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November 21, 2008 @ 05:57 AM
Jaylib

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This thread is to anyone that has been/lived in japan, or ever wants to go. Need to be a place where we can talk about Japan.
Mannnnn, I miss Japan TOO much. I could write 1000 pages of stuff I miss there.
I only lived there for about 3 years but it was the best 3 years of my life.
I took it for granted....living there and being about an hour train ride away from Japan. I'm jealous of my buds still there, but I'll go back one day (Kana Tsugihara = future wife). i'll put some of my old pictures up later, and whoever has been should post up too. This is not a good intro but man I want to talk to someone thats been there, and misses it as much as i do.



These videos remind me of japan :

www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeibXUHgPtU

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuT0rC-zGvg

www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9qojKJdbIE

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDLKYu6tS5M

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lM908TkcPo
(This one is a shoutout from Nujabes to my hometown)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDHkhv7DkX8
(Stereotypical)

All of these videos kinda represent a little bit of some of the things in Japan I miss.

I suggest you watch them they're all great videos. I can't tell you guys and girls how much I miss Japan, shit. I'm trying to get a tat soon that will say something in Japanese. Let's discuss my "Nihonjin tomodachi"
November 21, 2008 @ 08:22 AM
BTK

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I wanted to go over there for an internship. I'm hesitant for some reason though. Do you speak the language? what can someone expect for visiting the first time? good? bad? the ugly?
November 21, 2008 @ 08:48 AM
Jaylib

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What part of Japan were you going to go to? I say you should go regardless, though. No I don't speak it fluently but I know some stuff from school, being offbase, etc. Some things about Japan....
-Wherever you are you can spend a few days and nights just walking/looking around, and it's like you are in some other world (Good).
-The weather usually really sucks, but its nice at this time of year(Bad)
-People are always wanting to help you if you're lost, you can go anywhere on a train....which is only about 10 dollars to go across tokyo. The culture there is so much different...you can be in a crowded place like shibuya, and then commute to ueno (Which is Japanese equal of CEntral Park) and its so calm and quiet.

I dunno man there's too much good stuff to say about Japan, whenever you get the chance you need to go. Everything to do is in Japan.
November 21, 2008 @ 03:32 PM
BTK

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doesn't sound like theres anything bad about it. Where did you stay?
November 22, 2008 @ 04:46 PM
Jaylib

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shit, theres not man. i lived in yokosuka, bout an hour away from tokyo. we would go up about every other weekend. yokosuka was awesome...it has beaches, parks, city, everything.

yeah man ramen ftw,.....i had the best ramen of my life in kyoto.
yoshinoya is good too
November 22, 2008 @ 10:43 PM
HEIST.

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Location: Beautiful Vanity B.C...

lulz a stereotype,
But wish I money to go down there.
Is as expensive as they say?
November 23, 2008 @ 12:09 AM
Jaylib

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idk how people say about it
but yeah it is e-x-pensive real talk
except electronics...you can go to akihabara and anything that runs on batteries is there

oh yeah and theres 7-11s, thrift stores, 100 yen stores, and this wierd store called don quiote. there are lots of these places, but other than that its super expensive. but UT (Unique Tee by Uniqlo) is my favorite store ever and shirts are only about 15 dolla each
November 23, 2008 @ 02:44 PM
Jaylib

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well put man well put i agree with you about all of that !
you're too lucky man, fam lives in japan?!
i knew a girl in saitama....but man
nothin beats hangin out by the beach in summer in japan you know?
November 23, 2008 @ 03:09 PM
Lew

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good thread
November 23, 2008 @ 05:52 PM
THiZZ

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Coco ichi bana FTW!!!

-THiZZ
November 23, 2008 @ 06:12 PM
Replicant

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Location: Sydney / Nagano

Coco ichi bana FTW!!!

-THiZZ


Fuck yes!

Chicken katsu curry + cheese + 10-kara!

Other reasons I miss Japan:

1. Ramen
2. Going out for dinner and still being able to shop after :O, and then grab ramen on the way home after midnight.
3. Lack of rude pricks or general retards that want to start something (despite alcohol being cheap as chips and available just about everywhere - oh and nomihoudai lol).
4. Public transport every 2-5 minutes.
5. GASTO!
6. The chicks - yes they fail at ass most of the time but I don't care they're still hot.
7. Yeah this'll just keep going......

