarian and feel very good with it. It is by chance and by choice both.
            Thanks,
            Jyoti Kothari

            1. tksensei profile image60
              tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              That's up to you, and that's fine.

          2. tksensei profile image60
            tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Did you really think I was suggesting there actually was a law? (?!)


            And, of course, being a vegetarian IS a choice.

  10. NaomiR profile image84
    NaomiRposted 7 years ago

    What have you seen in Tokyo so far?

  11. kmackey32 profile image82
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    I have never been out of the US.

    1. alekhouse profile image79
      alekhouseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You are missing a lot. I've learned so much from traveling and observing other cultures. I would love to go to Japan. I've never been to the Orient.

      1. tksensei profile image60
        tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        And people can circle the globe a hundred times and miss a lot too.



        I don't suppose anyone lives long enough to learn all there is right under their nose.

      2. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image73
        JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        And also you like visit Jaipur in Golden triangle of Indian tourist map or Kolkata where Parasnath glass temple is situated.

        Thanks,
        Jyoti Kothari

  12. tksensei profile image60
    tksenseiposted 7 years ago

    That's cool too.

  13. tksensei profile image60
    tksenseiposted 7 years ago

    Think you'll ever get back there again?

    1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image73
      JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have not get a chance to go there again. Moreover, the country is very expensive. I will love to go there again.
      Thanks,
      Jyoti Kothari

  14. tksensei profile image60
    tksenseiposted 7 years ago

    Now would be a  tough time to visit, as traffic and such is pretty busy during Obon.


    http://gojapan.about.com/cs/japanesefes … stival.htm

  15. NaomiR profile image84
    NaomiRposted 7 years ago

    I visited Japan a long time ago — back in 1985, actually — but loved it. We've been trying to plan a trip to Tokyo for the upcoming year; can you recommend any places?

  16. tksensei profile image60
    tksenseiposted 7 years ago

    My advice is skip Tokyo. There is so much more.

    1. Aqua profile image79
      Aquaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I've heard this advice many times. People say to spend maybe one or two days in Tokyo and then spend the rest of the time visiting all the other sites in Japan.

      I would love to visit Japan one day - it's definitely on my "list"!

      Good to hear you're having a nice time Jyoti.

      1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image73
        JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        People who do not like to stay in Tokyo may stay in Kofu or Kobe. Both are nice places to live in.

        Thanks,
        Jyoti Kothari

  17. PerfumeFan profile image61
    PerfumeFanposted 7 years ago

    I heard that the cost of living in Japan is so expensive especially in the city e.g. Tokyo.

  18. tksensei profile image60
    tksenseiposted 7 years ago

    You certainly can spend a bucket-load of money in Tokyo, but you can also live there frugally if you try and know how. Most gaijin in Tokyo are only there for a short time and spend their money foolishly.

    1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image73
      JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Can you guide how to spend less in Tokyo?
      Jyoti Kothari

      1. tksensei profile image60
        tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It's not complicated. Find the cheaper markets in whatever neighborhood you are in, cook for yourself instead of eating out all the time, don't dump a fortune on 'tourist' stuff. Just common sense stuff.

        1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image73
          JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks for your reply. How to find a cheaper market?
          Jyoti Kothari

          1. tksensei profile image60
            tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            You need to know someone who lives in a particular neighborhood.

  19. sannyasinman profile image59
    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago

    I have visited Japan more than a dozen times, and lived there twice for short periods (6 months or so). If you visit, you must see Kyoto, Mount Fuji, Kamakura . . but there is so much to see and do. Japan is SOOO different. The food is fantastic. You can get everything!
    Its culture is unique and very sophisticated. the first time I went, I used 20 rolls of film (remember when camerss used film?) that was in 1993.
    The country has changed since, there is more English now, but Japan remains a fascinating country. I recommend everyone to visit, but not to live there. That is another story.

    1. tksensei profile image60
      tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What's the "other story"?

