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    Yeah like the Onion. Oh yeah and FYI one of those...

    Yeah like the Onion. Oh yeah and FYI one of those "members of the public" was a off duty police sergeant.
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    Re: Domestic Violence in Japan

    There is risk with intervention,

    However out here in the sticks people will intervene also they will tattle to the parents as well. It is because there is a greater sense of community.

    In the...
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    Re: Domestic Violence in Japan

    Lucky you are a woman or you would have been arrested, if a guy did that.....

    It is a don't ask, don't tell policy here.

    Have you seen the number of kids killed or abused recently? Some of...
  4. Sticky: themeatguy? Lamb theflyingpig.com has a lot of...

    themeatguy? Lamb

    theflyingpig.com has a lot of that other stuff.

    Where are your that fruit is so expensive? Just buy whatever is seasonal.
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    Re: Help an old lady out

    tourist visas and accommodations is tough I think. You will not be able to rent anything (no gaijin card and no job etc)

    However the weekly mansions are an option. They are set up for the sort of...
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    Re: Watching the NFL in Japan?

    Sometimes they are on BS as well.
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    Re: Taxes on the JET Programme after leaving

    Statement of Earnings (源泉徴収票 gensen chōshūhyō) is supposed to be given to you on your last day of work as well as a letter of release (basically saying that you are no longer working there)
    ...
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    What will your visa status be? How long do you...

    What will your visa status be? How long do you need the accommodation?
    Leopalace is the trusty alternative. If nothing else they should do.
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    Exactly, the whole bidding process is a bait and...

    Exactly, the whole bidding process is a bait and switch. They will say they have x number of teachers to look like they have more than enough to cover the contract, then they will actually assign far...
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    ShinShirakawa shinkansen station is like 90...

    ShinShirakawa shinkansen station is like 90 minutes north of Tokyo
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    Dryers do but use them at night and they have an...

    Dryers do but use them at night and they have an energy saver mode as well. Electricity rates are much cheaper after midnight - 5 am.

    Ah I did not include cable, and phone as a utility (I was...
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    In principle this is true, It depends largely...

    In principle this is true,

    It depends largely on the area. There are widely varying rules determining the renter/ land lord situation around Japan. Tokyo has the strictest rules (land lord...
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    Yep that is so true. What I hate more is the...

    Yep that is so true. What I hate more is the shouts of "ha ro" and some stupid Auzzie twat started teaching them really odd phrases.....
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    Re: For those looking for non-JET ALT jobs

    true to all of that.

    check the new too, sometimes private schools (JHS, HS and colleges) post online for jobs, sometimes they also make the current teacher do the hiring (that is how so many of...
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    Re: Salary down and rent up! WTF?!

    WTF 5,000yen for an apartment?
    JETs suck.
    Government employees are treated like prima donnas
    And we do hate them.
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    Don'T we all know it. But, 85% of teachers in the...

    Don'T we all know it. But, 85% of teachers in the Asahi survey said they were not up to the task either.

    JET money should be used on teacher training.
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    Re: Xanax in japan. Is it a go?

    that is pretty close to lorazepam? (ativan?)

    kind of similar drug class (not a pharmacist here)

    THe dosages differ a lot in Japan though. Unless it is cancer drugs (mg/square metre) they do not...
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    Re: Salary down and rent up! WTF?!

    3 man is normal (for a family) WTF are you doing?

    Rent can't change, but if you are not the renter (direct contract with the landlord). Are you sure they did not inform you of it somewhere?
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    Re: Salary down and rent up! WTF?!

    Residence tax?

    Rent should not change without informing you in writing and technically you have the option to move out. It is extremely difficult to change the rent (up) in Japan, in between...
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    Re: CLAIR and JET under review...

    There is no better alternative.
    They made English a requirement for elementary school.
    The government knows that the dispatch system violates at least 2 laws

    I vote long cancerous death.
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    Ok I had the same issue in Amakusa ISDN was all...

    Ok I had the same issue in Amakusa ISDN was all that was available and because it was old or they never changed their prices it was more than the hirkari fibre we have now. When I was closing down my...
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    Re: For those looking for non-JET ALT jobs

    Actually working dispatch is like being set adrift in a leaking row boat with no oars, sail or engine, in the middle of a storm, in the North Sea, no tiller either.

    It is rather sink or swim....
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    Re: Miyagi Prefecture! Who's a-comin'

    Furukawa is happening? Has so much changed in 10 years I wonder?

    Ichinoseki was much nicer.
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    Re: Phonics Games

    Get some of the kids books from costco or the like. I used them before with kids.

    I mean the books for homeschooling/ additional schooling from the states, phonics is big in the lower levels....
  25. Yeah ok you JETs have your own secret society,...

    Yeah ok you JETs have your own secret society, with a lot of support. No other experience in Japan works the same way. I am not saying it is impossible but as you pointed out they had to get more...
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