Japanese Forums? Hobbies in japanese


#1

Hello everyone.

I’ve been wondering lately If the same amount of time I spend in this forum (more than I would like to admit), either lurking or actually doing something else, could be gradually be changed for another forum in japanese… been learning japanese and all… seems a solid step :laughing:

Does anyone participate in any forum IN japanese. Do you guys know about forums for different hobbies (cooking, bakery, music, film, etc)? So I can start my lurking journey :sweat_smile:

If someone has done this… how was that experience?


#2

I’m pretty active on 2ch. It’s good for learning ultra casual japanese and slang you wouldn’t encounter elsewhere.
Also they spot easily if you’re a waito piggu filthy gaijin, so trying to phrase your sentences as informal as possible is a good conversational exercise… just don’t get TOO used to it or your good polite habits might erode w

I also found that the anonymity decreases the pressure. If you’re participating on a regular forum, you’ll be branded within your first mistakes as that inept gaijin, a reputation that will stick forever, but on 2ch, everything fades away.


#3

I could never figure out how to actually access 2ch.


#4

Is it possible to acces outside of Japan??

I went to the new website

https://www.5ch.net/

But I was getting nothing. Then I tried to use the VPN and the Japan IP … and voila!! why would they region block the content??

EDIT: ok, pretty much the same here: