• How safe is Japanese subway for a single woman in her 20s ?

    I want to travel to Japan but I read an article about molesters (Chikan) who molest and rape women in crowded in trains and Even saw videos of them doing the act. I'm a blonde woman in her 20s who want to visit Japan but I'm afraid that I don't get molested or raped in trains. Are those articles the... show more
    I want to travel to Japan but I read an article about molesters (Chikan) who molest and rape women in crowded in trains and Even saw videos of them doing the act. I'm a blonde woman in her 20s who want to visit Japan but I'm afraid that I don't get molested or raped in trains. Are those articles the truth or exaggeration ?
    10 answers · Japan · 5 days ago
  • In Japan is it normal to not correct a mistake when a cashier makes an error?

    My girlfriend bought a tv and rice cooker. The cashier scanned the rice cooker twice. When we got to the car my girlfriend noticed the mistake and was real happy about it. I told her we should go back and pay the right amount. I considered the cashier could get in trouble, we could get in trouble and it was... show more
    My girlfriend bought a tv and rice cooker. The cashier scanned the rice cooker twice. When we got to the car my girlfriend noticed the mistake and was real happy about it. I told her we should go back and pay the right amount. I considered the cashier could get in trouble, we could get in trouble and it was just the right thing to do. So she went and paid the right amount but is angry. She said in Japan it is normal as it wasn't her mistake. Is this true?
    5 answers · Japan · 4 days ago
  • Im thinking of naming my baby Yuki?

    Its a japanese name meaning snow or happiness. Just wondering what other peoples opinions are on the name. Thank you!
    Its a japanese name meaning snow or happiness. Just wondering what other peoples opinions are on the name. Thank you!
    10 answers · Other - Asia Pacific · 1 week ago
  • Are the Chinese cruel to western people? Is it safe for me to go to China?

    Best answer: you may have people try to take advantage of you like they would in other countries, but if you aren't Chinese or Asian looking, most people will be surprised to see you more than anything.
    Best answer: you may have people try to take advantage of you like they would in other countries, but if you aren't Chinese or Asian looking, most people will be surprised to see you more than anything.
    6 answers · China · 6 days ago
  • Why are European girls so anti of Asian guys ? they can be nastier than American girls ?

    Best answer: I'm European, and hand on heart, I don't think I've ever actually met a Korean person, male or female. Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and many Indonesians, and some Vietnamese too, but no Koreans that I can think of. It's a mistake to assume all Europeans feel the same way. There ARE a lot of us, remember. show more
    Best answer: I'm European, and hand on heart, I don't think I've ever actually met a Korean person, male or female. Chinese, Japanese, Thai, and many Indonesians, and some Vietnamese too, but no Koreans that I can think of.

    It's a mistake to assume all Europeans feel the same way. There ARE a lot of us, remember.
    9 answers · Korea · 2 weeks ago
  • Where can I buy a gas bbq in Bangkok? Needs to be outdoor, prefer stainless shell.?

    Best answer: You can just Google Gas BBQ grill and come up with a number of dealers here in Thailand (Bangkok). But they do not come cheap. This is a product that foreigners use not Thai. If a Thai wanted one they would have it made by a metal worker and would be charcoal, not gas and not stainless steel. You can also... show more
    Best answer: You can just Google Gas BBQ grill and come up with a number of dealers here in Thailand (Bangkok). But they do not come cheap. This is a product that foreigners use not Thai. If a Thai wanted one they would have it made by a metal worker and would be charcoal, not gas and not stainless steel.

    You can also see them at Home Pro.
    4 answers · Thailand · 2 weeks ago
  • Are any imunizations required as a US citizen visiting the philipines for a few weeks?

    Best answer: I travel from the USA to the Philippines once a year and no one has ever asked to see my vaccination record. However, I've gotten Hep A and B vaccinations on the strong advice of the State Department. You should get flu, typhoid and tetanus shots even if you never intend to leave the USA.
    Best answer: I travel from the USA to the Philippines once a year and no one has ever asked to see my vaccination record. However, I've gotten Hep A and B vaccinations on the strong advice of the State Department. You should get flu, typhoid and tetanus shots even if you never intend to leave the USA.
    5 answers · Philippines · 2 weeks ago
  • Does japan have kosher certified food?

    Best answer: You do understand that the Japanese have their own religion, and they don't have many Jewish people, right? When you want to immigrate to another country, you have to be prepared to assimilate to that culture- like people expect immigrants to acculturate to the US. Japan does not encourage immigration anyway.... show more
    Best answer: You do understand that the Japanese have their own religion, and they don't have many Jewish people, right? When you want to immigrate to another country, you have to be prepared to assimilate to that culture- like people expect immigrants to acculturate to the US. Japan does not encourage immigration anyway. How are you going to be there legally?
    5 answers · Japan · 2 weeks ago
  • Why are Japanese people polite but cold?

