Living in Tokyo (東京で住みたいです) (23)

1 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2006-11-25 00:49 ID:bs/K17qw

Hey all

I decided to drop a World of Warcraft addiction in favour of learning Japanese.

I've been doing this at night school after work (TAFE) for about a year and a half now, and all is going well, but my course finishes in six months, I figure I'd learn it much faster if I was just living in Tokyo.

The problem is I have no idea how to go about doing this.

Getting there isn't the issue, and I've got more than enough money, it's finding a place to stay, worrying about work, the fact that I don't know anyone over there, etc.

How easy is this? I don't want to teach English, but I'm willing to if that's what it takes (which is most likely). Are there sites for help with this? Maybe some Tokyo based language exchange or something. I'm not sure.


2 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2006-11-25 07:42 ID:AbVx3zVS

you will have to teach english.

3 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2006-11-25 13:20 ID:Heaven



Are u American?
I dont know you need Visa or not

agree wi/ >>2

teach English is the best way to get income

4 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2006-11-26 00:14 ID:bs/K17qw

Australian, but it's not really that relivant. The mundane travel details are easily sorted - it's what to do when I get there that's the problem.

5 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2006-11-26 02:39 ID:Heaven


6 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2006-11-26 12:29 ID:Heaven


She is teaching English in Japan and she is Australian.

7 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2006-11-26 16:27 ID:D+oiKhCQ

Does anyone know how one goes about finding temporary work in Tōkyō? I think this is part of what >>1 is asking, and it's something I am curious about.
In other country I would be looking at an employment agency, but I have a feeling in Japan those places would be discriminatory against foreigners...

My own goal is a stay of perhaps 6 months, to polish my language skills and get a feel for the country.
One could of course save money to cover for such a period, and do it in 90 day chunks to avoid a lot of requirements, but properly living and working there would of course be the preferable choice.

And it's on this note that I come to an additional question:
While reading up on this type of thing I came across the requirements for immigration to Japan, amongst which is having a degree.
I do not fulfill this requirement, and was wondering in which cases it applies and which cases it doesn't.
It seems that English teachers through various programmes are exempt from this requirement, but as is the case with >>1, I have no desire to take that route. Are there any other such cases? (Other than the marriage route, of course.)

8 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2006-11-29 03:42 ID:Heaven

I think it is hard for u to get a good job only for 5 ,6 monthes,japanese cant get good income only short time
you must work about 1 or 2 years,or save money ,stay in out side of tokyo like kyusyo or shikoku,you can stay only a few money,apartment and another thing is very cheep

9 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2006-12-01 03:35 ID:fyb4tETd

good luck

10 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2006-12-07 06:09 ID:Y/nyaIW5

What is "a world of warcraft addiction"?
You mean you have a hobby of making model battleships ,warplanes somrthing like that ?

11 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2006-12-07 09:27 ID:Y/nyaIW5

You'd better come to Osaka. Tokyo is a city where many rustics assembled from all corners of Japan.
So people live there are generally indifferent to others.
If you want to mingle with warm-hearted people,you should come to Osaka.

                 Thank you for listening.

12 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2006-12-09 02:19 ID:epv1theo


World of Warcraft is an internet computer game. Very much like Ragnarok Online, but newer. >>1 is saying he plays this game too much, and wants to quit and learn Japanese instead.

13 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2006-12-22 10:41 ID:RnTJy2Jo

how much does a six-pack of beer cost in japan?

14 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2006-12-24 18:55 ID:Heaven

50 dollars

15 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-01-05 11:13 ID:Heaven

no 5 dollars :D

16 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-07-30 16:29 ID:oppFGjnM


17 名前: : 2007-07-31 13:52 ID:Heaven





18 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-07-31 15:10 ID:2AG12eN3

Don't know anything about living in Tokyo, but i must say that MMORPG are EVIL. For great justice.

19 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-08-08 07:01 ID:3tgVHkoT

Go to the comic market.

20 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-08-09 23:08 ID:E0QYuE4k

Well now, that's a swell idea, earning your living as a doujin artist. Almost as good as becoming a streetware hawker like all those Israeli kids.

21 名前: Verg : 2007-08-10 04:41 ID:OkVxGC4v

Ouch. Bit harsh, no? Still, you're right; being a doujin artist isn't a very smart way to earn a living. Being an assistant to a mangaka would be a better way to learn art and still earn a living, but even that isn't very smart. ._.

22 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2007-08-10 17:46 ID:j5jzuIDX


Bah, if you're good at it, and you enjoy it, and you're not under pressure to pursue another career, why do anything else?

23 名前: Verg : 2007-08-11 04:35 ID:OkVxGC4v

Because, >>22, we need a few things called food, shelter, and enough money to pay our taxes so we don't end up in jail.

It's fine to love what you're doing for a living, but you need to actually make enough money to live on.

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