Mistakes Many Make When Trying a Life in Japan

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The idea of dropping everything and trying a new life in Japan crosses the minds of many Brazilians, especially descendants. But before doing that, people need to calmly analyze this big step that will change their lives. Ask yourself: Will I work too much? Will I get enough money? Will I be able to get used to the culture? In this article, we are going to examine some mistakes people make when trying life in Japan.

To think that life in Japan will be beautiful and wonderful

Living in Japan is good and has its perks. But people forget that every country has its problems and shortcomings. Some are better, some are worse. Some people have problems, others don't.

Don't think that when you get there everything will be perfect! Our mind has a habit of creating illusions and desires, thinking that the neighbor's grass is always greener. What we must do is analyze whether we are going to be prepared to face the problems of living abroad, such as:

  • Stay away from family;
  • Work heavy and repetitive;
  • Different culture;
  • Support social pressures and prejudice;
  • The barrier of learning a new language;

Mistakes Many Make When Trying a Life in Japan

Of course, despite the problems, we must think about the benefits of living in Japan, such as: Security, honesty, hospitality, consumer power and others. I personally, just for safety and culture, am able to face all problems, how about you?

Think you're going to get rich in Japan and go back to Brazil

Many go to Japan with the idea of getting rich, saving money and returning to Brazil. In the past this was possible, but now it is not so easy. This is because both the cost of living in Japan and Brazil are more expensive than in the past, even if the Japanese salary exceeds 5,000 reais, this money will be fully spent on your life in Japan.

One should move to Japan thinking about having a good life there! But unfortunately most go with the intention of making money, end up working too much, not enjoying or having fun and then start complaining and blaming Japan. Don't try to work too hard or save like a crazy person, also don't spend all your income on frivolous things that get in the way of having a social life.

Mistakes Many Make When Trying a Life in Japan

Don't step out of your comfort zone

Many lead the same routine, becoming increasingly unhappy. One should always look for different paths, do different things, look for different sources of income. Some simply want to arrive in Japan, work, sleep and spend. These people end up not learning the language, they don't look for work alternatives, sources of extra income and end up in the same routine as always.

Think how your life could be better if you try different things yourself and enjoy! Many Brazilians tried their own businesses in Japan and were successful, because they ran after and got out of their comfort zone. You must not depend 100% on others, contractors or jobs! You must be prepared for any situation. Lack of preparation can end up pushing you out of your comfort zone.

Mistakes Many Make When Trying a Life in Japan

Not controlling the fear of things

Many before moving to Japan already have fears in their heads. But these fears are only in their heads, some tend to be afraid of things like: working 12 hours a day, being prejudiced in factories or schools, being afraid to move around, go hungry, communicate and so on.

The person needs to understand that fear is something normal and that it ends up protecting us. I myself am afraid of many things, but that doesn't stop me from doing them. Fear ends up making us more alert and helps when making decisions. Fear is linked with negative thoughts, and having these types of thoughts can bring unhappiness and turn us into people who complain about everything.

We have already written an article talking about thoughts and attitudes that can make our life in Japan difficult, we recommend reading this article clicking here.

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