• Are children in Japan better behaved than children in the UK?

    If so, how much better behaved are they in Japan. I find some of the children's behaviour in the UK as out of control, disrespectful and rude. They just don't seem to have values and respect anymore. Are Japanese children different? If so, in what way? In the UK, the children are now carrying knives and... show more
    If so, how much better behaved are they in Japan. I find some of the children's behaviour in the UK as out of control, disrespectful and rude. They just don't seem to have values and respect anymore. Are Japanese children different? If so, in what way? In the UK, the children are now carrying knives and committing stabbings. They also talk behind people's backs about other people which is disrespectful. Is it true that children in Japan are more better brought up than their peers in the UK?
    8 answers · 5 days ago
  • Can someone Japanese (or someone who knows a lot about Japan) give me some information about Japanese schools?

    I'm working on a project about Japanese schools. I like to get my facts right so instead of googling everything, I'd rather get my info from a Japanese person/student or someone who knows a lot about Japan. I'd need to know about school subjects, student etiquette, school dates (like when the school... show more
    I'm working on a project about Japanese schools. I like to get my facts right so instead of googling everything, I'd rather get my info from a Japanese person/student or someone who knows a lot about Japan. I'd need to know about school subjects, student etiquette, school dates (like when the school year starts and ends, term/semester dates), uniform, etc. Anything will help :)
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Where in Japan can I land at and take a train from to do some site seeing...?

    Before ending up in Tokyo, Japan. I am thinking of a day trip just exploring and seeing different areas before heading over to the hotel in Tokyo.
    Before ending up in Tokyo, Japan. I am thinking of a day trip just exploring and seeing different areas before heading over to the hotel in Tokyo.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • How do I change my phone number?

    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Where to get vegetables the cheapest in Japan?

    In USA vegetables are really cheap. But at the supermarkets in Japan the prices are really high. Like 100 yen for a small cucumber while in USA you can but 1 big one for 50 yen or you can go to a farmers market and get 3 for 100. Lettuce can be 300 yen while in USA for the same lettuce its about 100 yen. ... show more
    In USA vegetables are really cheap. But at the supermarkets in Japan the prices are really high. Like 100 yen for a small cucumber while in USA you can but 1 big one for 50 yen or you can go to a farmers market and get 3 for 100. Lettuce can be 300 yen while in USA for the same lettuce its about 100 yen. The little vegetable stores are also expensive. Is there another option?
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Is there any way for an American to volunteer in Osaka?

    I moved here recently and still learning Japanese so I have a lot of free time when I get burned out from studying. Are there any volunteer opportunities in the Osaka area where Japanese would not be required or just a limited amount needed?
    I moved here recently and still learning Japanese so I have a lot of free time when I get burned out from studying. Are there any volunteer opportunities in the Osaka area where Japanese would not be required or just a limited amount needed?
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • So one of my friends told me that in Japan a lot of teenagers become prostitutes to make money is that true I was just wondering if it's?

    Or not because my friends are always saying stuff and making up stuff so I don't know if it's true right
    Or not because my friends are always saying stuff and making up stuff so I don't know if it's true right
    12 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Cheapest / Best way to get Japanese Yen in Japan using money from Foreign account?

    Best answer: If you want to check current exchange rates in Japan with whatever you can get where you are now, have a look at https://www.gpa-net.co.jp/en/passenger-service/rate/ The easiest, most hassle free way to get yen for you in Japan is with your ATM card at a Japanese 7-11 or post office. Good rates, and the 7-11s are... show more
    Best answer: If you want to check current exchange rates in Japan with whatever you can get where you are now, have a look at
    https://www.gpa-net.co.jp/en/passenger-s...

    The easiest, most hassle free way to get yen for you in Japan is with your ATM card at a Japanese 7-11 or post office. Good rates, and the 7-11s are open virtually 24/7.
    http://www.jp-bank.japanpost.jp/en/ias/e...
    http://www.sevenbank.co.jp/intlcard/card...

    Do not EVER get a cash advance off of your credit card - you'll be paying loan shark interest rates from the second the money lands in your hands.
    You can also see what Japanese money looks like at
    http://www.thejapanfaq.com/japanfaq1c.html
    Note that you can not use 1 or 5 yen coins in vending machines and phones.
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Do you necessarily need a love hotel in Japan when you are already checked into a hotel?

    Okay let's say you're in Japan you meet a girl. Things start going a certain way would it be more practical for her to come back to your hotel room or do you avail yourselves of the services of a love hotel? I mean why pay to check into a room when you're already checked into one?
    Okay let's say you're in Japan you meet a girl. Things start going a certain way would it be more practical for her to come back to your hotel room or do you avail yourselves of the services of a love hotel? I mean why pay to check into a room when you're already checked into one?
    7 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • How long does it take(hours) to get from Toyko station to Niigata, Japan by 1) Basic train 2) Bullet train?

    Best answer: You can get all this on Hyperdia. It would take about 7 hours on local trains. I am sure it has been done by Seishun 18 Kippu travellers. I once went from Ueno to Sendai by local in a day. Like climbing Mount Fuji, it was fun to do once. It was interesting to watch the suburban commuters thin out as we headed into... show more
    Best answer: You can get all this on Hyperdia. It would take about 7 hours on local trains. I am sure it has been done by Seishun 18 Kippu travellers. I once went from Ueno to Sendai by local in a day. Like climbing Mount Fuji, it was fun to do once. It was interesting to watch the suburban commuters thin out as we headed into the truly rural areas.
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • I have never traveled out of the country before, but am looking to travel abroad to Japan for around a week. What are some options?

    As someone who is not familiar with travel, I do not feel comfortable winging the whole trip on my own. Just googling I found some tourist groups that advertise hitting up a lot of places all over the country of japan within 9 days or something, but I feel that's a lot of time spent traveling that could be... show more
    As someone who is not familiar with travel, I do not feel comfortable winging the whole trip on my own. Just googling I found some tourist groups that advertise hitting up a lot of places all over the country of japan within 9 days or something, but I feel that's a lot of time spent traveling that could be spent doing activities. I am looking to narrow my Japan experience (at least for my first time visiting) to Tokyo and Kyoto. I am looking for a tourist company that maybe dictates half of our day with some sort of group activity (like witnessing a tea ceremony or something) but allows us free time to go and explore different sections of the cities ( like akihabara ) on our own. Japan bucketlist - eat ramen in a ramen shack -experience an onsen -see historical buildings I know my bucket list is short, so if there are any other "musts" to do in japan please comment as well. To sum up, I am looking for a tourist company that lightly (or medium) structures/outlines what I would be doing in these two cities so that I make the most of my trip.
    8 answers · 1 month ago