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    Re: Interac Spring 2015 Candidates

    The Tokyo training is in Narita.

    Which is an hour away. And a ¥2600 round trip.

    ...To get an adapter for five bucks.
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    Re: Interac Spring 2015 Candidates

    Standard interview stuff. Why you want to go, how long you want to stay, how do you handle stressful events, etc. Basically to gauge if you're going to be a runner or a lifer (which they don't want).
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    Re: Interac Spring 2015 Candidates

    ES or JH? ES you're on your own for lessons, and so having a little creativity goes a long way. JH you're likely going to be a tape recorder, so it doesn't matter.

    But as far as the actual...
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    Re: Interac Spring 2015 Candidates

    Yes, they expect you to do that.

    The impression from training was that you have to copy, copy, copy. They want it a certain way and they want you not to question.
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    Re: Interac Spring 2015 Candidates

    Don't get the loan. The above mentioned salary deduction alone is enough to convince you otherwise, but you don't want something like that hanging over your head should you decide Interac is not for...
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    Re: Interac Spring 2015 Candidates

    This one.

    I had an idea where I would be at, and it turned out to be true. But there were a ton of people at training that didn't know until the last day of training.
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    Re: Is Interac worth going for?

    Rent and car were taken out of my check automatically, so on full salary months I got about ¥150000. Food, electric, phone, gas, and petrol would have to come out of that, plus any train fare,...
  8. Re: Joining Interac: a wise decision when you have loans?

    I had partial pay for April, August, December, and March. First paycheck isn't until the end of May I believe for a late March arrival (they pay you a pittance for training). When all was said and...
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    Re: Expired visa and overstay

    Nice to know you had some company backup. My card expired the same day as my contract, and since I wasn't renewing the big I dragged their asses in getting me the paperwork I needed to switch to a...
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    Re: Buying stuff!

    K's Denki is basically Best Buy. They even sell Dynex. Depending on your town you can get a lot of things there, appliances, computers, impulse buys... My podunk town had one that was pretty much...
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    Re: Contact lenses

    I disagree, daily disposables save on solution cost, which can get pretty expensive. It also helps for people transitioning into contacts, because you don't have to worry about storing them. There...
  12. Re: Joining Interac: a wise decision when you have loans?

    My total intake for wage and transportation was 261,000. After rent, car, and tax was taken out, the amount deposited into my account FOR A NORMAL MONTH was 159,000. I then had 4 bills (I wasn't in a...
  13. Re: Joining Interac: a wise decision when you have loans?

    OP, stay on JET. There were a few months where it was ramen every day, and I didn't even have loans to pay for.
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    Re: Interac Seminars for Fall 2014 Slots

    I made up my own song, but copying it will be fine. If you make it to "training", they're going to want you to copy their demonstrations verbatim anyway. Blame their trainers, but individuality was...
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    Re: Phone in Japan

    I had au 4G, worked pretty good for mid to southern Ibaraki. The only times it dipped into 3G was when I was on the train.
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    Re: Phone Situation Upon Arriving

    I got a pantech sumaho for 1.5m up front, and when I cancelled my contract after a single year, all I had to pay was the 1m termination fee. So there are affordable phones to be had. I grumbled a lot...
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    Re: Going to the doctor/dentist

    I'm back in 'murika, so no. But I didn't want to pussyfoot around, and besides that site returns 0 dentists for my area.
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    Re: Packing for Japan

    Not advocating anything, but it is possible to play JP games on a US Wii without cracking the case open. I brought mine this way.
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    Re: Phone Situation Upon Arriving

    I had that while I was in Japan. It helped for things like calling home, credit cards, airline, etc. But it sucks donkeyballs in the US. Most plans are unlimited voice these days, and google eats...
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    Re: Upgrading your flight to Japan

    This is why we need a like button.
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    Re: Eyedrops for Dry/Lasered Eyes Question

    Not sure about the import procedures, but my local drugstore had several colors of Visine.
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    Re: Upgrading your flight to Japan

    I thought the program paid for the most direct flight? Even a New York flight going the wrong way wouldn't take more than 30 hours (unless you stay half a day in Turkey or something....)
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    Re: Garbage Collection

    That's one of the few advantages of living in a leopalace- there usually isn't anyone to catch you breaking da rules.
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    Re: For the Privacy-Concerned ALT in Japan

    I'm having trouble imagining the BOE and teachers installing all this stuff and hiding it successfully. The staff in my Japan couldn't even figure out how to hook up a video camera to a laptop.
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    Re: Interac Seminars for Fall 2014 Slots

    Did you check your spam folder? My offer was in there when I got it.
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