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Apr 15, 2010 7:04 PM

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my dad wanted to go somewhere to celebrate when i graduate high school and i chose japan. where is the best place to meet friends over there and viewing sites?

Apr 15, 2010 10:38 PM

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It depends on how long your staying and how well you make friends, and how well off you are in Japanese, and so on. As for places to see, I think Fukuoka and Oita are pretty places. :)
Apr 16, 2010 9:57 AM

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Depends on the amount of time you have, and why are you interested in Japan? Pop culture? Classical/historical? Nature?
Jun 21, 2011 11:32 PM

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Hey! I'm a brand new MAL user. "Yoroshiku-onegaishimasu!!" Try Wa-pedia, it's practically everything Japan, and theres an awesome travel section. Also, I want to do the same thing! :> If you plan on going to college (which you should) you should consider the gap-year program. The basic idea is that you get accepted to a college and make a request for the gap-year, or an allowed year off between high school and college to study on your own time. Once your selected college approves it you are allowed to take the year off. There are many study abroad programs for gap-years, including *Japan*, and if you show a certain amount of diligience, it is even posssible to get some college cred. Pretty sweet deal!
Modified by Euphgirl44, Jun 21, 2011 11:36 PM
Jun 26, 2011 3:25 PM
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Most cities have international centers, so find an international center and you're bound to find friends there as well as local universities.
Jul 9, 2011 3:09 PM

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Also stay away from Hiroshima and Nagasaki, you might get irradiated there too. Hell, stay away from your computer, it radiates.

That said, if you want to meet people and are open, I'd recommend big cities. People in big cities are usually more open, especially to foreigners. Also, you'll be a gaijin. Deal with it, it's not actually bad.
God sure is cruel, sometimes he makes you live.
Gather some leaves of Japanese.
Jul 9, 2011 3:11 PM
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were not anti Gaijin much any more

i advise Okinawa
"If you tremble with indignation at every injustice, then you are a comrade of mine"

When the union's inspiration through the workers' blood shall run
There can be no power greater anywhere beneath the sun
Yet what force on earth is weaker than the feeble strength of one
For the Union makes us strong
Jul 9, 2011 3:16 PM
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Funny, I lived in Hiroshima for one year and I went to Fukushima on a business trip last Friday.