Hello! From Japan

#22
狼;484748 said:
Hi and welcome. Your English is just fine. =)

Hope this site helps you.
How are things in Japan?
Japan has many problems now like nuclear power plant, recovery of the disaster area by the tsunami, yen's appreciation etc...

I don't feel like watching news on tv these days. because I feel hopeless.

I can do nothing for my country. I can do nothing even for myself.  
 
#23
Hello Nyan, you can share your feelings with everyone here. We're all different but we're all the same at the same time.

Are you a hikikomori?
I think I'm partly hikikomori. I spend most of the time at home.
but I can go out sometimes thanks to the medicine.
 
#24
Yup you've found the right place here. Has your doctor advised CBT or any other therapy?
I don't know what CBT is. My doctor adviced me to gather experience of small success one by one. but i don't know what to do. I can't stop thinking I can't do anything well.
 
#25
Heyas Nyan, you aren't useless or any of that, it's just in your head. Many of us think those thoughts, we've just programmed our minds towards negative self-talk. As Remus mentioned, CBT is imo one of the best ways to reprogram your mind for nicer self-talk =D

Anyways you'll like these forums, good luck!
Thank you for your reply. I don't know what CBT is. Can you explain about it for me?
 
#26
Hi Nyan
Welcome to the forum.
I understand how you feel.... I also have big problems being around people.

I lived in Tokyo from 2004 to 2005... I lived in Minami-Azabu, Minato ku... I love Japan :)
Thank you for your reply. I live in Kagoshima,south part of Japan.
I think Tokyo is very fun city but for people who have SAD like me, Tokyo is very scary place.
 

Imaginary

Well-known member
#28
Are u a Hikkimori!? Yeah, that's me now~

I have a SAD friend from Japan too~


I don't have any courage to find a job.
I can't stop thinking negatively like "I'm useless." "nobody likes me." "people laughed at me."
Me too, I'm 22 now n was drop out from school because of my mental illness, now I cant get a job too~ :(
 
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#29
Hi, is anyone there?
Well, I'm from Japan too.
I'm 39year old female. I have SA for a long time.
It might sound weird, but I sometimes feel much easier when I talk about my problems in English than in Japanese.
I'm new here and I hope that I can get some ideas to make my life better.

otz_kare
 

Louco

Well-known member
#30
Hi, is anyone there?
Well, I'm from Japan too.
I'm 39year old female. I have SA for a long time.
It might sound weird, but I sometimes feel much easier when I talk about my problems in English than in Japanese.
I'm new here and I hope that I can get some ideas to make my life better.

otz_kare
Hello, welcome. :)

Some time ago I saw an american who have been working in Japan for 20 years now saying that it's actually hard to speak about your feelings and stuff like that in Japanese, because of how people usually try to be as concise as possible when speaking to each other in Japan and how the Japanese language doesn't have many words for that. Would you agree with him?
 
#33
Hello, welcome. :)

Some time ago I saw an american who have been working in Japan for 20 years now saying that it's actually hard to speak about your feelings and stuff like that in Japanese, because of how people usually try to be as concise as possible when speaking to each other in Japan and how the Japanese language doesn't have many words for that. Would you agree with him?
Hi Louco!
Thanks for your reply.
Yeah, your friend is right.
Well, about the difference between Japanese and English, I think Japanese langugage gets sometimes too vague, too subtle, or very indirect when you wanna describe your feelings.
As a native Japanese speaker, sometimes I feel English works better when I explain my feelings or what it's like to have SA, English is more direct I guess.
My English is nothing perfect, but I think language is interesting that way.

otz_kare
 
#35
Hello and welcome.
There are two things I like in Japan : Pokémon and Karate.

As for SA, I've heard that japanese society is quite different, as an example: effeminate men in japan wouldn't stand out as much as they'd do in western society.
 
#36
Great two people within walking distance. So both of you can meet up and stop caring about life's nonsense, and get along.

Hurrray everybody is happy
To RegalSin,
Thanks for your reply.
Oh yeah, you mean Nyan_n and me, right?
I'm not sure she/he is still here, I'll message her/him later.
Well, Japan is a tiny island nation, but for instance from Okinawa to Hokkaido it takes months by walking haha.
Thanx anyway.
Bur for me, to meet up with a completely new person, it makes me super nervous... hmm (._.)

otz_kare
 
#37
Hello and welcome.
There are two things I like in Japan : Pokémon and Karate.

As for SA, I've heard that japanese society is quite different, as an example: effeminate men in japan wouldn't stand out as much as they'd do in western society.
To Jungle,
Thanks for your reply!
Okay cool, you like Pokemon and Karate.
In Japan these things are really popular.

And yeah, indeed japanese society is so different from western societies, many of japanese guys are relatively less manly but that's kind of normal in japan.

When I was studying English in a western country, a local guy asked me like ”why are japanese men and women so different?” I still don't really get what he meant exactly, but now I understand.

So, I guess effeminate guys would feel a little more comfortable being in japan than in western society. tabun..

otz_kare
 

F0AM

Well-known member
#38
Hello otz_kare

As you can see, you'll find a lot of nice people here you can relate to. I'm sure others' experiences and advices will help you as well as yours will help others.

BTW i'm currently studying japanese and what a beautiful language you have (a pity is not enough to express your feelings)

Welcome! ^_^
 
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Louco

Well-known member
#39
Hi Louco!
Thanks for your reply.
Yeah, your friend is right.
Well, about the difference between Japanese and English, I think Japanese langugage gets sometimes too vague, too subtle, or very indirect when you wanna describe your feelings.
As a native Japanese speaker, sometimes I feel English works better when I explain my feelings or what it's like to have SA, English is more direct I guess.
My English is nothing perfect, but I think language is interesting that way.

otz_kare
Your English is very good. I'm not a native English speaker either, but I don't know if I would be able to speak anything in English at all if I had to learn the Latin alphabet after growing up. Many Japanese can speak English though, you guys are so smart. :)
 
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