>go literally anywhere
>speak Japanese to people
>they start speaking pigeon english
>confirm with /jp/ docs speaking correctly
>confirm with duolingo it's proper Japanese
Great 2 years of studying for fucking nothing because other foreigners from bumfuckistan can't learn manners and Japanese citizens instantly assume all white people only know english.
IF YOU DON'T HAVE AT LEAST SOME BASIC JAPANESE TO N5 LEVEL DON'T BOTHER GOING TO JAPAN.