      1. sannyasinman profile image59
        sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        The "other story" is what the Japanese culture and society is really like. It takes time to get "underneath the covers" as it were. It took me 12 years of marriage to a Japanese lady before I began to really understand the psyche. Also, I don't believe that any foreigner is ever truly accepted into the Japanese culture. Tolerated, and patronised certainly, but unless you are "pure Japanese" it is difficult.
        To illustrate the point, there was a famous Sumo wrestler who had won all of the major competitions and therefore had the right to be known as "yokosuma". But because he was Hawaian and not Japanese the authorities denied him the honour as long as they could, until eventually they were forced to acknowledge him.
        There are many other disturbing aspects of Japanes eculture . . .but I digress . .

        1. tksensei profile image60
          tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          It's "Yokozuna" and Konishiki never made that rank. However, he blazed the trail and Akebono followed, and behind him Musashimaru. Sumo being the most traditional area of Japanese sport there was naturally some resistance. Today, both of the current Yokozuna are foreigners and more and more are making a mark in the top ranks of the sport.

          Keep everything in context.

          Foreigners don't find it easy to feel accepted in America by Americans either.

          1. sannyasinman profile image59
            sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I have often heard the term "pure japanese" used in Japan. I have never heard its equivalent in the USA. When my son was young, he used to walk behind me in the street so that people would not think that he was with me. He was ashamed that he was not "pure". What does that smack of to you?

            1. tksensei profile image60
              tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Frankly, if your son was afraid to walk with you then that is an issue with your family and outside the scope of this thread. More to the point, Japan is essentially a homogeneous nation and the US is not. Comparisons that do not take that into account are inevitably in error.

              1. sannyasinman profile image59
                sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Actually, this had nothing to do with family. His change of behaviour was a direct consequence of him living in Japan. Being "pure Japanese" is highly valued in Japan. My son is not pure Japanese and so was made to suffer for it by his peers. That smacks of racism to me. Or do you have another term for it? 

                There are other examples of bias against foreigners in Japan, which are also consistent with Japanese convictions of their  superiority. 

                And by the way, everyone in the USA is a foreigner, except the native American Indians. It is probably the biggest melting pot on earth. The fact that you have difficulty feeling accepted there says more about you than it does about the USA.

                1. tksensei profile image60
                  tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  It obviously did since you were describing a behavior in your family. It is also a behavior not universal to all families and therefore is an issue with your family. Which is fine, but outside the scope of this thread.

                  1. sannyasinman profile image59
                    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    It demonstrated the Japanese conviction that they are a superior race; one which you confirm with your own comments here.

                2. tksensei profile image60
                  tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  It's not "highly valued," it is highly expected. I told you before that you have to take into consideration that Japan is a largely homogeneous country. In even more homogeneous nations what you describe is even more pronounced. You are misunderstanding an issue of demographics. Add to this the tendency of school children to find any reason to tease and often bully and you have a situation that can be challenging, and made even moreso by misunderstanding.



                  Nowadays, 'half' are highly valued as models, entertainers, etc.

                  1. sannyasinman profile image59
                    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Still never heard the term "pure American". Even the laws in Japan are biased against non japanese. Don't ask me to "name one" as I am sure you will, with your nit-picking taunts. Do the research yourself there are many examples on the Internet.

                3. tksensei profile image60
                  tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  You can find examples of bias against foreigners in every country.

                  1. sannyasinman profile image59
                    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Your habit of dissecting replies and only repeating part of sentences which you can attack, but conveniently ignoring the rest is a tactic used by the gutter press.
                    I repeat the part which you choose to ignore: The Japanese talk of being "pure japanese". I never heard anyone say "pure English", "pure American", "Pure French".

                  2. sannyasinman profile image59
                    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Read up on foreigners living in Japan on the Internet. It will open your eyes.

                4. tksensei profile image60
                  tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  That is incorrect, but not the topic at hand.



