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I am thinking of moving to Japan.

Postby matnapp » Thu 08.17.2006 9:25 pm

It has been a dream of mine my hole life to move to Japan. I don't know why but I really like the culture and every thing! I am going to start a savings account so I can have the monney to move there. I was wondering if it would be better to go to an American collage first then move to there or move to Japan then go to a Japanese collage.

This would be a big help.

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RE: I am thinking of moving to Japan.

Postby Shibakoen » Thu 08.17.2006 9:59 pm

First it would be great if you could spell college.
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Postby kanadajin » Thu 08.17.2006 10:46 pm

First it would be great if you could spell college.

Yeah I think that if you want to go to college you better know how to spell it ;)

I think everyone on this site wants to go to Japan and thats probably why they're learning Japanese, If you want to improve your Japanese(because you don't think your very good at it) I would advise taking classes or buying books or whatever before you go to a Japanese college. You really don't have to go to college at all.. But thats if your planning to have a not so good jobor maybe not even a job at all. Some people say it's hard for some foreigner's to get jobs even if you do go to college, don't let that scare you though, some people say that's not true blah blah.. anyway! Going to an american college if your moving to Japan makes no sense to me.. Thats just like saying before you go to Japan your going to go to a russian college.
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RE: I am thinking of moving to Japan.

Postby clay » Thu 08.17.2006 10:52 pm

While spelling is very important, don't let our comments spoil your dream. I hope you will get to live there in the future.

There have been several threads recently about going to a Japanese university. Do a quick search to find some good advice.
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RE: I am thinking of moving to Japan.

Postby magma » Thu 08.17.2006 11:39 pm

I have found that, if you study Japanese long enough, your spelling will get worse. You'll also start to question the necessity of "the" and "a"....

Anyway, who needs college, when even the construction workers in Japan are so fashionable? B)
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RE: I am thinking of moving to Japan.

Postby matnapp » Fri 08.18.2006 12:02 am

Shibakoen wrote:
First it would be great if you could spell college.
Oh my bad :o.LoL That would be good. Thanks for the help! I might start a job in construction working when I get there! ;)

Edit: If I go to Japan will my jobs be limted to the boring Translator and english teacher because I dont want those jobs, I would like to have a job like construction worker, anime artist, fast food worker, ect.
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RE: I am thinking of moving to Japan.

Postby adam » Fri 08.18.2006 1:19 am

So fast food worker is on the exciting jobs list ;) That's news to me.
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RE: I am thinking of moving to Japan.

Postby keatonatron » Fri 08.18.2006 1:38 am

This is the 6th thread about the exact same topic to come up in less than a month!

An already established thread is DIRECTLY BELOW THIS ONE as I speak. You can read about it here: http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=5016

There's nothing wrong with starting your own thread, but now that I've written lengthy replies to 4 threads about the exact same thing, I'm going to become less informative. If you want to know what I have to say, you'll have to read the other threads.

Also:
[url="http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2610"]Work in Japan[/url]
[url="http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=4809"]Work in Japan 2[/url]
[url="http://www.thejapanesepage.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=4770"]Wanna move to Japan[/url]
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RE: I am thinking of moving to Japan.

Postby Justin » Fri 08.18.2006 1:45 am

Edit: If I go to Japan will my jobs be limted to the boring Translator and english teacher because I dont want those jobs, I would like to have a job like construction worker, anime artist, fast food worker, ect.

Let me ask you this question, what can you offer that will put you above and beyond any normal Japanese person when it comes to those jobs? Why would someone choose to hire you when they could hire pretty much anyone off the stree and not have to worry about communication issues, nor visa problems?

These are the types of questions you need to start thinking about if you are truly serious about trying to make it to Japan.

Edit:
Maybe we should add a section about this in the wiki...1...2...3...not it. :D
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RE: I am thinking of moving to Japan.

Postby battousai » Fri 08.18.2006 9:08 am

construction worker, anime artist, fast food worker


Anyone else fall out their chair when reading this?
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RE: I am thinking of moving to Japan.

Postby matnapp » Fri 08.18.2006 9:10 am

battousai wrote:
construction worker, anime artist, fast food worker


Anyone else fall out their chair when reading this?


I was just giving some ideas for different jobs.
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RE: I am thinking of moving to Japan.

Postby aKuMu » Fri 08.18.2006 9:35 am

Do you get good jobs in the USA with no education?
No.
So why should you in Japan, with even less education?

I like this example: A Japenese comes to Amerika and goes to a Bank and wants to Work there.
The Manager asks: What are your qualifications?

Man: - Oh, i can speak a little bit English.

Manager: Oh...well we have 300Mio peole here who can speak english...
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RE: I am thinking of moving to Japan.

Postby keatonatron » Fri 08.18.2006 9:41 am

aKuMu wrote:
Do you get good jobs in the USA with no education?
No.
So why should you in Japan, with even less education?

I like this example: A Japenese comes to Amerika and goes to a Bank and wants to Work there.
The Manager asks: What are your qualifications?

Man: - Oh, i can speak a little bit English.

Manager: Oh...well we have 300Mio peole here who can speak english...


Then the man says "well, you can pay me in anime!" and the manager says "you're hired!" :D
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RE: I am thinking of moving to Japan.

Postby Ongakuka » Fri 08.18.2006 9:44 am

Anyone else fall out their chair when reading this?


Yes! What a coincidence. I've really got to get a computer chair without wheels attatched to it.

If I go to Japan will my jobs be limted to the boring Translator and english teacher because I dont want those jobs, I would like to have a job like construction worker, anime artist, fast food worker, ect


I don't want to discourage you from these ideas as everyone else has (inadvertantly :)) done. I just wished to express my surprise that someone here would find translating a boring job. If you find translating boring, how can you cope with learning Japanese? Perhaps you mean you would prefer a bit more spice in your life as an anime artist. But I have to warn you, no matter which path you take, if you go to Japan you must be prepared to fall back on translating if everything doesn't go according to plan.
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RE: I am thinking of moving to Japan.

Postby matnapp » Fri 08.18.2006 10:50 am

The more I think about it the more is sounds fun to be a translator! :D
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