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    Just got a phone call from the Japanese Consulate in Sydney informing me that I had been placed in...

    Uji-City, Kyoto!

    The waiting game is coming to an end!

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    Sydney FTW.
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    Ooh congrats!!!! I've been to Uji, it's really awesome! One of my favorite places in Kansai. Great location.
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    *shakes fist* DAMN YOU! And your speedy consulate! Er, I mean, YAY FOR YOU! Sounds like a very nice placement. Grats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DjinnWired View Post
    *shakes fist* DAMN YOU! And your speedy consulate! Er, I mean, YAY FOR YOU! Sounds like a very nice placement. Grats.
    My sentiments entirely! Congrats on such a fab placement that's in Kansai smack between Kyoto, Nara and Osaka (sort of).
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    has broken the seal..
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    And YAHOO that an Aussie was the first to hear through official channels!
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    Usually you guys have to wait a long time so it's fair Let's just hope us yankees learn soon too. My host parents keep asking me too, which makes me all the more anxious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbecker4 View Post
    Ooh congrats!!!! I've been to Uji, it's really awesome! One of my favorite places in Kansai. Great location.
    What can you tell me about it?
    Obviously I'd love to know anything

    What about trains to Osaka/Kyoto/Nara? How long? Any good?

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    Oh man, Uji was my first choice for placement. The green bug that is envy is munching in me as I type.
    going for a second round!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben260 View Post
    What can you tell me about it?
    Obviously I'd love to know anything

    What about trains to Osaka/Kyoto/Nara? How long? Any good?
    Uji is home to the temple on the back of the 10 yen coin! (What's it called?) Very beautiful place in autumn.

    I think it takes 15 minutes or so from Uji Station to Kyoto Station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben260 View Post
    What can you tell me about it?
    Obviously I'd love to know anything

    What about trains to Osaka/Kyoto/Nara? How long? Any good?

    Well, from someone who has passed through it, it is very famous for green tea.

    As for train transit times check out http://www.hyperdia.com/cgi-english/hyperWeb.cgi. Just fill in the blanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben260 View Post
    Just got a phone call from the Japanese Consulate in Sydney informing me that I had been placed in...
    Uji-City, Kyoto! The waiting game is coming to an end!
    I'm really jealous because I'd actually love to be placed there! I'm a book nerd and Uji is famous for scenes from 'The Tale of Genji' and 'The Tale of the Heike.' The Japanese woman who wrote one of my recommendation letters teaches tea ceremony and told me Uji is also famous for green tea. Plus, like Momiji said, you'll have access to some of the biggest cities in Japan. Lucky you and congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissMaudlin View Post
    Oh man, Uji was my first choice for placement. The green bug that is envy is munching in me as I type.
    Sorry! Didn't mean to piss anyone off! Just had to share the good news...
    I put down the suburban preference and only put down one placement request, which was to be in Kansai, so it seems like I've done OK

    Thanks for all the info, guys. Looking forward to being close to Kyoto, Osaka and hopefully finding a rugby team to play for

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    I know there are a few rugby teams in Kobe IIRC, but that's pretty far. Maybe Osaka would be a better chance ^^
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    Wow, congrats! Great placement and everything Hopefully this means the rest of us will find out soon too.

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    Awesome! I thought Aussies or Kiwis would find out first since there are so few of us.
    Now, I need to get back to refreshing my inbox...

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    I just got an email with my JET number. Now, the last email said they wouldn't be able to tell us our number until they knew our placement. So... why not include that in the email Man I suck at waiting!

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    Is that Tasmania?
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    No worries, and congrats on getting a placement in the area you wanted! I wanted somewhere near Kyoto, but since I'm still just an alternate, getting a spot is more important now than where said (potential) spot will actually be. :P
    going for a second round!

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