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>pick up adult book
>hard as fuck due to all the vocab I don't know
>decide the VNs I've been reading (moege, chill type stuff) don't have high enough vocabularies since I know so many of the words in them
>pick up Sayounara o Oshiete because it's an adult novel and I'm interested in it
>its vocabulary level is just as low as moege
What the fuck? So many conflicting experiences.
The fault lies with your programming then. You're still young, though, so you still have time to fix it.
SRS shows you cards right before you forget them. Therefore, reviewing ahead is reviewing cards too early, which therefore increases your chance of remembering them and thereby decreases the effectiveness of SRS. It's not a *huge* fuckup but it's not something you want to do because it doesn't actually help you, whereas reviewing forgotten cards is targeting all your weak points and leaving the SRS algorithm largely untouched (since you're reviewing cards on 1-3 day intervals anyway).
Oh, gotcha. So if I still have some free time left after my daily study session, I should review forgotten cards instead of reviewing ahead, right?
Well, or study grammar or read something, but I actually like Anki for some reason.
fuck writing kanji
we TYPE them!
and all we need to master is memorizing KANJI RADICALS and then mix 'em to lookup kanji
Does よかった always indicate a personal preference about something?
Like in DOJG they have the sentence of: この本を読めばよかった. Does it necessarily mean "I wish I had read that book" rather than "I should have read that book"?
How do I politely address someone who I only know by online handle or chat name? Do I just slap the usual suffixes onto their handle (asdf1993さん) or is it okay to use あなた in instances such as this?
It certainly does exist. Never underestimate incompetence.
Repping mature cards from core after reading a lot feels really bizarre sometimes.
What the fuck are those definitions?
The anki trap isn't just deciding to never read, or just focusing all efforts onto anki. Rather, the anki trap tends to be the tendency to do pittance amounts of reading alongside anki, without realizing how insignificant that reading is. For example, slowing going through manga at a pace of a couple pages a day, or opening a VN but leaving it in the background without ever really sitting down and going through it, that kind of thing. The daily laziness that adds up to months passed with practically nothing to show for it... except anki.
>trying to play Pokemon Black 2 in Japanese
>It's a pain in the ass looking up the pixelated kanji.
Is there like, a link to the game's script online or something? It'd be so much more enjoyable if I could read the script and copy and paste unknown kanji.
How hard would it be to get the dialogue from a VN, have a program automatically parse all words from it, add info from a dictionary and input them into anki cards in the order of appearance?
I would imagine something like this would be useful for creating a vocab deck of whatever you are planning on reading so you could learn all the words before actually reading
Rather, it especially matters how much you read, because every scrap of exposure is jam-packed with unknown information that makes reading incredibly efficient study.
Do you even believe what you're saying?
I asked that question in order to clarify something written in DOJG. Telling me to just read it when you clearly do not know the answer on your own is not helpful.
At any rate, DOJG provides translations solely in the form of "I wish I had..." though after reading other sources it's clear that either "I wish I had..." or "(I) should have..." can work as the intended meaning. So simply going along with DOJG would have provided an incomplete understanding.
So, please don't give instructions like that unless you know fully that DOJG is completely correct, because otherwise you're just filling the thread with bad advice.
You can watch TV shows or movies, so long as they have Japanese subtitles. You want to be associating the pronunciation and sound of the characters with the shape of the characters. When you read you should sound out as you read to help build that association.
Just listening to people speak won't help you learn the language, why do you think we stress such an importance on learning to write kana first?
Okay I will be helpful now.
>I wish I had read that book
> この本を読むべきだった / この本を読んだほうがよかった
> "I should have read that book"
>Does よかった always indicate a personal preference about something?
You sure are really rude and acting like an ass. I hope I won't ever have to answer your questions ever again in the future even if by accident, anon. Goodluck with your study.
Would 20 be a good pace to go through the DOJG deck? I already know most of the basic one so I'll just delete those that I already know well. I'm wondering if it's not too fast/slow, since those aren't just words but grammar explanation too. I'm normally doing 50 cards a day for vocabulary but I don't think I could do the same for grammar. How many new cards do you guys do each day for the DOJG deck?
Im leaving for boot camp tomorrow morning.
I did 20 a day for the basic cards since I knew them, dropped to 10 when I got to intermediary and am now doing 5.
