• How to research Japan for a story?

    I'm working on a piece set in modern-day Japan, and I need to know about their culture and how life in Tokyo works. I also need to know how deeply their culture goes, where the culture stops and the individual (my protagonist) starts, and what kind of behavior would be acceptable for an action story (exciting... show more
    I'm working on a piece set in modern-day Japan, and I need to know about their culture and how life in Tokyo works. I also need to know how deeply their culture goes, where the culture stops and the individual (my protagonist) starts, and what kind of behavior would be acceptable for an action story (exciting but still conceivable that Japanese people would act that way in tense, action-based, high-energy situations). What are some good resources for researching this?
    11 answers · Japan · 23 hours ago
  • How to get all the Japanese boys to love me?

    Konichiwa senseis nyaaa neko neko~~ please teach me how to steal all the Japanese boy's kokoros. I love anime and sushi daisuki!!! My Japanese name is Minami Hatsune desu ❤️ I want all the Japanese boys to chase after me and make me their kawaii girl. Kawaii desu Senpai notice me~~~~ ^^ pls no bakka answers b-bakka show more
    Konichiwa senseis nyaaa neko neko~~ please teach me how to steal all the Japanese boy's kokoros. I love anime and sushi daisuki!!! My Japanese name is Minami Hatsune desu ❤️ I want all the Japanese boys to chase after me and make me their kawaii girl. Kawaii desu Senpai notice me~~~~ ^^ pls no bakka answers b-bakka
    12 answers · Japan · 2 days ago
  • Is China safe when I travel to there ?

    Best answer: Street mugging are super common in China, particularly against foreigners. Expect to lose anything in your pockets at gunpoint.
    Best answer: Street mugging are super common in China, particularly against foreigners. Expect to lose anything in your pockets at gunpoint.
    7 answers · China · 1 day ago
  • What is the philippines code?

    6 answers · Philippines · 4 days ago
  • What will it be like if I’m obese in Japan?

    I’m planning on losing weight before I go to live there someday, but I’d like to take a trip to see what it’d be like. I’m sure I can help save up enough money so that my dad can take me. I want to travel to Tokyo (typical, I know) and I’m just wondering what people will do when they see me. Will they take pictures... show more
    I’m planning on losing weight before I go to live there someday, but I’d like to take a trip to see what it’d be like. I’m sure I can help save up enough money so that my dad can take me. I want to travel to Tokyo (typical, I know) and I’m just wondering what people will do when they see me. Will they take pictures to post on social media so that they can make fun? Will they make fun of me to my face? I want to go there and teach English someday if I can. Or something else.
    9 answers · Japan · 3 days ago
  • What do you know about japan?

    8 answers · Japan · 3 days ago
  • How can I enlist in the North Korean army?

    Best answer: Hopefully they accept you and use you to clear landmines.
    Best answer: Hopefully they accept you and use you to clear landmines.
    21 answers · Korea · 7 days ago
  • Most diverse Japanese prefecture/city?

    Other then Tōkyō, preferably
    Other then Tōkyō, preferably
    9 answers · Japan · 4 days ago
  • South Korea or China?

    Best answer: It's not so much an issue of which language might be more useful in terms of a career, but rather a question of whether or not you have a realistic chance of landing a job using either of them. The number of people who speak Mandarin and Korean is staggering. Many people who work in international business or... show more
    Best answer: It's not so much an issue of which language might be more useful in terms of a career, but rather a question of whether or not you have a realistic chance of landing a job using either of them. The number of people who speak Mandarin and Korean is staggering. Many people who work in international business or trade speak Mandarin or Korean as a FIRST language and speak English as a second language. You would of course aim to do the opposite which inherently means that A) your Mandarin or Korean skills will be inferior to someone who is a native speaker of either language, and B) that you will have an inferior knowledge of the culture and customs associated with doing business in that language.

    Everyone learns English if he or she wants to work for a corporation that conducts business internationally. There are as many people LEARNING English in China as there are PEOPLE in the United States. 320 million mandarin or Cantonese speakers are learning English as we speak. Nearly all of the students in Korea receive some form of compulsory English instruction. And you think that getting a business degree or a certificate of completion from some language program is going to put you in the running to land a good job that requires bilingualism? Not going to happen.

