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Post pics of your visit in Japan!

Post by Neji-sama » Aug 7th, '06, 21:44

So yeah, just like the topic says post pics of your visit in Japan! May it be pics of Japanese food, houses, people or just anything but as long as it's from your visit in Japan, POST EM!! =D


PS: Not sure if there allready is a thread like this nor if this is the right forum, but oh well XD

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Post by jholic » Aug 8th, '06, 00:41

moved to japanese section
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Post by Gir » Aug 8th, '06, 02:23

Ok, some picutrus of my trip in 2000.

I just love the mountains in Japan, this was at lake hakone
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Of course getting up the mountain can be fun, both sides are the same road, the view is from the bus as it went around the corner.
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A nice waterfall.
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I've been to Mt. Fuji 3 times, I've had beautiful weather all through my trips except the days on each trip I went to the mountain. This is the best view I ever had of it, one morning at about 6 am.
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I went at the hight of the school trip season so there were school kids every where.
These kids were standing on one side of the road, while we, a group of westerners were stand on the other. They took out picture, so I took theirs. They then came up to me and talked with me and had me sign their school project folder, and gave me some origami cranes.
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Some Schoolgirls tying fortunes to a tree at a shrine.
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Some girls burning incense at a temple, I think the one in back is suspicious of me.
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At least I wasn't mobbed like I was here, I walked past the kids in the first picture holding my camera, and the girls just posed on their own, so I took their picture, and then chaos ensued.
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The stone walls of Osaka castle, I was really drawn to how these walls looked, so I have many pictures of stone blocks. :whistling:
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And the castle itself.
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Look a Japanese McDonalds. :lol Some of the people on the tour ate in here, so I came in and was standing at the table talking to them, when a girl from behind the counter came over and brought me a chair. Now that's service. Actually I have ate at McDonalds in Japan to see what it's like, and some of thier fair is quiet good. Especially the ginger chicken sandwich, but I still prefer MosBurger.
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While they were in McDonalds, I ate here. Takoyaki for the win. This was in Osaka.
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The gardens at the kyoto imperial palace were very beautiful.
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The Shinkansen was really a fun ride, amazing how when you would meet another one how fast they went by each other.
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And lastly, the view outside my hotel window in Tokyo, thankfully they turned out the lights later in the night. :lol
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Post by yamo » Aug 8th, '06, 21:50

a few of my japan pics
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Post by magicbulletgirl » Aug 8th, '06, 22:07

The food looks awesome *something to look forward to when I go* I definitely want to try okonomiyaki.

And thank you Gir for sharing those beautiful pictures!

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Post by nadesico » Aug 8th, '06, 22:10

hum!looks yummy!!Nice pics

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Post by Neji-sama » Aug 8th, '06, 22:12

Oh WOW!! Very nice pictures, both of you! The food looks sooo delicious, I even got hungry after seeing the food... :goggle:

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Post by yamo » Aug 8th, '06, 22:27

dxtr wrote:Oh WOW!! Very nice pictures, both of you! The food looks sooo delicious, I even got hungry after seeing the food... :goggle:
That was my intention
I can dig up more food pics hahaha

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Post by quikbunny » Aug 8th, '06, 22:35

dude, I wanna go just for the food now lol
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Post by Kakihara » Aug 8th, '06, 23:10

Here's some from Maiko, at the Akashi Kaikyo Ohashi. We go to Kobe a couple times a year. The middle one I took from Goshikiyama next to wife's parent's house. The last one taken from the bridge promenade.

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Post by SHD » Aug 9th, '06, 00:53

May 06. Bouncy Ninja Castle. Please remove your shoes before entering.
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Post by ilot » Aug 9th, '06, 00:56

wow! what a great view Kakihara.
I have one question here, How does the live uchi taste?
It look pretty scary to eat. :-)

Ah...I wish I have enough money to go to Japan!!

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Post by Neji-sama » Aug 9th, '06, 16:14

yamo wrote:
dxtr wrote:Oh WOW!! Very nice pictures, both of you! The food looks sooo delicious, I even got hungry after seeing the food... :goggle:
That was my intention
I can dig up more food pics hahaha
Haha =D. YES, post more pics so that when i'm starving I can get imaginary food in my stomache!! XD

Nice pics Kakihara, looks very sweet.

