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    Poll: Sorry Narni - come to Tokyo! My J is...

    Sorry Narni - come to Tokyo!



    My J is actually pretty shit, so no hope there. I'm just going to look for another teaching job, hopefully at a good language school. I really want to live in a...
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    Poll: I'll hopefully be in Tokyo next year, so you may...

    I'll hopefully be in Tokyo next year, so you may have to move!
  3. I've known a few JETs who've been to it, and they...

    I've known a few JETs who've been to it, and they all said it was worthwhile. They said the speeches were interesting and it was a good way to meet contacts and find job-searching resources. The...
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    I've heard of one up in Yuki-cho (where my school...

    I've heard of one up in Yuki-cho (where my school has their Summer Seminar) but don't know much about it. I think they take in dogs, care for them and sell them to people after an interview, but no...
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    Poll: A friend of mine went to Kyoto over New Year one...

    A friend of mine went to Kyoto over New Year one year (not sure which dates exactly) and found all the temples and cultural stuff to be closed. He spent most of his time in an internet cafe. Check...
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    Thanks, both of you! I'm flying to Chicago on...

    Thanks, both of you! I'm flying to Chicago on Sunday, though, so I think I'm just going to take it easy and maybe check out some of the places you mentioned, Wicket. Or I may just head to Kobe and...
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    It would be a fitting end, I suppose.

    It would be a fitting end, I suppose.
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    Damn! I am destined to fail forever. :(

    Damn! I am destined to fail forever. :(
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    I don't really fancy paying 1,000 yen for a...

    I don't really fancy paying 1,000 yen for a little can of Asahi, thanks.
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    Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku; go...

    Metropolitan Government Building in Shinjuku; go up to the free observation decks for a slight change of seeing Mt Fuji (but they probably won't).

    Metropolitan Museum of Photography in Ebisu...
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    It's always the case, eh? Come on Wicket,...

    It's always the case, eh?

    Come on Wicket, we're waiting for your reply!
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    Interesting Areas in Osaka

    I have a day in Osaka on Saturday. Does anyone know any interesting areas to explore? I've already seen the main sights; I'm looking for old, interesting urban places with a lot of character and...
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    Is it like this jam festival...

    Is it like this jam festival?
  14. Thread: ICOCA

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    I don't think so. It just makes it a bit more...

    I don't think so. It just makes it a bit more convenient.
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    Re: Share your kancho stories here...

    Are you Iraq!?! :?:
  16. Thread: ICOCA

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    I think you'd be better off just getting the...

    I think you'd be better off just getting the standard ICOCA card like me, then keeping it topped up with credit.
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    This would be the same ICOCA that was advertised...

    This would be the same ICOCA that was advertised in Hiroshima as starting in the middle of April 2007, right? Well, at least it's here eventually, unless you live pass Karuga on the Geibi Line, but...
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    Heh! She just gave me a tie from Australia as...

    Heh! She just gave me a tie from Australia as omiyage. She loves me more than you!
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    Society 'has' drawn lines, Jax. You can see them...

    Society 'has' drawn lines, Jax. You can see them in the reactions of society towards that kind of thinking, i.e. people will speak out against it and laws are passed prohibiting it. The fact that...
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    I agree with you, too! We can do that and, at...

    I agree with you, too! We can do that and, at the same time, proclaim something as being wrong. I'm not advocating we tell people that they're 'bad' and then leave it at that.
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    Of course, and it's something that we also need...

    Of course, and it's something that we also need to judge empathetically as individuals. At some point, though, society has drawn a line and said, 'this is not acceptable behaviour.'
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    It's not surprising, and it may be a good reason...

    It's not surprising, and it may be a good reason why people turn out that way, but for someone from that environment who's university-educated to still hold bigoted opinions, especially when we live...
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    Plus, a lot of people have these awful ideas...

    Plus, a lot of people have these awful ideas about the homeless; how they're worthless, less than us, etc. It's no wonder kids grow up believing the same shite. It's a similar way of thinking that...
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    There's actually more than people think. After...

    There's actually more than people think. After three years living here, I now actually know of a good therapist in Hiroshima. There is also professional phone counseling available with a number of...
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    Heh! No one's going to mind. For a country that...

    Heh! No one's going to mind. For a country that seems so in touch with it's historical culture, Japan sure likes making a mess of it.
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