So far, I take this situation as an opportunity to keep calm and silent most of the time and work on myself! Nobody understands me and I understand nobody and it makes me laugh!
For example, so far, I cannot make the difference between an add in my mailbox for a restaurant delivery service and the electricity bill, all are colourful and written in full Japanese. Ordering food at a restaurant can be challenging since in most cases I cannot read the menu. So I have overcome the challenge with
- Going to small family restaurants with 10 seats because there is no menu and you get what there is that day. In Japan, it is always good and clean, so why bother
- Going to restaurants I have been on other occasions and stick to what I liked there, but it may become boring after a while
- Benchmark with the price range
- Take the set menu, always a good one for lunch, prices are very very good at lunch, you can get a full lunch for 1000Yens
And I learn every day of course so more to come