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    (Original post by Mimikyu)
    I have been living in Japan for over 3 years now, so if there is anything you want to ask... go ahead.

    I'm a 25 y/o female however, so I probably do not know that much about the seedier side of things.
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    (Original post by Mimikyu)
    I love Takoyaki, but I don't do Judo. No interest in it, unfortunately!

    Do you do Judo?
    Takoyaki is my fav! I always have too many :lol:

    Do you like Ramen pork noodle dishes? Would love to try traditional japanese ramen pork belly :coma:

    Yes I did Judo(I wanted to compete for team GB at the time used to train with some of the team members), would love to get back to doing it after the last year of my degree maybe
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    What do Japanese people think of south Asians? (As a generalisation ofc)


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    (Original post by trapking)
    Takoyaki is my fav! I always have too many :lol:

    Do you like Ramen pork noodle dishes? Would love to try traditional japanese ramen pork belly :coma:

    Yes I did Judo(I wanted to compete for team GB at the time used to train with some of the team members), would love to get back to doing it after the last year of my degree maybe
    I do like Ramen! I definitely have to be in the mood for it though! Miso Ramen is my favourite flavour!

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    What do Japanese people think of south Asians? (As a generalisation ofc)


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    I am sorry, but I'm not entirely sure even as a generalisation. From what I see though, I'm pretty sure they think of Indian food and ICT? And lamb, becayse of lamb curry. A lot of Japanese people don't like because it apparently has a weird smell? I don't understand it because I love Lamb.
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    (Original post by Mimikyu)
    I do like Ramen! I definitely have to be in the mood for it though! Miso Ramen is my favourite flavour!



    I am sorry, but I'm not entirely sure even as a generalisation. From what I see though, I'm pretty sure they think of Indian food and ICT? And lamb, becayse of lamb curry. A lot of Japanese people don't like because it apparently has a weird smell? I don't understand it because I love Lamb.
    Haha ICT 😂😂 thanks for answering


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    Hi,

    So, I might be going to Japan as an exchange student for just over a week. Is there anything you'd advise me to do/not to do, or general things I should expect/prepare for?
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    Hi,

    So, I might be going to Japan as an exchange student for just over a week. Is there anything you'd advise me to do/not to do, or general things I should expect/prepare for?
    I did this when I was at school so feel free to ask me any questions about school exchanges in particular.

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    (Original post by Athena64)
    Hi,

    So, I might be going to Japan as an exchange student for just over a week. Is there anything you'd advise me to do/not to do, or general things I should expect/prepare for?
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    I did this when I was at school so feel free to ask me any questions about school exchanges in particular.

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    Looks like you're covered! Edminzodo probably knows a lot more about this than I do.

    What I would do though is bring them food from where you live! It can be something as simple as a local sweet, biscuits... something that can easily be divided or is in individual packaging! Japan is crazy about food souvenirs, and they'll love you for it. (If you're stuck... a couple of multi packets of penguins would be perfect! The packaging is cute and you don't really get anything like it in Japan. If you can get special edition flavours, all the better.)

    No shoes in the house, although I think that one is pretty basic.

    And don't be shy. Say what you think and be yourself. They wouldn't host if they were not interested in interacting with people from other countries.

    Last thing: Look at what you can do in their local area and mention it to them. A lot of Japanese people tell me stories about having foreign guests who were desperate to see the Sumo... even though it wasn't on anywhere near where the family lived. They want to be good hosts so those kind of requests can stress the family out a bit. Look at realistic things you can do with them in the local area (I would say up to two hours away is a fair enough request). It will make your experience more fun too.
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    Do you find the workplace culture to be sexist? I remember reading that males often still expect their female colleagues to prepare tea for them etc?
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    (Original post by Mimikyu)
    I have been living in Japan for over 3 years now, so if there is anything you want to ask... go ahead.

    I'm a 25 y/o female however, so I probably do not know that much about the seedier side of things.
    What is your best advice for a would be tourist.
    Best places to visit and how are Japanese attitudes to people on the Brownier shade of the rainbow.
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    (Original post by Mimikyu)
    I have been living in Japan for over 3 years now, so if there is anything you want to ask... go ahead.

