I don't know why y'all put that on hold, I don't see it as too broad, but that could be due to knowing the answer to it.
Conversational / chatty forum style questions have some very distinct characteristics:
- They tend to be short conversation starters
- They tend to get lots of answers (as in more than 8 - 10)
- They tend to attract very short, non-explanatory answers
- They don't state a real problem
This particular question is an example of one that I think we're going to continue to see, something rather specific coming from someone that is looking into a rather big unknown - they have no idea how they're going to manage to do something once they arrive somewhere. When it comes to how they're going to get an apartment, handle wiring money and other things - it gets easier to ask.
I'm going to be going to Japan in the not too distant future and as someone that's quite socially awkward to begin with, I'm quite frankly terrified of committing a series of social faux pas. Sure, I could ask another version of that very same question with the additional scope that it's only about Japan, and presumably someone that's been living in Japan with the context of arriving as an outsider could answer it. That's definitely not too broad.
When there is guidance in the absence of more specific guidance, I don't see it as a problem, and that's what I saw that question as being.
There are a lot of countries, and there is, in fact, a manner of thinking and strategy people use as a base to understanding and acclimating to a new culture. I really think in this case, 'broad' was mistaken as 'I know an answer to this but it's difficult to articulate'.