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Post by mt877 » Aug 11th, '06, 01:55

Here's some photos I dug up from one of my trips to Japan.
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Post by Willoboi » Aug 11th, '06, 02:15

i love the pic of the old man on the kyoto river! Great shot. I'm headed to Kinkakuji and some other temples in Kyoto today so maybe after i'll post some pics after i get back if im not too tired :D

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Post by thesis_2003 » Aug 13th, '06, 16:49

Awesome guys. Next time I will visit Osaka and Kobe. I love Japan, especially Tokyo. Thanks for those nice pictures.

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Post by albertoavena » Aug 14th, '06, 02:23

Yeah go for it! That's exactly where I satayed at too. Osaka and went to Kobe for a few days. So nice! I liked Tokyo, but the atmosphere is Osaka and Kobe (and others) are much more calmer and nicer to live in my opinion. Tokyo's a good place to visit..
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Post by Wattstax » Aug 28th, '06, 16:49

Here are some random Japan-Pics.
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Shibuya - Tokyo - crowded, ne?
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Rokokos in Akihabara
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YamaPi - my Sister nearly killed me, when she saw the Pic (Jealousy *hihi*)
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A funny warning sign - there were lots of them...
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A warning sign for deers, in the centre of Nara - go there and find out...
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My Shopping Bag :)
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Osaka, Umeda at Night - Love it
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Post by Tybo » Aug 28th, '06, 17:24

A few pictures from my first time to Japan! I love it there... :wub:
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Post by Tackey » Aug 29th, '06, 19:28

You guys have such nice pictures, especially those food pictures. They make me drool since the Japanese food here in California doesn't look nearly as good as Japan's. I can't wait to visit Japan when I have the time and money. :) Keep the pictures coming!

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Post by Elanora » Aug 29th, '06, 20:56

Such pretty pictures from Japan.... I want to go now XDD I wanted to go to Korea first though...
O__O OMG... it's YAMAPI!!!! =3 I need to go see that picture of Yamapi... but surely by the time I get there... it would be someone else... XD
Shibuya is so crowded... O__o;;;

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Post by docsnoek » Aug 30th, '06, 22:12

I'm too lazy, so I'll just put up a link to my [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/snoeksen/]Flickr-Account[/url], where I have lots of pics from my trip to Japan last year. Enjoy!
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Post by jholic » Sep 22nd, '06, 00:52

hey, on a recent trip to japan, i took these photos when i visited odaiba:

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Post by jholic » Sep 22nd, '06, 00:53

i'll just post links for the rest:
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Post by dochira » Sep 23rd, '06, 00:01

Cool pix, J. How recent is "recent"?

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Post by superfatpig » Sep 23rd, '06, 01:07

This are some of the photos i took in tokyo & shinjuku in May 06
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Post by jellybean » Sep 23rd, '06, 01:53

is there any point in going to tokyo disneysea?

lol just wondering.

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Post by jholic » Sep 23rd, '06, 05:52

dochira wrote:Cool pix, J. How recent is "recent"?
hey doch, recent as in last month. it was only about a week.
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Post by Psygnius » Sep 23rd, '06, 06:03

All my Japan pics are on my site... I'm in love with the Kansai region. I need to go back and explore more though.

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Post by y2kenjination » Sep 23rd, '06, 06:41

I stayed in Tokyo for two weeks, and just came back a couple weeks ago. I had a blast! I took over 800 pictures, so rather than weeding out the good and bad ones, you can just check out my entire album. Let me know what you think:

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Post by Wattstax » Sep 23rd, '06, 08:14

@ superfatpig: I love those Signs. Have you pictures of the construction work signs? I forgot to shoot them :(
The bicycle is also nice. But that's the kind of picture I wouldn't dare to take. I'm afraid of people that get angry.
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Post by jellybean » Sep 23rd, '06, 22:11

wow jholic - where were those places with the one piece stands and that crazy R&R stage?

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Post by superfatpig » Sep 24th, '06, 00:14

Wattstax wrote:@ superfatpig: I love those Signs. Have you pictures of the construction work signs? I forgot to shoot them :(
The bicycle is also nice. But that's the kind of picture I wouldn't dare to take. I'm afraid of people that get angry.
Wattstax, no, i didn't see any construction going on while i was in Japan. Sorry! Tokyo DisneySea is not worth going but i didn't have a choice at that time. My trip in Tokyo clashes with the long holiday in Japan. At 9am, there were like more than a 1000 ppl queuing up to purchase Tokyo Disneyland entrance ticket.

