Long story short, the Japanese-ness of Japan is starting to wear thin for me. As the days go by, I find myself growing to intensely dislike living in Japan. I had a few questions about Hong Kong. First of all, how many people actually speak passable English? Is it possible to work outside English teaching, for foreigners in HK? How strict are the visa policies, and do the locals hate Americans? At risk of being accused of trolling, I don't like most Japanese people in Tokyo -- they are far too serious and addicted to work. It's very difficult to have a real life here as a foreigner.