hey all. i'm a 24 y/o blues guitarist-type male attending Waseda Daigaku (for a 1-year stint and then a masters program).
I have some culture shock questions! Please help if you can, cos i'm lonely, scared, and shocked (haha)
1.) What was the most surprising/ hardest thing that you had to come to terms with in terms of culture shock? (Custom / tradition / expectation)
2.) How and where did you make friends, or find people to date?!?! I have found that you cannot make friends with people in public, only circles and connections! Can you NEVER get to know someone based on their clothes/looks/ taste in music (being at the same club) which usually causes attraction in friends/dates in Los Angeles culture!
So limiting it seems :(
My question comes because i have become very depressed here in Tokyo. I expected TOO much wrong stuff man! Just to come here, study, play in a blues band, make musician friends, etc.