                  You told you I ever had difficulty feeling accepted in the United States?

                  1. sannyasinman profile image59
                    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    You did.

  20. torimari profile image81
    torimariposted 7 years ago

    I am jealous! I'm going in the next year or so, but it's torture. I want to escape now. Mmm.

  21. GoldiString profile image60
    GoldiStringposted 7 years ago

    I was at Nagoya Airport, Japan. 2 years ago. Amazingly neat. Too techno-oriented. And i love the fashion statement of the women! .. but i didnt like the payphone. I could not make it to work. It was talking Japanese to me. Hello,... mikimoto?

  22. tksensei profile image60
    tksenseiposted 7 years ago

    Did you make it out of the airport, or were you just passing through?

  23. GoldiString profile image60
    GoldiStringposted 7 years ago

    Just passing through, on my way to US. Fancy airport-hopping.

  24. tksensei profile image60
    tksenseiposted 7 years ago

    I hear ya.

  25. jackiewilliam profile image61
    jackiewilliamposted 7 years ago

    I wish I could get a chance to travel to japan

    1. tksensei profile image60
      tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You should, you'd like it.

      1. sannyasinman profile image59
        sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Then again, you may not. It's always best to keep an open mind, and decide for yourself, don't you think?

  26. sannyasinman profile image59
    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago

    Your reply: "It is also a behavior not universal to all families and therefore is an issue with your family".

    You have just proved my point about the Japanese psyche. Now we can move on to something else.

    1. tksensei profile image60
      tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ?????????????


      How so?

      1. sannyasinman profile image59
        sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Work it out for yourself.

        1. tksensei profile image60
          tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Or maybe you could do me the courtesy of answering my question?

          1. sannyasinman profile image59
            sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this
            1. tksensei profile image60
              tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Nope, still don't see what you're getting at.

              1. sannyasinman profile image59
                sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I didn't really expect you to.

                1. tksensei profile image60
                  tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Maybe you could explain it better. I'll even help you with some pertinent information:

                  Not all children of mixed parentage in Japan are ashamed to walk with one of their parents. I know many such families and not one of them accords with the unfortunate family dynamic you described. Thus we see that your situation was in no way universal to all such families, as I said. Then for some reason you decided that this observation was proof of some sort of sinister "mind set" which you, in fine racist fashion, attributed to an entire group of people. Since then you've been failing to adequately explain yourself.

                  1. sannyasinman profile image59
                    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Do you realise what you are saying? For you, my experience is not valid because it is not "universally experienced by all families". The arrogance! You are making my point all over again.

  27. sannyasinman profile image59
    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago

    Your quote: "Add to this the tendency of school children to find any reason to tease and often bully"

    The only reason that they found in Japan was that he was not "pure Japanese". He had no problems in other countries, where race is not an issue.

    1. tksensei profile image60
      tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And the many Japanese students who are teased and bullied? And the many American students who are teased and bullied? Are you under the illusion that your situation represents any universal truths you decide it does?


      And what planets did you visit that had countries where "race is not an issue"? It is an issue everywhere on this planet, unfortunately.

      1. sannyasinman profile image59
        sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Racism is not an issue everywhere. But if that is what you see, then that is your reality, and the more you focus on it, the more you give energy to it, the more it increases. so you are helping it to grow.
        It will never go away whilst there are people who cannot accept any criticism whatsoever of their country or race, without fighting to their last breath to be proved right. Know anyone like that?

        1. tksensei profile image60
          tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Of course it is. It is a human weakness that is not particular to any race, region, or nationality. Accepting that reality is essential to mitigating its effect on society.

          1. sannyasinman profile image59
            sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            You've done it again. Taken one sentence to destroy and ignored all else.
            For your benefit, and anyone else who is reading, this is what I actually said.

            Racism is not an issue everywhere. But if that is what you see, then that is your reality, and the more you focus on it, the more you give energy to it, the more it increases. so you are helping it to grow.
            It will never go away whilst there are people who cannot accept any criticism whatsoever of their country or race, without fighting to their last breath to be proved right. Know anyone like that?

