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A great country to visit
Member Name: shuttlex
Advantages: lots of things to do
For over a year now I have been living in Japan. Many foreigners visit this country and have nothing but positive things to say about this country. While tourists may receive special treatment this is all just on the surface to make sure Japan sends out a positive image. One problem that exists in this country is the amount of xenophobia. Since nonjapanese people are foreign and non japanese this can make Japanese people uneasy. For example the very act of being non Japanese may arouse suspicions of the police who will stop you to check your identity despite having no other reason. The mere fact that you are a foreigner will make you suspicious, again this comes down to general xenophobia amongst people who have had very little contact with the outside world.
A lot of people despite being educated have had very little contact with foreigners so they tend to be suspicious. However, once you get to know people they can be very nice.
Japan has many positive aspects. It is a relatively safe country, there are few burglaries and petty crime. It's possible to carry around lots of cash without worrying about it being stolen.
The food is also fairly reasonable and tastes good. One can eat a lunch menu for around 7 pounds, dinner averages around fifteen to twenty pounds.
If you are a native English speaker, people will pay you around 20 pounds an hour just to speak English to them.
There are beaches and many attractions, overall I highly recommend visiting this country.
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