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November 23, 2008 @ 08:05 PM
Jaylib

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yo man i almost forgot cocos =(
thats whats up thizz and replicant
the nan bread at cocos = heaven! i usually got about a level 2 fried chicken

and i forgot man...props to you Wuze because you introduced me to kimura kaela back when the asian girl thread was good!

is anyone gonna go back again soon?
November 23, 2008 @ 08:48 PM
THiZZ

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Location: Los Angeles

yo man i almost forgot cocos =(
thats whats up thizz and replicant
the nan bread at cocos = heaven! i usually got about a level 2 fried chicken

and i forgot man...props to you Wuze because you introduced me to kimura kaela back when the asian girl thread was good!

is anyone gonna go back again soon?


I may go back for 09' considering I actually have a Japanese friend who owns a house and he keeps asking me to come back to visit. And i still talk to some girls from Tokyo/Yokohama. I will say this though Nagoya/Osaka>Tokyo by far in every aspect in terms of girls/food/and better looking/cleaner city.

I like the fact that Harajuku and Shibuya are within walking distance of each other. On another note i think what makes shopping in Japan so appealing is the fact that stores aren't just out in the open more often than not you have to look up and down to find stores instead of just walking down the street and seeing it.

I don't miss Roppongi and probably won't be going there when i go back FUCK GASPANIC!!! Anyone who seriously ventured outside of the typical club scene knows that Shibuya's...Asia, Harlem, Vuenos kill any club in Roppongi.

So who knows once i get off my ass and go get a passport i'll more than likely go back cuz my boi works for delta and can get me a round trip ticket for hella cheap. If i do go imma be staying in Machida...

-THiZZ
November 24, 2008 @ 01:37 AM
J

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can haz we do teh nasty?
November 24, 2008 @ 05:21 AM
Jaylib

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hahahaha gaspanic!
dude....i went there after prom and you're right it kinda does suck. some of my friends went to a place in shibuya and said it was AWESOME when we were back at school. you're right though roppongi is shady stuff man.

anyways man you are too lucky to be going back and having all of the hook ups. im trying to get accepted to this japanese foreign exchange student thing in princeton this summer, seeing as thats about as close to japan i can get so far haha.

shit, kimura kaela is a "Hapa" (I think thats the word)? i think half asians are the best too. in fact I LOVE ASIANS TOO!
at my new school there are no asians. but i heard koreans are the hottest, though. ive only seen hyori lee but shes beautiful.

helll nah man, real japanese food is some of the best food in the world. here they have thai (no racist) selling "california rolls"........idk that stuff

It's almost been a year since i went to kyoto for thanksgiving. honestly, i think that was my favorite city in japan, although im in love with tokyo. kyoto was like a dream world at day and night..some scenes from that movie spirited away remind me of it. has anyone ever been?
November 24, 2008 @ 09:35 AM
Jim Jardashian

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I wouldn't mine meeting the 5thD crew.
November 24, 2008 @ 11:09 AM
THiZZ

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so the japanese restaurants in america are nothing compared to the ones in japan? damnit :[


LMAO fuck no, these fucking wannabe resaurants are in no way like the real deal. In terms of service, atmosphere, and food HELL NO! I've had some of the best fish, sushi, hell even steak in Japan...

-THiZZ
November 24, 2008 @ 11:16 AM
THiZZ

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hahahaha gaspanic!
dude....i went there after prom and you're right it kinda does suck. some of my friends went to a place in shibuya and said it was AWESOME when we were back at school. you're right though roppongi is shady stuff man.

anyways man you are too lucky to be going back and having all of the hook ups. im trying to get accepted to this japanese foreign exchange student thing in princeton this summer, seeing as thats about as close to japan i can get so far haha.

shit, kimura kaela is a "Hapa" (I think thats the word)? i think half asians are the best too. in fact I LOVE ASIANS TOO!
at my new school there are no asians. but i heard koreans are the hottest, though. ive only seen hyori lee but shes beautiful.

helll nah man, real japanese food is some of the best food in the world. here they have thai (no racist) selling "california rolls"........idk that stuff

It's almost been a year since i went to kyoto for thanksgiving. honestly, i think that was my favorite city in japan, although im in love with tokyo. kyoto was like a dream world at day and night..some scenes from that movie spirited away remind me of it. has anyone ever been?


I went to Kyoto right before i left. We went to that famous temple that is the landmark for Kyoto. We saw the gesha and didn't realize most of them are extremely old. And also we went up the mountain hike with all the temples on it. Kyoto is definitely a must if you plan on going to Osaka since its like 15 mins away.

