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Aug 4, 2016

What goals do you have while you are in Japan?

People who are stationed in Japan, who are married to a Japanese person, people who want to try living in Japan, what are you aiming towards while being outside of your native country?

klous

klous

I'm 28 years old, male, student.
I wanna move to Japan.

13 Answers



  • smallbigjapan

    on Aug 4

    Helping other travelers and people living here via my website, vlog, Twitter, and blog. I'm a travel writer and Vlogger.

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  • SalarymanJim

    on Aug 5

    I came over here as an English teacher, and my goal was to learn Japanese and try to find work in a different field. And then go back home. I'm still here though, and I am now trying to work out what my next goal is.

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  • helloalissa

    on Aug 6

    Similar to SalarymanJim, I came to teach English. I love teaching, but the real reason for wanting to work in Japan was to learn Japanese. I was able to learn a lot faster while speaking Japanese every day, plus I could save some money while working the first year in Japan. Unfortunately, the financial situation is not very good for teaching English anymore, without starting your own business. I also like the food and culture here better most of the time. It's a great experience to live abroad, but you have to accept that if/when you go back, your perspective will be really different.

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  • Bella

    on Aug 8

    I always wanted to live in Japan since I was a kid and I'm really fond of Japanese culture. I plan to save up some money so I could study my masters in Canada... I also like writing and traveling. It's my dream to travel to all the prefectures in here :)

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  • JTsuzuki

    on Aug 14

    Like many others, I came to teach English, increase my Japanese proficiency and experience the culture. Then I fell in love. Now it's been 8 years. My goals now include writing more blog posts and novels, raising my daughter, taking care of my family, and basically surviving while making the world the best place I can.

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  • Kikaykhe

    on Aug 14

    Save and retire!

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  • KevinC

    on Aug 15

    I was an exchange student because I like the language and the lifestyle in Japan. Also want to see the world and explore as much as I can while I am young, that why I climbed Fujisan 3 times. After 5 years, I still haven't visited all the places that I want to go. Way too many things to explore in Japan.

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  • Saitama

    on Aug 22

    Showcasing all the wonderful things to do in Saitama. Although, Saitama is right beside Tokyo and has a wealth of information in Japanese, there is very little info in English. That's why I started www.insaitama.com to showcase all the fantastic things this prefecture has to offer, especially from the perspective of parents with young children.

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  • Yue

    on Aug 23

    Improve my Japanese in the first place, but also experience as mich as possible of the culture and travel a lot.

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  • To meet new people and get a bigger perspective in life. It is also awesome to just learn the culture and understand the Japanese society. People naturally has this tendency to judge, but you'll never really know unless you mingle and live in a place for a certain period.

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  • Ashes

    on Feb 21

    Learning Japanese was/is a big goal for me. But after being in Japan for a few years, I realise how much personal growth my time here has brought me. I wrote a blog post about the top five life lessons Japan has taught me: https://goldendiamondlife.com/2015/08/19/5-things-ive-learnt-living-abroad/

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  • ExploringJapan

    on Jun 12

    My goal here is all about my children. I want to give them a better future as i know it will be impossible to do it in my home country.

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  • Babina

    on Aug 16

    You can work as an English teacher, be a travel writer or even volunteer at community center to make your living worth in Japan.

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