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    There are places where blowing your nose in public isn't considered rude?
    So.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adamant View Post
    There are places where blowing your nose in public isn't considered rude?
    hmmm, i think in the comfort room

    EDIT:

    How come i can't have a pet in japan if i live in a rented room(apartment)
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    I'm pretty sure some apartments allow it while others won't. It's the same in the US, really.

    Yup, classes again. I'm gonna be at this for a while.

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    i'm asking, if students stay in school from 08.00 to 16.00, then the club obbligation making them finish to 18.00 or 20.00, how about those who are 20 kilometers from the school, that would be tiring.
    think?
    Schedule of a student with his/her home 20 kms away(or less, or less to meake it at least far away from the school)
    6.30 wake up, wash up, breakfast
    7.00 trip to school
    7.30 arrive, a little bit of walk to the school
    8.00 school arrival
    8.00-16.00 school
    16.00-18.00 club activities
    18.00 - 18.30 walk to the station
    18.30 - 19.00 trip back to home
    19.00 - 21.00 relax, break time
    21.00 - 21.30 dinner
    21.30 - 22.30 homework
    22.30 - 06.30 sleep(having 8 hours of sleep, quite good)
    but is it good?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yamato-san View Post
    I'm pretty sure some apartments allow it while others won't. It's the same in the US, really.
    I get the impression that there are more that don't than do, though. Seems mostly those who own houses have indoor pets. Seems those with apartments tend to have cats, who can stay outside and all that.
    Quote Originally Posted by make_it_worse View Post
    i'm asking, if students stay in school from 08.00 to 16.00, then the club obbligation making them finish to 18.00 or 20.00, how about those who are 20 kilometers from the school, that would be tiring.
    think?
    Schedule of a student with his/her home 20 kms away(or less, or less to meake it at least far away from the school)
    6.30 wake up, wash up, breakfast
    7.00 trip to school
    7.30 arrive, a little bit of walk to the school
    8.00 school arrival
    8.00-16.00 school
    16.00-18.00 club activities
    18.00 - 18.30 walk to the station
    18.30 - 19.00 trip back to home
    19.00 - 21.00 relax, break time
    21.00 - 21.30 dinner
    21.30 - 22.30 homework
    22.30 - 06.30 sleep(having 8 hours of sleep, quite good)
    but is it good?
    I'm going to be honest here. I get the impression that older students don't sleep that much (hence all the vitamin drinks) or either they don't need as much. Of course I can only go by my own personal experience. When grading papers and checking over student journals, one of the assignments was to write out entries showing what the students did after school. In Japan, from what I was told, it is mandatory for junior high school children to participate in some kind of a club activity. Only third-year students get out of it (after summer) to practice and prepare for the high school entrance exams.

    Anyway, going back on topic, a good majority of the journal entries showed that the students went to bed quite late. You know, getting home after 7 (or 8), having dinner, maybe watching television or reading manga or maybe playing video games and then taking a bath (and seems that taking a bath at night is the norm) and doing homework. Some might say they went to bed at like 1 in the morning and then waking up at like 5 or 6 or 7 in the morning to eat breakfast and prepare for school. Who knows how accurate it is, but seeing as how Japan, for the most part, has the same system in place everywhere, it wouldn't surprise me if it's like this all over. Of course distance is an issue. With me, I woke up at 7, left my apartment at 7:30 to get to my school at about 8:00. It was about a mile away if taking the back way. It took me about 40+minutes to walk there whenever it snowed and that depended on how thick the snow was. Oh, and not all students have to go to a station to get to school. They may actually walk or bike the entire way because there isn't a station nearby or either it'd be out the way to go to the station. It's like passing your house just to take a route back to it, ya know?

    Seems that most students walk, as there is no "school bus" system anyway, unless they take a city bus or the train to a stop near their school. Either way, despite the distance, if the student is supposed to be in the club, they're going to have to be in it...distance be darned. You also have to take into account in your list, school meetings too which may also take up the students' time. Thinking about it though, it wouldn't surprise me if someone actually did live 20 km away from his/her school, they would probably end up taking a train or bus to get there or get close as they can to there. For example, the JHS I worked at was about 5 min away from the train stop; the elementary school about 2 or 3 min.

    There's one student who comes to mind who actually went to bed late and woke up at like 5 in the morning just to practice because of his club activity. I wouldn't be able to function at all if I did that almost everyday.

    I'm not sure if high school is nearly as strict (as far as club activities go), but riding on the trains past 8 pm, I've seen high school students riding there with their book bags and such, looking as if they're going home for the day. I got off at my stop close to 9pm. So yeah, outside of elementary school, students seem to have a lot of responsibilities as far as school goes.

    Edit: Oh, just recalled something else that is time consuming and can go on as late as 10 pm. Juku (cram school). So yeah, students lead very busy lives.
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    I heard that garbage system is a little bit tricky there, can you explain it?

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    There are different categories of trash, and often different trash days for each category.

    e.g. http://tsukubainfo.jp/garbage/garbage-guide-e.pdf

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    Now that is something I did hate about living over there. The garbage sorting. I admire the fact that they do a lot of recycling, but I wish it was easier to get and understand. I heard that even native Japanese have trouble with the system for some items.

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    do they eat rice for breakfasst?

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    Quote Originally Posted by make_it_worse View Post
    do they eat rice for breakfasst?
    They eat whatever they want for breakfast. They can eat cereal, eggs, toast, bread, rice, fish, etc.

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    how much budget do a student has for school everyday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by make_it_worse View Post
    i'm asking, if students stay in school from 08.00 to 16.00, then the club obbligation making them finish to 18.00 or 20.00, how about those who are 20 kilometers from the school, that would be tiring.
    think?
    Schedule of a student with his/her home 20 kms away(or less, or less to meake it at least far away from the school)
    6.30 wake up, wash up, breakfast
    7.00 trip to school
    7.30 arrive, a little bit of walk to the school
    8.00 school arrival
    8.00-16.00 school
    16.00-18.00 club activities
    18.00 - 18.30 walk to the station
    18.30 - 19.00 trip back to home
    19.00 - 21.00 relax, break time
    21.00 - 21.30 dinner
    21.30 - 22.30 homework
    22.30 - 06.30 sleep(having 8 hours of sleep, quite good)
    but is it good?
    You know, most school usually ends at 15:00 (3pm). And club activities only happens usually Friday or Saturday. Students can however have informal meetings whenever they want.
    And when you reach high school, there'll be less club activities and more curricular activities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cityvillain View Post
    You know, most school usually ends at 15:00 (3pm). And club activities only happens usually Friday or Saturday. Students can however have informal meetings whenever they want.
    And when you reach high school, there'll be less club activities and more curricular activities.
    Not in my experience. The students had club activities everyday (Monday - Friday), unless there was something special going on in the school or if school had to close early for PTA reasons, or midterms, big exams, etc. They even have club meets during school vacations.
    Quote Originally Posted by make_it_worse View Post
    how much budget do a student has for school everyday?
    The only ones who could answer this question are actual students. No one here is a student in a public Japanese school and even then, it probably depends on the family that the student comes from. Someone who's well-off will be able to spend more compared to someone coming from a poorer family. That's pretty much how it is everywhere. Japan isn't exclusive to that.
    Last edited by SSJ_Jup81; 22nd August 2011 at 07:26 PM.

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    Is Mail more used rather than sms? i observed it watching animé

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    Quote Originally Posted by make_it_worse View Post
    Is Mail more used rather than sms? i observed it watching animé
    Now this I can vouch for. Yes, it is more common than sms.

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