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Author Topic: Japanese school-life help  (Read 4097 times)

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Offline KagePen

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Re: Japanese school-life help
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2014, 08:23:14 AM »
If you take a look at what kind of music is popular you'll see they ain't the party animal type. I have seen in a lot of slice of life manga/anime that school students usually go in groups to places like starbucks or macdonalds after school. Adults focus more on their careers and women who are stay-at-home moms dedicate their time to their children (even go to classes that teach them how to help their children study for exams)

As for love in Japan, I think you'll find this bizarre documentary quite interesting (or shocking):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpZbu7J7UL4

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Re: Japanese school-life help
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2014, 08:36:17 AM »
Jesus christ, that documentry is rather shocking!  :ohmy: I can see why the socially awkward protagonist is common in anime/manga. I would have thought for a polite and disciplined culture, they'd be less... focused on sex  :unsure: How do you even raise kids in that enviroment???

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Re: Japanese school-life help
« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2014, 08:46:36 AM »
yup, the birth rate issue in japan is real. and i feel the men are partly to blame. although....i can't say the women aren't right either.


but despite that, that doesn't mean your story has to focus on those aspects. they still have stories focused on romance, and those are fairly popular.
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Re: Japanese school-life help
« Reply #33 on: March 27, 2014, 08:54:24 AM »
I don't think it's that bad everywhere in Japan, only in certain areas like Tokyo's famous Red Light district.


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Re: Japanese school-life help
« Reply #34 on: March 27, 2014, 08:57:40 AM »
If I focused on this, I think I might go into depression... anyways, like KagePen said, not all of Japan is like that. You can't say Texas is the same as Washington because it's in America. Anyways, does provide fascinating insight into how some parts of Japan work. Cheers for that Kagey  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #35 on: March 27, 2014, 09:09:13 AM »
Hah.....i actually do consider washington and texas to resemble eachother.
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Re: Japanese school-life help
« Reply #36 on: March 27, 2014, 09:16:11 AM »
But...but... Aren't they opposite sides of the country?  :noidea:

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« Reply #37 on: March 27, 2014, 09:43:55 AM »
No problemo, I got more for you if you want, just ask and I'll PM you.

Hmm, maybe you should of used an example that was more close to home xD

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Re: Japanese school-life help
« Reply #38 on: March 27, 2014, 09:49:27 AM »
Cool, will do amigo!

Another example? Essex compared to an a welsh village then :3

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« Reply #39 on: March 27, 2014, 10:19:10 AM »
Son/daughter and parent treat eachother a bit more maturely at tthe older ages. In asia including japan parents pay their kids rent. Sometimes in manga you see kids living on their own but that's because their parents are paying for it.
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Re: Japanese school-life help
« Reply #40 on: March 28, 2014, 06:01:35 PM »
Lorenx: I know quite a few Asians who do that over here, although I swear it's illegal to live alone under the age of 18... Interesting either way.

Everyone: So something that crossed my mind when watching anime; those bathing springs or spa or whatever it's called... do they really just go in wearing nothing but a towel and talk casually to one another?? I also assume that it's also segregated to men and women too.

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Re: Japanese school-life help
« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2014, 06:11:42 PM »
An Onsen? Traditionally you go in butt naked dude! Yeah they are generally sectioned for men and women, although there are some, the older ones typically, that are shared gender.  In some you can wear bathing suits if you wish to, but it's only a select few modern Onsen that allow this. There is some etiquette to be observed when bathing, such as showering before entering the Water and keeping the noise down. Also, a lot of places have ban's on people with Tattoo's too!

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« Reply #42 on: March 28, 2014, 10:48:41 PM »
I dont think they talk to random ppl, but i guess their comfortable enough that they happen to have small talk. remember this also happens in western shows too.
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« Reply #43 on: March 30, 2014, 07:03:54 PM »
Man, I always thought it was over-exagerated in the animes, but if peeps go chatting in them then that's just more stuff to work from  :dance:

Right, I'm not trying to sound stereotyped here but they do have weird TV shows. I watched some weird one where a hypnotist made a woman think she was having a fit. Another one where they were trying to promote banannas (I think?) and it just had some flying bananna dude shooting the food items out of his nostrils. This really contrasts their news channel (Which we can watch on TV over here) because that's more like an educational documentry on their way of life (Festivals, building projects)
So peeps, tell me about your encounter with Japanese TV  :thumbsup:

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Re: Japanese school-life help
« Reply #44 on: June 21, 2014, 06:56:16 PM »
Thought I'd post this here save starting a new thread since I've been doing a fair bit of research on Japanese Schools the past couple of weeks. Even though this site is for kids, I found it contained some pretty handy info. I'd recommend giving it a look if you're wanting to learn a bit more about Japanese Schools and their inner workings.

http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/faq/life02.html