            1. tksensei profile image60
              tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Responded to the words you chose to post? Yes, I've done it again.

              And again, racism is in fact an 'issue' everywhere, not just where you choose to see it and not where you don't.

              1. sannyasinman profile image59
                sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                What you focus on increases in intensity. The more you talk about and see racism, the more it grows in importance in your reality.
                So expect to find racism wherever you go, and guess what? That's precisely what you will find.

                1. tksensei profile image60
                  tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Which is exactly the error you seem to have made. Only you see it where you want and then ignore it where you don't.

                  1. sannyasinman profile image59
                    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    You're the one who sees racism everywhere, thats your vision.

              2. sannyasinman profile image59
                sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                As is your tactic you have selected part of a sentence to respond to, so I will repeat what I actually said:

                Racism is not an issue everywhere. But if that is what you see, then that is your reality, and the more you focus on it, the more you give energy to it, the more it increases. so you are helping it to grow.
                It will never go away whilst there are people who cannot accept any criticism whatsoever of their country or race, without fighting to their last breath to be proved right. Know anyone like that?

                As for reality, we create our own reality - scientists are now proving this (again, don't take my word for it, look it up on the Internet for yourself). Do you see how I leave space for you to have your own experience? . .now there is a famous quotation about that  . .perhaps you have seen it (and chosen to ignore it).   

                If you think that there is racism everywhere, then you will experience that in your reality.
                I don't.

                1. tksensei profile image60
                  tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Let's try this:

                  Is racism a human trait or not?

                  1. sannyasinman profile image59
                    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Define human trait.

                2. tksensei profile image60
                  tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  LOL! Scientists are 'proving' this, eh?


                  LOL

                  1. sannyasinman profile image59
                    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Again, here is what I actually said . .
                    Racism is not an issue everywhere. But if that is what you see, then that is your reality, and the more you focus on it, the more you give energy to it, the more it increases. so you are helping it to grow.
                    It will never go away whilst there are people who cannot accept any criticism whatsoever of their country or race, without fighting to their last breath to be proved right. Know anyone like that?
                    As for reality, we create our own reality - scientists are now proving this (again, don't take my word for it, look it up on the Internet for yourself). Do you see how I leave space for you to have your own experience? . .now there is a famous quotation about that  . .perhaps you have seen it (and chosen to ignore it).   
                    If you think that there is racism everywhere, then you will experience that in your reality.
                    I don't.

                    and in reply . . there you go again, pouring scorn on something you know nothing about. Look it up before you comment again.

        2. tksensei profile image60
          tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          It will never go away, period. And I'm not sure I personally know anyone like that, though I don't doubt there are such people.

          1. sannyasinman profile image59
            sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            You've done it again. Taken one sentence to destroy and ignored all else.
            For your benefit, and anyone else who is reading, this is what I actually said.

            Racism is not an issue everywhere. But if that is what you see, then that is your reality, and the more you focus on it, the more you give energy to it, the more it increases. so you are helping it to grow.
            It will never go away whilst there are people who cannot accept any criticism whatsoever of their country or race, without fighting to their last breath to be proved right. Know anyone like that?

  28. sannyasinman profile image59
    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago

    To tksensei.
    Some words of wisdom for you . .

    "Share with the people of the world if you wish, but share with them not what you think their experience should be, but what you know your experience has been.
    Teach others if they ask, but teach them not that you have their answers, but that they have their own."

    1. tksensei profile image60
      tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      No thank you.

      1. sannyasinman profile image59
        sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        To tksensei.
        Some words of wisdom for you . .

        "Share with the people of the world if you wish, but share with them not what you think their experience should be, but what you know your experience has been.
        Teach others if they ask, but teach them not that you have their answers, but that they have their own."

