I am leaving japan on Friday. I wanted to thank this subreddit. As bitter are you can all be, this place has been a huge help to me.
I needed somewhere to vent my frustrations, the complaint threads provided that.
I often needed to ask various stupid questions about various services or names of things to look for in Japanese and people helped.
I was totally clueless about japan, japanese culture, how to live as an expat. It was important for me to find other people to talk to about common problems and know I wasn't totally alone in many of my issues and people were willing to help. I sort of spent less time on this subreddit after I figured stuff out and made friends but I still came here to ask questions and people were usually helpful.
When I first arrived in japan I absolutely hated it. I now am very sad to leave and hope to come back to visit as soon as I can.
Thank you all. I hope everyone of you finds happiness in this amazing country. Please drink an extra Strong Zero for me this hanami season.