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Do you think I'll ever find a vegan host family?

Postby Myuka » Sun 06.18.2006 12:42 am

I'm a vegan and I'm going to japan soon for an exchange program at my school but if I go I'll have to give up my vegan beleifs and leave them here in AZ. I want to go but I also don't want to give up being vegan so does anyone know anywhere or think I have at least a chance of finding a vegan host family anywhere in Japan??? I know almost everything has animal products in it in japan but it's possible right???
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Postby chuff » Sun 06.18.2006 12:44 am

why would you have to give up your beliefs?
they must not be strong if they change with location
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Postby Myuka » Sun 06.18.2006 12:44 am

No because it would be hard to bring my own food and stuff, plus it might seem rude.
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Postby Myuka » Sun 06.18.2006 12:45 am

Plus most japanese food contains animal products which means it'd be very hard to figure out what I could eat and can't.
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Postby chuff » Sun 06.18.2006 12:46 am

i see.
i doubt there are many Japan-born Vegans, per se, but you may find someone that believes in a similar way you do and calls it something else.

i'm not sure.. tough situation
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Postby Myuka » Sun 06.18.2006 12:49 am

lol thanks ^_^
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Postby chuff » Sun 06.18.2006 12:50 am

actually, what exactly do your beliefs entail?
because i've heard of different types of Vegans.
in other words, what does your diet allow?
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Postby Myuka » Sun 06.18.2006 12:53 am

Nothing from any animal. Super strict! ^_^
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Postby chuff » Sun 06.18.2006 12:56 am

i'm sure you can find Japanese food not made from an animal.
such as rice. (the most outright obvious one)

do you mean literally "from" any animal? or the meat "of" an animal?
because if you mean only the meat of one you could have eggs,
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Postby chuff » Sun 06.18.2006 12:56 am

and they have many dishes with eggs and rice ;)
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Postby Myuka » Sun 06.18.2006 12:57 am

lol rice, no I mean anything no milk, eggs, meat, fish nothing. I know it sounds crazy to everyone I tell this too. They're all like "then what do you eat?" lol. I could live off of rice and a multi vitamin for 2 weeks without dieing and fruit and vegetables. lol ty I'll just have to let whoever I stay with know ^_^
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Postby chuff » Sun 06.18.2006 1:03 am

ok no meat and no animal products.
so the Earth is your supplier of nutrition.
interesting...
i don't think you're crazy, personally.

ok.. you should be ok :D
just don't wait until the first meal to tell them
they will, in all probability, be offended.
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Postby Infidel » Sun 06.18.2006 1:04 am

you do realize that animal products were used to as fertilizer for all those vegan foods right? Those vitiman supplements are often collected from animals too. Especially calcium carbonate.
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Postby Myuka » Sun 06.18.2006 1:07 am

lol thanks Chuff talking to you was helpful and fun ^_^ and Infidel I understand that and I take vitamins without animal products and yes your right but I grow my own vegetables and fruit at home. I can only do so much to help the planet but thanks your right I didn't think about that for other people hmm...
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Postby Myuka » Sun 06.18.2006 1:09 am

Well this was fun, bye everyone and thank-you!
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