Why so many gaijin want to move here?

Why so many gaijin want to move here?

  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    We’re weebs

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not a weeb but it's just an appealing country for obvious reasons. I don't know that I'd want to move there but I did recently find out that with my education/career I could get a job there and qualify for permanent residency after only 1 year so I'm considering that...

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      What are the differences between permanent residency and citizenship?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Not an expert but with PR you can live and work there indefinitely but you don't get the rights of citizenship like passport, voting, probably other shit. The only reason I'd really even want citizenship is for the passport but they don't allow dual citizenship anyway so i'd have to revoke my US citizenship to do that

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          What happens to children born to two permanent non citizen residents?

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            same as all other children born to haafus in Japan
            at age 20, the child is given an ultimatum to choose to be a Japanese citzen (revoking all other citizenships, passports etc) or to leave and become a foreigner.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          What happens to children born to two permanent non citizen residents?

          same as all other children born to haafus in Japan
          at age 20, the child is given an ultimatum to choose to be a Japanese citzen (revoking all other citizenships, passports etc) or to leave and become a foreigner.

          I heard you don't actually have to do it - you just declare to Japan that you will then just never do it. They don't check.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      what job do u have

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        I have a PhD in engineering, years of experience in a research field, and some other shit that would get me points. It goes by points. If you have 80 points you can qualify for PR after only 1 year. I just found out about this so don't know much but seems like a promising idea

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          You could make twice as much money with your qualifications in the US than in Japan.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Maybe. I'm not exactly sure what I would make in Japan. If I worked for a major electronics company like SONY or Motorola or something I'd guess the pay would be good. To be honest I'd probably just do it for the year to get PR and then quit and get a remote job with a US employer again but continue living in Japan

            + u are white

            I am white. How much will that matter to the nips?

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              I have a PhD in engineering, years of experience in a research field, and some other shit that would get me points. It goes by points. If you have 80 points you can qualify for PR after only 1 year. I just found out about this so don't know much but seems like a promising idea

              Thinking about applying for a research job with JAXA. It's their version of NASA
              https://global.jaxa.jp/about/employ/index.html

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              I have a PhD in engineering, years of experience in a research field, and some other shit that would get me points. It goes by points. If you have 80 points you can qualify for PR after only 1 year. I just found out about this so don't know much but seems like a promising idea

              you wouldnt get it
              cuz why the fuck would some company go out of their way to hire some foreigner, spend years training him so his japanese is useful, invest in sponsoring his PR etc when they can just hire a fresh japanese college graduate with the same qualifications instead?
              the only fields you can really get work in as a foreign are
              >teaching english
              >running your own business (99% of the time a bar or hostel)
              >very very niche marketing/sales jobs in large multi-national megacorporations that will pay & treat you like a typical japanese salarycuck

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                This is hilarious because only unskilled retards think this way. They'd hire him because he has skills they need, are you really fucking comparing a PhD with years of experience to some twerp who just finished Todai?

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                He's obviously a butthurt eikaiwa who couldn't get his visa renewed or his context expired and he had to go back home to his shitty hick town. I'd be mad too.

                [...]
                >This isn't true, they do not ask for proof that you gave up your passport. You just have to indicate on the forms that you have or that you intend to do so.
                Thanks. This is what I wanted to know. How do you know this actually?

                You can Google around to confirm it. I know several people who naturalized and hold dual passports, they were never asked for evidence beyond questions on the form and once during the interview. They don't require actual proof unless they think you're lying or you get flagged by immigration for some reason (like missing a entry/exit stamp).

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                Why do you think this guy got his revoked then? He shows his voided US passport in the video

                I recommend watching this video as well

                >or you get flagged by immigration for some reason (like missing a entry/exit stamp)
                Do they just care about entry/exit stamps for entering/exiting Japan? If I flew back to US I'd have to use my US passport to enter the US, then when I'd go back to Japan they wouldn't see any US stamp in my Jap passport...

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                Because he went full retard and played it by the book. I'm familiar with his channel. He comes off as honest. I don't think he intends to ever leave Japan and didn't feel a need to keep his US passport. Probably doesn't want to risk getting caught. I personally would not have surrendered my US passport but that's what you're supposed to do and that's why I think he did it. If I were to try to naturalize (which I don't think I will) I wouldn't surrender my passport.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                >which I don't think I will
                why not?

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Not him, but PR is enough for all intents and purposes. Japanese citizenship only gives you the right to vote.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                This is a cope. check any job posting board for international jobs.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            But he would have to live in a shithole.

