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  1. Inter-University Center for Japanese - Advice for aspiring applicant

    Hope this is the proper forum for this, but ever since leaving JET a year ago I've been working a dismal job that has really opened my eyes to the only identifiable passion I have, which is Japanese...
  2. Winter Intensive Japanese Language Course

    My BOE let the other ALT in my town take study leave to go to Korea for 3 weeks, to study Korean.....not even Japanese related, so I'm betting they would let me take study leave to do a Japanese...
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    I've got a pretty good relationship with my BOE...

    I've got a pretty good relationship with my BOE and another girl in the next town over did it last year so I was hoping I could sell them on letting me get the extra days off for it. But at this...
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    Summer Intensive Language Course

    Saw an earlier thread about this made in Novemeber, but I didn't wanna hijack it.
    Instead of sitting at my BOE for the month of August, I'm going to try to sell them on letting me do a 2 week...
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    Great, thanks a lot!

    Great, thanks a lot!
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    Subtitle Track Downloads

    Its cheap here to rent movies, except a lot of times my Japanese isn't good enough to keep up with all of the details, and since most japanese movies don't come with english subs I was wondering if...
  7. I've never driven a motorcycle before. Do you...

    I've never driven a motorcycle before. Do you have to have a license and your own gear to do this? It looks awesome, but I have never driven a motorcycle before.
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    Awesome, thanks a lot!

    Awesome, thanks a lot!
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    So get angry about it. Actually, get even...

    So get angry about it.
    Actually, get even angrier.
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    Yeah, and you can install a Japanese dictionary...

    Yeah, and you can install a Japanese dictionary after rooting, but I guess if you can't highlight the text in a manga, since its an image file most likely, then im still SOL.

    Although, text in...
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    Yeah, and you can install a Japanese dictionary...

    Yeah, and you can install a Japanese dictionary after rooting, but I guess if you can't highlight the text in a manga, since its an image file most likely, then im still SOL.

    Although, text in...
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    Ah, I've never read a PDF on my kindle, so I...

    Ah, I've never read a PDF on my kindle, so I guess you can't highlight text then? I guess that would make sense.

    Although I do have a kindle fire, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
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    Using Kindle To Study/Read Manga

    I was wondering if there was a way to download Manga (in Japanese) as well as download a Japanese-English dictionary to instantly translate highlighted kanji into English. It comes with a stock...
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    advanced grammar textbooks

    I live out in kyushu with no real japanese classes I can attend nearby so once a week I meet with a japanese friend and ask them questions I've accumilated throughout the week. Sometimes I feel it...
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    I'd like to just take this moment to point out...

    I'd like to just take this moment to point out how influential and helpful this site has been in not only helping us get into JET, but actually making a difference in our life here, for whatever that...
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    Thankfully this last week was a good one. I kept...

    Thankfully this last week was a good one. I kept in mind everything you all have said and it really helped with class. I think a lot of it is the mindset you have before class starts. It is a...
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    Wow, thanks for all the responses! I legit felt...

    Wow, thanks for all the responses! I legit felt better after reading. I think I was just looking for someone to relate with who could share a similar perspective. I'm glad to know there are others...
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    Don't give me that sh*t. ESID after all, and...

    Don't give me that sh*t. ESID after all, and there is no "this is what to expect be prepared" that ever prepared anyone for their job on JET, regardless if they liked their job or not.

    To...
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    I'm Lukewarm About My Job

    It might be just because after three weeks of undokai practice, I finally have all of my classes with all of my schools, but some days I really dread doing my job as an ALT, as shitty as that is to...
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    Gotcha, I think this answered my question. ...

    Gotcha, I think this answered my question.

    All is can say is, that's fucking retarded.
    Fucking retarded indeed.
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    I'm just wondering how they determine the "value"...

    I'm just wondering how they determine the "value" of a currency when comparing to other currency. The only measuring stick I can think of is buying power, or how much relative currency it would take...
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    Understand exchange rates

    I just want to see if the following is correct:
    Economic conditions effect the buying power of a currency, which is then compared against the buying power of other currencies from other countries....
  23. Thread: Reading Kanji

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    Reading Kanji

    The more I go through Basic Kanji Book 1, I realize how tedious memorizing words out of context can be. Most will agree that knowing a meaning of a kanji is basically useless when reading or writing,...
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    Are there any taxes on importing computer parts?...

    Are there any taxes on importing computer parts? I've searched but can't find any solid information. I hadn't thought about this, and was wondering what to do.
    Thanks
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    I was sort of just hoping I could send it to...

    I was sort of just hoping I could send it to their akihabara branch or something, bummer. Thanks however.
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