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    Interview Passed PDF IS UP

    http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JET/pdfs/2012InterviewIDs.pdf

    Yep. GL to all.

    *Those that made it to the Interview stage PDF file is up....*

    Also I just noticed that theres only about half as...
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    Sanda? Thats a great placement. I usually head to...

    Sanda? Thats a great placement. I usually head to Sanda one every few months to check out a movie at the theater. takes about 40-45 minutes though.
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    Well it depends. If your coming over from the...

    Well it depends. If your coming over from the states (for example), and you have your scooter/motorcycle license and you come over with a IDP, than you can drive the scooter for 1 year just fine. But...
  4. Poll: Placement Release Expected Date Part 2 (POLL)

    Well since the last poll was a complete wash, lets try this again.

    Hopefully there wont be a need to create a Part 3.

    I am going to go with June 17th.
  5. Poll: I know when I was applying last year I really...

    I know when I was applying last year I really didn't want Hokkaido (even though I love skiing) mainly because of how far it is from the rest of Japan. Thats really the same thing I feel about...
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    I got some information on a new JET: If you...

    I got some information on a new JET:

    If you were born outside of America (Asian country) but spent most of your life in America, and your a dude in your 20s, you may be a new JET coming to my...
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    Re: Buying a car in Japan

    Dream car? NSX... One day... One day....
  8. Poll: When are the results going to be released? (POLL)

    Lets make bets, It is true that I am not waiting for such said results, but hey, why not have a game to see who ultimately wins?

    If you want to be even more specific, you can list the time you...
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    I rent my car for 24,000 yen/month. Its a...

    I rent my car for 24,000 yen/month. Its a crapshoot Kei car, but it does the job.. This price includes everything to do with the car so its not that bad...
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    I know what you mean regarding temptation, but...

    I know what you mean regarding temptation, but even the rural/semi-rural placements have some bad temptations... Thanks to amazon.jp you can pretty much order anything you want with COD, pay on...
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    Heh, it could very well be the reason. ...

    Heh, it could very well be the reason.



    Awesome news dude. Be sure to post when you find out what city.



    Very true, its just I am not used to such long winters, and the fact that Japan...
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    Re: Coming to Hyogo? Come on in....

    Heh, well than I don`t want to give you false hope, but we do have a U.K. opening... But I know what you mean. When I first came here I was hoping to be placed in Kobe, but I now after living here I...
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    Lol, I cant tell if your joking or serious.. But...

    Lol, I cant tell if your joking or serious.. But I have to say my place is pretty solid. Even though its a very small city we have 2 bowling alleys, karaoke, dozens of food places, 2 malls, McDonald,...
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    True on the Inaka, but some places aren`t that...

    True on the Inaka, but some places aren`t that bad at all. I am in Tamba which is pretty north but I can get to Osaka in 1 1/2 hours, Kobe in 2 hours, Kyoto in 2 hours. The main factors that will...
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    Heh, Just to make it even more awesome, Kobe is...

    Heh, Just to make it even more awesome, Kobe is the capital of Hyogo, not sure if you knew that or not.

    jwkelley - I believe it, the Yakuza may have a bad image but they do help out in the time of...
  16. Sticky: Re: Official "Things that can and cannot be found in Japan"

    Tums. Make sure you bring them. They don't have them here at all. They will save you when your told to eat some lunch that would be on par with cruel and unusual punishment.
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    I was notified where I was going on May 17th last...

    I was notified where I was going on May 17th last year. I am sure you will all get notified really soon.
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    Coming to Hyogo? Come on in....

    Bored, so I figured why not use it to create this fantastic thread and sell all the future JETs on one of the best places to be in Japan, Hyogo.

    Hyogo has the second largest JET population...
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    What I meant by celebrity could be expanded a bit...

    What I meant by celebrity could be expanded a bit more. Basically, anytime you go shopping etc embrace the glances, they come in hoards. Maybe because in my city there are very few foreigners but I...
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    1. Be prepared for the star status / celebrity...

    1. Be prepared for the star status / celebrity status you will receive (only really applicable if you are placed in the inaka).

    2. You will get stares, get used to strangers you just met asking...
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    heh, yea thats what i meant, when I wrote the...

    heh, yea thats what i meant, when I wrote the post I was in a dead tired and bored at work. I didn't really care about proper grammar so i am sure its bad, no excuses though.



    As far as the...
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    Going to give out some amazing advice: 1) Your...

    Going to give out some amazing advice:

    1) Your not moving to a third world country, they have almost everything, so don`t go out and buy unnecessary crap.

    Things to buy and bring if you want:...
  23. Re: Are applicants from big cities less likely to be accepted into JET?

    ESID. Yep. I hate that abbreviation like no other, but its the truth.

    Big cities have a bad rep for having `hard interviews` but thats not always the case. I interviewed last year at the...
  24. Lets see, I am a JHS/Elem ALT. The situation is...

    Lets see, I am a JHS/Elem ALT. The situation is my city works that you teach at one base school Monday - Thursday and every Friday is elementary school vists (2 schools, each half day).

    Each...
  25. How to make your life easier in Japan....

    I realize that this is a bit premature as interviews are still being conducted, but I figured it will be a good time-kill for those waiting and should hopefully make those who get accepted life...
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