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    Returning to Japan affect Nenkin Refund?

    Basically, the short of it is when my time on JET finished last August I went back to America and promptly filled out all the paperwork for my refund. However, I opted to use my Japanese bank account...
  2. Re: Pension Refund - Lump Sum deposit in Japanese bank?

    Thank you.

    Did you get the MEXT scholarship btw? I remember when I used to frequent this place you were readying yourself for the application and everything.
  3. Pension Refund - Lump Sum deposit in Japanese bank?

    Hi all,

    I was wondering if anyone has ever heard one getting their pension refund deposited into a Japanese bank, rather than one in their home country. I am finishing up JET this year and will be...
  4. Thread: Okinawa Yeah!

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    Re: Okinawa Yeah!

    Nakijin is a fantastic area. I hope you like the countryside though.
  5. Thread: Dental Care?

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    Re: Dental Care?

    it is very cheap.

    fillings like 2500 yen.
    cleaning should be like 1500

    i had a major operation done recently (autotransplantation of a wisdom tooth to another spot in my mouth) and it was...
  6. Thread: Import Tax

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    Import Tax

    So I am about to buy an iMac in America and have it shipped over(cheaper, even with shipping and free ipod, before someone yells atmefor not ordering it here).

    My question is....does anyone know...
  7. Thread: Okinawa

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    Re: Okinawa

    i live in okinawa. but not on honto. my -jima is another 35 minutes/12000 yen to get to from honto. but it is totally worth it. no military. best beaches in the ken...there is snorkeling basically...
  8. Thread: JLPT

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    Re: JLPT

    my friends on my island got theirs today but i didn't get mine. What gives...then again i live closer to taiwan than mainland...still though. why no love for me?
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    Re: Games you can play with E.S. students

    i teach E.S. 5 days a week and wickets got some good ideas. I use all of those games constantly.

    Do they have to be 'American'? I have had trouble in that field and simple play other shit it...
  10. Sticky: Re: How to Kick the Japanese Driver's License Test in the Face on Your First Try

    i passed first time. this was helpful, though a little too detailed. don't freak the fuck out.

    he said i was giri-giri because i didn't signal and that pull to the side of the road before...
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    Re: Sending money back to the UK (or anywhere)

    I have used the Post Office a couple times. Costs ¥2500 for the transfer fee, and yes you have to fill out the paper every time but that only takes a couple minutes, especially if you keep a carbon...
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    Re: Interview Notification

    posted this in another thread:

    Last year Fed-Ex fucked my shit up. I sent it Express overnight (or whatever it is called) from NYC and it ended up sitting in a warehouse overnight because someone...
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    Last year Fed-Ex fucked my shit up. I sent it...

    Last year Fed-Ex fucked my shit up. I sent it Express overnight (or whatever it is called) from NYC and it ended up sitting in a warehouse overnight because someone put it in the wrong truck. After...
  14. Thread: JLPT Countdown

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    looks like we are in the same boat

    looks like we are in the same boat
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    Re: Post the Japanese you learn today here

    水母の骨 - くらげのほね - Something you never expect to exist (lit. Jellyfish bones)

    I just tried using that in my teacher`s room and everyone was all :confused:

    no one understood it...where did you...
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    this is very cool. i will have to try and use it...

    this is very cool. i will have to try and use it tomorrow...somehow.

    now mine:

    万年筆 ー まんねんひつ ー Fountain Pen
    ピーマン ー Bell Pepper (I'm sure you all know this...but, you know, I didn't)
    ...
  17. Sticky: Re: Samesong's guide to using your computer to kick J-go's ass

    i use:

    Denshi Jisho - Online Japanese dictionary

    the examples sentences are reallllllllllllllllly helpful.
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    it all makes sense...we say that 45 minutes south...

    it all makes sense...we say that 45 minutes south of the WV border too.
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    genius

    genius
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    Re: Am I paying too much??

    kiwi - okinawa is just damned hot.
    my bill was 7500 and my aircon is mainly a night thing.

    we got here in the heat of things though, its starting to get a bit cooler and by the end of october i...
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    Re: Anyone stayed at a Sakura House apartment?

    i got a sakura house apartment in harajuku last year for a month. great location, but expensive...we crammed a few people into it and it worked out fine...i have no complaints.
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    1001 1002

    1001

    1002
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    Re: How do you say "Key money" in Japanese?

    you don't say anything. you simply turn around and bend over.
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    hells no, i just jumped off that money burning...

    hells no, i just jumped off that money burning ship.

    i got an AU phone that is like 238945829849823982 times better and am paying about the same amount.

    like someone said, it only makes sense...
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    Re: Buying/Selling Predecessor Stuff 2009

    i recommend checking out goo-net.com

    you can really compare what dealerships are asking for cars there. it is in english too. and you can narrow by model, year, and region.
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