View Poll Results: 2007 Interviewees, Where is your first placement preference?

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Thread: 2007 Interviewees, placement preferences + placement gossip

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    Default 2007 Interviewees, placement preferences + placement gossip

    Also, I am trying to collect data on where JETS are and are not returning, so if any of you have some info/gossip please share.
    People already in Japan can really help out with this one, just tell me what you know about your prefecture/city.


    this is what i got so far.......
    Chubu
    Aichi (66)
    Fukui (102)
    Gifu (147)
    Ishikawa (121)
    Nagano (126)
    - at least 50% leaving.
    Niigata (101)
    Shizuoka (148)
    Toyama (112)
    Yamanashi (77)
    Nagoya City (19)
    Shizuoka City (13)

    Chugoku
    Hiroshima (121)
    -Islands making cut backs.
    Okayama (101)
    -Many of Okayama-ken JETs are not re-contracting.
    Shimane (130)
    Tottori (83)
    Yamaguchi (65)
    Hiroshima City (26)

    Hokkaido
    Hokkaido (199)
    Sapporo City (40)

    Kanto
    Chiba (83)
    -Several openings but probably not enough for everyone who wants Chiba.
    Gunma (128)
    -Took a lot of JETs last year.
    Ibaraki (62)
    -More and more towns switching to private ALTs.
    Kanagawa (25)
    -phasing out JET
    Saitama (172)
    Tochigi (49)
    -Slowly replacing JET with private ALTs, maybe 10-12 spots for incoming JETs.
    Tokyo (9)
    -Always over requested despite having very few available spots.
    Chiba City (17)
    Kawasaki City (1)
    -Forget about it, you ain't gettin' Kawasaki-shi!
    Saitama City (11)
    Yokohama City (2)
    -Forget about it, you ain't gettin' Yokohama-shi!

    Kinki/Kansai
    Hyogo (255)
    -Traditionally takes a lot of JETs.
    Kyoto (80)
    Mie (113)
    Osaka (138)
    -If you picked Osaka, its you and about 1000 other people.
    Nara (66)
    -Loads of people not recontracting,especially people from the city. According to Big Daikon. Maybe they don't like the deer?
    Shiga (112)
    -Kusatsu City is replacing JETs with Interac.
    Wakayama (61)
    Kobe City (63)
    Kyoto City (22)
    -Going to the dark side (Interac)
    Osaka City (35)
    -Switching to private ALTs. According to Big Daikon
    Sakai City (18 )

    Kyushu
    Fukuoka (185)
    Kagoshima (132)
    Kumamoto (166)
    Miyazaki (97)
    Nagasaki (169)
    -Making cutbacks.
    Oita (101)
    Saga (94)
    -Likely accepting fewer JETs this year.
    Fukuoka City (7)
    Kitakyushu City (25)


    Okinawa
    Okinawa (115)
    -Very few leaving Okinawa. 15 to 25 leaving?

    Shikoku
    -No one seems to be picking Shikoku :?: .
    Ehime (98 )
    Kagawa (62)
    -Many new placements last year + high retention rate + few positions to begin with = few openings this year.
    Kochi (106)
    Tokushima (81)

    Tohoku
    Akita (99)
    Aomori (120)
    Fukushima (150)
    Iwate (103)
    Miyagi (142)
    Yamagata (75)
    Sendai City (62)
    -Many openings in Sendai City, 25-plus.

    *(numbers)= Number of current JETs

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    Ooh i love gossip.

    Yea seems to be a lot of people leaving here in bumblefuck okayama. Both in our two cities and also in the countryside.

    Okayama is lovely though. It's really good palce to base yourself for travel in particular and it's pretty, and the people are nice, and stuff.

    Plus we have peaches, grapes and momotaro! Everyone likes momotaro.

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    Some city in Shiga is replacing interac with JETs? Or is that a typo?

    If not that's hillarious.

