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    Re: Interac Short Essay Help

    I want to put in my two cents here. The bulk of my essay consisted of my current job as a software trainer and what it involves. I also touched on lecturing 1st year University students in my final...
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    Re: Interac Placements Winter/Spring 2013

    Yeh, newbie. I do have 3 years professional work experience training users in software and fixing SQL code. I always wondered if it helped my application.



    It is a bit naff, but it's a guide...
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    Re: Interac Placements Winter/Spring 2013

    I don't think any of us would be bored, that might be wrong the word. Lost or confused would be a more accurate description!
    I might have to take you up on that offer (I'm sure others would as...
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    Re: Interac Placements Winter/Spring 2013

    Lucky! I and others placed in Yokohama wont know how far away from the training centre we are until we get an apartment. Our first week in Yokohama is staying in a hotel, apartment hunt and buying...
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    Re: Interac Placements Winter/Spring 2013

    Outside the country we don't hear much either! Are Interac putting you up in the same hotel as us, and do they require you move apartment or can you stay where you are?
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    Re: Interac Placements Winter/Spring 2013

    To the few of you who never took the grammar test. From the Interac training website.

    As of March 2013, the Grammar Assessment is no longer a part of the Training Department's program. We...
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    Re: Interac Placements Winter/Spring 2013

    Double post.
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    Re: Interac Placements Winter/Spring 2013

    The grammar test is simple. If you haven't read the Interac welcome documents then read that before attempting the other test.



    Nice to meet cha, I will also be in Yokohama. Can I ask why you...
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    Re: Anyone else confused yet?

    I was just going to wear doc martens, can't go wrong.
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    Re: Visa Run

    The UK Japanese Embassy.

    http://www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp/en/visa/working-holiday.html

    Have a read.
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    Re: Visa Run

    I would say wait till the August intake, they have obviously had people drop out or not accept placements in the original March intake. Judging by the Facebook group then it's not surprising, people...
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    Re: Interac Placements Winter/Spring 2013

    Yey!
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    Re: Interac Placements Winter/Spring 2013

    People are still being placed. So I would say yes to Interac. If you get deferred to August it's not a big deal. Just tell your work you're leaving for Japan as soon as Interac give you a landing...
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    Re: Interac Placements Winter/Spring 2013

    Most blogs have great information. I did two searches for people on the Facebook group who wanted more information about placements when they couldn't be arsed to work it themselves. I normally went...
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    Re: Interac Placements Winter/Spring 2013

    One user declined her placement due to it not being 'Osaka'. One of the Interac staff pointed out that a 'Kansai or bust mentality is not a good approach'. Said user then jumps on the defensive and...
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    Re: Interac Placements Winter/Spring 2013

    http://photoguide.jp/txt/Aisho-cho,_Shiga

    This website looks helpful, a quick run down.


    Population 20,000
    One train station in town and one JR station outside of town.
    Lots of rice...
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    Re: Interac Placements Winter/Spring 2013

    Looks like you're in the same place as me! Is your placement in Yokohama city or is that the training location?




    Look at it this way, you can work a little bit longer thus allowing you more...
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    Sounds like good reasons, and when you look at...

    Sounds like good reasons, and when you look at it. Four hours by train for a weekend in Tokyo with a show isn't all bad.

    Look excited! I know I am.
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    Go for it, Japan is more than 'just' Tokyo. I...

    Go for it, Japan is more than 'just' Tokyo. I have been watching the Interac Facebook group and everyone seems to look at how far away they are from Tokyo. As if this is the deciding factor.
    The...
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    Just my 2pence on the matter. I'm bringing my...

    Just my 2pence on the matter.

    I'm bringing my PC along, however I have a MINI HTPC case that fits a full size GPU. Using the Thermaltake Armour A30, as a result the case fits inside my hand...
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    Sometime this week I will hear from the Yokohama...

    Sometime this week I will hear from the Yokohama branch, and I assume that will contain everything I need to know. Could be anywhere really.
    Living in the centre of any city would be expensive and...
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    Ah no! First time moving and living in Japan, I...

    Ah no! First time moving and living in Japan, I have been a Trainer in England for three years.

    I went and edited my last post to make sure it's clear xD
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    A big city. To be honest I was hoping for...

    A big city. To be honest I was hoping for something away from a large city. Less English! However I would've been crazy to turn down such an offer. At least it will make travelling around the country...
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    Re: Interac Placements Winter/Spring 2013

    I got my call on Monday Yokohama for me, non driving.
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