Working Visa's in Japan

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Jonathan666
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Working Visa's in Japan

Post by Jonathan666 » Sun 09.02.2007 4:09 am

Dear all,

I am pondering a move to Japan to improve my Japanese, and spend a chunk of time getting exposure to the people and country.

Negatives: I am 41, dont really want to work full time
Positives: I have a degree (Engineering)
Know a family in Japan
Have been learning Japanese 4 years (still rather poor!)

Asides: I enjoy Japanese film and have Japanese conversation weekly

Ideally I would like to teach conversational English privately.

I think I would have to get a full Work Visa because of my age. But really would rather not have to get a 9-5 job.

Am I fooling myself, of would such a move be feasible? (Be gentle...)

Most obliged,

Jonathan.

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RE: Working Visa's in Japan

Post by keatonatron » Sun 09.02.2007 11:01 pm

I like the sentiment of "I'm 41 and I don't want to work". Do you think you're the only one? :D

I think the run-of-the-mill English schools don't keep you too busy. The pay isn't amazing, but if you just want to work in Japan I think it'd work fine for you. Check out Aeon, they claim a 36-hour work week.

Unlike 95% of the other people on this site who say "I want to work in Japan, HELP ME!" you actually have a degree which is the first (and pretty much only) requirement for this type of job.

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RE: Working Visa's in Japan

Post by Mike Cash » Mon 09.03.2007 3:04 am

I'm 42 and loathe working. Any ideas for me?
Never underestimate my capacity for pettiness.

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RE: Working Visa's in Japan

Post by Harisenbon » Mon 09.03.2007 4:03 am

Mike Cash wrote:
I'm 42 and loathe working. Any ideas for me?
Sugarmamas?
Want to learn Japanese the right way? How about for free?
Ippatsu // Japanesetesting.com

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RE: Working Visa's in Japan

Post by spin13 » Mon 09.03.2007 5:19 am

Mike Cash wrote:
I'm 42 and loathe working. Any ideas for me?
I hear suicide has some good retirement benefits these days.

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RE: Working Visa's in Japan

Post by Infidel » Mon 09.03.2007 5:30 am

I'm a fan of lottery myself.
なるほど。
さっぱりわからん。

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RE: Working Visa's in Japan

Post by Mike Cash » Mon 09.03.2007 5:36 am

spin13 wrote:
Mike Cash wrote:
I'm 42 and loathe working. Any ideas for me?
I hear suicide has some good retirement benefits these days.
Suicide is painless. It brings on many changes. And I can take or leave it as I please.

(Bonus points to anyone who gets the allusion).
Never underestimate my capacity for pettiness.

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Post by saraLynne » Mon 09.03.2007 6:41 am

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