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              He wouldn`t because he could afford living in the high class areas poorlet

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            I'd rather make less but live in a civilized society

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          + u are white

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          > If you have 80 points you can qualify for PR after only 1 year. I just found out about this so don't know much but seems like a promising idea

          fellow phd in engineering chad here, can you give me a source on that ? This is *extremely* interesting.

          Also, you could check Taiwan's Gold Card visa program. They have an interesting deal when it comes to our profile

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Perhaps try Google, specifically Japan's highly skilled foreign professional visa

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Keep in mind that if you're outside of the country continuously for 5 years, you'll lose the PR.

            If you can qualify for HSP, go for it. I got 5 year residency, and can get PR after 1 year. However, you also need someone to vouch for you for the PR application. I think that can be anyone though who has a PR, or is a Japanese national.

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              is a few days every 5 years enough to keep it going?

              >If you can qualify for HSP, go for it. I got 5 year residency, and can get PR after 1 year.
              How bad is the process of doing this for someone who doesn't speak Japanese? Assuming I have a good job offer lined up

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                It's 180 days a year or you lose PR.
                YOU DO NOT NEED TO KNOW JAPANESE TO GET PR. YOU DO NOT NEED TO KNOW JAPANESE TO GET CITIZENSHIP.

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              Not sure if just visiting for a couple of days is enough, or you need an actual address in Japan.

              You don't need to know Japanese at all. If a company will sponsor your visa, their department or a consultant will do the entire process. Look up at the point system for HSP visa. If you have over 80 at the time of application, you're good to go.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          > If you have 80 points you can qualify for PR after only 1 year. I just found out about this so don't know much but seems like a promising idea

          fellow phd in engineering chad here, can you give me a source on that ? This is *extremely* interesting.

          Also, you could check Taiwan's Gold Card visa program. They have an interesting deal when it comes to our profile

          what's the point in having a PhD in engineering? serious question..
          why did you frens do it? was it because you wanted to work in academia?

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            that's a complicated question, but the simple answer is that i wanted a career as a researcher. i don't work in academia, but i wouldn't mind doing that some day

            [...]
            [...]
            I heard you don't actually have to do it - you just declare to Japan that you will then just never do it. They don't check.

            you mean i can just tell Japan that I gave up my US citizenship and they'll never check if i actually did?

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              Correct. Basically don't ask don't tell. Just say yes to all the questions and never accidentally use the wrong passport.

              https://www.reddit.com/r/japan/comments/l7k0q/dualcitizenship_is_it_possible_to_keep/

              https://www.reddit.com/r/japan/comments/qfpz1s/dual_citizenship/

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                Interesting. So you just have to get your passport while in japan? and never let them see your US passport? I don't see how they would ever find it unless they searched my bag or something. It would be great to have both passports. I wonder how hard it would be to roll PR into citizenship, and if it would pass on to children. Gotta look into this now.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                Seems like you'd need to live in Japan for 5 years consecutively to naturalize

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                It's not "never let them see", they don't give a fuck. I'm just saying don't make it super obvious.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                They don't care? I always thought japan was a very "rules" oriented society

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                Literally just Google it. People been doing it for ages. No one cares.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                I believe you. It's just surprising to me.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                Interesting. So you just have to get your passport while in japan? and never let them see your US passport? I don't see how they would ever find it unless they searched my bag or something. It would be great to have both passports. I wonder how hard it would be to roll PR into citizenship, and if it would pass on to children. Gotta look into this now.

                That anon is mistaken. The reddit threads he linked are for half-Japanese who basically can get away with lying since they START with both and then are softly asked to pick one citizenship at age 22. There is no formal way for them to check or contact these people (though they have recently been trying to catch these people at the border by asking people who look hafu if they have another passport).

                If you’re naturalizing on the other hand you will have a bunch of interviews and they will require proof that you renounced your other citizenship.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                I recommend watching this video as well

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                I recommend watching this video as well

                Interesting, thanks. I guess I'd have to settle for just having japanese PR which would still be nice, but not as good as having a 2nd passport.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lol this is so fucking naive it's adorable
      >I have a degree so that means I can get a visa sponsorship
      Again, so naive. Have fun applying my friend!

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        I have a PhD in engineering, years of experience in a research field, and some other shit that would get me points. It goes by points. If you have 80 points you can qualify for PR after only 1 year. I just found out about this so don't know much but seems like a promising idea

        >engineering phd
        >years of experience
        Assuming he speaks even basic nip his odds are pretty good

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          You're about as clueless as he is then.
          >a bit of nip
          hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Engineering phd
            >Difficulty finding a job
            Pick one doomer

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              i'm one and i can tell you finding an engineering job in Asia isn't the easiest endeavor. You really need to speak the language, know some people... It's ironically harder for us to find a legit position compared to a TEFLer who just has to buy the plane ticket to get a job there

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                Lol you're either appallingly qualified or a fucking retard, I got a job offer at Rakuten within weeks of applying. You know there's a labor shortage in Japan right?