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    hmmm, not sure about Nagano...
    took a look at the list of JETs and I reckon at least 50% and maybe 2/3 of people will be leaving. Everyone has to make the decision now when it's so damn cold, especially in the deep inaka valleys where it can get to -20 during the day, so there tends to be a high turnover in Nagano. I'm in an urban area, but out of about 10 of us, 7 are leaving (but this is mainly 2nd and 3rd years, only one or two first years).
    For anyone that's interested, the Hakuba JET position might be up for grabs... . Hakuba has a ton of ski and snowboard resorts and it's where the Nagano winter olympics were held in 1998. The girl there at the moment is in her 3rd year and I don't know if the prefectural BOE (it's an SHS position) is going ahead with this new 4th & 5th year extension to the JET contract.
    Who asked for Nagano then?

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    My first choice is Hakodate, Hokkaido.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dombay
    Some city in Shiga is replacing interac with JETs? Or is that a typo?

    If not that's hillarious.
    Typo...Interac is replacing JET in Kusatsu...My buddy is one of the JETs that the prefecture is moving because of this...
    You got the BFG 9000...Oh yes!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doomer
    Quote Originally Posted by dombay
    Some city in Shiga is replacing interac with JETs? Or is that a typo?

    If not that's hillarious.
    Typo...Interac is replacing JET in Kusatsu...My buddy is one of the JETs that the prefecture is moving because of this...
    Fixed it.

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    It is just the City JETs that are being replaced, the KEN (read highschools) are keeping JET.....

    But yeah, poor e**c and k*t*e they both want to recontract and have no idea where they will be placed next year!!!


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    Also Kyoto city is switching to interac. Hehehe for the 30-40% of applicants who probably put it down alongside Osaka and Tokyo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markteacher80
    But yeah, poor e**c and k*t*e they both want to recontract and have no idea where they will be placed next year!!!

    strange names to call your kids, where do their parents come from?

    I would have gone for the more traditional Eric and Katie but thats just my strict cuban upbringing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by educet
    Quote Originally Posted by markteacher80
    But yeah, poor e**c and k*t*e they both want to recontract and have no idea where they will be placed next year!!!

    strange names to call your kids, where do their parents come from?

    I would have gone for the more traditional Eric and Katie but thats just my strict cuban upbringing.
    I tend to like the traditional names as well, I never thought I would agree with you Golden or ah... flaghag oops I mean....Kip_Goes_To_College or ah...........educet....yeah thats it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BringBackChef
    Quote Originally Posted by educet
    Quote Originally Posted by markteacher80
    But yeah, poor e**c and k*t*e they both want to recontract and have no idea where they will be placed next year!!!

    strange names to call your kids, where do their parents come from?

    I would have gone for the more traditional Eric and Katie but thats just my strict cuban upbringing.
    I tend to like the traditional names as well, I never thought I would agree with you Golden or ah... flaghag oops I mean....Kip_Goes_To_College or ah...........educet....yeah thats it.
    Are you trying to set a record for most bans in a week?

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    I'm not sure if is kip is ini.. ini is usually smarter and nastier with his remarks, kip seems just plain dumb, but I could be wrong- it does happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by az
    I'm not sure if is kip is ini.. ini is usually smarter and nastier with his remarks, kip seems just plain dumb, but I could be wrong- it does happen
    He is probably just running out of ideas.

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    Why dont you start a poll on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by educet
    Why dont you start a poll on it?
    Good idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by educet
    Why dont you start a poll on it?
    Why don’t you give me a list of all the screen names you have used (and are using right now) and we will vote for the version of you we like best.

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    ah... your polls are pretty lame

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    Quote Originally Posted by az
    ah... your polls are pretty lame
    Well I’m not surprised you don’t like them, you don’t fit the demographic that I am trying to appeal to, I am going for the potential JETs, not those currently in the program, that’s why I put them in this forum mostly.

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    I will be happily leaving this shithole in the summer. I have however ensured that there will never be another JET in my job.

    I did it for you people because I hate you all so much.

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