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Posted in: Which credit card company do you recommend? Have you had any trouble getting a credit card either in Japan or abroad? See in context

I have JCB and Visa. Contact your local bank or any company like electronic shops or shopping mall.

My JCB charges no membership fee and annual fee forever . Visa charges no registration fee but annual fee for very less.

No problem with applying at all since I have bank account linked to them.

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Posted in: APA hotel chain under fire over book denying Rape of Nanking See in context

Never again staying in that APA hotel chain. I really feel sorry for the family of the victims. People forgive but they will never forget. Now APA trying to deny this. I'm so boycotting this hotel.

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Posted in: What do you think of the various foreigners who appear on Japanese TV? Do any of them make you cringe? Are there any whom you think do a good job? See in context

Not all foreigners have to act like clowns on TV here and I've seen many examples. Those that were mentioned work with comedians for a comedic show so you would very much expect they would pull jokes trying to be funny. I've seen many that are genuine and just be their real selves on TV. Just saying.

Chris Hart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VxhxFRibBI

Monkey Majik

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S9tvAjV0sY

Def Tech's Shen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFuNy2zZi20

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Posted in: What do you think of the various foreigners who appear on Japanese TV? Do any of them make you cringe? Are there any whom you think do a good job? See in context

Monkey Majik's two front members whose also brothers are from Canada.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_kadOV171A

Def Tech's Shen is from Hawaii. They performed in Kohaku before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWGDt0pBbXQ

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Posted in: What do you think of the various foreigners who appear on Japanese TV? Do any of them make you cringe? Are there any whom you think do a good job? See in context

Bobby is a comedian guys, why so serious?

I like the gaijin singers here like Chris Hart, May J, Jero.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBBbecA8Z08

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zsh3oZrKGDM

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Posted in: How would you rate Japan's performance at the Rio Olympics so far? See in context

Couldn't get any better. Currently at 3rd place with 7 gold. But could they maintain it until the end?

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Posted in: In your experience, which airline has the best flight attendants and which one has the worst? See in context

best would be ANA, great inflight service, I've been using their service for years now and have alwasy been very happy and satisfied

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Posted in: What do you think of the level of service in shops, restaurants, airlines, banks, offices and so on in Japan? See in context

ratpack, i think we could always pay for the extra sauce or whatever, i remember paying for an extra sweet chilli sauce or bbq sauce, couldnt remember if its McDonalds, KFC or Mos, its just 30 yen or something so its fine with me...when i get my fries Ill always ask for some ketchup sumimasen ketchappu kudasai...and the shop attendant will then ask nanko irimasu ka (how many would you like?) and i said two please and they`ll give me what i requested with a big smile, no charge...speaking some japanese sometimes take me a long way....

i think the level of service here in Japan is excellent, very polite and with good manner...i like the irasshaimasseeee, nice packaging or wrapping (sometimes its too much though), the deep bow and arigatou gozaimashitaaaaa when i leave, non existent back home..cant say the same for some government institution like immigration or hellowork though, always had a bad experience , too many of thoseganko oyajiwith their attitude, they think being akomuin(government employee) they can beijiwaru` towards gaijin, ちぇっ!:D

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Posted in: How foreigners’ daily lives change when they live in Japan See in context

i enjoy my life being a gaijin here, but i`m never pretentious or try to endure (gaman) like most japanese, as a gaijin, i tell it as it is....

for example, no matter how hard i try, i would never be able to enjoy onsens (being naked with someone else and soaking in boiling hot water to begin with is just not my cup of tea), i prefer my ohuro where i have my privacy and i can also adjust the comfortable temperature.

i dont do sabisu zangyo (working overtime without getting paid for the sake of the company), when work times done, im gone, id rather spend time with my family at home, regardless what the japanese colleagues would think, i just dont care :D

i don`t do warikan (sharing the bills), you pay for what you drink or eat, i think warikan is just a form of pawahara (power harassment) when the bosses order and drink whatever they want and asking kohai non alcoholic drinker to share the same bill, doing warikan in nomikais is just unfair

all and all i`m just trying to be myself, never trying to please anyone and trying to enjoy my Japan moment each and everyday (something i prolly would miss if i go home)

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Posted in: How foreigners’ daily lives change when they live in Japan See in context

@netninja

its called arandoseru...ran ran ran randoseru wa ten ten ten tenshin no hane! is it me or this commercials tune`s just catchy :D

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Posted in: How foreigners’ daily lives change when they live in Japan See in context

I slurp loud and lift my bowls close to my face when I eat (2 things that definitely would get me a stare from my parents if we eat together back home)

-I sometimes stand when I`m eating (tachigui), I never stand in my whole life while eating back home

I sometimes bought my food from a ticket machine

-I pay to cook my own food (okonomiyaki, shabu shabu, yakiniku)

hailing from Kansai, I know I have to change side to stand while on the escalator when I go to Kanto

-I send emails instead of SMS/text from my mobile

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Posted in: How foreigners’ daily lives change when they live in Japan See in context

I clap my hand when Im laughing or when Im trying to appreciate someone`s joke

-I eat raw eggs

-I never open or shut the taxi door

-I have lots of point cards or member cards in my wallet

-I`m getting hot drinks from vending machines

-I wear surgical mask when i catch a cold

-I pay my bills in the konbini

-my bank is also a post office, and the atm will not only take notes but also coins for cash deposits

-my umbrella is transparent

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