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  1. Thread: Big Daikon?

    by patjs
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    Re: Big Daikon?

    No, but I think a few people from BD pop up now and then. I saw BearsCubs4Life show up on the japancirclejerk Reddit.

    I could be wrong but it seems like a lot of the Japan forum community has...
  2. Re: The application forms - minor details/mistakes that could cause you to be rejecte

    I remember being super nervous too because of the reputation of them being super strict.

    Don't stress. Just follow the instructions as written and fill out the forms completely. If it says clip...
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    Re: Shortlisted, but unsure

    You're still young, I'd do JET.

    It seems like you are looking to pursue a graduate degree or some kind of different path than this editing job anyway so why not just do JET and save some money...
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    Re: Criminal History! Major Crisis!

    I can't believe they arrested you for something like that.

    Are you able to remember the police waking you up? Are you sure you didn't lash out or become difficult?

    Usually if you're simply...
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    Re: Reasons for not receiving an interview?

    I guess that doesn't always matter.

    I suppose I meant the sections for international experience and travel, teaching, language classes, etc all count for a certain amount of points and if you have...
  6. Re: Have Any American Applicants Received Notification Yet?

    I am not sure if it's actually outsourced but I do know they hire a bunch of temporary help and yes it is simply graded on straight points with a rubric. Each section is scored and if you make a...
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    Re: Reasons for not receiving an interview?

    Here's some common reasons for rejection:

    1. Not following instructions exactly (they need to eliminate people and this is an easy way)

    2. Problems with your SOP. This earns you the most points...
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    Re: Life in the inaka

    If you're way out there you have a much higher probability of locals wanting to buy you food and drink all the time. You never know when some guy is going to insist you drink with him or visit some...
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    Re: I don't want to leave but...

    If you have thought long and hard and objectively can't think of any major reason you could have put people off you (like the ones listed above), it could simply be because of your location.

    I was...
  10. Thread: Economics

    by patjs
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    Re: Economics

    Oh my sweet summer child...
  11. Re: How much luggage to take with you when moving to Japan?

    Oh boy, let's not go down this road again either! :lol:
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    Re: 2016 Alternates Thread

    The fact that there are so few CIRs compared to ALTs would mean your chances of upgrading to CIR probably aren't all that great.

    I have to imagine it happens though. They may still get people who...
  13. Re: How much luggage to take with you when moving to Japan?

    You'll probably notice a pattern that current/former JETs will all usually say "Bring way less than you are planning."

    EVERYONE over packs. You do not need much stuff. It seems like most new JETs...
  14. Re: Those who have or plan to travel with a partner, but not a spouse...thoughts?

    Also keep in mind that saying "she'll find a job once we're there to get a visa" is easier said than done.

    I would take all of word's advice. I went through this with my successor as well. They...
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    Re: Aspiring US JETs 2016

    It's not impossible to bring pets but obviously it's not recommended. In addition to the long and expensive process for shots/documentation, it's tons of stress on the animal as well. All for...
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    Re: Intend to apply to JET in 2yrs, advice?

    that was beautiful.
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    Re: JET or 'real' job?

    I'd only recommend doing this if you are ready to give up your life at home and are looking to start over in Japan. At this point, like Gizmotech said giving up six years of your career progress to...
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    Re: Strange Job Offer After Application

    Does this really need to be said? I think it might.

    This isn't a real offer, it's some sort of elaborate scam. You'll probably be asked to send some sort of application or processing fee at some...
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    Re: Big changes are coming

    Maybe consider changing the name and refocusing to a general Japan/ life in Japan website with a separate JET and teaching area? I feel like everyone associates ITIL with JET only.

    The Japan and...
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    Re: Unavoidable JTE mistakes

    I'm a little late but actually others brought up a good point that you also don't know the other JTEs too well yet. It might be best to wait a bit more and build relationships, but when you do need...
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    Re: Unavoidable JTE mistakes

    A lot of new JTE's have very mixed up ideas of how to use an ALT because they're so new and they aren't given any real training on how to work with one.

    I dealt with quite a few of these brand new...
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    Re: Post JET US Taxes

    If you're worried about fines or something don't worry. The IRS actually doesn't care if you don't file on time if you don't owe anything. You can file all the previous years at once.
  23. Re: Connections to Establish Prior to and After the Application Deadline

    I think the requirements were basically "Are you friends with Panda?"
  24. Re: Connections to Establish Prior to and After the Application Deadline

    That's true. My prefecture did this to replace a CIR/PA. However it was quite obvious they kind of pre-selected who they were going to take even though technically "anyone" could apply.
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    Re: Top 5 English mistakes you see.

    To be fair it's kind of hard to come up with a good translation for "oishii" that doesn't come off as a bit awkward. Just because in English we tend to use other phrases like "I love steak" or "That...
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