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    Why did you REALLY apply for the JET Program? Was it being in an educational setting? Was it to experience Japan? Something else? Sorry if something similar has been posted before. I'm a newb here. Just curious that's all, plus my experience with other JETs whose behavior and priorities say otherwise.

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    for the green tea and onsens, naturally

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    I wanted to teach abroad before teaching in England and Japanese men are sexy.
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    It could happen. 1/100.

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    I was in my final year of university and didn't know what the hell to do after. This seemed interesting.

    I feel bad bc there are people who have been dreaming of JET since high school and didn't get in (not that the standards are very high, mind you), whereas I just thought this would be a fun way to waste a few years.
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    We're in a country where salarymen read doraemon on the train, I wouldn't worry either way.

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    To live in a school life anime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acpc2203 View Post
    To live in a school life anime.
    And did you achieve that dream?
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    That's the best thing about having books on your phone etc. You can read without having to be self-conscious of what you're reading
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    We're in a country where salarymen read doraemon on the train, I wouldn't worry either way.

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    Yup

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    I had to keep a promise and JET seemed the best way to do so.

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    Money was good at the time and it offered the opportunity to fanny around in exotic climes. I put barely a second's thought into the job itself either before or during Jet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OatsCurrySummer View Post
    I feel bad bc there are people who have been dreaming of JET since high school and didn't get in
    Probably why they didn't get in.

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    Because what else to do for the next year (or several?)

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    Wanted to work in the education field but needed that 3-5 years prior experience doing shit.
    Didn't get to study abroad because of money, JET was a free ride for all that.

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    Because the money was better on jet than a lot of other eel positions I was looking at with nearly 0 experience required.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmotech View Post
    Because the money was better on jet than a lot of other eel positions I was looking at with nearly 0 experience required.


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    Gizmo is an eel, everything makes sense now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggit View Post
    He always was a bit of a slippery character.
    Quote Originally Posted by webstaa View Post
    That's the best thing about having books on your phone etc. You can read without having to be self-conscious of what you're reading
    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggit View Post
    We're in a country where salarymen read doraemon on the train, I wouldn't worry either way.

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