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  1. Re: JET teaching demo PowerPoint presentation - Can you get it off the internet?

    Out of curiosity, where are you interviewing?
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    Re: Working with a JTE who doesn't speak English

    Get better at Japanese. Unless you expect them to improve their English... Ha.

    Honestly at ES kids are fine playing really simple games. Try to build up a repertoire of games that you can use in a...
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    Interac Dress Code

    Those of you working for Interac, how serious are they about the "all suits all the time" business? Is there any relief during cool biz season? I'm coming off of JET and while I do have two black...
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    Re: Getting a Leopalace on your Own?

    I'm moving into a leopalace for one month very soon. I'm switching from JET to a smallish dispatch company and since I didn't have time/resources to go to my new city from my current placement I did...
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    Re: placement preference question

    Took a BOE sponsored taxi to school? Wow, awesome. How'd you think the taxpayers would react if those expense records were released? :)
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    Re: Interac - ES Lessons

    @mrcharisma - Yes, it's Sakai Osaka.

    @Moirica - Do you mean that your BOE doesn't use Hi Friends in ES? Did they create their own material? I was under the impression that all ES in Japan use Hi...
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    Interac - ES Lessons

    Hello all, I just got an offer from Interac to teach in Sakai city at 1 junior high school and 1 or 2 elementary schools. Does anyone have any experience in Sakai they could tell me about? Also, how...
  8. Thread: Segan Talks?

    by Wasabi
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    Re: Segan Talks?

    Follow up question, because I'm also looking for post-JET stuff now and Sagan Speak seems to be the best thing out there right now. The posting on GaijinPot asks for my resume in English, but what...
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    Re: Japan and Phones

    Bif, I thought the same exact thing - in America, I rarely ever got close to 2 GB of data a month and thought the same would be fine here. Now I wish I had gone with a higher amount of data and just...
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    Re: 2015 JET Alternates Thread

    I was an alternate for 2012-13 then applied again and was shortlisted for 2013-14. I slightly tweaked my SOP, changed one of my letters of reference, and volunteered in Girl Scouts to get some...
  11. Thread: No Predecessor?

    by Wasabi
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    Re: No Predecessor?

    If you spend over a certain amount (I want to say maybe 15,000 yen or so) at Nitori, they should deliver and set up your furniture for free. I went to the Nitori store an hour south and picked out a...
  12. Re: Can Municipal JETs be re-contracted for 5 years?

    In my town (techincally a -shi, but a very small spread out on due to several places merging a few years back), the 3 year rule is definitely in effect. Someone I'd consider an amazing ALT who gives...
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    Re: PLACEMENTS!!! 2015 General Placements Thread

    Kurisuchan, there was a married couple that came with my group last year and they had neighboring school districts in Tokyo. They live in a pretty small place in Tokyo but they make it work. Even...
  14. Poll: Re: Current/former JETs: How many schools do/did you teach in?

    I have 7 - 5 elementary and 2 junior high schools. The ES feed into my JHS, but sometimes that's not the case.
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    Re: Aspiring US JETs 2015

    I strongly recommend just getting an official photo taken. In the US, I spent maybe $11 to get mine taken and printed all in the span of 10 minutes. If you're worried about spending that much money,...
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    Re: Placement Question

    Someone in my prefecture requested to be placed near her grandparents. She ended up about 2 to 3 hours away (by car). She visits them a little less than once a month.
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    Re: When to quit your job at home

    I went to the optional daylong Q&A thing in Boston last year. It was towards the middle or end of June. It was nice to meet some JETs beforehand, and we all went to a bar afterwards with the JETAA...
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    Re: Aspiring Canadian JETs 2015

    Is it possible for you to e-mail the consulate and tell them your phone number changed? I imagine that's something that could be resolved pretty easily...
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    Re: Making cheese in Japan

    The only way to eat cheese curds are as part of poutine or battered and deep fried.
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    Re: Aspiring US JETs 2015

    When I interviewed, I was just over 15 minutes early. I saw people still waiting in the lobby who were there before me. I think there is such a thing as being too early, you know... But if it's...
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    Sticky: Re: Jet Prefectural Websites

    Niigata just revamped their website.

    Niigata AJET
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    Re: Advice for women buying suits?

    The first year I interviewed, I work a black blazer with black dress pants and a while sleeveless blouse underneath. It wasn't a suit set per se, but it looked great together. I ended up being an...
  23. Re: Self study-ers, what motivates you to study Japanese?

    Mothy has children?
  24. Thread: Items from Pred

    by Wasabi
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    Re: Items from Pred

    I found a blog from one of my great grandpreds (they were here for one year it seems in 08-09), and I found it interesting that not much had changed in that time. The rice cooker I have now was...
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    Re: Aspiring US JETs 2015

    Funny story, when I applied in 2012 (to leave 2013), I got my interview notification e-mail before they posted the masterlist which contained the ID numbers of all the interviewees. For the 2013...
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