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by ZukoT
Tue 09.06.2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Japanese Food Favorite[s]
Replies: 20
Views: 15847

Re: Japanese Food Favorite[s]

The reason why I fell in love with Japan besides its culture and ninjas when I was little, was sushi. I've always been a fan of seafood and I prefer it raw over deep-fried. I also love miso soup and tempura.
by ZukoT
Tue 09.06.2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Should I Homestay with a family or go Dormitory?
Replies: 9
Views: 10184

Re: Should I Homestay with a family or go Dormitory?

The homestay option gives you all the advantages you mentioned plus it gives you a better picture of what it is like to live in Japan. Tourists behave much more differently than citizens in what they eat and what they do. I would do both. I think you'll have plenty of time to explore Japan and see e...
by ZukoT
Tue 09.06.2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Cost of living in Tokyo?
Replies: 9
Views: 12516

Re: Cost of living in Tokyo?

If you search on the Internet for most expensive cities in the world, Tokyo is usually number one or in the top three. But the expensive part about living in Tokyo is what is already covered for you and that is rent. Food and drinks and movie tickets and other things are expensive but not outrageous...
by ZukoT
Tue 09.06.2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: seemingly safe places to live in japan
Replies: 71
Views: 40876

Re: seemingly safe places to live in japan

Overall Japan is pretty safe compared to other countries in the world. And when talking about cities, there are dangerous parts of cities throughout the world. New York is safe but there are certain places where I would be more careful walking at night than others. The same can be said for Tokyo or ...
by ZukoT
Tue 09.06.2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Culture and Info about living in Japan
Topic: Speaking too much English in Japan
Replies: 9
Views: 7660

Re: Speaking too much English in Japan

I think it's all in who you hang out with. If you spend most of your time in a school teaching English, then of course you aren't going to hear much Japanese. That would be like someone in a school in America teaching Spanish. You probably will hear a lot more Spanish than English. I would join a ma...