Yay thank you all for the questions :)>>36502
I have studied for about 5 years on and off, but I'm in an unrelated major at uni now so I don't have the time. I'm about to take the JLPT level N2 if that means anything to anyone. Anyway, I think in larger cities you don't need to know much (if any) Japanese to get around because there're so many English speakers already.>>36508
Okinawa seems pretty nice, but idk>>36510
The most interesting thing I did is probably riding in an ambulance with a friend at night because she sprained her ankle. I had to go because I had to fill out papers but it was still a lot of fun.
I did a lot of walking around, as there are lots of nature parks and beaches inside the city.I think my favorite place there is Ioujima, a small island south of Nagasaki with a really nice beach.
There's so much greenery there, it's crazy that it's such a gigantic city, There hundreds of shrine there too, which are fun to walk to and explore.>>36514
I didn't spend very much time in Fukuoka, only 2 days when I flew in, but it seems pretty nice. It has a Pokemon center which is pretty cool, I might visit it when I fly in this time. Nagasaki is really different I think though. It's got a lot of history like all cities in Japan, but at one point it was the only open port in Japan, so it has a lot of really cool foreign influences. I really recommend it :)