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FML - The follow-up
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Hey! OP here. Thanks for your concern, everyone! ありがとう! So what happened was my school is an hour away from my host family's home, and I've only taken it a few times so far with my host sister. So I really panicked when I got on the train and forgot what number our stop was! And my wifi doesn't work here, so Google Translate was a no go. So I sort of just sat there quietly panicking for an hour. Luckily, I have taken a year of Japanese and was able to ask some basic questions, and the announcer said the name of my town at least five times before we arrived, so in the end all was okay! Also, Japan is awesome.
By Tryingmybest / Thursday 14 July 2016 21:44 / Japan - Akita
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By  Tryingmybest  |  6

Hey! OP here. Thanks for your concern, everyone! ありがとう! So what happened was my school is an hour away from my host family's home, and I've only taken it a few times so far with my host sister. So I really panicked when I got on the train and forgot what number our stop was! And my wifi doesn't work here, so Google Translate was a no go. So I sort of just sat there quietly panicking for an hour. Luckily, I have taken a year of Japanese and was able to ask some basic questions, and the announcer said the name of my town at least five times before we arrived, so in the end all was okay! Also, Japan is awesome.

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By  Le_ponderer  |  14

Call your host or send them an sms. If you have a map app on your phone, turn it on next time you leave the house and save the regular routes. That way, you will know where you are going to and where to return. Follow up and let us know how you resolved it.

By  AzureDawn  |  21

Oh that's the worst. There's also a really spiffy train app you can get, so you can program where you need to go in and it will tell you what trains you need to take. It's how I survived the week I was in Japan. I only know a handful of Japanese words and phrases, myself.

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