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Joy - 21 - University of California, Irvine - Waseda University, Tokyo

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To my followers,

I finished my year at Waseda and I’m back in California. Thank you for following along on this incredible journey. It is in my hopes that you explore Japan and have adventures of your own. Now, go and make memories! 

- Joy

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Anonymous asked: Hi Joy! Sorry to bother you when you're busy, but since I'm going to Japan for study abroad soon next month, I have 2 questions for you! For Waseda's dorms, are you able to pick your roommate if you're in a double, or is it completely random? And how are you handling your money in Japan? I use Bank of America, but I'm wondering if it's better to just withdraw money from my Bank of America account or open an entire new account under a Japanese bank in Japan. Hope you can reply soon! :)

Hi! 
I’m so sorry for not realizing you had messaged me. I didn’t get a notification for it :/

1. Waseda’s dorms pick your roommate at random. If you are from a UC like me, you will be placed into Nishi-Waseda International Student House. Cal States are placed into Hoshien.

2. We were all required to open up a Japanese bank account to pay for housing. However, the bank doesn’t allow you to receive money from abroad until 6 months after creating your account. Since I have a Visa debit card from Wells Fargo, my parents wire money into my Wells Fargo account to avoid the international fee. From there, I withdraw money out of my Wells Fargo debit card from a Seven Eleven (they charge the least for currency conversions compared to Family Mart and Lawson convenience stores). The only thing I get charged for is $5 for using a non-Wells Fargo ATM machine. Once I get yen from the ATM machine, I deposit it into my Japanese bank account, where my monthly rent is automatically taken out by the housing system. 

Hope this helps :) 

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All you can eat dessert buffet in Tokyo Skytree Solamachi.Salad, pasta, dessert, and juice/coffee/tea for 1800 yen! 

All you can eat dessert buffet in Tokyo Skytree Solamachi.
Salad, pasta, dessert, and juice/coffee/tea for 1800 yen! 

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To all of my Urth Caffe lovers, there’s one in Daikanyama now!About a five minute walk from Daikanyama Station on the Tokyu Toyoko Line! 

To all of my Urth Caffe lovers, there’s one in Daikanyama now!
About a five minute walk from Daikanyama Station on the Tokyu Toyoko Line! 

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A rather creepy alien looking down from the balcony of a restaurant in Naka-Meguro, Tokyo, Japan. 

A rather creepy alien looking down from the balcony of a restaurant in Naka-Meguro, Tokyo, Japan. 

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