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    Re: Teaching ESL in China vs. Japan?

    I didn't see this when it was originally posted, but I thought I'd share my friend's experience, who taught as an ALT in Japan and then in China in some backwater town. He said both experiences were...
  2. Re: Advice on travel, after handing in passport at the Pre-Departure Orientation

    At the NYC consulate we were asked to hand over our passports a week before departure. I didn't have a passport to handover (long story) and was told it was fine. The handing over of your passport is...
  3. Re: Regards to Mental Condition on the Application

    That was so terrible.
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    Re: Is this medicine website trustworthy?

    そねクリニック 公式ページ|新宿駅徒歩3分 JICA健診 頭痛外来

    You can even speak to a doctor for free if you have any questions about what kind of pill you need. The doctors can speak some English, too. For an additional...
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    Re: Is this medicine website trustworthy?

    Honestly, I've never used them. However, if you can get to Tokyo, there is a clinic there that can give you up to 12months worth of BC at a time for 1800-2500yen each pack. They require a baseline...
  6. Thread: Moving House

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    Re: Moving House

    My BOE paid about 2500yen a day in taxis just for me to get to school - they took the no driving in the contracts very seriously in our area.
  7. Re: Regards to Mental Condition on the Application

    ^agreed

    To OP - I was in a similar situation as you. My grades were meh in general and I experienced a bout of depression because of that. It did come up in the interview and I mentioned I had...
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    Re: Reasons for not receiving an interview?

    ^this. Also I hate to say it, but I've seen 'overqualified' people not make because they're more likely to stay in Japan after there stint and that's not what the program wants.

    But I'm agreeing...
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    Re: Best cities to list as preference?

    Go back under your bridge.
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    Re: Best cities to list as preference?

    I said no to driving on my application. I got a BFI location, with a train that came every other hour or so from 8am-7pm.

    My schools were 40min-1hr by walking. I probably could have ridden a...
  11. Thread: Moving On~

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    Re: Moving On~

    This school is the private, rich students only, every child has an iPad type.
  12. Thread: Moving On~

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    Re: Moving On~

    Kindergarten.

    ...now I feel like I've been on itil for way to long. Kindy used to be obvious for kindergarten l.
  13. Thread: Moving On~

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    Re: Moving On~

    My work contracts with a private kindy. Not that we teachers ever see the money, but the kindy pays 30man a month for 2.5hrs of classes a week. Not sure why they won't drop our contract and hire a...
  14. Thread: Moving On~

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    Re: Moving On~

    I screwed up and I didn't do a proper hiatus for my masters program so I pretty much have another year left here before I really need to go back to America to complete it. I'm hoping that I can go...
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    Re: Visa expiration question

    Finally left. Was told to prepare the paperwork just in case, but ugh cut it super close.
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    Re: Visa expiration question

    Boss stamped it this morning :/

    I'm literally going on the day of expiration. I'm seriously hoping I have everything.

    My boss did not provide me with the company tax certificate. I don't...
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    Re: Visa expiration question

    I started in September, but yeah. It's cutting it close now. Really don't appreciate my work taking their dear sweet time. In their defense, my boss has had a lot of personal issues recently to deal...
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    Re: Visa expiration question

    Really stupid reason actually, my work didn't fill out their section yet. I kept reminding them, but was told to keep waiting. I almost got them today, but my boss said he forgot his stamp so now I...
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    Visa expiration question

    Can I turn in my renewal papers the day it expires? For example, mine expires on the 18th, which is Tuesday. Can I go Tuesday to turn my paperwork in or must I go Monday?
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    Re: placement preference question

    Id love to see reactions, because the other ALTs and I even offered to take the buses instead of which there was usually one running in the direction of the schools we were going to). I spent about...
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    Re: placement preference question

    To be fair, it wasn't just me who could drive. The other ALTs couldn't either.
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    Re: placement preference question

    True story. American driving the car this weekend was in the wrong lane. We were going against traffic (no cars yet) and tried to tell him multiple times (myself and other friend) he was in the right...
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    Re: Female ALTs wearing pants?

    Well, it was in my last month before I toodled off to a different part of Japan.
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    Re: Female ALTs wearing pants?

    I wore jeans sometimes to school (so did my pred) and no one came after us.

    If you want my opinion, if yer a lady, stock up on deodorant and bras.
  25. Re: Current & Former JETs - Your best and worst experience as a JET?

    Human mouths are so dirty.
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