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    Quote Originally Posted by puma View Post
    i was shitlisted too!!
    Join Date: Nov 2007 ?! Did you reapply after having done JET before? congrats to both you guys! on to the paperwork lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by puma View Post
    i was shitlisted too!!
    You've been on my shitlist for years!

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    congrats to all

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    Is JET still the gravy train? Some of the new people in my prefecture are getting screwed over on rent/key money because so many people broke contract.

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    Was it ever a gravy train?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mothy View Post
    Was it ever a gravy train?
    In the '90s? Didn't they used to fly 'em over first class?
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    When I read your post I suddenly feel like I am so far away from being crazy.
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    It's festivals days like these on which I really try really hard to make up for not partying in college.
    yeah, because who needs free flowing drugs and alcohol fueling adventorous sex with taut, lithe young bodies when you could wander around a dying town in the freezing cold with a can of asahi super dry in your hand while some toothless old farmer shouts at you.

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    Ini will tell us about how each JET used to have manservants and be chauffered around in Toyota Centurys while the ground they walked on was worshipped.

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    Placed in Saitama prefecture, unsure how i feel about it yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rupa123 View Post
    Placed in Saitama prefecture, unsure how i feel about it yet
    Would you rather an island with no conbini, trains or shops? Count your blessings.
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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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    Be nice, currybloats. At least your Island doesn't have any scary foreigners.

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    At least you didn't get Tottori or itsabird's island.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rupa123 View Post
    Placed in Saitama prefecture, unsure how i feel about it yet
    Welcome to my hell.

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    I mean I’m not sad about it, I knew pretty well I’d probably get it because ohio has a sister state partnership and someone in Saitama Cory gov told me JET really values that. I spent a semester near Tokyo (near Disney) so i feel like it’ll be similar in the sense I try to go there a lot, so I kinda wish I was somewhere totally new, but it isn’t bad and I can find an ALT job somewhere else after

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    I got a fishing town with 50k people in Toyama. Not sure what kind of inaka level this is? I guess 50k isn't too bad. It's half an hour from the closest bigger city. I'm looking forward to it but also so grateful for the shinkansen stop in Toyama city lol

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    doesn't sound that bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rupa123 View Post
    I mean I’m not sad about it, I knew pretty well I’d probably get it because ohio has a sister state partnership and someone in Saitama Cory gov told me JET really values that. I spent a semester near Tokyo (near Disney) so i feel like it’ll be similar in the sense I try to go there a lot, so I kinda wish I was somewhere totally new, but it isn’t bad and I can find an ALT job somewhere else after
    sorry, my reply was all snark. I've lived in saitama since 2007, so happy to give you more info once you have a better idea of where in saitama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mothy View Post
    doesn't sound that bad.
    It looks pretty sleepy but beautiful. Somewhere I'd never have heard of or visited otherwise. I think I'll really like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phthalocyanine View Post
    town with 50k people in Toyama. Not sure what kind of inaka level this is?
    Not to be all Inaka Wars up in here, but it's not.
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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
    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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    Yeah Toyama is fairly inaka but Hokuriku in general is "good inaka" so you can have your cultural spiritual Japan journey while also not being boned to any real extent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mothy View Post
    sorry, my reply was all snark. I've lived in saitama since 2007, so happy to give you more info once you have a better idea of where in saitama.
    One of the first things that comes up when you google “Saitama JET” is a thread from this site’s archives and an argument breaks out against you saying Saitama isn’t great hahaha.

    But awesome, didn’t know you were still around there! I’ll post when I get my actual placement

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