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Post by jholic » Sep 25th, '06, 03:05

jellybean wrote:wow jholic - where were those places with the one piece stands and that crazy R&R stage?
jellybean: the 'one piece' stuff was inside of the fujitv bldg. i think it was sankai (3rd flr). there were some ainori stuff, chibi marukochan and hey hey hey music champ. pretty cool place to visit.

the R&R stage was outside of the fujitv bldg. apparently, it looks like a mini fair. several booths for the various television shows. stages with performances, ainori van, etc. i thought it was a one-time thing, but apparently, it's always there?!?!
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Post by tUrtleAE86 » Dec 12th, '06, 04:57

Took these pics while I was in Japan for job interviews this Oct.-Nov., which explains why I was by myself most of the time. :lol

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Post by Phearsome » Dec 14th, '06, 07:31

SHD wrote:May 06. Bouncy Ninja Castle. Please remove your shoes before entering.
thats freaken awesome, i want that in my backyard

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Post by albertoavena » Dec 15th, '06, 06:27

tUrtleAE86 wrote:Took these pics while I was in Japan for job interviews this Oct.-Nov., which explains why I was by myself most of the time. :lol

http://www.flickr.com/photos/turtleae86/sets/72157594371304052/
Really nice pics :-) Very similar to the ones I took when I went in the summer, especially the Osaka ones. So what's your favorite city so far? Mines maybe Osaka, maybe more than Tokyo. I'll be going again this February so I'll be sure so visit many more cities and take many more pics. The one city I really want to visit is Yokohama, and more Kyoto..

So what were you applying for? Have they told you if you've gotten the job or anything yet?
Hopefully it went well. :-)
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Kimonos and Plastic Food - A fine combination

Post by jgunness » Dec 16th, '06, 04:33

Here are a couple of pics I took in Japan. The pic of the girl in the kimono is from a Temple in Kyoto. It was taken during the yearly girl's day festival. The pic of the plastic food is from a shop in Kappabashi, Tokyo near Asakusa temple. Enjoy :-) If you like the pics and you want the high resolution version PM me or post to this thread. Enjoy :-)
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Post by tUrtleAE86 » Dec 18th, '06, 23:25

albertoavena wrote: Really nice pics :-) Very similar to the ones I took when I went in the summer, especially the Osaka ones. So what's your favorite city so far? Mines maybe Osaka, maybe more than Tokyo. I'll be going again this February so I'll be sure so visit many more cities and take many more pics. The one city I really want to visit is Yokohama, and more Kyoto..

So what were you applying for? Have they told you if you've gotten the job or anything yet?
Hopefully it went well. :-)
I like Kyoto the best.

Thanks! I got the job, so I'll be working in Yokkaichi (Mie-ken) starting in March or so, which is 30 mins away from Nagoya. And, I'll be a field service engineer for a company that designs semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
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Post by albertoavena » Dec 20th, '06, 06:12

tUrtleAE86 wrote:
albertoavena wrote: Really nice pics :-) Very similar to the ones I took when I went in the summer, especially the Osaka ones. So what's your favorite city so far? Mines maybe Osaka, maybe more than Tokyo. I'll be going again this February so I'll be sure so visit many more cities and take many more pics. The one city I really want to visit is Yokohama, and more Kyoto..

So what were you applying for? Have they told you if you've gotten the job or anything yet?
Hopefully it went well. :-)
I like Kyoto the best.

Thanks! I got the job, so I'll be working in Yokkaichi (Mie-ken) starting in March or so, which is 30 mins away from Nagoya. And, I'll be a field service engineer for a company that designs semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
Kyoto huh? I really want to see more of there. I only went for like a few hours there. Didn't have so much time.

