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    Anyone who sings Japanese songs in karaoke should be murdered.

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    haha interesting perspective. why do you think so?
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    Is this the Saitama in you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coop52 View Post
    My only speaking practice before I came was singing along to Sailor Moon songs in high school. You'll be fine.
    Lol thanks. This actually makes me feel a lot better.

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    Going to Karaoke is great for reading and speaking practice though. Plus hey, if it sparks your interest in learning I think that's the most important thing.

    Karaoke is always better when you're blitzed. Although 90% of the time it degenerates into Queen, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry. Mostly because nobody wants to embarrass themselves by butchering Japanese. Although if your there with some Japanese people, you'll probably get looped into a duet with some shitty jpop song you've never heard...

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    Quote Originally Posted by webstaa View Post
    Karaoke is always better when you're blitzed. Although 90% of the time it degenerates into Queen, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry. Mostly because nobody wants to embarrass themselves by butchering Japanese. Although if your there with some Japanese people, you'll probably get looped into a duet with some shitty jpop song you've never heard...
    Pick one Japanese song (preferably something slow like enka) and get really good at it, then expand from there.
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    Just go with the Evangelion song. Young people will know it from that one robot anime, and all the old dudes will know it from pachinko. Old ladies won't have a clue, but they don't go to karaoke anyway.

    You also could go with the "YOU wa SHOCK" song. It's pretty fun.

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    I say do something that will surprise people.
    My go-to is Sake Yo by Yoshi Ikuzo (酒よ by 吉幾三)
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    That doesn't surprise me at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webstaa View Post
    Although if your there with some Japanese people
    People go to karaoke without being dragged there by the japanese??? What sort of monster does that? Any westerner who goes "hey guys, lets go to karaoke!" should be taken out back and have a bullet put in them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ini View Post
    People go to karaoke without being dragged there by the japanese??? What sort of monster does that? Any westerner who goes "hey guys, lets go to karaoke!" should be taken out back and have a bullet put in them
    i have never felt the need to agree so strongly with Ini before. But exactly this.

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    What do you guys do for fun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ini View Post
    People go to karaoke without being dragged there by the japanese??? What sort of monster does that? Any westerner who goes "hey guys, lets go to karaoke!" should be taken out back and have a bullet put in them
    Occasionally get dragged to karaoke by the DD after ALT events. Also the reason I try to get completely drunk, so I can just sit in the corner like a good little anti-social person...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BifCarbet View Post
    What do you guys do for fun?
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    Fun is for children and crackheads.

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    I like to pull out famous enka song "yosaku" when I'm dragged to nikai at a karaoke snack bar. It's only old men and they think its funny a skinny white girl sings enka.

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    GTFO and get yo mouth drilled!
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    I don't think it's been mentioned yet, but finding a language exchange parter helped me out a lot. sharedtalk.com used to be a good place to find people interested in giving and receiving speaking practice, I'm not sure how reputable it is now. If you spend some time looking for someone and hit things off, try to get them to agree to practicing an on a given day every week for thirty-sixty minutes per language.

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