    Apart from customer service, which can be way over the top in terms of politeness, the ordinary denizens seem to be so cold and unfriendly. Why is this? For example, if you are in someone's way at the supermarket etc. instead of saying excuse me, they will just reach around you to grab what they want! And when... show more
    Apart from customer service, which can be way over the top in terms of politeness, the ordinary denizens seem to be so cold and unfriendly. Why is this? For example, if you are in someone's way at the supermarket etc. instead of saying excuse me, they will just reach around you to grab what they want! And when I have noticed and said "sumimasen" or something I get no reply whatsoever! They always have blank, emotionless expressions kind of like they are dead in the inside. I recently visited the Philippines where the people are the exact opposite, so warm and friendly, always smiling. A lot of Filipinos have virtually nothing. Whereas, the Japanese are very well of by comparison. However, when dealing with the average person from both countries you would think it was the other way round!
    10 answers · Japan · 3 weeks ago
  • What should I know about Japan before going there?

    Best answer: Learn a few words in Japanese. Excuse Me. Thank you. Please. Yes. No. Can go a long way. Japanese students study English. Anyone college age students and most high school age students will have a working mastery of English. If you are white, they will assume you are an American. They may even want to... show more
    Best answer: Learn a few words in Japanese. Excuse Me. Thank you. Please. Yes. No. Can go a long way. Japanese students study English. Anyone college age students and most high school age students will have a working mastery of English. If you are white, they will assume you are an American. They may even want to practice English with you. Hotels will always have someone on duty that can speak English. If you ever need help, get lost, or are trying to use the subway -- find a college age person and ask for help. There is about a 90% chance they will speak excellent English and they will help you. They may even walk you to the correct subway car to make sure you are taken care of. Japan is very safe. You can drink the water. Personal hygiene is probably better than the US. There is a lot of curiosity towards Americans since you will stand out. If you are 6' or taller and a white male with blonde hair, expect to be stared at. There are a lot of English signs - 7/11, KFC, MacDonald's, Pizza Hut, etc. No tipping in restaurants. Many of the small restaurants have a display of plastic food outside and often there are pictures on the menu. If you are willing to try Japanese food (DO IT), the cooks and wait staff will be helpful and patient. Pointing and maybe asking some questions will get you a long ways. If you are in Tokyo, go to the shopping districts. The electronics stores are pretty wild with a lot of products, displays, and price variety. You can ALWAYS negotiate prices at stores. There is some subtle racism towards Americans. They expect them to be loud and rude when drinking. If you go out, you may have problems with a cab picking you up. Try sake. It will impress people you are with. In Japan, it is polite to pour drinks for another person. You can get into trouble if you go out with a group and they are refilling your glass every time you empty it. Go to a ramen shop and sit at the counter. Slurp the noodles and hold up one of the manga comic books so you don't splash people across from you. Being able to use chopsticks properly will be appreciated. Carry a handkerchief in your pocket. Most of the restaurants don't have napkins.

    Ask at the hotel for advice. Go to a tea ceremony. Many department stores have these. Ask for food recommendations. Take a lot of pictures. Be open to trying new things. Walk around the hotel to "get lost" and find interesting places. Have fun.
    6 answers · Japan · 3 weeks ago
  • Would it be a good idea to study in a different country?

    I am south korean. I always wanted to live in Korea and I love the culture and music and food and fashion and just everything about it there. I want to transfer and I found a school I am interested in for psychology and it is actually the best school in korea.. I might not get in but I still want to go there.. I... show more
    I am south korean. I always wanted to live in Korea and I love the culture and music and food and fashion and just everything about it there. I want to transfer and I found a school I am interested in for psychology and it is actually the best school in korea.. I might not get in but I still want to go there.. I can speak korean fluenty and kinda write korean. I am also a korean citizen.. However I am not sure if I want to live in korea.. I do and I also don't.. I hope to get a job in the U.S. because I prefer to speak english and my korean speaking and writing is not reallllllllly good but maybe if i study harder and live in korea for a few years I can improve and speak professionally like a normal adult and then get a job in korea and it will be beneficial for me because I can speak english and korean. My parents can also move to korea and live a happy life I am not exactly sure what i want to major... I am currently a sophmore in college.. I want to try something new before I graduate..
    4 answers · Korea · 3 weeks ago
  • Find cheap hotels in singapore ?

    3 answers · Singapore · 3 weeks ago
  • How much money should I have to travel to Tokyo?

    I'm a U.S. planning to travel to Tokyo some time around August 2019. The trip will last me about 10 days. My question is aside from plane tickets hotels and transportation how much money should i bring for dinning, entertainment etc. I was thinking somewhere around $800 dollars.
    I'm a U.S. planning to travel to Tokyo some time around August 2019. The trip will last me about 10 days. My question is aside from plane tickets hotels and transportation how much money should i bring for dinning, entertainment etc. I was thinking somewhere around $800 dollars.
    5 answers · Japan · 3 weeks ago