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    Hey Folks! Long time no see. I realized no one ever got a 2017 placements thread going (I guess most folks just stuck to the reddit one?) but for all 10 of us that prefer old school forums...

    So I ended up placed in Akkeshi-cho, Hokkaido. I'm stoked on Hokkaido, mixed feelings about being so far out from the "big city." It also doesn't help that the only JET blog I can really find from Akkeshi is uh... something.

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    Anyway, where'd y'all end up?

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    That blog is gold. Since that seems to be his last post, I assume Chiba did not go well for him either.

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    does it go well for anyone who leaves JET for an eikaiwa job?
    Great men of action never mind on occasion being ridiculous; in a sense it is part of their job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ini View Post
    does it go well for anyone who leaves JET for an eikaiwa job?
    Well, no. But I like how sure he seems to be that the problem is with every other person in the town and his former JETs, not with him.

    That he was told by his japanese teacher to give up is also brilliant.

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    "Daily harassment from the town’s “man-women” (Yeah, I was constantly hit on by women that weighed more than I did. NO FAT CHICKS)"

    kek

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    Why does this town keep signing up for more JETs?

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    I mean I would think having the outgoing JET trash your town on the way out would give them enough reason to stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggit View Post
    Isn't the answer (for all towns) that the government makes them?
    probably more to do with a lack of alternatives due the location. If there were multiple dispatch companies knocking on their door every year they may be tempted to switch.
    Great men of action never mind on occasion being ridiculous; in a sense it is part of their job.

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    I guess if the past 3 ALTs all did something unspeakable and before that you had a plague of Russian viking LARPers you might just not care anymore.

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    Well that was quite the read...

    I found him, though. He's teaching Japanese with his N3 certificate in Ohio. So...Chiba probably didn't go very well.

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    PS, here's his new blog in case you want to continue the insanity trip:

    Learn Japanese in Dayton・Cincinnati・Online

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiggit View Post
    What was this thread about again?
    Distracting ourselves from the sad fact that only one person from this year's intake bothered sticking around and ITIL is dead man walking.

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    I love how that blogger thinks he "literally beat out tens of thousands of people" for one of only a few positions.

    The odds of application success on JET are much higher than any other job we'll ever apply to.

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    O and OP I think you are fine as long as you don't say you are part Russian when the whole town grills you on your ancestry. 100% sure this guy made all this crap up after reading through a few more of his blogs. He is extremely delusional.

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    It's utterly astonishing how a supposedly "prestigious" and "highly competitive" endeavour like JET can choose so many people with obvious personality disorders.

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    I ended up in Aomori! The closest city is 40 minutes by car but I'm happy with my placement. I couldn't find any blogs but at least my predecessor has been really nice.

    I'm reading through that blog you found now...oh dear haha

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