Originally Posted by biginjapan
I agree with you but the ones you mention are the anime obsessed people who never end up going to Japan or only end up staying for a short time. I'm probably going to be flamed for saying this but most people who want to live in Japan are social rejects and that is why I think many of them only end up staying in Japan for a short time. In Japan it is HARDER to make friends than in your home country. Japanese people are very busy and have little time to hang out with you. If you feel lonely in your own country you will be 10x as lonely in Japan.
So a warning for those who want to live in Japan without visiting. Please open your mind up and try to accept that their are bad sides of Japan as well. The one I mentioned above is the reason I see most of these people crumble.
I think you are right about being social. It is very easy to be completely invisible, especially in the big cities in Japan.
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