And yea i got tons of Japanese connects. I got girls i still keep in touch with that can do pick ups and whatnot for me. And also a few dudes that i used to kick it with. Being a club promoter in Japan has it advantages cuz i networked my ass off.

For the most part the reason Shibuya is better in terms of clubbing is because you need a Japanese escort in order to get into the club. Since the military guys always get into trouble they made it a rule. Which is better because you can not worry about running into Blackpan girls(For those of you unfamiliar with the term its Japanese girls who only date black guys preferrably from the south). So if you want to get some good quality females stray away from Roppongi you have been warned. Although the girls in Roppongi/Yokohama are extremely easy and they would more than likely let you hit in the club(I had a friend fuck a girl on the steps going into Club 99/Gaspanic) whereas Shibuya you need a little knowledge in the language and some game...

-THiZZ
November 24, 2008 @ 12:42 PM
THiZZ

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Hahahahahaahahahahaha some of the best spaghetti I've ever had is from Japan, yo. They got their food-game on lockdown.


If i could just own one of these here in the states i would bank off of addiction alone...




You know whats real sad is food found in 7-11's is better than most places in the states hahaha...

-THiZZ
November 24, 2008 @ 01:32 PM
iDANYO

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I was thinking about doing the jet program in a couple of years.
November 24, 2008 @ 03:58 PM
Jaylib

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word guys japan has some of the best foood. idk how many locations are in japan but there was a killer "italian" restaurant where i lived saizeriya. yum yum.

thats cool that you went to kyoto too man, i think that is one of the things i miss most about japan. but damn thizz thats what i called hooked up man. your like yone. i know what you mean about roppongi though, all these dirty ass girls walking around.

speaking of some stupid military shit, my dad and i came back from hawaii for his military conference in march. its like.....11 pm and its super rainy/cold/windy. they had a metal detector up at the gates, and we were like "wtf is this shit!?"
it turns out, a few days before, some nigerian sailor on one of the boats from my old base took a cab out to this neighborhood and stabbed the 73-year-old driver in the neck and took his money. then they found the sailor in a roppongi bar. its dudes like that that fucked our shit up and it got pretty strict/tense.
November 24, 2008 @ 04:11 PM
THiZZ

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Yea i mainly meet people through going to stores and hanging out there and just talking to them about music and stuff like that. I always had like a homegirl there to help translate and stuff. Thats how i came up on so much shit downtown in Harajuku. I'd always get emails on my docomo about new shit dropping and if they want me to have them hold it for me.

Went to Fukushima for the 72 hour drift event also...shit was hella fun. They cut up a whole cow and served that bitch on a bon fire...ahhh some good memories of Japan fa real...

Hands down the best sneaker spot is K-Skit in Kichijoji...

-THiZZ
November 24, 2008 @ 08:17 PM
Jaylib

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dayum dude that sounds cool especially the fukushima part.
but yo dude all about au denwa! haha
definitely agree with you man, although i only went there once
my friends are tellin me about all the shit theyre getting, im like... -_-
November 25, 2008 @ 02:14 PM
Jaylib

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50th anniversary of tokyo tower, guys. Damn i dont even really like/follow bearbricks, but i might try to get this one. heres my old flickr that i forgot the password to, if you guys wanna see some ok pictures in my last few weeks there.
flickr.com/photos/27725096@N06/

i have alot of stuff on photobucket but i needa find them....also had alot on my hard drive but my hard drive crashed

heres my friends flickr he updates it day to day i think. next bobby hundreds
flickr.com/photos/27520095@N08/
November 26, 2008 @ 08:24 AM
Replicant

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Location: Sydney / Nagano

You know why they call it cocoichi? For the hit of coke they sneak in in each dish. Obviously explains the addiciton. No shit, when I first got to Japan I was going atleast 4-5 times a week.

I kinda dug Gaspanic if nothing else for being a good way to start a night. If your Japanese amounts to squat the staff there speak enough to make the place seem attractive enough "happy hour! cheap drinks!". It's also a decent place to meet other peeps that are out that night and see where the next party is, usually copped a flyer or two for free entry into clubs.

I dug Harlem in Shibuya, although it just felt too western. I remember walking out at like 4-5am and thinking to myself "oh yeah, I'm still in Japan", then subsequently grabbing some curry-pan at Lawsons.

Amen to Nagoya/Kyoto>Tokyo.

