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    Re: Question for JET Coordinator

    I had the same exact situation as you and I included it. In my application year at least, it specifically mentioned you should still included any and all transcripts regardless of if they've posted...
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    Sticky: Re: Word's Formerly Secret Interview Advice

    I second the advise on giving your SoP a read through the day before. Considering there's a decent gap of time between when you wrote it and the interview, chances are you might have forgot some of...
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    Re: Japanese before applying

    OP stated he already knew basic Japanese. Question is about overall level of Japanese knowledge for incoming ALTs, which, unless we're talking about literature/culture type "knowledge", probably...
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    Re: Japanese before applying

    Because Japanese degrees =/= fluency. They're largely academically oriented, and seldom do graduates wind up using what little language skills they do learn in the process.

    Edit: I would imagine...
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    Re: post result paperwork

    Just got confirmation from my consulate that FBI check results came in. So turnaround time all in all was 1 month.
  6. Re: How far has your Japanese progressed since starting Jet?

    College Japanese courses are pretty variable.

    I don't think people who discount minors, even majors, are just being annoying because the truth is the curriculum takes an academic approach to...
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    Re: Packing for Japan

    Yeah I think I'm just going to forget the tablet; going to end up getting a smart phone one in either case.

    For docomo, rates were supposed to have drastically changed this year?
    Japan Mobile...
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    Re: Packing for Japan

    I was thinking of a tablet over a laptop, but I haven't been in the market for one.

    I wonder if its possible to get a data plan with a US device. Curious to know what the rates are on tablet data...
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    Re: Packing for Japan

    Anyone planning on bringing a desktop PC? The components should fit (minus the case) assuming you're somewhat familiar with assembling PCs.
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    Poll: Re: JET advice needed

    Interesting. What is the difference between the two? So, all things being equal, there are just some placements who don't want their ALTs to do a full 5 years? I think it'd make more sense to be up...
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    Poll: Re: JET advice needed

    Really? Unless something has changed, they've never paid for airfare.
    Rising Daikon: JET vs Interac: An Objective Comparison

    For what its worth, the claims on that link about BOEs being overly...
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    Re: post result paperwork

    Thanks for the info, I'll be on the look out for a charge on my CC

    Edit: Just noticed they charged me today after making this post, actually. :cool:
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    Re: post result paperwork

    So they got your forms on 4/9, and you got charged this weekend? Sounds about like what I'd expect.

    My form was delivered on 4/10, I haven't heard anything since then. I'm assuming it will be a...
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    Re: post result paperwork

    The FBI forms worry me the most; haven't seen a charge on my card yet and I mailed in the form several weeks ago.
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    Re: Tokyo JET intake 5>100 by 2014, 100>200 by 2015

    The whole point of this thread was to show how placements are changing for Tokyo. Comparatively, it is a significant change. I think it's been derailed by some sort of anti-Tokyo sentiment, though.
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    Re: post result paperwork

    LA sent out confirmation e-mails.
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    Re: Tokyo JET intake 5>100 by 2014, 100>200 by 2015

    I'm sort of derailing my own thread but I was curious, are the CO's putting in said requests prior to short-lists or afterwards? I'm also curious if short-lists are all sent out for placement at the...
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    Re: post result paperwork

    Looking for some testimonials on the FBI's turnaround for the background check. Is it reasonable to expect them back before the end of the month?

    Looking for similar info for the IRS residency...
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    Re: Tokyo JET intake 5>100 by 2014, 100>200 by 2015

    I think prices vary a lot depending on what part of Tokyo you are in.
    I had a 1K mansion for under 6man a month, under 7 after utilities. This was close enough to Chuo-sen, still a ways from the...
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    Re: Tokyo JET intake 5>100 by 2014, 100>200 by 2015

    Kyu-kyu-en stores were leagues apart from the 99 cent stores in the US...definitely made groceries manageable.
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    Re: Tokyo JET intake 5>100 by 2014, 100>200 by 2015

    In case anyone was curious, here is the more detailed breakdown of prefectures for 2012-2013
    http://www.jetprogramme.org/documents/stats/2012_jet_stats_e.pdf

    Looks like there were only 2 CO's in...
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    Re: Tokyo JET intake 5>100 by 2014, 100>200 by 2015

    I don't think the number of JETs is going to change, I think the cut off is 4k ALTs globally, including new and recontracted placements?

    It just means more people are likely to get a placement...
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    Tokyo JET intake 5>100 by 2014, 100>200 by 2015

    JLGC Japan Local Government Center


    I know someone posted about this a few months earlier, but I figured I'd revive it now that most consulates are getting their short-lists out.

    I'm curious...
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    Re: Packing for Japan

    Ah, good point. That's actually......incredibly important to do, then.
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    Re: Packing for Japan

    My pre-departure (US) notes mention picking up an international driver's permit in case you might end up driving. There's a big thread about passing the Japanese driver's license test, but what's the...
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