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#352 - Womens Study Major (06/26/2014) [+] (2 replies)
It's a shame weaboos will deny this and instead think Japan is just like in anime .
#353 to #352 - bizengaust (06/26/2014) [-]
ah well what can you do. I hope the comps at least give some insight.
User avatar #302 - kschmidty (06/19/2014) [+] (3 replies)
Do you have any advice for learning how to read the language?
#357 to #302 - dapperclapper (06/26/2014) [-]
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZEA54VJEdE

Watch this. It's a Japanese course by an American guy who teaches English in Japan. He is wasted off his ass roughly 100% of the time, but his videos are surprisingly good for somebody who drinks his own weight in alcohol.
User avatar #286 - ytzion (06/19/2014) [+] (5 replies)
Have you ever been called or considered a "gajin"?I've heard that some japanese are racist toward the foreigners
User avatar #296 to #286 - bizengaust (06/19/2014) [-]
I've only been called that once when I was on a train to Tokyo.
User avatar #226 - azraelthemage (06/19/2014) [+] (6 replies)
I've heard that they view the "Peace" sign a little differently than we do here in the states. Someone once told me that they view it the same way we do the "Middle Finger". Is this true? And why is that?

Another question I have is, whenever they make any work of fiction based on a foreign country (I'll use the states as an example), do they really have any idea how things work here? No seriously, in the video game "Catherine", everything about it screams "He lives in a Japanese town", but they pass it off as being set in an American city. Normally, I'd just write it off as bad localization, but that's hard to say when every characters is anything but Japanese. Do they even have a clue as to what other countries' cultures are really like?
#285 to #276 - livefromtokyo (06/19/2014) [-]
Well, the peace sign photo pose could be compared to the tradition of saying "cheese" before a photo (in the Untied States).

Saying "cheese" for a photo tends to make people smile. In Japan, the peace sign has become a visual "cheese" — a cue to the photographer that you're ready for the photo. Like saying cheese — it makes them feel more photogenic somehow.
User avatar #210 - fjusernumberone (06/19/2014) [-]
They hold classes to teach how to bowl properly.....but they bowl very very oddly compared to the rest of the world.

Source: I work for a bowling ball manufacturing company and I've been bowling in leagues for 17 years.
#196 - anotheroneonearth (06/19/2014) [-]
you'll be Nakamura-sensei? then you must become a science teacher!
#181 - feratrox (06/19/2014) [-]
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User avatar #132 - exarzero (06/19/2014) [-]
Thank you.
#114 - saltyfries (06/19/2014) [-]
I remember back in college actually meeting a Japanese girl, well she was born in Japan and had the look of a Japanese girl, but her father was born in my hometown who lives in Japan now, she came to my hometown for a sweet reason, to see her father's home. You would be amazed what I learned just from her!
2 things, one, most Americans (including myself) do not identify themselves as American in background, we tend to include our European ancestors or something to that effect instead, her father had a Swedish background. So it's actually curious to say I'm American instead of talking about our ancestry that we're German, Swedish, or English.
2nd, most Japanese (including herself) still haven't heard of extremely popular places, rides, shows, or stuff like that! I'm a roller coaster buff and I showed this to our class, she had never heard of it and she didn't know it was in Japan!
Steel Dragon 2000 POV World's Longest Roller Coaster Nagashima Spaland Japan
The best part of Japan imo, is how they've actually accepted 2 American sports into their culture, Baseball and Pro Wrestling, and they REALLY treat the latter as an art and with respect! It's insane! Watch any Japanese pro wrestling match and you can see a huge difference between them and WWE.

Pic related, New Japan Pro Wrestling's Hiroshi Tanahashi, 2 time Pro Wrestler of the Year!
User avatar #82 - somethingpants (06/19/2014) [-]
I would guess the thing about perversion would be more like being suppressed for so long that when you eventually let the metaphorical floodgates open, it comes out like a big wave unlike when you aren't suppressed and you can express it little by little.
Also, sex not being discussed as openly in media and public as it is in the US--mainly saying what is and isn't accepted, like fetishes and whatnot--and therefor not knowing what would be seen as 'right'. Like tentacle porn or enemas.
#72 - mastercolossus (06/19/2014) [-]
**mastercolossus rolled image**
for one thing japanese porn is censored, and because of that the quality of the other stuff beyond the size of the penis and the appearance of the vagina like plot and acting is so much more important because of that.
#50 - Womens Study Major (06/19/2014) [+] (2 replies)
9) They can speak English very good.
*well
#52 to #50 - bizengaust (06/19/2014) [-]
I wrote it that way on purpose. When you ask someone in Japan if they can speak English , they will say they speak it good because that's how it translates to them.
#45 - dribble (06/19/2014) [+] (1 reply)
From your comp, I got the impression that English is becoming more and more common throughout Japan. I was wondering, in your opinion, do you think there is a future for English Teachers (I mean a high demand) in Japan within the next 5-10 years? In your last comp, I asked about JET programs and Amity I think it was. I'm learning both Chinese and Japanese, and may be looking to teach in one of those countries.