Although I'm partly biased since I lived in Gifu for a year. But Nagoya shopping was the shit. Sakae for high end brands, Ossu for mad street style. I have to admit I liked Harajuku and Omotesandou but it was just so touristy. I remember walking into a cafe and ordering a coffee, but the dude was like "sorry you gotta order a piece of food as well". The fuck is that?

Kyoto to me was a place where the more refined foreigners hang out met a lot of interesting people there. As opposed to Tokyo where all you see are the sleazy huge white guys who are out thinking they can get some easy poon.

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November 26, 2008 @ 08:25 AM
Replicant

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Hahahahahaahahahahaha some of the best spaghetti I've ever had is from Japan, yo. They got their food-game on lockdown.


You had better luck than me bra.

I ordered a carbonara and got spaghetti pasta in a thin milky coloured soup with a raw egg cracked over it >.>;

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November 27, 2008 @ 06:05 PM
calintz

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don't forget village vanguard

you can get lost in that shop for ages...

threads like this makes me mad natsukashii... i'm leaving this thread now...
November 27, 2008 @ 10:16 PM
Jaylib

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whats omotesando again? man i know ive heard of it, maybe been there....idk though
yo calintz......your dp is..........AMAZING
its about to be snowboarding season again up in northern honshu and up north, has anyone been? i miss it too much best ssnowboarding ever.
but the exact opposite weather is down in okinawa, which was amazing as well
November 27, 2008 @ 11:44 PM
Cboom

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Awwww maaan, y'all are bringin tears to my eyes. I miss Japan so much it hurts my body. I've had the privilege of visiting twice. Saw the whole country on a rail pass the first time, even did a homestay. Second time was all Tokyo though. I miss nursing my hangovers with Pocari Sweat, late night feedings at Mos Burger, shot gunning 1L cans of Asahi in the street while locals watch in absolute disbelief haha, the joy goes on forever. Saw the Large Professor perform at Space Lab Yellow and to whoever mentioned Vuenos in Shibuya, you now what's up, great club. I've done all the culture and tourist stuff in Hokkaido, Kyoto and Hiroshima and it is life changing. Wouldn't trade and of it for anything but NOTHING in the world beats partying and shopping in Tokyo(Osaka a close second, better food, less attitude).
I would really like to live a portion of my life there, in fact, I'm making it a goal of mine. I have friends in Tokyo and all that ish but unfortunately I don't have a degree. I'm planning on doing a Working Holiday too.(being Canadian does have it's perks believe it or not, since Japan doesn't offer it to Americans).
Any insight from you guys on how you made your living there?
Sorry for the rant, got me excited, even pulled me out of lurk mode.
December 1, 2008 @ 12:51 PM
THiZZ

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Location: Los Angeles

Awwww maaan, y'all are bringin tears to my eyes. I miss Japan so much it hurts my body. I've had the privilege of visiting twice. Saw the whole country on a rail pass the first time, even did a homestay. Second time was all Tokyo though. I miss nursing my hangovers with Pocari Sweat, late night feedings at Mos Burger, shot gunning 1L cans of Asahi in the street while locals watch in absolute disbelief haha, the joy goes on forever. Saw the Large Professor perform at Space Lab Yellow and to whoever mentioned Vuenos in Shibuya, you now what's up, great club. I've done all the culture and tourist stuff in Hokkaido, Kyoto and Hiroshima and it is life changing. Wouldn't trade and of it for anything but NOTHING in the world beats partying and shopping in Tokyo(Osaka a close second, better food, less attitude).
I would really like to live a portion of my life there, in fact, I'm making it a goal of mine. I have friends in Tokyo and all that ish but unfortunately I don't have a degree. I'm planning on doing a Working Holiday too.(being Canadian does have it's perks believe it or not, since Japan doesn't offer it to Americans).
Any insight from you guys on how you made your living there?
Sorry for the rant, got me excited, even pulled me out of lurk mode.

Hahaha yes...actually i was put on to the whole Shibuya club scene by my japanese friend. He was like if you think Roppongi is great go to Shibuya with me these girls here are shit most of them are dirty. The whole atmosphere of Vuenos alone is great. And the DJ's are hella good at mixing up the variety of songs and not just SOUTH MUSIC!!!

I do miss the 7-11 rice balls and red tea(the sweet one). Oh and the yakaniku joints is on point too. As far as making a living you can get an easy tutoring job if you know a little bit of japanese or better yet if you know someone that can get you connected. Its easy and fast moneysmile...

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