Tag Archives: living abroad

Resource: Yamasa Japanese Language School

Doing my New Year’s cleaning, I discovered this link buried in my ‘look into later’ pile, and remembered that it had once been my intention to make a more comprehensive list of language schools for Japanese study in Japan that … Continue reading

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Living in Japan Part 3: Apartment Hunting Basics

While my last two posts on living in Japan covered a lot of different areas for before you leave and immediately after you arrive, today, I will be talking specifically about hunting for apartments. For someone unacquainted with Japanese real … Continue reading

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2015 OAH-JAAS Japan Residencies Program

OAH-JAAS Japan Residencies Program In cooperation with and support from the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, the OAH and the Japanese Association for American Studies (JAAS) plan to send two American scholars to Japanese universities for two-week residencies in the summer … Continue reading

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Getting a Prepaid SoftBank Phone – even without resident card!

I’d had the impression, from various blogs and such mostly I suppose, that it was basically impossible to get a keitai (mobile phone / cellphone) in Japan – contract, or even prepaid – without a resident alien card (or permanent … Continue reading

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Going to the Inter-University Center?

The sudden jump in hits we’ve gotten on our posts related to the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (IUC) tells me that acceptance letters probably just went out. Congratulations to the new class of IUC students! If you didn’t get in … Continue reading

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Applying to JET as a CIR, Part 2

Part 1: What is a CIR? The Application Process Now that you’ve decided the CIR position is right for you, it’s time to prepare the application, which will be available in late September/early October 2011 for the 2012-13 departure group. … Continue reading

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IUC Series: IUC-sponsored housing: Star Heights

Another guest writer, Alissa Murray was one of many students who chose IUC-sponsored housing during her stay in Yokohama at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies. We should have one more housing post on the way, followed by one on … Continue reading

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