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RE: Working in Japan

Postby keatonatron » Mon 10.09.2006 6:20 am

I thought you were still there. Sorry. It's hard to remember people's personal details when you just gleem them from a plethora of threads without being told directly.

And yes, I was too lazy to look under your avatar (can't always believe those things anyway)
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RE: Working in Japan

Postby Mike Cash » Mon 10.09.2006 6:25 am

The last time I was in Korea was over 20 years ago.
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RE: Working in Japan

Postby keatonatron » Mon 10.09.2006 8:35 am

Really? Huh.

But your wife is Korean, right? I guess I got you confused with Ezrach (who's living in Korea).
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RE: Working in Japan

Postby Mike Cash » Mon 10.09.2006 10:03 am

keatonatron wrote:
Really? Huh.

But your wife is Korean, right? I guess I got you confused with Ezrach (who's living in Korea).


My wife is Japanese, 都合のいい時に.

I live in Gunma.
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RE: Working in Japan

Postby Dehitay » Mon 10.09.2006 10:37 am

dang, now I'm confused. To be honest, I haven't looked too much into visas since it's still well over a year till my planned visit to Japan. My intention is to come to Japan after I graduate from Texas Tech University with a CS degree. I want to get a job teaching English in some kind of fashion (probly through JET). I had always assumed I would need the education/teaching visa in order to do that. However, with a bachelors degree in science, would I still meet the criteria for an educational work visa? Also, is that even the visa I would want, or does JET and similar companies use the working holiday visa (I'm from the US so it's open to me)? It might take me more than a year to get past the JLPT 一級.

Basically, I'm asking what I would have to do to get a job teaching English in some fashion while I'm in Japan studying for the JLPT.
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RE: Working in Japan

Postby Mike Cash » Mon 10.09.2006 10:47 am

To be an English teacher in Japan you need:

1. A degree in practically anything
2. A pulse
3. A necktie

Ladies are exempted from #3.
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RE: Working in Japan

Postby keatonatron » Mon 10.09.2006 11:46 am

Mike Cash wrote:
My wife is Japanese, 都合のいい時に.

I live in Gunma.


Wow, I have no idea who I was thinking of. Well... sorry? Hopefully you're not offended by the idea of living in Korea and being married to a Korean :D
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RE: Working in Japan

Postby two_heads_talking » Mon 10.09.2006 11:48 am

Mike Cash wrote:
keatonatron wrote:
Mike Cash wrote:
No one wants to be the one to throw a bucket of cold water on their dreams by telling them they are nowhere near qualifying for a visa.


Except one Mike Cash from 123 Coldwater Way, Seoul, Korea.



I recall visiting Seoul once. I thought I left some time ago, but it is always nice to be corrected.


and when I read this, I clearly thought Keatonatron was making fun of the fact that Mike Cash likes throwing cold water on folks and just threw in the part about Korea to add to the humor.. Honestly I was LMAO>>
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RE: Working in Japan

Postby Kagemaru » Mon 10.09.2006 1:24 pm

AJBryant wrote:
Actually, I can think of *lots* of positions in Japan for 18-year-old English girls with little Japanese experience. Unfortunately, they're not the kind of jobs you'd want on your resume...


A coroner's gift shop sales rep?
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RE: Working in Japan

Postby Dehitay » Mon 10.09.2006 2:14 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
To be an English teacher in Japan you need:

1. A degree in practically anything
2. A pulse
3. A necktie

Ladies are exempted from #3.


I meant which visas
and if I would need any extra qualifications for the needed visa
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RE: Working in Japan

Postby creativity » Mon 10.09.2006 3:17 pm

Wow, so many replies!! Thank you all soooooooo much for all this information!! I vaguely knew about the need of a visa, but I was going to leave it until later, and had no idea which one to take. It's clear now that the Working Holiday visa would suit me best, if I'm going to stay less than a year. I'll read about it on the internet, if any of you know of a good site where i'd get the information I need, please, tell me! :D

Any additional advice would be welcome!

Oh, and seeing you quote s.o.'s quote of s.o.'s quote of s.o's quote is hilarious! XD you should do it more often!!
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RE: Working in Japan

Postby Mike Cash » Mon 10.09.2006 8:30 pm

keatonatron wrote:
Mike Cash wrote:
My wife is Japanese, 都合のいい時に.

I live in Gunma.


Wow, I have no idea who I was thinking of. Well... sorry? Hopefully you're not offended by the idea of living in Korea and being married to a Korean :D


On my more despondent days it sounds positively appealing.
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RE: Working in Japan

Postby Mike Cash » Mon 10.09.2006 8:34 pm

two_heads_talking wrote:

and when I read this, I clearly thought Keatonatron was making fun of the fact that Mike Cash likes throwing cold water on folks and just threw in the part about Korea to add to the humor.. Honestly I was LMAO>>


It isn't so much that I like throwing the cold water. But in these touchy-feely days where too many people would rather give useless advice than tell someone the facts that for their own benefit they need to be informed of...I step up and heave the bucket.

I've seen too many threads where people prattle on and on endlessly with ideas about how to facilitate a pipe dream that has a fatal flaw. I'm the guy who points it out.
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RE: Working in Japan

Postby Mike Cash » Mon 10.09.2006 8:36 pm

Dehitay wrote:
Mike Cash wrote:
To be an English teacher in Japan you need:

1. A degree in practically anything
2. A pulse
3. A necktie

Ladies are exempted from #3.


I meant which visas
and if I would need any extra qualifications for the needed visa


A degree in practically anything, a pulse, a necktie, and you're in like Flynn, friend.
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RE: Working in Japan

Postby keatonatron » Tue 10.10.2006 1:30 am

Two Heads: Well, I wasn't sure where he lived, and I wasn't positive it was even Korea. I just thought I remembered him talking about Korea a while back and made a guess. So you were pretty close.

Mike: Please do try to combine your replies into one post. I usually hit the quote button, copy what it generates for me (with the names in there), then hit the back button and click quote on the next person I want to reply to. Then I paste, and make it a two-parter. The occasional double post is okay, but three is kind of overdoing it.

Everyone else: I made a wagawiki entry based on my post in this thread with a little extra info. Click on "Wagawiki!" on the left, then search for "Japanese work visas".
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