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  1. Thread: Health Checks

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    Re: Health Checks

    Bored at the office so I read the 2015 GIH.



    I had to do one a few weeks ago although I'll be gone before the results come out.
  2. Thread: Placement Map??

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    Re: Placement Map??

    in 2013
    shortlisted: April 11
    placement email: May 23
    Documents from CO: June 20
    Contact from predecessor: June 22 - That was when I found out what my job duties were.
  3. Thread: Stuff to bring

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    Re: Stuff to bring

    I'm a size 8 and it's not too difficult to find shoes in the town near me. I'm either a size LL or 25. Some shoe stores in cities will have sections for bigger shoes. You can get Hunters online if...
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    Re: Doing JET with no teaching experience

    Having no teaching experience may be a plus sometimes. :P

    Refer to books, manuals for activity ideas. There are a few PDFs on the official website. The JET Programme--Official Homepage of The...
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    Re: Japanese to know upon arrival

    osakini shitsurei shimasu when you get off work
  6. Re: You have a full JHS1年生 class every week to do whatever you want, what do you do?

    Phonics, jeopardy, true or false, multiple choice quizzes or watching videos?
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    Re: Momotaro - We Are Good Friends (Hi Friends 2)

    The HRTs are pretty cool with this lesson.
    Last year, we did the activity on the first two pages of Lesson 7 - I read the sentences from the teacher's book and kids identified the picture.
    Then we...
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    Re: placement preference question

    I put no preference as well and the interviewer asked me something like 'Are you OK with being placed in both rural and urban areas?'

    I got placed in a rural town which isn't the worst compared to...
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    Re: A random laundry question

    I bought this thing to clean my washer and use this "deodorant" along with laundry detergent.
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    According to the manual, the washer should be cleaned once a month with bleach on "cleaning...
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    Sticky: Re: Not so obvious advice for new ALTs

    開栓後要冷蔵
  11. Thread: Mold

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    Re: Mold

    You can get anti-mold cleaners for the shower room. Look for 防カビ.Also, get some dehumidifying things for your room and closets. I use みずとりぞうさん. I put a few in each room and the closets and they...
  12. Thread: I can...

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    Re: I can...

    maybe you can use these...
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    Re: Group B Orientation

    I've never been to the Sky Tree. I think you should spend more time around that area to get your money's worth.


    Both elevators work now but the south observation deck is only open until 5pm....
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    Re: Gifts/Omiyage When Arriving

    It's probably baking soda ... I found sodium bicarbonate next to kitchen cleaners at Daiso.
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    Re: Gifts/Omiyage When Arriving

    You can just pick up some cookies or candies from the train stations or airport when you leave Tokyo for your placement.:redface:
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    Re: Group B Orientation

    Last year, we spent about an hour at the airport going through customs, getting luggage and shipping them, finally getting on the coaches. The ride took two hours because of traffic.

    You'll be...
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    Re: Contract discussion

    My predecessor wasn't allowed to contact me until I sent an e-mail to the BoE saying that I have received my contract and welcome package.
    Information about the rent was not in the contract, but it...
  18. Thread: Hi, Friends

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    Re: Hi, Friends

    0_0 wow. I wish I'd be able to visit ES more often. I go to ES once a month so we're still on lesson 2.
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    Re: Language study program - how difficult is it?

    From what I remember, you get a booklet about the language course at Tokyo Orientation. There's a level check exam and an application form. On the form, you can choose to take the course or not. If...
  20. Thread: JLPT N3

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    Re: JLPT N3

    I got this book to study for the grammar. There are some practice questions (grammar, vocabulary and listening) at the end of each chapter as well. I've also heart good things about the Matome books....
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    Re: Language study program - how difficult is it?

    You can take this level check test http://www.jetprogramme.org/documents/course/level_tests/intermediate_test.pdf

    The JET Programme--Official Homepage of The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme
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    Re: Clothing advice for new JETs

    I've seen a male high school JTE wearing them, with a suit.
    I've also seen an elementary school staff wearing them with a skirt and tights.
  23. Re: Would you accept JET if you had heavy financial commitments back home?

    Rural Hokkaido.
    My expenses for April was about 6man, leaving me with 16.5man in savings.
    The main reason is that my rent is just under 1man, but many other JETs pay 4-5man for housing. That's...
  24. Thread: Garbage Collection

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    Re: Garbage Collection

    In my town we have 3 categories. Each category is collected once a week.

    - Burnable garbage - food scraps, tissue, disposable chopsticks, toothpicks, cotton swabs and small pieces of paper (in...
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    Re: Fun With Numbers - Acceptance Rates

    Lots of Canadian JETs in Hokkaido due to sister-city relationships.
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