    I'm a 25 y/o female however, so I probably do not know that much about the seedier side of things.
    I do karate in the UK.
    Do you live near any martial art clubs?
    If so, what are they?
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    (Original post by Mimikyu)
    Looks like you're covered! Edminzodo probably knows a lot more about this than I do.

    What I would do though is bring them food from where you live! It can be something as simple as a local sweet, biscuits... something that can easily be divided or is in individual packaging! Japan is crazy about food souvenirs, and they'll love you for it. (If you're stuck... a couple of multi packets of penguins would be perfect! The packaging is cute and you don't really get anything like it in Japan. If you can get special edition flavours, all the better.)

    No shoes in the house, although I think that one is pretty basic.

    And don't be shy. Say what you think and be yourself. They wouldn't host if they were not interested in interacting with people from other countries.

    Last thing: Look at what you can do in their local area and mention it to them. A lot of Japanese people tell me stories about having foreign guests who were desperate to see the Sumo... even though it wasn't on anywhere near where the family lived. They want to be good hosts so those kind of requests can stress the family out a bit. Look at realistic things you can do with them in the local area (I would say up to two hours away is a fair enough request). It will make your experience more fun too.
    Ah, thank you for your advice, I'll definitely bring along some snacks for my host family!

    We're taking the bullet train to visit some of the major cities (Tokyo and Kyoto), and I was wondering what this is like? If you've ever taken it? Are there many tunnels?

    I also am a life-long vegetarian and don't eat fish, and have arfid, so I'm worried about eating there. But I love rice and ramen, so I'm hoping I can just eat that?
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    Is there any vegetarian food/cuisine in Japan? Also have you been to the Sakura festival? It looks so beautiful!
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    (Original post by Mimikyu)
    I have been living in Japan for over 3 years now, so if there is anything you want to ask... go ahead.

    I'm a 25 y/o female however, so I probably do not know that much about the seedier side of things.
    How's the temperature down in Fukuoka? I went to Nagoya last summer and almost passed out exercising, even in the evening. That was crazy!

    I live in Tokyo by the way.
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    (Original post by Mimikyu)
    Looks like you're covered! Edminzodo probably knows a lot more about this than I do.

    What I would do though is bring them food from where you live! It can be something as simple as a local sweet, biscuits... something that can easily be divided or is in individual packaging! Japan is crazy about food souvenirs, and they'll love you for it. (If you're stuck... a couple of multi packets of penguins would be perfect! The packaging is cute and you don't really get anything like it in Japan. If you can get special edition flavours, all the better.)

    No shoes in the house, although I think that one is pretty basic.

    And don't be shy. Say what you think and be yourself. They wouldn't host if they were not interested in interacting with people from other countries.

    Last thing: Look at what you can do in their local area and mention it to them. A lot of Japanese people tell me stories about having foreign guests who were desperate to see the Sumo... even though it wasn't on anywhere near where the family lived. They want to be good hosts so those kind of requests can stress the family out a bit. Look at realistic things you can do with them in the local area (I would say up to two hours away is a fair enough request). It will make your experience more fun too.
    Athena64


    This is great advice. I bought my host family some shortbread biscuits, which they loved, and also British teabags, amongst other things. I would highly recommend visiting the local area, too. I was fairly near Tokyo but I asked to see the 'real Japan', rather than lots of tourist areas, and I was taken to an absolutely amazing Japanese department store, which was HUGE. I also got to walk through some rice paddies and go to restaurants with no tourists, which for me was more important and special than going into central Tokyo, which I did as well.
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    (Original post by Mimikyu)
    I have been living in Japan for over 3 years now, so if there is anything you want to ask... go ahead.

    I'm a 25 y/o female however, so I probably do not know that much about the seedier side of things.
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    Reminder it's nearly midnight over there so they're likely sleeping, if they don't get back to you right away ^^
 
 
 
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