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                Do you have JLPT N1 or N2? These jobs are only for japanese speakers but what if if I'm between 3-5?

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                I had 0 Japanese, I got to n4 level whilst living there. Lots of the decent IT jobs are in English.

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                Where were you applying? LikedIn?

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                It's pretty much a rite of passage for programmers in Japan to be hired by Rakuten and leave in a year

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            you might literally be retarded

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          I don't speak any but i've found lots of job postings online where you don't have to.

          > If you have 80 points you can qualify for PR after only 1 year. I just found out about this so don't know much but seems like a promising idea

          fellow phd in engineering chad here, can you give me a source on that ? This is *extremely* interesting.

          Also, you could check Taiwan's Gold Card visa program. They have an interesting deal when it comes to our profile

          Just do a google search. I'm not sure if I'd want to go the Taiwan route, but interesting.

          i'm one and i can tell you finding an engineering job in Asia isn't the easiest endeavor. You really need to speak the language, know some people... It's ironically harder for us to find a legit position compared to a TEFLer who just has to buy the plane ticket to get a job there

          Job postings online seem very promising, but I guess I won't know how easy it is go get one until I apply. My resume is very nice though

          [...]
          you wouldnt get it
          cuz why the fuck would some company go out of their way to hire some foreigner, spend years training him so his japanese is useful, invest in sponsoring his PR etc when they can just hire a fresh japanese college graduate with the same qualifications instead?
          the only fields you can really get work in as a foreign are
          >teaching english
          >running your own business (99% of the time a bar or hostel)
          >very very niche marketing/sales jobs in large multi-national megacorporations that will pay & treat you like a typical japanese salarycuck

          You don't need Japanese for these jobs, and the job postings are specifically geared towards foreigners. It's not like applying to the same position that a typical nip salaryman applies to.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Some examples. Also see jaxa links I posted earlier

            https://www.sony.com/en/SonyInfo/Careers/japan/RDC_M_Full2105/
            https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/senior-research-scientist-computer-vision-at-sonyai-2661219069/?utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic&originalSubdomain=jp
            https://careers.google.com/jobs/results/103839864404746950-research-software-engineer-machine-learning/

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    To bully beta males

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    tranime

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I want to replace aging JAV stars with my Gaijin penisooru

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      There is a big shortage of male porn performers in Japan.

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    > nice food
    > less crime
    > historical culture
    > cute girls
    > fantastic work culture

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >less crime
      >fantastic work culture
      Kek my sides

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >less crime
        the existence of crime may be less than other countries
        but it is probably in reference to civilians being victims of random crime is less than other countries

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >fantastic work culture
      Hahaha haha
      Who told you this ?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      > fantastic work culture
      If you're a fucking drone, that is

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Trains are on time
    Trains aren't full of crazy homeless people
    Trains aren't covered in puke and piss everywhere
    Long distance train travel isn't a huge pain
    Train stations aren't used as toilets by homeless people
    Homeless people don't constantly ask you for change in the train stations
    Big cities don't look like garbage heaps
    Air conditioning is actually a thing
    The nature is pretty nice I guess

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Your answer lies in this post-
      6/9 points are all train related. That should give you an insight into the kind of people that fetishize Nipland.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Trains are based.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Trains not being shit is pretty fucking nice if you have to rely on them.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          just don't be poor and buy a fucking car lmfao

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            No idea about other countries but where I live cars are almost unusable outside of rural areas, just finding a parking spot takes longer than taking the train, even if it's late as usual.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >he fell for the "muh japan is clean and safe" meme
      Look up shibuya meltdown or konbini confessions.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >shibuya meltdown
        People passing out drunk after work and not getting robbed or brutally murdered is quite unusual
        Sure their work culture is shit but the country is definitely safer than most of western europe

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Look up shibuya meltdown or konbini confessions.
        I won't be looking up shit. If I have to look up some esoteric texts about how bad it is-instead of seeing it visually while walking around-there's not way it's that bad.

        Actualy I just went and pulled up Shibuya meltdown. The fact that Japanese people can get drunk and take a nap in their city so commonly is amazing.

        Seriously, half the pics on that instagram are a drunk Japanese person getting helped by police or their fellow Japanese. oooo omg Japanese people get drunk!!!!

        Try taking a drunk nap in a US downtown with 800k+ population. You'll get robbed by nigs

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          >I won't be looking up shit.
          >Actualy I just went and pulled up Shibuya meltdown
          lol

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            >>I won't be looking up shit.
            I just went and pulled up Shibuya meltdown
            >lol
            ya I intentionally wrote authored it that way for comedic effect.

