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    American taxes after returning?

    Hello again forum friends,

    Does anyone know the procedure for filing taxes once we've returned to America? Do I need anything in addition to the 1040? Seems like I would, since I still have Jan -...
  2. Thread: BC in Japan

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    Re: BC in Japan

    I also ordered my Yasmin from Inhouse and, other than it taking a while to get here, I had no problems whatsoever!
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    Re: Contact lenses?

    No one told me doctors don't typically work on Wednesdays and Thursdays - I took a half-day of nenkyu to drive into the "big city" and all the doctors were gone. Effing Japan! I'm so ready to get out...
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    Re: Contact lenses?

    Oh reeeeeeally? The exam is covered under insurance? Sweet! I love getting cheap stuff. It comes so rarely in Japan.

    Eye exam day with my JTE is tomorrow - thanks for the advice, everyone! Let's...
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    Re: Blonde Highlights Osaka

    In all honesty, about 95% of the schools here won't care at all - in fact, they want you to be very foreign-looking. I've had three hair colors in this past year, and all the students AND teachers...
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    Re: Contact lenses?

    Sweeeeet!! When I say I leave the country in 3 weeks, I mean I'm going to Thailand and THEN home.

    I'll definitely make sure to stock up. Where do I go in the airport for this? Do you know how...
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    Re: Contact lenses?

    Gotcha... OK, eye doctor.

    So... If I get contacts, say in the 45-day supply, I don't have to wear them everyday, right? I mean, I can alternate glasses and contacts, yes? Or do they have some...
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    Re: Contact lenses?

    Optometrist - is that the guy at the store where I bought my glasses, or is this a guy in a hospital?

    Sorry to sound stupid - I've never gotten contacts before.

    Also, if I get a prescription...
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    Re: Climbing Mt. Fuji

    Bring a bottle of oxygen and some stomach-settling medicine - I got really bad altitude sickness and it almost ruined my whole climb! Also, bring an anti-inflammatory medicine like Ibuprofin to take...
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    Re: Blonde Highlights Osaka

    Don't risk getting highlights in Japan! I don't mean at all to insult them, it's just that they don't have the experience OR the materials to do western hair. People here don't get highlights - they...
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    Re: Contact lenses?

    I'm leaving the country in 24 days, but before I go I'd like to get contacts for the first time. How do I go about this? Doctor? Optometrist? Are they covered under health insurance?
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    JHS 1nensei lesson HELP!

    Infuriating-sensei has just informed me that he wants me to "teach something without the textbook" for tomorrow's JHS ichinensei class.

    Anyone have cool ideas? He's impossible to please, but the...
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    Re: Booking the flight home

    My prefecture is most likely changing the policy this year to them buying the tickets FOR us, rather than us just getting reimbursed.

    Anyone else have this insane policy? How much say do we have...
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    Re: Shipping a computer, suitcases

    Thanks, guys, for the help. I'm just concerned about the three week gap - I don't want to take it with me backpacking through Thailand, but I don't want it to overheat or be dropped or mishandled on...
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    Shipping a computer, suitcases

    This summer I'll be popping over to Thailand before going home and really don't want to lug my two huge suitcases and laptop with me. I'd like to send them from Fukui to the airport and pick them up...
  16. Thread: Used cars

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    Re: Used cars

    I was in an accident with my first kei (yellow-plate) car and since I didn't insure my car specifically, I was out all that money :( Whatever car you get, pay a bit extra to insure your car as...
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    Re: American Taxes

    Oh, and thanks Puma Past for the state info :)
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    I didn't say "I hate Japan" because I was lazy on...

    I didn't say "I hate Japan" because I was lazy on my taxes. I said it because they woke me up and made me come into school on a beautiful, hanami party-filled Sunday and gave me a shitty-weathered...
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    Re: Aircon in school - Do you have it?

    At my school, I've got the same problem as Hannah - we don't turn on the a/c in the summer until after school's out "to make it fair to the students." This means there is NO a/c in ANY rooms in the...
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    Re: How much money did you bring to start out

    I think I spent about $2-3000 my first month before my paycheck. It's easy to spend because (least in my prefecture) we didn't have to be at school the first month after we arrived, so it was a great...
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    Re: American Taxes

    I hate taxes.

    Do I *HAVE* to do the change-of-address form? Only got to this stuff today, and then I got called in last-minute to effing work. I hate Japan.
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    Re: Have you been to the dentist in Japan?

    I went a few months ago for a cleaning and check up.

    There was a guy in my prefecture's capital who came recommended to me by a few people, so I had my JTE call and set up the appointment. They...
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    This post is priceless. For the record,...

    This post is priceless.

    For the record, someone mentioned that the more inaka the prefecture, the more lenient they are. I think this is quite true! My suuuper inaka Fukui-ken (which is the most...
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    Re: Best/worst interview questions

    I was asked to sing a song at my JET interview. I randomly thought of one from Dreamgirls, but then they asked me WHY I chose that song and I had to try to BS some civil rights movements things...
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    Re: Tips on staying warm...

    Any advice on how to keep warm at work? The teacher's room is freezing! My town's under like three feet of snow, and no chance of it letting up this week. I'm already wearing long underwear under my...
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