    Could you get a job? Sure. Especially because they know people with iffy qualifications will work for peanuts. With hundreds of millions of bilingual mandarin/English and millions of bilingual Korean/English speakers, you're about as useful to them as a screen door on a submarine.

    Choose the country and language that interests you, but if you think you're set to conquer the world on that career path, think again. The multitude of Korean Language majors that I have known over the years who wait tables is fairly large.
    6 answers · Korea · 3 days ago
  • What if Japan's economy didn't crash in 1991? Would it have become a superpower?

    Best answer: Japan is a superpower. The country has the third largest economy in the world, has a decently sized military, is the 10th most populous country in the world, and is the financial hub for almost all of Asia. If that doesn't qualify Japan as a superpower, then I don't know what does. Is it quite on the level... show more
    Best answer: Japan is a superpower. The country has the third largest economy in the world, has a decently sized military, is the 10th most populous country in the world, and is the financial hub for almost all of Asia. If that doesn't qualify Japan as a superpower, then I don't know what does. Is it quite on the level of the US, China, and Russia? Not quite, but if we use economics as an indicator, which is arguably one of the most important indicators of superpower status, then we have to keep in mind that Japan has an economy that is more than twice the size of Russia. As far as Japan's military goes, it is far from the largest, however it is one of the best equipped. The US sells Japan nearly $5 Billion in military assets annually, not to mention their own military programs which are just as advanced as the US. Plus when you consider the many years that Japan's military was heavily regulated but from outside and within, it puts the country in a very favorable position. Lastly, many people consider a country's nuclear capability to be an important factor in it's superpower status; and while Japan doesn't have any nuclear weapons, it is considered a de-facto nuclear state, meaning it has the resources, manpower, and capital to produce nuclear weapons in less than one year.
    10 answers · Japan · 6 days ago
  • Gaijin with colored hair?

    Best answer: Well, if you have blue hair, you would certainly draw attention and Japanese people would stare at you when you are in Japan.

    But anyway, you don t need to mind so much if you stay in Japan for 1 month only.
    Best answer: Well, if you have blue hair, you would certainly draw attention and Japanese people would stare at you when you are in Japan.

    But anyway, you don t need to mind so much if you stay in Japan for 1 month only.
    8 answers · Japan · 5 days ago
  • Would Japan get involved if the Korean War Armistice ended between North Korea, South Korea and the U.S.?

    Best answer: Yes, Japanese cooperation would commence immediately because the principle of collective self-defense would mean that for example, MSDF oilers would be fueling USN vessels. Furthermore, the US military would be using assets based in Japan. Given that, the PDRK could not be expected to make a distinction between... show more
    Best answer: Yes, Japanese cooperation would commence immediately because the principle of collective self-defense would mean that for example, MSDF oilers would be fueling USN vessels. Furthermore, the US military would be using assets based in Japan. Given that, the PDRK could not be expected to make a distinction between the SDF and US military assets.

    In times of crises, the US military charters commercial airliners to transport troops. This means that the contingency plan is that the US military would basically take over some civilian airports in Japan during a war on the Korean peninsula, because those are the airports airlines and their pilots are used to. Therefore no one should take it for granted that they could leave Japan quickly during such an event.
    4 answers · Japan · 3 days ago
  • Why did the Spanish language completely replace native languages in most Latin American countries... (cont'd below)?

    ...but not in the Philippines, which Spain also ruled for 300 years?
    ...but not in the Philippines, which Spain also ruled for 300 years?
    5 answers · Philippines · 4 days ago
  • I'm moving to Japan permanently from USA. Should I maintain a US address while I still own land and investment accounts there?

    I still have some land that hasn't been sold yet and I have a Roth IRA, and stocks. I use a local bank rather than a national bank.
    I still have some land that hasn't been sold yet and I have a Roth IRA, and stocks. I use a local bank rather than a national bank.
    4 answers · Japan · 3 days ago