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.