I studied overseas in Japan for four months and that was an incredible experience. I would love to go back once I have the money. Although unlike most other people who love Japan, I'm not a crazy anime obsessed otaku. I like the culture and the language is quite interesting to study, although I'm fairly awful at it now.
I like to read, listen to music, and most importantly watch and make movies.
Movies - I love really terrible movies that are so bad they are good. I'm also a huge fan of the classics like Citizen Cane, The Godfather parts I and II (three is ok, but it isn't in the same league as the first two), Seven Samurai, A Trip to the Moon, most things by Charlie Chaplin, and the original Star Wars trilogy. I also like Memento, Public Enemies, Ghostbusters, Lucky Number Slevin, Black Swan, and a whole fuckton more.
Music - I mostly listen to rock, metal, techno, and classical. Honestly I like pretty much everything, but I'm not a huge fan of rap or country. Here is a short, and ever growing list of some of the bands I like:
Eluveitie, Orphaned Land, Amorphis, Cradle of Filth, Cream, Eric Clapton, Paco de Lucía, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Nightwish, Metallica (older stuff), The Band, Phish, The Black Mages, Kansas, Muse, Nickle Creek, Frank Sinatra, Boston, Chicago, The Eagles, Marilyn Manson, Rush, Beck, Impellitteri, The Blue Oyster Cult, AC/DC, A.F.I., Disturbed, Frank Zappa, Graveworm, Children of Bodom, Fleetwood Mac, Rage Against The Machine, Amon Amarth, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Michael Jackson (older stuff), John Denver, Bon Jovi, Lacuna Coil, Flogging Molly, The Offspring, Nirvana, Dimmu Borgir, Pearl Jam, 3 Inches of Blood, Alice in Chains, Mudvayne, Ben Harper, Perpetual Groove, Daft Punk, FreezePop, Nicklecreek, The Avett Brothers, mcchris, Symphony X, Pink Floyd, Iron Maiden, Dreamtheatre...and the list goes on