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Working Holiday in Japan or Canada? cant decide...

Travel Forums General Talk Working Holiday in Japan or Canada? cant decide...

1. Posted by HafJafMark (Respected Member 291 posts) 9y

Was planning on going to Japan for a working holiday for a year, then onto Canada for another year. Unfortunately due to Canada changing the age limit, I can now only do one or the other.

Im having trouble deciding which...
Japan would be more difficult due to culture and language, although perhaps it may be more rewarding for the same reasons..

Canada would be cool too, but a hell of a lot easier to adapt to..

What do people think? Id be eager to hear from anyone who has done working holidays in either country, or if youve just visited

2. Posted by karben (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

i think it depends on what kind of experience you are after, Canada and Japan are VERY DIFFERENT! Canada is cold and big, there's lots to do and see, we're a melting pot society so you will get a good taste of everything but at the same time Japan prob be very nice this time of year and have lots of diversity to offer as well...

3. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 9y

Do you speak or know any Japanese?

4. Posted by SunnyCali7 (Budding Member 22 posts) 9y

i wanna visit japan is it worth it? any nice places i should visit?

5. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 9y

I learnt Japanese for 5 years in high school and trust me, if I went to Japan it would make hardly any difference!! That is definitely one language that would be better learned by immersing yourself in it, theres just SO much to know - the 3 different scripts, the dialects that practically change between suburbs........go to Canada lol!!!! But thats just my opinion........

6. Posted by NantesFC (Respected Member 531 posts) 9y

Haha yeah. I tried my hardest to learn as much Japanese within 2 years prior to my trip there. It didn't really help me out much. Most of the younger generation spoke some English but it was near impossible to communicate with anyone over 30 (At least it was for me). You'll need to speak Japanese to work there and learning the language is extremely difficult. I met a few westerners who spoke OK Japanese but this was after living there for a few years (and studying in school beforehand). Go to Canada lol. But Japan is definitely worth a visit though. It's amazing

7. Posted by dajaga (Budding Member 27 posts) 9y

if i were you i would go to japan first then canada, it would be easier for you to get a visa in canada thenjapan. when your in canada you can easily get visas in places like vancouver area toronto area banff and jasper lots of tourists.

trust me its is easier to get the visa in canada.