But that's because I read the whole entry for every card every review, which makes them take forever.
No. I didn't get into boot camp. I stayed at home when they were picking me up back in early June to get a physical. Now I am oathed in and everything. I could still flunk though.
I can do them after two months. That's when I can all of my old stuff like my laptop and phone and everything.
Im still going to make it. Boot camps just a setback for two months on lifting weights and reps so they can push the military mentality on you.
Will try too. I don't like to blog too much but my endgoal is too go to Japan but I'm going to keep learning before I go there.
Maybe even swallow my pride and study with a 3DPD.
>I'm implying my technicality that is obviously a non-representative outlier somehow disproves the point being made that applies to the overwhelming majority because I'm insufferable and have to prove myself "right" at any cost
Hi, I'm deaf. Anyone has good resources on Japanese Sign Language? Since I'm moving to japan in a year or so, apart from learning how to read the language I want to actually be able to communicate with (some) people.
Navy. I love a good raping tbqh...
Im going to okinawa hopefully. Even if I don't im military so I get good advantages and privileges.
I did things really dumb but whatever. I can move up in rankings while im there even those I regret not doing everything corrctly when I had six months. My cardio isn't even up to shape.
Ill figure it out though. This might seem stupid but it never really occurred to me that im in the navy until like today because I blocked everything out and bluepilled myself.
O well this is a second chance for me.
If you give me your address I will write letters to you at boot camp.
Basically an administrator on a ship doing paperwork and whatnot. I can't even swim tbqh but im not afraid.
No. I've never been into the deep end. It actually scares me to no end but in order to go to Japan its all worth it. I tried but im too scared of it when doing it alone. I mean everyone says it's retardedly easy im just being a pussy so when they push me off the fifteen foot rock or whatever ill figure it out.
They also teach you there so whatever. Nothing I do at boot camp even matters once its over.
If I fail though im probably going to kill myself out of shame.
Its all worth the risks for a better future and Japan.
Im not afraid...
YN, huh. well you have a rate guaranteed at least, so that's good at least.
don't worry, they will teach you how to swim, how to float, etc.
assuming you make it through, they will send you to a school and then send you on your way to your first duty station.
Two notes to help you get to glorious nippon.
DO NOT sub vol. They will spring this on you a few days in. There are NO submarine bases in Japan. If you go sub you will vastly increase the number of ships you can be stationed on that are not in Japan.
MAKE SURE that you elect to pay into GI Bill. (they take some money your paycheck for a year or something like that). The value of this cannot be understated -- once you get out, you will be able to go to any college in america you can get into, essentially for FREE, as they will pay all housing, food, books, and tuition for 36 months. (This means if you don't make it to glorious nippon in the navy, you'll still be able to go to college when you get out and do a foreign study (year abroad type stuff) to make it anyways. And it'll be a better experience anyway since you won't be a grunt in the Navy.)
At some point in life I just need to do it. Im not afraid but really im scared as shit. Who knows man. Im the dumbest person in the entire world but at least I have heart.
Yeah if I make it through which I should be able too tbqh im going to do job training. I want to get my four year even if I go to Japan so I at least am welcome there to become a citizen if needed even if all else fails. Thanks for the advice...
Were you in the military before?
How in the fuck? RTK was tailor made to be as easy as possible. You'd have to have fuckin' Alzheimer's for it it to be that difficult.
I was an Electrician's Mate in the nuclear field (a "nuke", as you'll hear).
They'll give you this form where you indicate what duty stations you prefer. Not sure how much attention they actually pay to that though. There's like 25 or so ships stationed there right now, I think, spread between three bases. Sasebo, Okinawa, and Yokosuka. Good luck.
Fwiw I had some acquaintances get stationed in japan for first orders so it's possible.
“You know nothing? Do you see nothing? Do you remember
Those are pearls that were his eyes.
“Are you alive, or not? Is there nothing in your head?”
O O O O that Shakespeherian rag—
It's so elegant
Well I took a Japanese class last semester and it really kind of put a bad taste in my mouth. I don't know what I expected but it was filled with the tumblr girls that find Anime empowering and casual obnoxious weebs. I kind of went on a hiatus from the /jp/ side of myself and started learning Spanish instead of Japanese for about 6 months now. I stopped finding Asians attractive and everything. However, I'm not sure what's happening but I feel like it's coming back to me. I don't know why. I feel yellow fever again, I want to go to Japan again, I have the urge to learn the language again. I don't care to watch Anime or anything though so it's not a weeb feeling. Have you guys experienced this? It's kind of odd to me as I thought it was just a phase that I was able to grow out of.