            Was anything wrong about my statements? shibuya meltdown is a testament to the safety of japan

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I dunno, Rambalac's youtube channel shows a pretty nice japan

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      just drive a car you pussy

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I love trains too.

      Your answer lies in this post-
      6/9 points are all train related. That should give you an insight into the kind of people that fetishize Nipland.

      I feel very sorry for neurotypicals who can't derive pleasure and occupy their free time with an affordable hobby such as trains

  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    because 90% of the site is incels and they all think that they'll get poon if they asia maxx. Spoiler: they won't. Only chad gets poon

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not chad. I got laid in America, and even more pussy in Asia

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. Japan is completely overrated and not even worth visiting for more than a weekend if you don’t speak and understand the language..
      But if they want to hop on a 11 hour flight and blow 5K for a STD from a Jap prostitute then it’s on them.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not a chad, but a tall white guy and I didn't have enough time to get all the pussy I could have while I was there. Best I did was three different women in one day. Good times.

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    been here for like 2 days and the food alone is already enough for me to want to stay here

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Often, foreigners who complain about moving to Japan are simply describing the pain of being alone in a foreign country.
    If you have the time, money and friends to enjoy leisure, Japan can be quite attractive.
    In addition to traditional Japanese culture, Japan also has beautiful tropical seas, beautiful plateaus and majestic mountains reminiscent of Switzerland, and vast expanses of land in Hokkaido reminiscent of North America.

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >in the 90s and 00s
    cheap cost of living
    japanese women
    cheap restaurants and bars
    close to SEA
    good, easy, high paying jobs
    jobs gave foreigners 3-4 months off a year
    legal magic mushrooms
    was basically like living in the 80s again

    >in the 10s and 20s
    their favourite streamer/youtuber lives there now so they want to go there and humblebrag on their insta xD
    dont forget to like and subscribe
    and smash that bell button!
    pay is dogshit
    time off is gone
    every gaijin company is 80% Filipino now
    Japs are too used to foreigners
    Jap women have become jaded thanks to dudes just using them for sex in the 90s and 00s
    chinese/korean tourists EVERYWHERE

    t.lived there for 12 years during the 00s and 10s
    the best years of japan are behind it now.
    everywhere is fucking chinks and flips

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      chinks creampie the cute japanese girls .. its over bros. changs are master race now, they will own everything. must be nice living as a white guy in japan during the 90s and 00s and getting free japanese creampies

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >everywhere is fucking chinks and flips

      what kind of jobs flips work in Japan? english teachers? nurses?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        english teachers
        in 2014 or so the Jap govt opened up Educator's visas to the Phillipines provided the people applying can prove that they at least did 50% of their highschool lessons in English
        i saw my company go from 90% Anglo Americans & Aussies to 80% Flips in the space of 4 or 5 years

        its ruined the English teaching industry completely in Japan, as the flips will work twice the hours than you for half your pay, cuz their exchange rate from Yen back to Flip Pesos converts so well that they can support their entire extended family back home

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          >i saw my company go from 90% Anglo Americans & Aussies to 80% Flips in the space of 4 or 5 years

          that's good, less degenerate white piggus in Japan.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            I'm sure nips would rather have anglos than flips

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              Haha

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            english teachers
            in 2014 or so the Jap govt opened up Educator's visas to the Phillipines provided the people applying can prove that they at least did 50% of their highschool lessons in English
            i saw my company go from 90% Anglo Americans & Aussies to 80% Flips in the space of 4 or 5 years

            its ruined the English teaching industry completely in Japan, as the flips will work twice the hours than you for half your pay, cuz their exchange rate from Yen back to Flip Pesos converts so well that they can support their entire extended family back home

            Have these people ever heard a flip "speak" English? They can't. What an embarrassment.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              They speak it, just with an accent that I don't find too pleasing. Regardless if you had to choose between paying pennies for a flip English teacher or tens of dollars for the white piggu English teacher which one would you choose? Most English companies in Asia (not even just Japan anymore) are going with flips. The ESL industry in Asia is going to shit.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >the best years of japan are behind it now.
      same all over the world, i wish someone could point out exceptions

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        India and Slovenia

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Based and Melaniapilled

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        i could tell you where, but then that ruins it for me because then it means more fuckwits like you will come here and ruin it

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          gay, you're on sighsee. You and your posts are not that important

