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    Re: Applying for 2019

    I will never understand why that was such a big deal. It was a dropped can of peaches. Why do people remember that? Much stranger and more entertaining things happened,
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    Re: Applying for 2019

    I'm sorry, are you still here? I thought you were washed away by the ocean.
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    Re: Applying for 2019

    10 years after being a JET myself, one of my students has applied and is interviewing on Wednesday. Any advice from other old timers? I'm worried my knowledge is out of date...
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    Re: JET or 'real' job?

    OP - It sounds like you just are not happy with your current position. There is no reason to make these plans or even pose the question until the options are actually available to you. Currently...
  5. Re: Who is the most "successful" JET alum you can think of?

    Ah. Than no, I can't think of any.
  6. Re: Who is the most "successful" JET alum you can think of?

    What counts as successful?
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    Re: (Another) Pension Issue

    She is currently saying I never sent in the tax forms (which I never received.) But at one point she said she had the money and would send it next week, and then said 'oh, never mind, I was wrong.'...
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    (Another) Pension Issue

    Hi Everyone. Sorry to add another one of these threads, but I'm sort of at my wits end.

    It has been over 2 years since I received my lump sum payment. (October of 2011.) I did not receive...
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    Re: Long Term Car Rental

    Thank you! My friends are heading to Hokkaido now. I never noticed a car rental place at airports. Is that were they generally are? Do you need to reserve in advance?
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    Long Term Car Rental

    Hello Everyone,

    I have a friend heading to Japan for several weeks. Does anyone have advice on where/how to get a long term car rental?
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    Re: High School Exchange Program

    Yes, I can, but this is actually a huge question. There are a lot of options. Option one, the students can take either a US History course or Political Science clace (on US government) as part of a...
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    High School Exchange Program

    Hi All,

    Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but thought I would give it a go...

    I work at a university in the U.S. The school has a duel credit program for high school students...
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    Re: Interac says you need 500k start-up money?

    Also, Leopalace is pretty pricey. Interac has said that most of the current available openings are in very rural areas. I don't think Leopalace is common out in the sticks. However, that might...
  14. Thread: Saga JETs

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    Karatsu people were always a close knit group. I...

    Karatsu people were always a close knit group. I was jealous. Their DRs especially took good care of the newbies. Then again, the new people always seemed to click with everyone else.


    Well,...
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    Re: Saga JETs

    Hm. I'm surprised they didn't turn it on sooner or keep it on. When I left people were going crazy, demanding it be turned on to help with the power shortage. I thought the PM even asked the...
  16. Re: How badly will a previous freakout in Japan hurt my chances?

    +1

    Don't even bring it up. You might have been hired, but I wouldn't even list it under past jobs since you never really worked it. Given the very limited time you were in the country, and the...
  17. Thread: Saga JETs

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    Re: Saga JETs

    That is a really pretty area, right on the water. Very inaka. No rail stations, but I drove through the area once - there is a nice mountain for hiking in the area. Mmmm...I don't remember if they...
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    Re: Getting surgery in Japan

    Oh shut off. I left off one letter. Not exactly rocket science.
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    WHAT! 7 people...that is like the entire...

    WHAT! 7 people...that is like the entire contingent. Is anyone staying this year? Your city was always the best, but mostly because it had such a great group of people. Seriously.... :o

    Then...
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    Hmm...while I've hear I'm totally with you...

    Hmm...while I've hear


    I'm totally with you on the maternity thing in Japan. The are sooo in need of new blood, they really take care of mom's and new babies.

    But outside of that, I would...
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    Re: How do your students study words?

    My JHS were introduced to new vocab on day 1 of the new lesson. For homework that night they had to write the word out 10 times. Next class we go over the words again, now showing only the English...
  22. Thread: US Job Market

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    Re: US Job Market

    lol
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    Re: US Job Market

    I was at a meeting at my old university last month and heard that people looking for work in academia should expect a 6-12 month turn around time. I know 2 months isn't bad, but it is the longest...
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    Re: How many JETs in your town of how many people?

    1 Jet in my little 8k machi.
    5 Jets + 2 Prefecture Jets in the greater -shi area, but that went to 5/0 my last year. They have since dropped to 4 city Jets, but brought back some of the prefecture...
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    "In the end" is the problem. I've been jobless...

    "In the end" is the problem. I've been jobless for 2 months now. I could take an assistant job in my area that pays half what I'm looking to make, but I could get my PhD for free while I work and...
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