Not exactly this but I first wanted to learn Japanese in 2010. I tried for three months but I soon gave up as soon as I stopped reading manga and watching anime. I started doing that again in 2015 and in the summer, I started learning Japanese again. (I sticked to it, ever since.)
Would Japan be interested in me?
>N2 working on N1
>Currently work as HVAC apprentice
>Worked as data scientist and low voltage tech.
>Math knowledge include precalculus, calculus, linear algebra, statistics.
>Programming languages include Python, PERL, Ruby, R, C, Java.
>Databases include PostgreSQL, Cassandra, mongoDB, MySQL, CouchDB
>DataWrangler, ggvis, Vega, tableau, Spotfire, R Markdown
>Hadoop, MapReduce, Apache Spark
>compulsive liar, CAP cadet, Shogi player and a bunch of other crap
So your only motivation is learning another language just to learn something? Don't you have at least some specific goals (i.e. reading something, watching T.V).
Do you guys think reading lyrics would be good practice alongside manga/VN?
When learning English in school I used to look up and read the lyrics of all the English songs we listen to on the radio
I'm in the southern US so it's actually pretty helpful to know. I also started to try to impress a qt Spaniard at my uni - didn't work. I have a pretty good knowledge of another language though so I didn't really lose anything.
None of that matters, become a translator and English tutor. The point in getting a job in Japan is that you can get a piss easy job because you're a fluent English/Japanese speaker.
Trust me, you don't want to be programming or doing any of that desk work. They'll overwork you for shit pay and you'll have no time to actually live. If you want a shit job, get one in the west where you might actually get reasonable hours.
Best tech resume I've seen in months. As long as you have a degree in literally anything, you will probably find a job in japan fairly easily. Just avoid the women for several years until you REALLY understand the culture there.
yeah what the actual hell. I had to check my actual deck just now to make sure I didn't enter that wrong.
glad I just mined from the start
also core doesn't have multiple definitions, right?
like ただ is just "free" or something right?
ただ has multiple contexts and means free not much of the time.
Yeah, don't even worry about the definition of the word on the card. All you have to do is perfectly memorize 10,000 unique Japanese example sentences and your brain will automatically make you fluent.
The only things you need to know are:
How it is written
How it is pronounced
What it means
>way of writing
Anything else on the card is for clearing up ambiguity or anything else - they should be ignored most of the time.
You should ideally be making your own deck, as premade ones tend to be full of absolute shit that is counter productive.
Cards should be as simple as possible, and omit anything that's uncommon usage - that can come later.
It's hard to recognize novels because you'll struggle with the good ones too much to enjoy them, you know? Novels are pure text so if you're bad at reading you're going to have a bad time. So it's tempting to recommend mediocre novels like ドラゴンキラーあります or 無職転生.
They're all pronounced identically and have similar meanings.
Compare it to fucking 実
I can't think of a noun in English that has two significantly different pronunciations and meanings, yet is written the same way.
Specifically a noun, because verbs and adjectives are extremely obvious almost all of the time.
>english doesn't make a distinction between 脇 and 横腹
>This is a bit confounding, though. I'm sure someone who knows more than me could explain.
It just so happens that I'm well-read on this subject.
Many cultures had far more abstract ways of perceiving colour.
I've heard some countries became acutely aware of the difference between green, teal, and blue, whereas the anglosphere considers only green and blue to be distinct, with teal being called either.
Yeah, 緑 is used a lot. I've been playing Mario & Luigi RPG and it's used whenever they refer to Luigi, like 緑のヒゲ.
I just remember reading somewhre that 青い can refer to either blue or green.
I'd accept the greater distinction between relatives in the East, though; different words for older and younger siblings, different kanji for older/younger uncles/aunts, and male/female cousins.
Thank you, guys. Here is my website.
Oh boy, I can't extremely precisely define parts of the underarm.
This is obviously comparable to not being able to distinguish a limb from an appendage without writing out a kanji that may or may not clear up the distinction.
I like you as a friend.
I like you as a girl
This doesn't seem right. I don't know how to explain what I want in english but I'm not sure how to say it.