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Also the flips get most of the 1% qt nips. They have this sort of magnet and aura on the nip girls that is similar to us white people in SEA but without the money.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Also the flips get most of the 1% qt nips.
        LOL no
        thing with flips is they 100% only ever hang with their own kind, speak their own language and do their weird cult shit in their freaky obscure churches.
        worst part about them in Japan is they go to extreme lengths to try and rope you into going to their god hut.
        they dont drink
        they dont party
        they're awkward and dont know how to socialize somehow worse than japanese
        they dont do anything except work overtime for no reason (all the other ALTs fuck off home at 2pm) and send their money back home to provide for their families living back in their shithole

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Flip manlet cope

  12. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Clean, efficient, beautiful landscape
    plus baths, toilets with bidets and heated seats, and better quality food (compared to US)

  13. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Why so many gaijin want to move here?

    is weeaboo that even a thing in 2022? most zoomers are koreaboos nowadays

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Korea is like a more accessible but long term worse Japan. Jobs are worse, but the language is easier

      Half of Korea's history is "and then Japs arrived *again* and burnt all our stuff down "

      Food is a personal preference tossup, but Kpop beats whatever jmusic tho

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Korea is like ... but the language is easier
        Oh, I don't know about that. I think the "ease" of Hangul alphabet is offset by the complexity of honorifics and pronunciation exceptions.
        Korea has more/better dramas, but Japan is much better for animation.
        Music - is there anything like Moe Shop or Snail's House in Korea?

  14. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Apart from being a fucking weeb, it's just an interesting place.
    >progressed from the medieval ages in like fifty years
    >got nuked twice
    >became an immensely powerful nation after
    >home to the largest city in the world
    The list goes on. It's pretty neat. Not to say that other nations aren't.

  15. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Weaboos

  16. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Norway would be better.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      no not the skandicucks

  17. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    The first thing was anime, diffrent style of stories, diffrent mentality(like crazy commercial).
    It was 15 years ago. Today its because i know how racist and nationalist mindset you have and i love it.

  18. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I want to love and live in an Ethno State. Japanese were declared White not too long ago.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Japanese were declared White not too long ago
      This has to be the dumbest thing ever

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous
        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          they treat jomon people like shit and try to further get them extinct. white my ass

  19. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    No blacks, no garden gnomes, no arabs.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >No blacks
      lol you wish.

  20. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    If whites that move to Japan are libs shit California tier. Then it will become a hellhole. I expect most weebs to be of this kind. Fuck America.

  21. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Culture and women

  22. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Personally, I felt like I fit in more with the quiet and reserved culture, but I also know that I would always be an outsider there.

    I'm also very fond of the country side, and how accessible the whole country is. I always had a nice time with how easy it was to walk everywhere, and that I didn't feel like I needed a car.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >quiet and reserved culture
      >how accessible the whole country is
      >how easy it was to walk everywhere, and that I didn't feel like I needed a car.
      It's pretty much this.
      I'm not a Japan weeb nor am I truly interested in moving to or even really visiting Japan. However, these aspects of the country are very friendly for human inhabitation & development; I can say with certainty that this makes Japan superior to the US, which is a homosexual scam.
      Japan is currently closed to gaijin, but thankfully, there are a few similarly quiet and reserved, walkable countries around the world.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >there are a few similarly quiet and reserved, walkable countries around the world.
        like what?

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          There are a few others like the Netherlands, which has the added benefit of the majority of the population already speaking English.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      The public transportation and lack of cars is the one thing I dislike about japan actually. Public transportation is disgusting and the freedom and privacy that comes with having your own personal vehicle cannot be understated.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        muh drive through and drink holders

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          not just that but drunk salarymen, lack of personal space, no music, etc.

          Then why don't you buy one ? You know Japan has the cheapest second hand cars in the world right?

          the country is built around public transportation, the roads are too narrow and poorly planned and you can't even go over 40mph

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            >the country is built around public transportation, the roads are too narrow and poorly planned and you can't even go over 40mph
            Learn to drive retard
            Also nobody in the countryside obeys the speed limit

            • 5 months ago
              Anonymous

              I don't want a kei car though I want a raised truck

              • 5 months ago
                Anonymous

                gross

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Then why don't you buy one ? You know Japan has the cheapest second hand cars in the world right?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Public transportation is disgusting
        Public transportation in your first world shithole is disgusting.
        Its pleasant in Japan

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Classic carbrain post.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Sounds like Cairo is more your speed

  23. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Has the accommodations of a western country without the drawbacks that come with it

  24. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    the american city I live in isn't safe

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Then move cities

  25. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's not for me, but I can see the appeal. When I was a wagie in London, life was:
    >Work stupid hours
    >Long commute time
    >Commute on a massively overcrowded train with people pressed up against each other
    >Live in a shitty little box
    >Spend your life in the office
    Seems like Japan is the same thing except
    >Don't have to worry about random stabbings and acid attacks
    >Don't have to worry about being mugged
    >Can have nice things without them being stolen or destroyed
    >People in general are more polite, respectful and friendly
    >Cleaner, better looking cities
    >Functioning transport, don't have to get stuck on the train for several more hours as a sardine every month because something broke again

