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    Re: Anyone applying for 2018?

    oh

    Never been because it's on the tobu-sen and I don't have easy access to that. There's kind of two Saitama's the Tobu Saitama and the JR Saitama. I prefer the JR Saitama, but Tobu saitama has...
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    Re: Anyone applying for 2018?

    No, but sometimes someone might offer.
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    Re: Anyone applying for 2018?

    And in a couple of months they'll be introducing themselves as a translator, not an ALT, because an acquaintance paid them to translate a document once and they need something else to make them feel...
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    Re: Anyone applying for 2018?

    Honestly the vast majority of the people are able to appear semi-competent for a few days as long as you don't scratch at the surface too much.
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    Re: Anyone applying for 2018?

    Probably. And I hope they died.
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    Re: Anyone applying for 2018?

    If you're in the main parts of Saitama you'll have no problem going to the ocean. A nice beach may be harder to reach, but the ocean is easy to get to.
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    I mean, annoyances with the BoE were consistent throughout my time with JET and, since my wife is still employed as a public school teacher, have continued after my time on JET.
    But I think the one...
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    Re: Anyone applying for 2018?

    Did you read the 2008 thread as well? The me who hadn't been there even a year yet felt differently... Or maybe was just lying because I also say my apartment was nice when it was a mold and...
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    I hope it was the one where the guy had visited a cafe he liked there so Saitama was wonderful.
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    Re: Anyone applying for 2018?

    sorry, my reply was all snark. I've lived in saitama since 2007, so happy to give you more info once you have a better idea of where in saitama.
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    Re: Anyone applying for 2018?

    doesn't sound that bad.
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    Re: Anyone applying for 2018?

    Welcome to my hell.
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    Re: Anyone applying for 2018?

    Was it ever a gravy train?
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    Re: Anyone applying for 2018?

    You've been on my shitlist for years!
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    Re: Anyone applying for 2018?

    congrats
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    Re: Anyone applying for 2018?

    For a while some consulates were saying people should get their FBI background checks early because of how long it was taking. But now I guess there's some new sort of expedited check you can...
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    Re: Anyone applying for 2018?

    Assume you've already failed and get moving on finding something else. Although rejection would suck, rejection without anything else going for you would be awful. Almost as bad as getting accepted...
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    Re: Anyone applying for 2018?

    My advice, quit thinking about it.
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    Re: Anyone applying for 2018?

    there's still a few people around. you might be the only user applying for 2018 though. but it's still early, some more usually pop up.
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