Kind of "I like you when I consider you as a friend" and "I like you when I consider you as a girl"
Am I retarded? Could anyone help please
>I wonder what プリオン means
>wow that was helpful
No problem, I can pick posts in here anyways. I forgot the pic.
I didn't even think of that way of interpreting it.
I think the role is automatically assigned to the object.
Would probably be the way to do the opposite, because "女として俺" becomes the subject.
Next one will contain several kanji because I don't mean to spam.
>it's a /tv/ tries to force their board culture onto the rest of the site episode
Fuck the hell off, kid. And don't you dare reply to me unless you've got something useful to say.
Kay, last one, then I'm off to bed.
I can't understand 2chan posts. Please help.
Although it lost to a cup ramen vending machine, the space was formerly a [vending machine] put out by a neighborhood soba shop.
I dont get this post please help me make sense of it.
"When I went back to my parent's hometown, near the bus stop there was a cup noodle vending machine placed there.
Whenever I go back (leave parent's hometown) i buy some noodles and eat them.
Some dozen years ago a poll when discussing a udon vending machine, it was placed near a liesure pool and I ate there.
There was a hamburger (vending machine) for 20 years infront of the station, but I dont know if it still is operational."
Stop being a lazy turd then and get to work.
Anki will shit fury on you if you miss a day. Better do damage control while you still can, son.
That's the way it should work, for me grammar rules are just more confusing than helpful because of my autism. You can understand the language just fine without knowing any grammar, that's how you learnt your mother tongue.
Auto mode on a VN is great and all but having lines like 「ん」 and ぐちゅっ、ぐちゅん。空気と愛液が交じり合う。すみの締め付けぎゅうぎゅうになり、亀頭が酸素をもとめてあえぐっ！ take the same length of time to skip is ridiculous. How difficult would it be to just make the time relative to the length of each line? As it is I have to sit around waiting for ages half the lines and quickly read some lines as fast as I can to make sure I don't miss the end of them.
Finish your studies every day without fail, anon.
Are you busy? Make the time.
Are you tired? Struggle through. Even if you bring mature cards back into relearn in your tired state, it's not the end of the world.
Are you sick? Doing your reps isn't going to kill you.
Do you not feel like it? That's hardly an excuse.
Japanese is already a long task when you're not allowing yourself to miss days. If you're not on top of things, you'll NEVER get where you want to be.
I probably wasted two years slacking off. I didn't make zero progress during that time, but I wasn't about to read anything without stopping for any length of time. Mid-last year, I said "fuck that". Now I'm around N2 level on the vocab. If I had done this from the start, I would know Japanese by now.
>running out of time
>anki session isnt even close to finished
>rush and click through it so i dont miss a day
I don't think I should feel bad about this. But I feel really really bad about this.
Bump the new day cutoff by an hour and make that your new day. You now have an extra hour to do yer reps so you don't have to half-ass them.
Later, when you have a good day and do your reps early, pull it back by an hour.
Can someone help me out with this? The context is fall and or autumn and I think the first two characters are よ花, but the last one evades me and I can't redraw it without it spitting out nonsense back at me. I'm not even that confident my first two characters are right so any help would be most appreciated.
I'm beginning to think I've made a mistake going through Heisig at 50 Kanji per day. I'm 650 in and despite having great success, I'm already spending around three hours per day doing Anki, which saps my motivation to study in other areas.
Am I gonna get crushed under the weight of reviews before I can get through all 3,000?
エルフの森の王国も ﾄﾞワーフ造りの山の砦も 機械仕掛けのノームの城も
翼の泊まる空の下 堅牢堅固も過去の栄誉か 終焉迫る城塞都市
聖なる騎士さえ堂に入り 円蓋の下 神よと祈った
What do the last 3ish sentences mean?
"Their bread and cakes are also perfect but their sandwiches really catch the eye, just looking at how beautiful they are, lined up. This truly is the perfect trap (for caloriewatchers). A antlion's pit for calories. Carbohydrates are banned (???). The fat content, by the looks of it, is like playing with death(???). "
I got most of this one but i cant tell what （こともある） means. Does it mean he splurges once in a while too?
Also these sandwiches are fucking gorgeous.
