Amount of time in other countries
When Japanese people find out I speak some Japanese, there are certain common questions that seem to be asked. One common question is "have I been to Japan before?" This has made me think about my trips and how much time I have actually spent in different countries.
I have been using a Palm Pilot to manage my calendar for about 8 years now. One side benefit is that I have a record of what I have done for all this time. I had some free time on my last flight back from Japan, so I went through and added up my travels.
I have taken 13 trips to Japan. I have spent a total of 149 days in Japan (about 5 months).
I have spent 190 days in Korea. I lived there, so I didn't bother trying to count the number of times I entered the country.
I took 5 trips to China, for a total of 29 days.
Back when I was still going to school, I spent 6 weeks in France and 6 weeks in Mexico.
I have also been to many other countries, but for less time duration.