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by Tokyotraveller
Fri Jun 17, 2005 2:13 am
Forum: Japan & Japanese/Asian Culture
Topic: Foreigners Feeling Isolated in Tokyo (and Japan)
Replies: 16
Views: 13106

I would agree with the foregoing in many respects. I spent over 2 years in Japan and while I formed some close friendships there are still things they would tell me I would never understand because I am not Japanese. I found Tokyo to be particularly insular. Mostly I think it has to do with it being...
by Tokyotraveller
Fri Jun 17, 2005 2:07 am
Forum: Japan & Japanese/Asian Culture
Topic: Sushi Question
Replies: 4
Views: 3309

I never found that it made any difference at all. I have seen Japanese people dip it any ole way.


Cheers!

Mark
by Tokyotraveller
Thu Jun 09, 2005 8:16 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: How many of you have been to Toyoko?
Replies: 13
Views: 5898

Spent the summer of 1990 in Tokyo. Stayed at the delightful Yaesu Fujiya Hotel near Tokyo Station. It was a great experience and I would love to go back. Previously I lived in Hokkaido for 2 years and loved that also. I would highly recommend Japan.

Cheers!

Mark
by Tokyotraveller
Thu Sep 09, 2004 12:20 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Japanese Culture
Replies: 11
Views: 5850

Tokyo and Japan are absolutely amazing. I spent the summer of 1990 living in the Yaesu Fujiya Hotel near Tokyo station. (actually it is the last building on the right at the very end of the film just before the credits begin to roll) LiT resonates very strongly for me since I have very literally liv...
by Tokyotraveller
Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:56 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Hospital scene with the old man
Replies: 12
Views: 33188

The most direct translation would be "how many years have you been in Japan?". This of course is and idiomatic expression that the Japanese use to ask how long a person has been in Japan. For whatever reason this is usually the first thing a non-Japanese person is asked. I lived for over 2 years in ...