I did RTK1 at 30/day and nothing else and it started to wear me down towards the final 500. I probably would have dropped it if I was doing vocab and grammar simultaneously (since it's very helpful, but not necessary). The RTK reps are still my least favourite part of the day and there's only 35 reviews a day now. I would tell you to skip RTK3 but I'm sure you'll end up making that choice yourself.
I actually enjoy doing it a fair bit; I just want to make sure I don't put a ridiculous workload on myself and crash. At least it will start winding down at the end of next month if I can get through it. I may end up having to dedicate all of my efforts to it though.
Not really at the point where I could make much use of it yet (just started kanji, vocab and grammar) but I found myself wondering. Are there any particularly good japanese sites for finding roms/ISOs and such of games? What would you include in a google search for such a rom along with the name of the game? I tried rom and ロム but I only really got this one japanese website (which just linked to an english rom site...) and the usual english ones.
I'm actually really excited to replay old favorites in their original language, so I just thought I'd ask this now.
脂肪と死亡の発音が同じ。駄洒落[da ja re]だね。
死亡遊戯 : ブルース・リー主演の映画
I don't necessarily like people though, /int/ especially is unappealing to me, I don't like how how people talk over there, it reeks the "we're a special group of special people".
2chan would just end up sucking all of my free time probably.
Well that's the only way to get out of intermediate hell besides moving to Japan. If you want to improve you have to actually talk to people, literature is not going to help you past a certain point simply because of how the brain works.
I started learning Kanji for real and can now finally write more than just 前, 今 or 日. It's surprisingly easy and makes reading texts with lots of unknown vocab much less daunting.
10/10 would recommend to any anon.
200 cards in 20 minutes and my studying for the morning is over, anki is finally getting easy and fun again.
>it reeks the "we're a special group of special people".
/a/ DJT is far worse in that regard.
It's funny to see this since I'm in the same boat.
I've just been reading 2channel and futaba (futaba mostly since the OP images help to identify interesting threads)
and I cannot stand the /int/ japanese threads. I've tried on many occasions to get over it, but I can't stand the faggots that post there. I wonder if a large part of it is just the flags themselves, you can identify posting patterns more easily with them and maybe I just don't like that. I don't know how anyone can spend all their time on /int/.
>sorta accidentally tell mommy and daddy that I'm learning Japanese so they don't feel bad about me doing nothing and secretly resenting them for birthing me into the human condition they already knew was complete fucking garbage
>also tell them i'm taking the jlpt n2 in the summer
>specifically n2, like five times
>"I mean I could have taken it and passed it this winter but I wanted to 100% guarantee that I was gonna pass, which I absolutely totally will ez-pz"
I finished core6k in like November and can pretty comfortably read most anything that's interesting to me, but when I looked at the J-CAT listening sample questions I got too scared and closed out the browser at question 2.
If I know the vocabulary and watch AKB48 variety shows raw every day (but mostly only understand whatever they put JP subtitles on) is the N2 anything to be scared of? I just hear an office situation or a conversation between two people with respect for each other and my brain just screams "THIS ISN'T CONTENT OF HIGH RESONANCE I CAN'T RELATE TO ANY OF THIS I'M SCARED"
Sorry for scary pic but I need attention
I don't know, I'm not into politics at all so I've never looked. But you know you can't post on most boards with a foreign IP right? Unless you buy a 浪人 pass or something like that, or use a japanese proxy.
It's obviously being spouted by children who think Kirito and the like are cool and manly protagonists, when all real alpha males like Araragi and pic related use 僕
You should just take the JCAT and see how you do. There is no downside to taking it. You still have a few months to work on listening if you don't do well.
And anyway I think if you do well enough on the rest of the exam you only need 1/3 points on the listening section or something like that, you should check how the test is weighted.
No, but I just felt like asking here before hand
To advanced anons that already knows enough japanese to read and lurk in 2ch and futaba. What is the difference between the 2 in your experience?
Do you get more insights both in japanese language ability and anime discussions from reading the site compared to 4chan?
>Continue to pretend that you're just a victim of the circumstances
The fuck sort of pathetic attempt at creating a strawman argument was that?
The world isn't black and white, you fucking sperg. Generic "advice" is meaningless without taking into the context of the circumstance of the individual.
Look, I get that you wanted to post something to stroke your ego, but I don't give a shit about your narcissism.
