How much social interaction is necessary in Japan?

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How much social interaction is necessary in Japan?

Post by lol890 » Fri 01.25.2008 11:15 pm

Is the amount of social interaction needed in Japanese culture any greater than that in the US? I need to know in case I end up visiting or living in Japan. I shun social interaction outside of my immediate family. I have no desire for friends, dating, or public places.

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RE: How much social interaction is necessary in Japan?

Post by Harisenbon » Fri 01.25.2008 11:27 pm

Huh? What kind of question is that?
The amount of social interaction that a person requires is dependent on the person, not the culture.

This is another troll thread, isn:t it... :|
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RE: How much social interaction is necessary in Japan?

Post by Mike Cash » Fri 01.25.2008 11:44 pm

The "West Virginia" part is ringing a bell.
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RE: How much social interaction is necessary in Japan?

Post by Ken Pro » Sat 01.26.2008 2:04 am

Hey, I stayed overnight in Morgantown last summer. You must've been the guy who ignored me at the gas station.

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RE: How much social interaction is necessary in Japan?

Post by AJBryant » Sat 01.26.2008 3:48 am

Sigh. I mean, really, guy.

Just take your freaking meds.



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RE: How much social interaction is necessary in Japan?

Post by jenl » Sat 01.26.2008 7:32 am

Surely if you don't like public places or talking to people then you could just stay in your room in the US and pretend it's Japan?

On a more helpful note:
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RE: How much social interaction is necessary in Japan?

Post by katafei » Sat 01.26.2008 7:44 am

American hikikimori......
Doesn't get you very far, though.




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RE: How much social interaction is necessary in Japan?

Post by lol890 » Sat 01.26.2008 8:13 am

How is social interaction NOT dependent on the culture? From what I've experienced it is. If I have to be more active socially then I'd be more miserable in Japan than I am here.

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RE: How much social interaction is necessary in Japan?

Post by lol890 » Sat 01.26.2008 8:16 am

I'm just not a people person. That's all. Being around people just leads to trouble.

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RE: How much social interaction is necessary in Japan?

Post by spin13 » Sat 01.26.2008 10:11 am

lol890 wrote:
I'm just not a people person. That's all. Being around people just leads to trouble.


God, I wanna hang with you and play twister!

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RE: How much social interaction is necessary in Japan?

Post by jenl » Sat 01.26.2008 11:24 am

Nobody's going to physically force you to hang out with them, miseryguts. What are you worried about, being dragged to karaoke at gunpoint? Do you think Japanese people are in the habit kidnapping foreigners and taking them dancing, or something?

Don't move to England. We'll make you come out with us and drink tea. :o

(I'll rephrase my post above: what would be the point in living in Japan if you didn't want to ever socialise with any Japanese people? If the only people you'll want to be about are your family, why move so far away from them?)

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RE: How much social interaction is necessary in Japan?

Post by Mike Cash » Sat 01.26.2008 11:47 am

Please be nice, everyone. He may be a bit of a nutter, but it isn't that often we get new friends who write in complete sentences.
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RE: How much social interaction is necessary in Japan?

Post by Gan » Sat 01.26.2008 12:08 pm

Actually a somewhat not insultious(I don't think it's a word) joke from MC for once. Really though the net speak is MAKING me an idiot.

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RE: How much social interaction is necessary in Japan?

Post by Mike Cash » Sat 01.26.2008 12:48 pm

It wasn't a joke. You would do well to emulate him.
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RE: How much social interaction is necessary in Japan?

Post by Gan » Sat 01.26.2008 12:52 pm

Maybe it would be wise of me to make sense, and to use correct grammar perhaps but it would not do me well, in my opinion to emulate someone I do not even know very well. Haha, confusion lingers.

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