  26. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is the public transportation even really that good in Japan?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Inside the two big cities it is
      Outside of the big cities it‘s a car reliant society just like America

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Compared to where? US? Yes but almost any functional country has better public transport than the US. Even fucking Mexico and Canada have better public transit than the US.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        no, Canada has dogshit public transit. TTC is ass and doesn't go anywhere. at least the transit in NYC can go to places

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Is the public transportation even really that good in Japan?
      Switzerland's is among the best in Europe and it beats them by a long shot

  27. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Would never want to move there, never have, not even during my weebiest, the work life balance is awful.

    I just miss visiting for the sweet Izakaya food, drinks, the weather

  28. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Someone needs to creampie your women, and you don't seem to be doing a very good job of it. I'm 6'4", white, and handsome, I'm doing you a favor.
    You are excused. Exit the thread now.

  29. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    because they are losers

  30. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    One underappreciated factor is that as long as you can communicate somehow, you're more exotic than a million other Taro Tanakas on the street, automatically making you at least a bit interesting.

  31. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Very safe highly developed country and no morons or chuds.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >no chuds

      where'd you get that idea?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        This, there are fucking brothels full of chuds in every Tokyo district lmfao.
        Google newhfalf/otokonoko

  32. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I am sexually aroused by trains

  33. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Spent a period on exchange in my youth, probably going to return as I enter my thirties. I fell in love with the countryside there, the cities aren't for me but I can tolerate spending time in them. At the moment the plan is to finish the N1, then take my degree and either pick up a liaison job in a 2nd tier city (where fellow foreigners almost never want to go because not muh Tokyo or Osaka) or failing that, sell my soul to the TESL gods and pick up a job at a rural school (where almost no foreigners want to go, hence a desperation to actually fill job slots there). Pay is going to be shit for the latter one, but provided I can survive I don't mind, need a change and the ability to pop over to Micronesian countries or maybe visit the Norkies one day would be a huge plus.
    All I want to do is avoid Tokyo like the plague, been there before and it is a special hell to small town me.

  34. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >seriously, you guys why is everyone fleeing the west?
    >is it the unaffordable cost of living and complete erosion of social cohesion?
    >...are you sure? Nope. That doesn't add up.

  35. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Escapism
    t. lived in Kyoto for 6 months

  36. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anglo nations are in a state of decline that will only accelerate when the market crashes this year.

  37. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Foreign but not backwards in the sense that bothers westerners (it is backwards in some regards but tolerable), not a shithole, lots of autistic shit that interests a wide variety of people, good living standards.

  38. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Its funny, they still have a ton of cache with expats. I'm willing to bet they could attract a shitload of headquarters if it was easy for firms to bring in expat workers. As it stands it seems a lot of firms just have local headquarters for the purpose of doing business within Japan rather than a global/regional headquarters

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Its funny, they still have a ton of cache with expats. I'm willing to bet they could attract a shitload of headquarters if it was easy for firms to bring in expat workers.
      Even if the visas were easier, the work culture requiring Japanese

      Expecting a westerner to not only train up in a technical STEM skill + learn Japanese is honestly a rare combo, especially since we start learning languages so late in the US

  39. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    idk about others but for me, it's like this
    >imagine you grew up in rural hokkaido, all you know is snow and deer and hills
    >watch tv every day, see city of lights, LA, every kind of person, food, life style, career you want, it's there
    >Realise it's the opposite of your current life
    >Become curious
    >Remain curious long enough to earn enough money to find out if it's really how it appears on TV

  40. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

  41. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    bump

  42. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    In my case my company sent me to Japan for a year. It was the best time of my life by far. That's now 8 years ago and no day passed of dreaming of moving there again. The daily summer nightwalks, the good food, the respectful smiling people, the punctual trains, everything so clean, the beautiful nature, mountains, snowboarding, ramen, fresh seafood and fish, the nightlife, the girls. And that endless city Tokyo where no day ever gets boring. There is always something to see, to discover or just to randomly walk around.

    Meanwhile I live in Germany close to a city that's more a big village. People are rude and dumb, it's getting more dirty every year, trains and infrastructure are broken, food is gross and bland, girls are huge and masculine, "nature" is all artificial, nightwalks are always a risk of being mugged, weather is shit and it's god damn boring BORING. If I wouldn't be here to take care of my parents, I would go back to glory nippon at any second.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Germany is pretty fucking depressing, sure it's not horrible or anything, but there are just too few actually nice things.
      Everywhere is littered with trash, half of any given city is covered in shitty graffiti and everything within a 10km radius of a train station smells like piss.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >That's now 8 years ago and no day passed of dreaming of moving there again.
      you realize you contradicted yourself, right?

