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    Looks like I’m the first to find out some placement information – Namie, Fukushima-ken. I’m in the Melbourne consulate in Australia and found out today (20 May). My initials are LS. I requested a rural placement in 1. Gifu-ken 2. Nagano-ken 3. Gunma-ken, but didn’t specify any town. I’m stoked to actually find out some details!

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    Sweet mullet, got some of my placement info from the embassy via email. I'm in a place called Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken.

    They say they'll send me more data later, from my contracting organization.

    Begins googling madly

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    hah, you got sendai...

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    Zomg! Tell me more! I already scrambled through the placement info from vets thread, and no mention was made of Sendai. Wikipedia makes it sound quite nice, but I demand knowledge!

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    Ah man! I requested Sendai! It was my number one pick! You got an awesome placement! Sendai is a good size city with lots of trees. My favorite city in Japan! It is similar in size to my home city - Vancouver, Canada. The layout is sweet. The downtown area is really nice with lots of fun side streets and interesting bars and cafe's etc..Not too hot or too cold. Lots of shopping and at the same time you are not far from the countryside. Go to Matsushima and Yamadera! Ahh You are so lucky!!

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    Got my placement info today - am from South Africa - been placed in Kumamoto-ken (no info on exact whereabouts yet). Nice to see another South African on here - well done ManicParrot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powers
    have fun with horses
    oishii ne

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    Quote Originally Posted by rikonatanuki
    Quote Originally Posted by Powers
    have fun with horses
    oishii ne
    Uma ii!!

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    yeah...i found out about the regional, um, delicacy.
    not so cool....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoko_Oh_No
    yeah...i found out about the regional, um, delicacy.
    not so cool....
    Tastes better than beef actually... imho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoko_Oh_No
    yeah...i found out about the regional, um, delicacy.
    not so cool....
    just giving you a hard time... congrats on getting your placement mofo! :-D

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    I don't know if anyone else is in this boat but I received my placement about two weeks ago by e-mail from my predecessor. I'm in a small town in Hokkaido about 45 minutes from Obihiro. That's exactly the sort of thing I requested so I'm happy about it. It seems like no one else knows yet so I feel like the exception and not the rule.

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    Hehe, thanks Rikonatanuki.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boohuman
    I don't know if anyone else is in this boat but I received my placement about two weeks ago by e-mail from my predecessor. I'm in a small town in Hokkaido about 45 minutes from Obihiro. That's exactly the sort of thing I requested so I'm happy about it. It seems like no one else knows yet so I feel like the exception and not the rule.
    3/4 of the board will be jealous of you...well i am

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    argh! people are starting to find out! i am soooo jealous!

    i was really hoping for something today... raided the mailbox and checked my messages as soon as i got home... but no... :cry:

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    Congratulations on your placements! Has anyone in the US been notified through official channels yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tennyogirl
    Congratulations on your placements! Has anyone in the US been notified through official channels yet?
    Chicago is saying that we are getting them this week, earlier than expected

    If people could also include their order of preferences with their placements in this thread, that would be pretty cool too.

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    From my understanding quite a few have been contacted unofficially but are keeping a bit low for the most part till it is confirmed through official channels. Since it -is- possible till it is confirmed that it may change (if someone drops out... then a person might be move from one spot to another due to preference of the BoE and in the application).

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    I really hope I find out in the next 10 days because my boyfriend has his Interac interview on the 30th, and we'd like to be able to tell them where we want to be placed!!!!!

    Comon, Toronto Consulate, comon! I have one of my orientation days tomorrow. Maybe they'll let some news slip then...

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    Has anybody heard anything from the Houston Consulate regarding placement?

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