Also, do the Japanese dress their dogs up? I've been to Taiwan quite a few times, and I can say that dressing a dog up is quite popular. Not quite like this though...
#49 to #45 - bizengaust (06/19/2014) [-]
Since Japan does a lot of trade with English speaking countries I think there will always be a demand for English speaking teachers.  Also, since it opens you up to more options as far as working in the country or abroad, parents will pay a decent amount for their children to be exposed to the language.   
I have seen people dress up their dogs here. My boss, who is an elderly Japanese lady of 50, has a dachshund that she constantly in little sweaters. I have also seen a lot of young girls in Harajuku dress up their tiny dogs and walk about with them.
Since Japan does a lot of trade with English speaking countries I think there will always be a demand for English speaking teachers. Also, since it opens you up to more options as far as working in the country or abroad, parents will pay a decent amount for their children to be exposed to the language.
I have seen people dress up their dogs here. My boss, who is an elderly Japanese lady of 50, has a dachshund that she constantly in little sweaters. I have also seen a lot of young girls in Harajuku dress up their tiny dogs and walk about with them.
User avatar #40 - mhden ONLINE (06/19/2014) [+] (1 reply)
From what anime has taught us is that Japanese SUCK at english .
I dont know were you got that misconception that we think otherwise .
User avatar #42 to #40 - bizengaust (06/19/2014) [-]
This is more of a misconception in the teaching field as apposed to whatever group "we" covers. A lot of teachers who come to Japan to teach English think that if they pick junior high or high school, than teaching will be a snap because the kids already know so much. This is seldom the case as how good you are at it depends on how much time you spent learning it.
User avatar #37 - demonatatoo (06/18/2014) [+] (3 replies)
Concerning their skill with English, I think if they start as early as preschool, I think they should be extremely good at it. I'm just going into my sophomore year in high school, and I'm taking my 4th year of German. I have never had to study and I've always gotten above 90 on every assignment in those classes. I do know that many people say that English is the hardest language to learn, but come on man.
#44 to #37 - bizengaust (06/19/2014) [-]
no matter the language you have to keep practicing constantly or you will forget it. I should have also explained better about the schooling. Not every preschool or kindergarten offers English exposure. Most of the time they depend on Eikaiwa's which are private conversation schools that tutor all ages (even adult) in English.
#17 - angelusprimus (06/18/2014) [+] (2 replies)
I asked this the last time, so I'm trying again.
Did you have problems for being russian descent? During my visits I noticed that Russians have a very bad reputation for being loud and rude and not following the rules.
User avatar #23 to #17 - bizengaust (06/18/2014) [-]
I'm sorry I meant to work this one in but it got lost in the cracks. When I first came to Japan and they saw on my application that I was Russian-American I was introduced to this stereotype. The funny thing is that in Russia people are very polite. Men carry bags for woman,people give up their seats for the elderly, woman help out around the house,ect. We are also a very stubborn people though and most Russians hate when you try to tell them what to do. I think this is where that notion was birthed from, and the fact that when we party we party loud and have fun.
As long as you respect them and their culture they will be understanding and do the same to you so I don't get treated any different then my other teachers. Except for a few awkward questions about communism but I get that anywhere.
#12 - evilredmuffin (06/18/2014) [-]
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User avatar #5 - iamgriffman (06/18/2014) [+] (2 replies)
nice comp, gives good detail about japan that most wouldn't know despite watching a lot of content from Japan (mainly anime which could give the wrong impression).
question for the next comp, are western foods easily available in Japan or can they be tricky to import, things like sweets, drinks and other snacks?
User avatar #7 to #5 - bizengaust (06/18/2014) [-]
The quick answer is yes, and I will go into more elaboration about it in the next one
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