      2. sannyasinman profile image59
        sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It's OK to read these words, they are not mine. If I told you they were from Tempu Nakamura, would you read them then?
        They are important for you as they are about allowing other people the space to have their own experience even if it differs from yours. 

        "Share with the people of the world if you wish, but share with them not what you think their experience should be, but what you know your experience has been.
        Teach others if they ask, but teach them not that you have their answers, but that they have their own."

        1. tksensei profile image60
          tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'll pass, thanks.

          1. sannyasinman profile image59
            sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Even if they were by Tempu Nakamura ?(look him up quick on the Internet, then you can pretend that you know who he is, and preserve you self proclaimed status as the expert in all things Japanese on Hubpages. .

            1. tksensei profile image60
              tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              No, not even.

              1. sannyasinman profile image59
                sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                He is Japanese you know  - or maybe you don't . .

                1. tksensei profile image60
                  tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Wow, what shocking news. That changes everything...  roll

                  1. sannyasinman profile image59
                    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    So you're not such the expert on Japan and all things Japanese after all.

            2. tksensei profile image60
              tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              To be self proclaimed, I would have to had made such a claim. Could you show me where I ever did so?

  29. Maira818 profile image83
    Maira818posted 7 years ago

    i do not like sushi, and maybe i would have problem with the language (eg reading billboards, products, watching tv. etc.), because i no speak japanese, yet i would still like to visit japan one day.

    1. sannyasinman profile image59
      sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      There is still not much English to be seen in Japan (billboards etc), and of course no other language. However, the transport systems in major towns now have announcements in English, and more people speak English, so in the major towns and tourist sites you will be OK.
      Pity you dont like sushi. Mmmmm.
      However you  can find just about anything you want to eat, again in towns and tourist areas.
      Hope this helps.

      1. Maira818 profile image83
        Maira818posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        im sure the japanese has variaty of foods though.
        sure has helped !!
        thank you sannyasinman

      2. tksensei profile image60
        tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        For a non-English speaking nation there is a lot of English around. It is not too daunting for a non-Japanese speaker to get around and see the country. Many restaurants have menus in English (and many have models of the food that make it easy to order anyway) and a fair amount of programming on TV can be accessed in translation or directly from English sources via satellite. And when in doubt, it is usually not too hard to find someone with enough English to help you out and be willing to do so.

    2. tksensei profile image60
      tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You'd be ok, and there is lots and lots more than sushi to eat!

  30. sannyasinman profile image59
    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago

    tksensei
    Can you not resist replying to EVERY post about Japan? Is it a compulsion with you? Do you see yourself as the authority on all things japanese.

    1. tksensei profile image60
      tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Which ones can I reply to boss?

  31. mikesyndell profile image60
    mikesyndellposted 7 years ago

    I love to go to Japan and study music. If only I would be given the chance to study in Japan (be it scholarship or alike), then it would be heaven. I hope there is opportunities just as this.

    1. tksensei profile image60
      tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Lots of people do. Don't give up hope!

      1. mikesyndell profile image60
        mikesyndellposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Are you sure? Do you think, I too can go to Japan?

        1. tksensei profile image60
          tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Why not? I don't know your skills or situation but you've got as much chance as anyone to make the most of your goals.

          1. mikesyndell profile image60
            mikesyndellposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Many thanks tksensei! If ever my dreams would come true, I owe you one buddy. If I can study music in Japan, I'll dedicate one of my compositions for you. Thanks!

            1. tksensei profile image60
              tksenseiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              That would be quite an honor!

              1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image73
                JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Hi Mike and Sensei,
                It will be nice if I see that composition. Please do not forget to send me a copy of that.
                Thanks,
                Jyoti Kothari

        2. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image73
          JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Why not? You can go to japan and meet lovely people.

          Thanks,
          Jyoti Kothari

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    SamiTheFinnishBoyposted 7 years ago

    HEY HEY! Can someone please tell me some very very helpful tips because i want to go to Tokyo and live there.

 
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