nice place to visit, not really the best to live. not saying its a bad place to live, its quite nice there, its just the language barrier. if you only know few phrases and only about 20 kanji symbols, its going to be very difficult living there, just like any other forgein country.
I've seen large numbers of Anime fans who want to move to or visit Japan. Until they try to learn the language, find out about Japanese teeth, discover what they view as an excellent meal etc etc. wink
If you can get past those obsticles it's a great country and culture. But like any culture not your own, it has it's oddities.
True that, sir. I've seen my fair share of "otaku" drop out of the first year Japanese classes at my school.
I'm going to attempt to go into J.E.T. after I finally graduate college. Hopefully when I apply the people I apply with wont be overachievers in the Japanese classes. I'd feel like I've wasted 4 years studying the language.
I think it was just the way you said to change this entire thread's name to refer to weeaboos.
I guess it was because it was including everybody in this change and it would render those
wanting to travel there for legitimate purposes outside brightly coloured cartoons as otaku.
I'm quite sensitive when it comes to weeaboos because I don't want to be associated with
them. I go to conventions and look for stuff, I enjoy watching one or two programs and trying
cosplay, but I don't want to be grouped with the people who think Japan is paradise and the
Japanese are anime characters in real life. If you understand what I mean. xD
I understand. My friend's a lot like that too.
She speaks Japanese fluently, is a regular at 2chan and other Japanese websites-I-don't-know, has visited Japan numerous amounts of times, AND has a Japanese boyfriend.
She's completely white.
She's really sensitive about the weeaboo thing too LOL, but she's just a straight up japanophile.
I would like to visit every now and then. My goal is to live there for a year, so I can see the festivals and have a better cultural understanding. But I want to be able to speak the language as fluently as I can. But that will take a few years.........Oh well. I'm game.ninja
"I won't let it xt a k e xy o u . You're my xh o s t a g e ." - - - Anime isn't exactly has hailed in Japan as it is in America, so if you think it's an Otaku paradise, it's not.
And I wouldn't really say I want to live there.
However, I think going to Japan would be a very neat experience.
Really? When I went there, there was anime EVERYWHERE.
The difference is that for them it's "just anime" and use it as advertising for everything while we actually treat it as something exotic and different.
OT: I think we should rename this thread "Are you a weeaboo".
Japan's not that great. They have the best technology ever, even if the prices are insane.
But ******** their subway system. I think they made it to intentionally confuse tourists.
And they're really xenophobic too. If you're not Japanese, prepare for some rudeness from a few strangers.
Also, they smoke too much. I'm one of the few that don't mind the smell (I actually like it...), but there are cigarette butts EVERWHERE, it's disgusting.
Where in Japan did you find cigarette butts everywhere? When I was there you couldn't find litter of any kind at all. (Or garbage cans.) And I've been to several different cities.