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Wayne McGrath
So, whose been to Japan?

Hello people,

I went to Japan like 5 years ago for a study year abroad and it was amazing! I lived in Sapporo, Hokkaido and it was the best year of my life. I got to try all kinds of Japanese food as well as skyrocket my Japanese level from nothing to decent. Also I got to learn snowboarding as it snows for like 5 months in Hokkaido. So, I wanna know where you guys have been in Japan and what it was like. 

P.S Was too lazy to write this in Japanese but feel free to comment in Japanese if ya like! ;)

Jul 14, 2016 11:02 PM
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I also lived for one year in Sapporo! I studied there from 1999 to 2000. It was awesome! Hokkaido has the best food! At that time I improved so much, that I felt that my Japanese was as good as my English. But then I failed to maintain it. It is still ok, but I definitely forgot a lot of vocab.
July 20, 2016
日本に住んでいた時に沖縄県にいた。(Okinawa prefecture) 楽しかったけど、今アメリカへ帰っている。勉強することが続いているけど、多分、日本にすんでいないから、日本語を忘れる。日本の文化や食べ物や人間はいいだけど、僕の生活の英語の講師たのしくなかった。僕の生徒が好きだけど大変だった。働くことがめっちゃ悪い。大嫌い。いつも休みたい。
July 20, 2016


I lived in Japan for 4 years, from 2001 to 2005, and I just loved it... I met my husband over the internet when he was already there, so living in Japan was awesome, although we worked hard (at least 12 hours a day), the country and it's people are so amazing that it was worth every single day. I've learnt to speak Japanese too, but now I'm not talking to any native speaker and forgot a lot of vocabulary I used to know... We only talk in Japanese with each other when we don't want the others to understand us, hahaha!

I lived in the Kansai region, so I loved to go to Nagoya and Osaka for shopping when I had a day off. The food was delicious and we plan to go back there on vacation eventually, maybe even go back to live there when we're both retired.

See ya!

* Feel free to correct me if I wrote someting wrong, because I'm not an English native speaker.  ;-)

July 15, 2016
Wayne McGrath
Language Skills
English, Japanese, Korean
Learning Language