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scary gaijin?

In watching Azumanga Daioh (anime) and in comments here and around the web, there seems to be a trope or expectation or whatever you would call it that Japanese people are actually afraid of foreigners. Is that accurate? If so, why is that?
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies on Jan 14, 2012 - 13 answers

Reccomended banks for foreigners in Japan

Which bank is the most recommended for foreigners in Japan? I am interested in information about issuing a credit card for foreigners, interest on savings, international money transfer rates, and other commission rates. I'm considering using one of the web-only banks (新生、楽天、セブン、etc). Is there any risk involved (e.g., if they go bankrupt)?
posted by ovesh on Sep 13, 2011 - 7 answers

iPhone in Japan?

I'll be studying abroad in Japan for a year, and I'd like to use my (unlocked) iPhone as my cell phone while I'm there. This presents two problems. What do I do with my current plan and phone number, and what plan do I get once I'm in Japan? [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Jul 21, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me get mad in Japanese?

Is it possible for a foreigner living in Japan to express his/her dissatisfaction with a work situation? [more inside]
posted by TrishaLynn on Oct 24, 2010 - 7 answers

Japan accomodations

I need help for a two week rental of a furnished room for a couple near Shimbashi station or Akihabara in Tokyo. Rental budget is 60000~100000yen for us combined. I've looked at the gaijin guest house links, but they seem to be out of our price range with linen and cleaning fees. Any advice?
posted by ayc200 on Mar 7, 2010 - 7 answers

I'm a star!

I was on a Japanese variety TV show two weeks ago. Any idea how I can find it? [more inside]
posted by j1950 on Apr 14, 2008 - 9 answers

What a gaijin needs for FujiRock '06!

Gaijin going to FujiRock Festival, what can I expect??? [more inside]
posted by nintendo on Apr 28, 2006 - 1 answer

What do we need to know to get married in Japan?

A Tokyo elopement - can it be done? [more inside]
posted by bunglin jones on Apr 19, 2006 - 5 answers

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