Congratulations on your job :-) That's really great news! I am also in the IT field and really want to work there. But I have a few questions though. I'm a little scared I might not get a job there. Did you start working for a company here, in your case Canada, then are going to transfer to Japan? Or did you just apply directly to Japan? Any language barriers or requirements? Is it temporary? Sorry for the questions but I'm just curious as to how you accomplished this. Thanks again.
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Post by tUrtleAE86 » Dec 20th, '06, 09:24

albertoavena wrote: I'm a little scared I might not get a job there. Did you start working for a company here, in your case Canada, then are going to transfer to Japan? Or did you just apply directly to Japan? Any language barriers or requirements? Is it temporary? Sorry for the questions but I'm just curious as to how you accomplished this. Thanks again.
Actually, I got the job through a job fair ("Career Forum") that I went to in Los Angeles during September. These job fairs are for English/Japanese bilinguals who are completing or have completed a university degree. Some companies have intern positions, might be worth looking into.

Here's the website:
[url]http://www.careerforum.net/[/url]

These Career Forums are pretty aggressive. You apply online from around a month in advance, and initial screening tends to happen before the event. Most companies set up interviews beforehand, so that you can have 2nd/3rd round interviews if time allows. But, it's still okay to approach a company cold, and you still should be able to get an interview.

They hold three job fairs in the US each year:
  • February: NYC (~30 companies)
    September: Los Angeles (~40 companies, technical positions only)
    October: Boston (~170 companies)
The language requirements vary depending on the company. But, you are required to have your resume in English and Japanese. Most of my interviews were conducted in Japanese. I went to two Career Forums (NYC and LA), the first one was for practice, essentially.

No matter what you do, there will ALWAYS be a language barrier. But, dealing with it confidently is the key to succeeding. I learned this the hard way. :lol

It's possible to get a job for a few years, or to get one permanently. Traditional Japanese companies (i.e. Fujitsu, Toshiba) see their employees as long-term investments. And, if you leave in a few years, they feel that they are losing their return on investment, so they are less inclined to hire people knowing that they are only temporary.

But, most non-Japanese companies with branches in Japan are a bit more flexible. There are a substantial number at the Career Forums. That said, still apply to the traditional Japanese companies, because there is a lot that you can learn from the interviews.
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Post by albertoavena » Dec 25th, '06, 22:34

Wow, what a post! Thanks a lot. So you got your job through a job fair? That's actually the way I want to try to get a job, well, when I graduate. I think I'll maybe just apply after I graduate instead of applying for the intern positions. That's actually a really helpful site, I've been trying to find something like this for a while. I like the fact that it's aimed towards bilinguals.

But approaching a company cold is a good idea too. I'll try both. I just really want to wait until I get my bachelors degree since I hear that Japanese companies are only taking 4+ years of schooling. I could be wrong though. Also, I hear that the Japanese job market doesn't really deal with foreign applicants that well. A very closed market. Again, I could be wrong. That's a lot of Japanese technical companies. I wonder if the job fairs that my school offer have any have that kind of support from Japanese companies..

I understand about the language requirements. So having a resume in English and Japanese is pretty much a must. I like the way they have practice interviews. I really want to try to go for this but I have to study Japanese really hard in order to do so. Like you said, I have to deal with it confidently. So since your going to Japan to work until March, are you working for them now from Canada or are you working for someone else?

As for the temporary situation, I'm actually relieved that they prefer a more permanent person. I was a little afraid that it might be just that, temporary. Also, on a side note, Fujitsu is the company I really want to work for, but we'll see how that goes. I wonder if they help outwith such things and permanent residency and eventually naturalization. I'd like to do that eventually. I apply to a traditional Japanese company and hopefully everything will turn out have. Again though, I still have like 2.5 years until I graduate so I have plenty of time to iron out some details.

Thanks again :-)
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Post by albertoavena » Dec 25th, '06, 23:01

Some Japan pics :-) :
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Post by blushyy » Mar 4th, '07, 03:23

[url=http://pretty-boys.net/osaka]My Osaka trip![/url]

I love Osaka more than Tokyo :D
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Post by Cassiopeia » Mar 15th, '07, 06:51

Wuah! Nice piccies. I wish I can be there too ^^

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Post by gs56cb » Mar 15th, '07, 07:16

goodness, I love the food pics. Forget dramas and concerts, I want the food now. lol

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Post by hani_and_kuroba » Mar 15th, '07, 07:32

my best pic of Mt. Fuji - just over a year ago.
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Post by prox » Apr 8th, '07, 20:08

hani_and_kuroba wrote:my best pic of Mt. Fuji - just over a year ago.
great photo ;-)

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My pics

Post by merou » May 17th, '07, 21:49

Here are some of my pics, I know its only 5, but enjoy!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/70275920@N00/

