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    Re: Actual Career-oriented jobs for Gaijin

    At any serious job anywhere in the world you will be still expected to do some over time. Often quite a lot. The difference with Japan is that you unofficially have to do over time just because....
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    Re: Aspiring UK 2015 JETs

    Interac is total ESID.
    I worked for them for a few months. I was expecting pretty horrible stuff, lots of talk of different forms to fill in and performance reviews and other stuff that is way too...
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    Re: Pension refund tax guide?

    Know of any guide for this tax form? She insists it is a complicated form but I'd imagine she doesn't have to fill in it all?
  4. Thread: Coming to Saitama

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    Re: Coming to Saitama

    Saitama...the array of places there must mark it as the prefecture that has the biggest range between its great and its shitty placements.
    You range from being pretty much in Tokyo in all but post...
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    Re: Excellent job vs Japan

    I'm similar. I'm now working a very well paid job for a top company in my field...but still want to get back to Japan.

    Really can't go back to teaching though, my dabbling with a few months in...
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    Pension refund tax guide?

    Does anyone know of a good guide for what the Japanese person has to do to get the pension refund tax payment back?

    The person I appointed as my representative has proved to be rather clueless...
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    Re: Actual Career-oriented jobs for Gaijin

    With the international company I currently work for the Japan office is infamous for doing things its own way more than any other country.
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    Re: Pros and Cons of teaching different school levels

    [/COLOR]Wow, that's crazy. Having even 2 HSs is super rare.



    Sounds fairly true.
    I have certainly heard that less academically inclined girls base their HS decision largely on the uniform.
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    Re: Interac as a backup to JET

    Its a pretty common ALT joke that Interaccers are those who didn't have the best of days in their Jet interview.
    I'm not familiar with Interac blacklisting people for turning down interviews or...
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    Re: Pros and Cons of teaching different school levels

    I've done HS and ES

    HS:

    Pros-
    Some of the kids are pretty mature in many ways. You can have proper conversations with them. Many have interests you can relate to.
    At most schools you'll get...
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    Re: pension refund- where is my tax office?

    I left Jet a while ago, stayed on in Japan a while after, so can't really chase down my school.
    So just the city hall of the last place I lived then? Thanks.

    Just hope my pension refund letter...
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    Re: placement preference question

    There's two layers of placement don't forget.
    The BOEs tell Tokyo vague descriptions of the sort of people they would like, Tokyo then decides who goes to which BOE. And then at the BOEs someone has...
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    Re: Finding other jobs in Japan

    Do not work for an eikaiwa. It is a living hell to which the only exits are death or quitting.

    If you actually get yourself to Japan it makes job applications infinitely easier. Anyone with a...
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    pension refund- where is my tax office?

    I'm wondering, how does one find out your local tax office for appointing a representative for the second part of the pension refund?
    Is it your city hall, your prefecture or some big central Tokyo...
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    Re: Thinking about doing JET again.

    We do make more than yearly contract JTEs and full JTEs in their first year or two.
    If you ignore bonusses and other benefits that JTEs get. Taking that into account...who knows.


    And yeah,...
  16. Re: How far has your Japanese progressed since starting Jet?

    That was my ideal. Sadly my Japanese wasn't up to getting such a girl.
    And of course I happened to meet a girl I like but had the small disadvantage of speaking English.
  17. Re: How far has your Japanese progressed since starting Jet?

    When I came I kinda knew kana and had heisig'ed a bunch of a kanji.
    Spoken Japanese was the first 5 chapters of minna no nihongo or thereabouts, I did one semester of introduction to Japanese many...
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    Re: Thinking about doing JET again.

    The trouble with Jet is its so random. Pay and conditions could be awesome or you could have good pay but the worst conditions ever seen since *censored bad taste nazi joke *. IMO it is kind of worth...
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    Re: Thinking about doing JET again.

    Why do Jet again? Is the question that stands out to me. Its not the only way to live and work in Japan, there's a zillion other options that don't require a multi-month admission process and random...
  20. Thread: JLPT

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    Re: JLPT

    i actually did the test in the end.
    As expected it was a disaster.
    For some reason I had it in my head that a comma meant some sort of grammar that required the te form, hence the grammar questions...
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    Re: Interac Placements Summer/Fall 2013

    N3 is good, its the first level that matters. You do see some job listings that ask for N3. Playing safe for N4 over N3 would be dumb but for N3 over N2 is fairly sensible.
    N2 is far common of...
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    Re: Questions about Sado Island

    Heat up a Japanese room? With their paper walls and windows thinner than those of a garden shed? Unpossible!

    It would be great if Japanese houses did have proper heating but kotatsus are still...
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    Re: Link between Education and Success in Japan

    Companies tend to be rather traditional with seniority based just as much on time at the company as actual ability.
    Companies also like to hire only recent graduates. They actively exclude people...
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    Re: Link between Education and Success in Japan

    It seems a lot worse in Japan to me. You have to have made it by the time you're 25 or your life is as good as over.
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    Re: Questions about Sado Island

    Its where they used to send troublesome and important people into exile back in the day. It had a reputation as a foggy and depressing place full of people waiting to die...No seriously, not just...
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