SCHIZO-ALIAS

Musings about Japan and life as a human, a cosplayer, a minority, a music lover, an English teacher.

Random Lessons about Japan

1. The pronunciation of the first ‘a’ in ‘manga’ is NOT as in ‘mango’.

2. Talking on your cell phone while on a train in Japan is considered rude. (But if you’re a gaijin and very discreet about it and keep the conversation very short, it’s okay, lol.)

3. Just because McDonald’s is an American fast food place does NOT mean you can state your order in English while in Japan and expect the employees to understand you.

4. In Japan, convenience stores really ARE convenient. You can buy food and alcohol, pay bills, make photocopies and purchase concert tickets all in one place. They’re also a good shelter in Kabukicho while you’re waiting on a host to meet you for karaoke after they finish work.

5. And speaking of shelter, if you ever miss the last train home while in a place like Shibuya or Shinjuku, look for a place to sleep at McDonald’s. They’re open all night and at least you won’t go hungry.

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3 responses to “Random Lessons about Japan

  1. Sebastian Scaramuzza January 8, 2010 at 1:02 am

    I Like your Blog, really! Congratulations 😉

  2. Christine January 13, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Thank you, I'm glad you enjoy it 🙂

  3. Yasemin February 23, 2010 at 12:36 am

    i spent one night in an internet cafe.^^

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