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Post by Hitnrun » May 18th, '07, 01:37

I made a photo blog, was updating it while in Japan, in 2004. Visited 11 cities in 28 days.

http://rangelreale.fotoblog.uol.com.br/

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Post by 4everU » Sep 4th, '07, 06:41

HOLY CRAP...u guys are so damb lucky man...my only wish is to visit JAPAN, i seriously wanna go, so badly, but no way in hell would my father who doesn't even let me go to the store with my best friend, ever let me visit Japan, by myself, my father wants to go but he says we need more money since it very expensive.....i get really mad when people say, "why do u wanna go to Japan", or do u know that many people say Japan is baised and racisit...." i hate hearing that ****..i want to punch someone when they say it, i always say, "SO WHAT! who gives a ****....Japan is not the only country in the world who's baised and racisist, countries like ours (U.S) and European countries are the same, even worse....!" I just hate it when people make assumptions sbout a place they never visited.....I don't care if Japan is baised, i still want to go, because i can tell it's an aswome place and seems very safe and has nice people....I love a country where u can walk around and feel safe without thinking, OMG is someone following me, or beeing so scared to walk somewhere alone at night...and i know Japan is not a perfect place and has some violence, but i know that the violence is never compared to the violence in U.S and Europe.......I live in the U.S i know what i am talking about, at night i get freaked out to even go outside, and my father is always checking if the windows and doors are compeletly shut and locked and he even in the middle of the night looks out the windows, to see if anything seems weird or suspicious. last week cops in the middle of the night caught a van will criminals in our parking lot...so for once i wanna travel to a place were this kind of stuff is not a normal daily occurance...if get wut i mean...

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Post by ferretboy787 » Oct 27th, '07, 04:23

4everU wrote:HOLY CRAP...u guys are so damb lucky man...my only wish is to visit JAPAN, i seriously wanna go, so badly, but no way in hell would my father who doesn't even let me go to the store with my best friend, ever let me visit Japan, by myself, my father wants to go but he says we need more money since it very expensive.....i get really mad when people say, "why do u wanna go to Japan", or do u know that many people say Japan is baised and racisit...." i hate hearing that ****..i want to punch someone when they say it, i always say, "SO WHAT! who gives a ****....Japan is not the only country in the world who's baised and racisist, countries like ours (U.S) and European countries are the same, even worse....!" I just hate it when people make assumptions sbout a place they never visited.....I don't care if Japan is baised, i still want to go, because i can tell it's an aswome place and seems very safe and has nice people....I love a country where u can walk around and feel safe without thinking, OMG is someone following me, or beeing so scared to walk somewhere alone at night...and i know Japan is not a perfect place and has some violence, but i know that the violence is never compared to the violence in U.S and Europe.......I live in the U.S i know what i am talking about, at night i get freaked out to even go outside, and my father is always checking if the windows and doors are compeletly shut and locked and he even in the middle of the night looks out the windows, to see if anything seems weird or suspicious. last week cops in the middle of the night caught a van will criminals in our parking lot...so for once i wanna travel to a place were this kind of stuff is not a normal daily occurance...if get wut i mean...
"Japan is not the only country in the world who's baised and racisist, countries like ours (U.S) and European countries are the same, even worse....!""

You ridicule others about making assumptions about countries or places they have never been to, however you do the exact same thing in your post.
While statistically Japan may have low levels of crime(There are reasons why a lot of crime is not reported), such violence exists in all countries and such security checks similar to the one your father does, are done by many families in Japan as well.
Human nature is human nature, and location does not change that.
Besides the thought of Japan being an dreamy Anime castle in the sky, many people tend to believe that there is nothing wrong with the country, but nothing is flawless..
Please try to stay low on the hypocrisy.


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Post by KuroRyu » Dec 20th, '07, 01:50

my flight for Tokyo leaves in 12 hrs! :cheers: Im going to keep a travel blog and update it with pics from time to time... feel free to visit it ---> http://www.xanga.com/HaramKutta

Im going to miss this site for 3 weeks... but then again... might be able to watch some dramas live there... give portable fansubbers! :lol

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Post by frashdi87 » Dec 20th, '07, 02:31

im missing japan right now!!!!!!!!!!!!
juz came back from japan...japan is so great!!!!!!

