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  1. Re: Ridiculously loud/inconsiderate neighbor (rant/seeking advice)

    Put scorpions through his letterbox
  2. Thread: Flight to Tokyo

    by MJN
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    Re: Flight to Tokyo

    Seattle-Tokyo is mostly a direct flight (and there are 78's running that route now) for ANA and JAL, but it really depends who your CO books with. There's also a lot of connections that run through...
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    Re: Phone Situation Upon Arriving

    And to further, I'm selling it for 32000 as I leave the country.

    On a related topic: Can I cancel my AU contract at Kansai airport?
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    Re: Phone Situation Upon Arriving

    The odd thing about the way Bic Camera does its business with the phone stores is that you're buying the phone from the shop, and the contract from the phone company. You can use Bic camera points to...
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    Re: Phone Situation Upon Arriving

    That's fine and dandy, but keep in mind if you have a rural placement your nearest bic camera / large electronics retailer with an in-built phone shop could be a long drive away. You might also find...
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    Re: Phone Situation Upon Arriving

    There are offers where the phones are literally free, where a free phone is free. No monthly charges, no upfront cost. The only catch is signing into a 2-year contract. Currently, the 5C is not free,...
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    Re: Phone Situation Upon Arriving

    No, the phone is free.

    My girlfriend got herself a free iPhone 5 (With AU), with the 30k of points a month after the 5S/C came out. There's no monthly fees on the phone on her contract, and there...
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    Re: Phone Situation Upon Arriving

    Sorry, it's the 5C.

    Both Softbank and AU are offering pretty much the same deals.
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    Re: Phone Situation Upon Arriving

    The promos come and go, usually on a monthly basis but the phone shops inside larger electronic stores have better offers (aka large quantities of points on offer). Chances are, the absolute best...
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    Re: Phone Situation Upon Arriving

    This is possible, but you'll find that if you call people a lot (or even a regular amount) your prepaid phone will become very expensive, and you'll find you'll have been a hell of a lot cheaper...
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    Re: Best location in JET

    I really want to slander my former almost-BOE that asked me to hand in my passport & driver's licence. No to them, too.
  12. Thread: Packing for Japan

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    Re: Packing for Japan

    You mean my suspicious 4TB Hard drive that only appears as 1TB will be problematic if customs wants a look?
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    Re: Best location in JET

    I'm surprised no one has brought up bathtubs and sand yet.
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    Re: Best location in JET

    I think something's massively bittered me, but this. Japan is annoyingly, depressingly.. same-y across the country. Buttfuck inaka tohoku looks like buttfuck inaka kyushu, you'll have the same 109...
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    Re: (Another) Pension Issue

    Does it have to be done in a certain municipality or by a certain person?
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    Re: (Another) Pension Issue

    How complicated is the tax refund process after having left Japan and got the pension refund? How much realistically do you get back for a 3-year stint?
  17. Re: Key money? Subsidized rent? What is your personal experience?

    If you see a ginger gaijin arsing around Sakae or Osu just shout 'Autist' as loud as you can.

    Yea, that does describe Nagoya well - nice place to live, it's a city with money, there is just...
  18. Re: Key money? Subsidized rent? What is your personal experience?

    I'm paying 88,000 a month (split between 2 people) for a 2LK 49m2 apartment with a parking space in the middle of nagoya, about a 10 min bike ride from Nagoya station.
  19. Re: Key money? Subsidized rent? What is your personal experience?

    JET apartment - no rent, key money, deposit or anything.

    Post-JET self-funded apartment: 1 month Key money, Deposit, to rental agency, guarantor company...
  20. Thread: post-JET visa

    by MJN
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    Re: post-JET visa

    You can switch your work visa to a tourist visa which will give you more time in the country, but you'll also have to leave the country in order to change it back to a working visa.

    If you don't...
  21. Thread: Plane Tickets

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    Re: Plane Tickets

    But that's my favourite food
  22. Thread: Plane Tickets

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    Re: Plane Tickets

    How can you people not afford to take multiple holidays a year?

    I managed to pop to the UK (Or US, this christmas) once a year and take multiple vacations elsewhere having only 15 days of nenkyu...
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    Re: Congratulations, interview recipients!

    I wouldn't put it past Japan to hire more desk sitters just for show.
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    Re: Second Time JET Applicants

    So not like Ini at all, then?
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    Re: Filter triggering 14/1/31 [Resolved]

    Only happening on my phone's internet (tethering) - the schools was fine, as was my home.

    I'm back on my phone today, and not seen a single error yet.
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