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  1. Thread: What airport?

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    Re: What airport?

    My husband and I got 1-way tickets through Kayak for $900 a piece 4 weeks prior to our flight. We are flying Pittsburgh>Toronto>Narita. That really is the most time efficient way for PA residents,...
  2. Re: Debate about organ transplants (yeh) - thoughts?

    When I did this at an academic high school, we had 40 students in each class. We divided them into 10 teams of 4. Each set had a different debate topic. The way we kept everyone engaged was that...
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    I play Family Feud in my class all the time. I...

    I play Family Feud in my class all the time. I just make up answers, and make sure that the scores add up to 100 in each category. I always make sure to be all cheesy when we play, too. It's a...
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    Re: 2013 Applicants List

    USA, applying through Washington DC.
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    Re: Working Conditions Question

    Thanks for your reply!
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    Re: Have you turned in your application?

    That retelling was fabulous, and made me notice the small details - like how he had really harped on someone using blue ink. I was completely unaware that there was something wrong with addressing...
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    Are your teeth showing? When I got my last...

    Are your teeth showing? When I got my last passport at the US post office (2005), I was told that smiling with an open mouth was prohibited for passport photos because it "distorts your face".
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    Re: How do you pack for a year?

    If you are trying to measure in US measurements, by all means, bring measuring cups and spoons. If you measure in metric, it is not a problem. I could absolutely not find any women's shoes or...
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    Working Conditions Question

    I had a question about working conditions of preschool/kindergarten teachers. I had an interview tonight, and the person I talked to stated that "While technically we give a one hour break, in...
  10. We have so many churches that the slogan of my...

    We have so many churches that the slogan of my town is "Live, Worship, Shop". There's a big sign on the highway and everything.
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    I'm pretty sure they keep your previous...

    I'm pretty sure they keep your previous applications.
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    The Miami coordinator said to include all classes...

    The Miami coordinator said to include all classes when I asked this question on the official forums. They told me to include an extra page with all of my education classes and Japanese classes, and...
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    $18 sounds cheap. I sent it normal registered...

    $18 sounds cheap. I sent it normal registered mail, and the packet weighed over a POUND, so it was almost $9 to send from Pittsburgh to DC. Crazy.
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    Re: Which is correct way to write hiragana?

    I was taught the handwritten way (the left character), so I tell my students not to connect the characters き Or さ, because that would be like writing a typed Times New Roman "g" (the one that has the...
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    Re: Specific question help within the app form.

    That's crazy - we don't have the tattoo/piercing section on our app here in the US.
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    Re: Specific question help within the app form.

    I put down everywhere I've ever gone that wasn't the US. :) That's what I did the first time, too, and that time I got in.
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    I would join the official JET Programme Forums...

    I would join the official JET Programme Forums and ask in the "Applying for 2013" thread. The Miami Coordinator is really helpful and answers all kinds of specific questions over there. I do...
  18. Sticky: Thanks guys!

    Thanks guys!
  19. Sticky: Re: How to Kick the Japanese Driver's License Test in the Face on Your First Try

    So, I am in somewhat of an unfortunate situation. There is a chance that I will be going to Japan in the end of December. My license expires on May 12, 2013. I can't renew it more than 6 months...
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    Speaking of embarrassing... I failed my health...

    Speaking of embarrassing... I failed my health check the last time I was on JET because there was blood in my urine. Because of my period. I had checked the box for currently menstruating on the...
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    Any extreme change in diet can cause your levels...

    Any extreme change in diet can cause your levels to change, so if you don't drink daily now, and expect to in Japan, you may want to try to see a doctor about your levels within the first couple...
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    Re: What do you miss from your homeland?

    I missed cheese that wasn't all the same flavor, spicy food, the combination of chocolate and caramel, and most of all, I missed my cat. Now that I'm home, I miss karaoke, the delicious, cheap veg...
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    My concern is that I was told to keep my soy...

    My concern is that I was told to keep my soy intake very regular or I'd have to be adjusted (get a higher dose since soy blocks the absorption). In my experience, I eat tofu and miso, etc a lot in...
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    Well, I wrote how I wanted to become a Japanese...

    Well, I wrote how I wanted to become a Japanese teacher. I managed that through seriously ridiculous luck (I was not even certified to teach it, but marked that I could speak it when applying to a...
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    Re: Applying for 2013

    Is anyone here a re-applying JET? I was on JET before, and I am eligible to re-enter, so I am going for it this year. I just wondered if anyone had any insight: Are they more/less likely to give...
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