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No really, it's great to see you doing fine now. Hmm, about the question, since I'm also planning on studying Japanese in Japan as a regular everyday person and not as a student, I remember you saying they offer a handful of classes there in the city, so I was wondering is it free and can I just walk in and attend or is there some sort of application process there as well? I have plenty of questions, just can't seem to think of any at the moment. Also, just wanted to thank everyone for taking the time to answer my questions, its been very helpful and much appreciated.
You can basically just walk in, but they often require you to purchase the book they use in the class. I say free, but most of them charge a minimal fee... Sort of "help us rent the room" level fee. I would consider it free.


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Say I'll be traveling to Tokyo from California, will I be arriving in Narita Airport?
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Hello Nyororin, A while ago I sent you a PM I was just wondering if you got it or not.

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What does the japanese culture or japanese people really think of foriegners?
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What does the japanese culture or japanese people really think of foriegners?
They usually think, what does that foreigner think of Japan and why are they here?

Do you like natto?
Where are you from?
Do you think Japan is beautiful?
Do you speak Japanese?
Do you like nantoka?
Do you know dare dare?
Have you been to Kyoto or Osaka or an onsen?

What is the cultural opinion? Japan is a land for Japanese. Our Japanese-ness, bounds us together as a nation. Foreigners are foreign and while interesting and just as human as us, they are not Japanese. You can live all your life in Japan and be as Japanese as a Japanese, but you are not Japanese. And there is nothing wrong with that, and that is the way it is in most countries all over the world.

The people who really have a hard time understanding this are say Americans. In a country of immigrants, acting like an American and living there makes you American. Acting Japanese and living in Japan unless you are from a Japanese family, makes you a well integrated foreigner living in Japan.

Basically Japanese are very curious about the foreigners living in Japan and treat them with the exact same respect and dignity they treat each other. And whereas if you don't understand the Japanese way of doing this or that, unlike most countries in the world where people flip out and think stupid foreigner. Japanese are often understanding and patient enough to help you out.
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05-28-2007, 08:26 AM

interisting
but what is dare dare?
and what means nantoka?

@nyororin thanks for reply!!


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interisting
but what is dare dare?
and what means nantoka?

@nyororin thanks for reply!!
dare is who and nantoka is like etcetera or whatever

So like, do you know Ichiro?
Do you like sushi?
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how many yen for a liter of gasoline?
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how many yen for a liter of gasoline?
132 as of yesterday.


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How is the relationship between guys and girls beeing friends? is there alot of racial problems or difference between the genders?
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