If you knew what you know now about your experiences in Japan, what would you have done differently before going there? I ask because I'd really like to go to Japan, primarily the Tokyo area (As I'm sure most tourists start at), and I'm wondering how best I should prepare myself. I've done a bit of research on my own, and I've checked a lot of the posts here. I gotta say I didn't really expect Japan to be as racist as those signs make it seem, lol, but I'm willing to deal with that. I would like to go there to be a teacher, as I know some of you have, and I think I could be successful. I'm not planning on leaving right away. In fact I'm going to do some college here before I go. You think 21 is a little young to go off and do something like try to start a new life in Japan? I hope not because I'm going to do it anyways, lol. Anyways, I'd really appreciate it if you'd let me tap into your accumulated wisdoms!!! Thanks ^_^!!!