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  • Hey guys! So we get a lot of questions these days, about Japan and about us, and a lot of them are similar.

  • So we thought we'd answer some of those today, so let's get to it.

  • Have you studied abroad?

  • No, I've never studied abroad. I really want to though.

  • Can I survive in Japan even if I cannot eat seafood?

  • No, you should never, ever come to Japan if you cannot eat seafood.

  • Just kidding, you can definitely survive. Don't worry about it.

  • What's the average height for Japanese men and women?

  • The average height for adult male is about 172cm which is 5'6

  • and for adult female is about 159cm which is 5'2.

  • Can I bring birth control with me? Yeah.

  • Can I bring weed with me? Yeah.

  • But you'll go to jail or be deported, though. Good luck!

  • How come you have British, Australian, Tasmanian, American accents?

  • I don't think I have any of those accents.

  • I don't know... do I?

  • Well I just try to pronounce things as best I can.

  • We also received a video response from Jeremiah Henderson, who asked us a few specific questions.

  • Have you been to Osaka? How was the atmosphere?

  • I've been to Osaka once to go to the Universal Studio Japan with my family when I was a kid.

  • I think the atmosphere was really nice and also people are very kind in general.

  • I think many of them will be helpful to foreigners as well.

  • How are the rent and utilities in Japan?

  • It depends on the area and quality of your apartment,

  • but the average of the rent my foreign friends in Japan pay every month is

  • somewhere between ¥40,000 to ¥50,000.

  • About utilities, I don't know if it's reasonable for you but it cost us somewhere between

  • ¥7,000 to ¥8,000 per month when we were renting a small apartment.

  • And it gets lot higher in the summer and the winter because of air conditioning and heating.

  • It costs us more than ¥10,000 per month.

  • How do you save money in Japan?

  • Besides saving electricity?

  • You'd probably spend the most on food, right?

  • In many supermarkets in Japan, the items that don't last long get discounted

  • a few hours before the store close.

  • And some items would even be half of the original price,

  • so I often get those discounted items to save money.

  • How long does it take to learn Japanese?

  • It completely depends on how much effort you put into it and how you study.

  • Some people study for years and years and are never really able to hold a conversation.

  • But I've known others who were conversationally fluent within a year.

  • So you should immerse yourself while in Japan.

  • All the people I know who speak Japanese well learned it while they were in Japan.

  • Rachel studied for two years before she came to Japan but she wasn't able to speak

  • Japanese at all.

  • But by the time she left five months later she could have some conversations.

  • Should I visit Japan in high school or college?

  • If you can, why not do both?

  • But if you cannot, both Rachel and I think that studying abroad during college is better.

  • In high school Japanese students are really busy with schoolwork and cram school and

  • club activities and things like that.

  • So they don't have much free time at all.

  • But once they get into college they have a lot of free time and they don't have to work

  • as hard until their last year when they're looking for jobs.

  • I hope that helped, Jeremiah.

  • Thanks for watching and I'll see you next time!

Hey guys! So we get a lot of questions these days, about Japan and about us, and a lot of them are similar.

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