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  1. Bump Pension refunds can go to your Jap...

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    Pension refunds can go to your Jap account. They deposited to mine without any fuss (well...without any deposit-related fuss).
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    I thought Mississippi was the only state to not...

    I thought Mississippi was the only state to not have an open-container/alcohol consumption laws. Was it a local ordinance then that you broke? I doubt that'd show up on a background check, so you...
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    Re: Do JETs from Jamaica go back rich?

    OH NOEZ my friends will think less of me if I don't go out and par-tay 6 nights a week!!11!!11!!!!
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    Re: Do JETs from Jamaica go back rich?

    If you're single without kids and not banking at least 150,000/month on JET, you're doing something wrong.
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    Re: Do JETs from Jamaica go back rich?

    I don't know how well it works for things like real estate. Most nicer properties over there are listed in US dollars.

    As for other items, a South African JET I know was earning roughly double...
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    Re: Am I banned from driving?

    That article in the contract says you can drive to/from work, just not during work hours (ie you can't drive off to the bank on your lunch break or whatever).

    And it's not really just a "let's...
  7. I enjoyed my toilet tap flower. The Gunma 100-yen...

    I enjoyed my toilet tap flower. The Gunma 100-yen stores have a lot of different varieties of them to choose from too.



    Don't let Tarquin hear you say that or you'll get a lecture on being a...
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    Re: What is your rent/car?

    What is it with you slags immediately shitting on new threads with the "hur hur hur SEARCH" comments? I bet it's real fucking interesting, and social, reading what Mr. Plainview wrote 3 years ago on...
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    Re: Money for Predecessor

    I went to Tokyo most weekends as I lived in Kanto. Don't let the hipsters tell you otherwise; Tokyo is awesome. Anyone who craps on it is probably trying to get over the fact they're stuck in some...
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    Re: Car ownership change

    There was a fee for transfering ownership when I did it (and I did it myself). 8000yen. Or maybe the transfer was free but the new registration was 8000...one of those.
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    Re: gift for visiting my supervisors house

    Can't really go wrong with a bottle of liquor and a nice dessert (unless his family is a bunch of teetotal diabetics).
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    Re: Creepy Crawlies

    I hated balloons as a kid. Stupid sensitive hearing.

    One of the teachers at my school hated all bugs, including butterflies. A small-ish one once landed on her hair and she flipped out then spent...
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    Re: Second Thoughts

    My advice: don't be a sissy and apply. JET will always look better on a resume than "whoa man, I fucked around backpacking for two years" (while wracking up substantial credit card debt / mooching...
  14. Mailing one bag and taking the second checked bag...

    Mailing one bag and taking the second checked bag (plus a carry-on) to the hotel isn't a bad idea. You'll have a lot more room to pack things, plus access to more clothes or whatever else you might...
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    Re: Creepy Crawlies

    I had everything from baby mukade to bears in and around my house (thanks, rural Gunma). I laid down several lines of that anti-bug powder outside the house, and sprayed the inside with some Ortho...
  16. Definitely. When I visited my successor in April...

    Definitely. When I visited my successor in April I was amazed at how many shoes she had brought with her. The fewer, the better.

    A pair of outdoor shoes/boots, gym shoes (not necessarily...
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    Re: Travel Insurance

    I don't think you can take travel insurance out if you're moving to (not just visiting) another country.

    Your contract starts once you land, so you should be covered right away under the JET plan...
  18. Agreed.

    Agreed.
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    Re: Shipping on the cheap

    Take advantage of your luggage weight limit and pack your coat if you can. Or, bring a lot of light layers and a lighter coat rather than a big heavy one. I made it until December wearing a thin...
  20. Re: US Dollars to Japanese Yen (and back again!) 2011 edition

    1000yen is all that's required (money-wise, anyway) to start up a Japanese bank account.
  21. Sounds like you're replacing my successor

    Sounds like you're replacing my successor
  22. Yep. Japan's the only place I'd feel comfortable...

    Yep. Japan's the only place I'd feel comfortable walking around with a few hundred/thousand dollars cash in my wallet. I lost my wallet once after leaving a grocery store and by the next day someone...
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    Re: pred trying to sell stuff

    Luckily, kei-car shakken prices are generally reasonable, depending on how much work needs to be done. Mine (10 years old) had a base price of 4man but I had them take care of some repairs which...
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    Re: pred trying to sell stuff

    I think you overpaid by about 10men.

    Talk them down to a lower amount on the down payment. 10-12.5 sounds reasonable. If they insist on the half up-front, you can always threaten to walk away,...
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    With any luck, the BoE will set up alternate...

    With any luck, the BoE will set up alternate living arrangements for those overlap days. My successor arrived a few days before I left, so the town office ended up giving me a room in an old folks...
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