  43. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a hikingfag. Japan is a paradise for hiking. Especially as you can access a lot of trails from the city just by hoping in the next train. I'm also a weeb, so why the fuck not.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >low crime
      >excellent services
      >top-class transportation
      >beautiful and accessible natures
      >dont even need to learn japs because everyone here is autistic and just want to be left alone
      only thing i hate is the food, its the same everywhere i go, theres no real local delicacy. ramen here, sushi there, udon this, takoyaki that. you get tired of it if you live here long enough

  44. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Same reason settlers from EU and UK gave up everything and moved to the new world

  45. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    i want to live somewhere affordable with low crime rates and good public transportation, literally nowhere in america fits that criteria whereas every japanese city does, makes the choice pretty easy for me. on top of that i've always liked japanese entertainment so its just a bonus

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >japan
      >affordable
      Weebs really are delusional

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        stay poor armando

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Tokyo is one of the least affordable cities on earth. Their tiny apartments keep the costs of an apartment "low" but you can get more sqft for your buck in almost any other major city

  46. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >This isn't true, they do not ask for proof that you gave up your passport. You just have to indicate on the forms that you have or that you intend to do so.
    Thanks. This is what I wanted to know. How do you know this actually?

  47. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yesterday I found out that fucking prostitutes is not considered cheating in Japan

  48. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because it is a place unlike anything else on Earth

  49. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    People romanize a country/region all the time, it isn't that rare. Sure Japan tends to get the weebs because it is the land of Anime and tech, but other places get it too:
    >S. Korea gets the K-pop "stans" (whatever the fuck that means) who are obsessed with BTK or whatever
    >Canada gets American lefties who believe that their healthcare system includes everything from prescription drugs to recreational weed (it does not)
    >NYC/LA get rural people who dreamed about "the big city"
    >Rural wyoming gets city folks who dreamed about "life on the range" or whatever.
    >The south gets wannabe southerners who think that having a confederate flag on their Prius makes them a rebel
    >France gets Somalis
    It is not really that rare for people to fantasize about living in another place, or even another country

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      stans is just a zoomer word for psycho groupies

      it refers an eminem song

  50. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Felix did it

  51. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Why so many gaijin want to move here?
    it's basically heaven on earth

    no crime, idyllic cities with clean streets and beautiful natural environs, delicious fresh food available at every street corner, compliant and obedient asian women who are down to smash, etc

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >compliant and obedient asian women who are down to smash
      i thought the good old days were over for whitey in japan and that now it's a lot harder

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >no crime, idyllic cities with clean streets and beautiful natural environs, delicious fresh food available at every street corner, compliant and obedient asian women who are down to smash, etc

      Hyperbole much, weebo? There are many beautiful areas in Japan, but definitely not even coming close to the US. The cities, while generally clean and crime-free, are ugly as fuck and whatever “culture” that exists is totally consumer-driven. Outside of the major and minor provincial cities, the small towns are near third-world level and boring as fuck. As far as chicks, sure that’s easy, but so fucking what. The only people who think as you have never really traveled around the country. Ny8wk

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Ny8wk
        brainlet
        don't reply to me again

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          And the fuck you gonna do about it, gay?
          Ny8wk

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            go Ny8wk yourself

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Ny8wk
        brainlet
        don't reply to me again

        >Ny8wk
        wat

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        >cities, while generally clean and crime-free
        more important to me than trashy disgusting dirty dangerous cities and the ""culture"" that comes with it

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >delicious fresh food available at every street corner
      the food that's available on "every street corner" in Japan is noodles, deep fried crap, or packaged onigiri. so fresh and delicious, folded 1000 times

  52. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's pretty damn beautiful tbh

  53. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I like anime and manga, and Japanese girls.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      I also like the language. I’ve started learning 4 languages over the years and Japanese is the only one that I still want to improve.

  54. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why not, at least the language is useful unlike Vietnamese or Thai

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      >retarded moonrunes
      >even natives can't read most of them
      >useful

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        And there are 170,000 English words. You think you understand all of them?

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      useful for what, lmao? watching anime?

  55. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can somewhat understand someone like pewdiepie who is rich and can easily afford living in Japan and doesn't have to engage with the society to a degree if he doesn't want to. But for commoners who will have to work there it would be hell.

  56. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Why so many gaijin want to move here?

    Creampies jap girls ... creampie them on the first date

  57. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    If I’m being honest, I don’t know why I’m so attracted to Japan or why I want to go there. I just do.

