JP Win or Failure

Not a first time JP tourist, N2, - let me tell you a story.
>December pretty bad, economic and everything wise.
>Nice apartment goes for rent, not to bad at about 900 USD/month. We're talking 45sqm or so, 2 mins from Shinjuku, yes really. Old build of 2008 but good enough. 1LDK, separate bath and toliet.
>Paid for everything remote, key money, move in, rent, etc.
>Didn't go Dec.
>Paid Jan, showed up a week ago.
>Decide not to really be in JP this year.
At this point it isn't that bad, we're talking a loss of $2400, which is nothing - but just a hassle.
I missed JP and nostalgia came over me - but the past few days have been meh. I was going in for the angle of getting a cheap apartment before the sprint tourists show up.

Met up/catched up with friends, many of them are 5yr+ in JP, some married/settled down with JP and they're all deciding to fly out, don't blame them really.

Thought about doing some small biz, self sponsered visa, etc - not a big deal - but the work for it just makes annoying. Already run 2 biz, one in USA and one in Asialand. JP seems comfy because it is a great layover spot and a cheap place would be great - but, it does seem a sharehouse would've worked much better at a quarter of the fees.

And that's it. The apartment is the best I've ever had being in JP outside of new build sharehouses but I just don't have time to frick around as I did 5-8 years ago and that's sad.

I'm still catching up with everyone I know here, and that is nice, and JP is still great - literally 0 tourists, even at the meetup groups. Car rental is not even 1200JPY/day and I had a blast driving around. All the things you guys post on here are cute, but I would say they are worse than 5yrs ago. The girls are super thirsty though and easier, but, they're boring imo. They always were to me. I never liked JP girls, or much of anime. At best music and food.

I do have fun saying I can't speak much Japanese and then act like I'm a natural. It's fun.

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  1. 1 year ago


  2. 1 year ago

    thanks for the blog update

  3. 1 year ago

    >At this point it isn't that bad, we're talking a loss of $2400, which is nothing - but just a hassle.
    The fact you have to point out an exact amount and then comment on it not being a hassle when no one asked means you're a dumbass neet blowing their wad.
    Shut the frick up Black person

    • 1 year ago

      No, I'm pretty risk adverse, I'm both surprised how inexpensive it was compared to USA and other Asialand. It used to be *quite* harder in JP w/ use of guarantor and other things, but they really are bad. Getting this sort of apartment pre pandemic would've cost about double, easily.

      I'm disappointed that even though it's all inexpensive, and way under airbnb/hotel rates, I still don't want to keep it. Going thorough all the motions, and in the end the same feeling of "meh" took over.

      I do miss the days where $2400 felt a lot though, everything felt "new". MRR exceeds 25k for me, and while that isn't much, I'm pretty sure it transcends most SighSeeners here. MRR is monthly recurring revenue, because you probably don't know the vocab.

      SighSee isn't really the board for long term rents, but I do post time and time again here how I structure real estate deals abroad and thought it'd be a fun datapoint. You're just frothy. 🙂

      • 1 year ago
        Vaccine Adverse effects

        how much is your EBITDA?

      • 1 year ago

        >I do have fun saying I can't speak much Japanese and then act like I'm a natural. It's fun.
        Any time I hear people say this I instantly know they memorized a few phrases to parrot and grossly overestimate their skillset in speaking a foreign language.

        You're entire OP makes you sound like a massive non-self aware tool

      • 1 year ago

        I bet you look like the nerd emoji

  4. 1 year ago

    Why write 2 like a downy ya? Uniyelsa drt

  5. 1 year ago

    I wish there was a way to know whether or not you're larping. Everyone will default to cynicism, but the other day on /misc/ a guy took a timestamped pic of the inside of his Range Rover, so maybe this guy deserves the benefit of the doubt.

    I'll bite: why don't you have a family? I'm assuming you don't since it looks like you've decided to go to Japan on a whim and then decided not to go just as easily. In my humble opinion, it's not good for a man to reach a certain age without a family. How did you accumulate wealth? How long did it take you?

    • 1 year ago

      >In my humble opinion, it's not good for a man to reach a certain age without a family.
      This is what actual morons believe. Protip: stop listening to your boomer parents

      • 1 year ago

        You are a loser because you don't listen to boomers

  6. 1 year ago

    Where should l go to see classic Japan with like koi ponds and cherry trees and ponds and foxes and cats and shit for like 8000 for a week?

  7. 1 year ago

    what a truly fricking dreadful thread

  8. 1 year ago

    Who asked?
    This is a travel board, talk about travel.

  9. 1 year ago

    How does a self sponsored business visa work? Can you go into more details what you did or would have to do?

  10. 1 year ago

    thx for the update op. standing back and standing by

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