How much $ should I save for Japan?

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RE: How much $ should I save for Japan?

Post by Infidel » Sun 09.02.2007 3:30 am

I have a $20 rice cooker. Says black and decker :P
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RE: How much $ should I save for Japan?

Post by Mike Cash » Sun 09.02.2007 6:41 am

Infidel wrote:
I have a $20 rice cooker. Says black and decker :P


Is it reversible and variable speed?
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RE: How much $ should I save for Japan?

Post by keatonatron » Sun 09.02.2007 11:07 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
Infidel wrote:
I have a $20 rice cooker. Says black and decker :P


Is it reversible and variable speed?


Hahaha. I lolled.

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RE: How much $ should I save for Japan?

Post by spinizuey » Sun 09.02.2007 11:26 pm

Yudan Taiteki wrote:

Dehitay: With JET it's a complete crapshoot. You won't know how much money to bring until you know where you're going. I spent less than $500 before my first paycheck, but there are stories of people needing thousands of dollars. The worst case scenario is that you get placed in a crappy apartment with no furnishings, with a corrupt BOE that has stolen the money the government gives them to pay for your incoming costs. This is highly unlikely, but it does happen to very very small number of people. The best case scenario is pretty much what I had; you have a furnished apartment that was paid for by the BOE so you don't need to buy anything off your predecessor. In that case you basically just need money for a few weeks of food. Also, whether or not you will need a car makes a big difference.


(what does BOE stand for?) Also... I understand this isn't a common outcome.. but couldn't a person use the extensive JET network/support to remedy this situation? Can it be resolved at all?
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RE: How much $ should I save for Japan?

Post by Infidel » Sun 09.02.2007 11:48 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
Infidel wrote:
I have a $20 rice cooker. Says black and decker :P


Is it reversible and variable speed?


I'm waiting for the cordless.
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RE: How much $ should I save for Japan?

Post by Harisenbon » Mon 09.03.2007 1:16 am

spinizuey wrote:
(what does BOE stand for?)


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Re: How much $ should I save for Japan?

Post by Onsid1952 » Tue 10.02.2012 10:53 am

Summer is hot and humid and more expensive, so if you can go during March, April, May or September, October, November, you can save a little money. June is really rainy so avoid it if you can. You can check the weather records on http://www.wunderground.com/ and type in Tokyo or wherever you want to go. :lol:

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Re: How much $ should I save for Japan?

Post by two_heads_talking » Tue 10.02.2012 2:20 pm

you resurrected a 5 year old thread.. but I think the link might provide some info for others.. (in the future, make an effort to check the thread date.. the person(s) might not even be here anymore. :)

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Re: How much $ should I save for Japan?

Post by Onsid1952 » Tue 10.02.2012 8:23 pm

ok thanks for the heads up, i will.

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