I don't lurk there, but have nip friends who do. One of the interesting differences is - 4chan gives better answers to questions. As long as you stay concise and polite you're going to get a real answer from a person who knows what he's talking about. That person will call you names and ridicule you for not knowing elementary shit, but he will give you actual information or point you to a place where you can get actual information yourself. You're going to get a lot of bullshit too, but you can filter it with a little thought .
2chan people will just straight up spew malicious disinformation, 100% stream of "mix bleach with detergent". You're supposed to magically know everything without ever asking any questions.
For the extremely overwhelming majority of individuals, you can safely assume that failure to study is a problem with discipline.
The idea that a 9-to-5 doesn't leave you with free time is a myth.
"I have to take care of my sick aunt" probably doesn't take up every last second of the remaining five hours before you go to sleep.
"Muh brain chemicals" is something that a scientist would roll his eyes at. You always have free will.
"Muh social life"? Yes, choosing to study something is the choice to sacrifice some of your time to dedicate it to a different activity.
If you make excuses, you really can't learn Japanese. It's not such an easy goal.
If you are in that tiny minority that actually has a legitimate reason why they can't study, most of those people do have access to a way out that they either haven't considered or just don't want to take. Are you stuck with two minimum wage jobs? Have you taken a look at the local temp agencies to see if you might be able to land a job that pays twice as much as your current ones? If references are a problem, you might consider improving your performance and/or heading out to a new shitty job that can't afford to have standards with a clean slate. Either way, you should give up on Japanese until you can afford the time investment.
Well even on 4chan I don't browse the whole site, just a 1 or 2 boards. Since I'm sort of using 2ch/futaba to help me learn a bit I'm even less inclined to visit random boards since I need to go to places I like to help me remain interested.
So I really just look at 東方裏 on futaba and ニュー速VIP on 2ch. 東方裏 gives me a very old-/jp/ vibe, I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of them used to browse there too and would take material from it.
Do you mean futaba or 2ch? It's hard to tell when someone just says 2chan.
Or did you mean both?
t. Former wage slave now free riding leeching NEET living in parent's basement
Does that sound like advice from someone who was content to remain at minimum wage, and has no clue how to get out of the problem of not being paid enough for their time?
Accepting that you're just stuck and can't find the time to study Japanese is going to be a problem with you 99.999% of the time.
May I ask why are you taking the N2? Is it to prove them you can do something?
I just don't see the point of taking N5 to N2 unless you like wasting money. Only the N1 is worth anything.
Just as some level of proof that I'm doing at least something. Getting a job doesn't matter to me but giving them some reason to believe that if they just leave me alone forever I'll eventually get out of my "rut" of doing whatever I want to do all day.
Some employers will consider the N3 (probably jobs that don't involve a lot of interaction with the Japanese public; chef at an ethnic restaurant or job at the US embassy, for example), and a fair number of them will consider the N2. It'll also look good to employers who don't know what those numbers mean, and aren't hiring you for your Japanese skills.
Of course, if you're going for a highly technical job in Japan, they'll want that N1 certificate. The N2 is also a bit useless for dick waving on DJT, since that's still a beginner (or the doorway to intermediate, at best) by the measure of consuming Japanese media.
Thanks for the replies. To the second anon, you don't lurk on the anime section over there?
Btw, does both futaba and 2ch limits foreign IP replies or just one of them?
be your own fuckin man and stop being a bitch
also lets not be deluded. your self japanese study isnt going to fool anyone, especially your parents. you arent actually doing anything with nearly all of your time
take some real steps towards the betterment of your own life
Yeah that's true. Most people here that have 2000+ mature kanji acc. to Anki or have read numerous VNs can pass N2 easy.
Source: I passed JLPT level 2 when I only know <4,000 words at best.
I'm sure you can pass it, don't worry.
>you don't lurk on the anime section over there?
Honestly I'm not all that advanced yet, I find that I actually get something out of doing this when I'm reading entire threads, not just OP's, and it's kind of annoying to have to shop around for threads you like in a foreign language on a very broad topic like anime.
I like the touhou board instead because it's a much more narrow topic and I can get interested in probably 80% of the threads.
As for 2ch I really don't go there much but I was only checking out the vip board because I'd always heard about it and I just wanted to see what it was.
The person happily offering them a 視察 around his factory is the one saying this, so I don't really get it. Is he thanking them for giving him a purpose on what would otherwise be his day off? And if so what's with that おめでとう?