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Post by Karo » Jan 3rd, '08, 01:00

I've been in Japan in August (and it was sooo damn hot)... I loved it and I want to go there again... XD
It's just soo pretty...

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A reason why it's sooo pretty~~ I loved the temples and castles... *u* I went to see a lot... :wub: Haha... XD Yay!!
Ah~~ I'm missing Japan... :cry:

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Post by aimlesswanderer » Jan 10th, '08, 12:32

Ah, the Golden thingamy, we didn't go there. Our Goodwill Guide said that it and the Silver one were a favourite with the furriners, so we went to the ones which had more signifiance to the locals. We went to a really really long wooden temple (Sanjusan) and a large one with masses of wooden supports (Kiyomizudera). They were certainly alot less shiny!

In just over 3 weeks I took 1,700 photos which didn't get culled and my brother 2,700, though that was a bit excessive. Still, I've learned that if in doubt take a photo, or else you'll regret it and won't be able to do anything about it.

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Post by jest2 » Feb 13th, '08, 04:57

Here's a couple of pics I took when I was in Japan!
Enjoy. :)

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Post by s7rugg1e » Mar 20th, '08, 22:27

mt877 wrote:Here's some photos I dug up from one of my trips to Japan.
Enjoy!
I lived 5 minutes from Arashiyama for about 2 years... Man your ass must have hurt after going down the Hozu River. It's still a loooooong ride.

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Post by 4everU » Apr 27th, '08, 05:34

ferretboy787 wrote:
4everU wrote:HOLY CRAP...u guys are so damb lucky man...my only wish is to visit JAPAN, i seriously wanna go, so badly, but no way in hell would my father who doesn't even let me go to the store with my best friend, ever let me visit Japan, by myself, my father wants to go but he says we need more money since it very expensive.....i get really mad when people say, "why do u wanna go to Japan", or do u know that many people say Japan is baised and racisit...." i hate hearing that ****..i want to punch someone when they say it, i always say, "SO WHAT! who gives a ****....Japan is not the only country in the world who's baised and racisist, countries like ours (U.S) and European countries are the same, even worse....!" I just hate it when people make assumptions sbout a place they never visited.....I don't care if Japan is baised, i still want to go, because i can tell it's an aswome place and seems very safe and has nice people....I love a country where u can walk around and feel safe without thinking, OMG is someone following me, or beeing so scared to walk somewhere alone at night...and i know Japan is not a perfect place and has some violence, but i know that the violence is never compared to the violence in U.S and Europe.......I live in the U.S i know what i am talking about, at night i get freaked out to even go outside, and my father is always checking if the windows and doors are compeletly shut and locked and he even in the middle of the night looks out the windows, to see if anything seems weird or suspicious. last week cops in the middle of the night caught a van will criminals in our parking lot...so for once i wanna travel to a place were this kind of stuff is not a normal daily occurance...if get wut i mean...
"Japan is not the only country in the world who's baised and racisist, countries like ours (U.S) and European countries are the same, even worse....!""

You ridicule others about making assumptions about countries or places they have never been to, however you do the exact same thing in your post.
While statistically Japan may have low levels of crime(There are reasons why a lot of crime is not reported), such violence exists in all countries and such security checks similar to the one your father does, are done by many families in Japan as well.
Human nature is human nature, and location does not change that.
Besides the thought of Japan being an dreamy Anime castle in the sky, many people tend to believe that there is nothing wrong with the country, but nothing is flawless..
Please try to stay low on the hypocrisy.

Sorry, if you misuderstood me....I never said or believe that Japan is perfect and I know it's not, however i know it is safer than the U.S. Every country has it's flaws and Japan is like any other country, they have there good and bad, however i like Japan, so I would like to visit. I never made assumptions about everyone, but mostly everyone whom i have talked with have said the same thing about Japan being biased, adn I am just saying every where is baised. I would be a hypracrit, if i said Every country is biased, but not Japan, also I never said Japan is a "dreamy anime castle in the sky"...LOL my first time hearing that phrase. The reality is everywhere has crime, however some countries have lower crime rate than others and i was just trying to say that Japan is one of those countries. I pretty sure u know Japan has a lower crime rate compared to the U.S. And mostly everyone else does too. I am not being an hypocrit. I am just stating my opinion. I know what violence is...I come from a country where violence is every day life.....SO sorry that u believe i am being an hyprocrit....


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