  58. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    The lack of morons.

  59. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Silence, because you got blown the fuck out.

    Next time listen to the main threads. They are made of people who already dealt with your ilk and are actually trying to help you, you fucking idiot.

  60. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >YWNBJ
    k and? fuck off
    I will move to Japan and marry a Japanese cutie
    that's it.

  61. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Goddamn reading this shit makes me feel like I have such a big cock

    >Military contractor
    >Live in Japan as long as I want, don't need to apply for a visa
    >Do piss easy IT work
    >Access to American bases and all the products and services within
    >Live in downtown Tokyo in a big apartment completely paid for by the government
    >Make 80k a year
    >Work with Americans and American work culture (aka no 80 hour overtime workweeks and asked to come in on weekend japanese bullshit)
    >Have been able to come and go between the US and Japan freely throughout all of the ""lockdown""
    >Easy access to Jap girls that will fuck you just for taking them to the chili's on base

    Dude just work for the US government. Go to USAjobs or clearance jobs and get hired to work here. I can't believe nobody has suggested that

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I can't believe nobody has suggested that
      Those jobs are extremely competitive and hard to get. On the USAjobs side of that, career feds often take PAYCUTS to get into overseas positions. That's what folks will be competing with.

  62. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Why so many gaijin want to move here?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >flushing flat pieces of biodegradable paper: no you will clog the pipes
      >flushing your fatty regurgitated 800g mctriple cheese with ultra bacon with titanolarge fries and that mcsundae from 3 days ago: okay
      somebody explain this bullshit

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why the fuck wouldn't you flush the toilet paper?

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I’ve lived in China (I’ve lived in a decent hotel for 5 years) and their plumbery is so shit that it may clog the toilet.
        However I always flushed the toilet because I don’t give a fuck and the hotel is decent.
        Public toilets in China are fucking disgusting because the bin is full of paper covered in shit. Fuck.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          I lived in China for 5 years too (你好法过特)and always put the paper in the toilet no problem. You're siding too much paper you fatass.

  63. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    be 16
    >anime
    >pretty colours, explore the unfamiliar (lived in UK, AU & CA in my childhood)
    be 21
    >extremely racist

  64. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    really fuckin ironic for all the people that blame immigrants for ruining their city while wanting to move to japan, contributing to the decline of "exotic japanese culture"

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don't care about immigrants
      I just want a functioning train system

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        This, gib trains.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Seoul, Hong Kong, and Singapore's metro is literally identical to Tokyo's.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      That is Japans problem to handle

  65. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    passing gas

  66. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm sick of the diversity
    >but you going to japan is the same thing
    if I lived in a homogeneous nation and it was only japs moving here I would be thrilled

  67. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't want to move to Japan, but I do want to cycle Japan.

  68. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'd like to go hiking in Hokkaido, maybe visit the Sapporo brewery while I'm there. I don't wanna move to Japan just visit some spots. I'm interested in the landscapes and food.

  69. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's probably the 40 year old women who look like teenagers, or the local men coofing on you because you're replacing their bloodlines

  70. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can understand the allure of living in Japan for a while. Moving there permanently feels like a different story. The more I learn about Japan over time the more I realize it's just too closed off as a society for outsiders, you can't be apart of it and you will always be the token gaijin, and even your haafu kids will be considered weird at school. Japan does have tons of cool shit but most of it is not worth moving there permanently for. The only real thing you miss out on is easy access to Japanese food imho

    For an American like me I get why Japan feels like an upgrade. For a Euro it's not so clear.

  71. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Pussy

  72. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    whats up with the social media tier polarization? it's not heaven on earth and a weebs dream come true but it isn't a shitty soulless hellscape full of bug people who work 20 hours a day or whatever either

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      There are three groups of people usually involved in discussions about japan on any english speaking website.
      1. People who have never been there and build up some idealized fantasy version of it in their head, often because they dislike their own country.
      2. People who have never been there and use every scrap of negative news about Japan to paint the country as some sort of dystopia, no matter how much they have to cherrypick to ignore the positive aspects.
      3. Unsuccessful expates, often english teachers, who feel alienated due to not knowing the language and have little upwards mobility, thus often feeling bitter and blaming the country itself for their problems.
      People who have no interest in Japan obviously don't care either way and people who life their and are successful have less reason to weigh in on the matter, so like every discussion online only these with fairly extreme opinions actually engage with it.

  73. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    > Why so many gaijin want to move here?
    So as to enjoy fat Japanese chicks who (hopefully) do not yet have a western entitlement complex. So, pretty much, unless that's your thing, I won't be stepping on your toes much.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >fat Japanese chicks
      Do those even exist?

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