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    ahh, is it rude to use fork and spoon or fork and knife in the table instead of using the hashi (chopsticks)

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    While Asian food (mainly Japanese, Chinese, and Korean) is almost always eaten with chopsticks, Western-style food such as cake, spaghetti, and burgers is eaten with forks (and knives) or your hands. But I'm not sure how it would be viewed to eat Japanese food with forks and knives.

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    If the person is a foreigner, they wouldn't think twice about it since they know that westerners don't usually use chopsticks. Restaurants offer them if asked, as far as I know.

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    when does a student usually starts cleaning the classroom? i mean from what grade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by make_it_worse View Post
    when does a student usually starts cleaning the classroom? i mean from what grade?
    First year of elementary school. Wouldn't surprise me if they started as young as kindergarten, but I've never been to a kindergarten before.

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    can a student read a manga in school while in break time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by make_it_worse View Post
    can a student read a manga in school while in break time?
    Yes. The breaks between classes are actually pretty lengthy. Maybe about 10 minutes or so.

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    Yeah, between every class there is a break of approximately 10 minutes.

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    what is their favorite country outside japan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by make_it_worse View Post
    what is their favorite country outside japan?
    your questions are so random hehe..

    I think European countries like UK, France, Italy & Greece. They have medieval fantasies about it.

    Based on my experience. When I meet new friends in Japan tell them I'm from France.
    They'll be like "hee, sore maji sugee!!" or "Kakkoii ne!!"
    And ask me random questions about Paris like "Efferu-tou-tte, Tokyo-tawaa to niteru no?"
    I'll answer back "hehe, chotto.."
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    Quote Originally Posted by make_it_worse View Post
    what is their favorite country outside japan?
    Wouldn't this be incredibly subjective, as it depends on the preferences of the person? That's like asking what country outside of America that Americans like, or what country outside or say..Australia do Australians like. You actually seem to think that all Japanese think the same way.

    IMO, it just depends on the person. I know some people who seems to have an interest in places like Australia, some America, some Italy, some have no interests outside of Japan what-so-ever. It's a very odd question to even bother asking.

    Now, as for influences in their media, seems they pull from some European places (France, UK, Italy), Australia, and America.

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    Pardon me for leaning toward the subject of pop culture, but is it common to find manga in libraries in Japan? If yes, what kind do they usually have (classic manga, popular manga, etc.)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TokyoShojo View Post
    Pardon me for leaning toward the subject of pop culture, but is it common to find manga in libraries in Japan? If yes, what kind do they usually have (classic manga, popular manga, etc.)?
    In all honesty, I'm not too certain. Aside from the library at the schools I worked at, I haven't the slightest idea, but getting down to it, I doubt it would even be necessary since there are other places that are a lot more convenient to go for manga aside from manga shops or hobby shops. You can buy them at places like the conbini (convenient store), and there are many conbinis around, like 7-11.

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    @SSJ_Jup81 What were the top three things that you had the most difficulty adjusting to while you lived in Japan?

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    @SSJ_Jup81 What were the top three things that you had the most difficulty adjusting to while you lived in Japan?
    The garbage sorting x 3. Seriously, though, definitely the garbage thing. I didn't have too much trouble with anything else. Shopping was easy enough. I knew enough Japanese to get by where that was concerned since it's so basic. I guess going to the doctor was difficult because of the language barrier, but I was lucky in that regard. Oh, other thing was probably opening up a bank account, but I opened it up through the post office instead.

    Oh, I know! How polite and nice people were and how much they really seemed to care about whatever establishment or company that they worked for. It was very nice to see how much they took representing their companies very well. They really did act as ambassadors to their companies, like in the store they help you if you ask for it and seem very professional. This took a while to get used to because back here at home, I just wasn't used to it. You hear/see people complaining about their jobs all the time. Over there, I'm under the impression that most don't or wouldn't because it'd make the company look bad.

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