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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmotech View Post
    Just remember you might not be allowed to change apartments until your second year. They could be locked into a lease which prevents you from moving.
    No worries. I've already checked out the place that they want to put me into - it's kinda like a hotel, except I get to share a fridge with 3 other people.
    It seems like you pay month-to-month for it.

    Anyway, if the BOE wants to sign a lease on my behalf they can pay the cancellation fees or whatever because I haven't signed anything. Definitely won't be locked into a yearlong contract with a place that won't even let my fiance visit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacqui View Post
    Yeh, I was just worried they'd pull a "we won't sign surety on another apartment because we can't be responsible for gaijin-san if she's not in her assigned hole."
    Oh yeah forgot about that bullshit.

    I dunno the ALT nearly always has more asshole power unless you do something so terrible they're forced to send you home. Otherwise you can basically do what you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacqui View Post
    Anyway, if the BOE wants to sign a lease on my behalf they can pay the cancellation fees or whatever because I haven't signed anything.



    I wish you the best of luck, and certainly understand wanting to live somewhere that lets you have visitors, but still...
    ...because Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacqui View Post
    Mine lists the amount - they're sticking me in an overpriced, unsubsidised dorm room. Count your lucky stars.
    I just contacted my supervisor (the email address was also listed in the contract) and asked if I can find my own place.
    Got an "it may be difficult", but I'm taking that as a yes.
    Wait. What? You're coming back? What? I don't understand. You were free. Why? No. No. I can't. What? Why? God. I can't even. You. What? You had it there. Why would you? What have you? How? Why? Oh lord lord lord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antonath View Post



    I wish you the best of luck, and certainly understand wanting to live somewhere that lets you have visitors, but still...
    It helps being able to speak/read Japanese and able to do everything for the apartment yourself.
    If they know they don't have to lift a finger they're suddenly much more willing to let you do stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by mothy View Post
    Wait. What? You're coming back? What? I don't understand. You were free. Why? No. No. I can't. What? Why? God. I can't even. You. What? You had it there. Why would you? What have you? How? Why? Oh lord lord lord.
    Yes but not really. I've worked for a Japanese company for the last 3 years anyway, so I may as well go back, get paid triple for less work, and go home without fear of being murdered every night.
    fucking genki

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    This seems like the best place to put this?

    I have been offered a choice of accommodation - either a 1K room for 32,000 or a 1LDK for 45,000.

    I think the 1LDK is the better choice, seeing as I am living there for at least a year. I might as well take the extra room, and 45,000 rent seems quite reasonable, seeing as the handbook says to expect it to be between 20,000-70,000.

    In English groats, this works out at a difference of £85.

    Is there anyone out there who *would* advise taking the smaller room?

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    If both are located in fairly convenient places, I'd go for the bigger one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coop52 View Post
    If both are located in fairly convenient places, I'd go for the bigger one.
    There's no mention of a location with either, though I do know the cheaper one is on the 2nd floor and the bigger flat is on the 1st floor. That's the only additional information I have received.

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    If it is a wooden structure the second floor is probably better.

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    I agree with coop. I would prioritize location, but all things being equal, I would go for the larger place. It will be worth the money.
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    Teach them something new?? Are you mad? All you do in Japan is rehash the same stuff over and over for 15 years. Hello song, what do you like sports? and fruit basket. The holy trinity of English education.

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    Go for the most convenient. If they are in the same place, go for the bigger one.

    1st floor apartments can be troublesome if there are tons of kids around (kicking balls of the side of your apartment/trying to look in any open windows to see what the gaijin-san is doing. And be prepared to take comments about how you do/do not hang out your laundry/put out your garbage.

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    First floor means easier to steal your undies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coop52 View Post
    First floor means easier to steal your undies.
    That's why all of the female ALTs in my city are put in second floor apartments or higher. Apparently our former PA had her undies stolen and they decided to make that the policy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ebi View Post
    That's why all of the female ALTs in my city are put in second floor apartments or higher. Apparently our former PA had her undies stolen and they decided to make that the policy.
    I mentioned this somewhere else but my apartment last year had the same policy for the same reason. It didn't stop the guys from losing their boxers though.

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    I got my welcome pack today, they told me what my address will be and that it'll be rent-free.
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    I've received an email with the terms of appointment and a bunch of standard language about expenses, paid leave, etc. Is this my contract? There are no specifics at all...


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    Was it an attachment or just written in the body of the email? I got a copy of my contract in the mail, but I don't sign until I arrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilkBottle View Post
    rent-free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jurassyk View Post
    I've received an email with the terms of appointment and a bunch of standard language about expenses, paid leave, etc. Is this my contract? There are no specifics at all...


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    I gather that the contracts are usually mailed out to people. Mine was. It could be certain CO's don't bother though because you don't sign the contact until you arrive.

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    My contract was e-mailed and mailed.
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