I went to an anime convention

And I don’t really even like anime! Luckily it turned out to be more of a geeky variety show with singing, comedy dubs, anime music videos and, er, insult battles. The “main stage” downstairs Oh and cosplay too, naturally.   The much more old-fashioned room upstairs, where a costume display was held There was also …

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Updates and Electronic Dictionaries

A giant paper dictionary is all well and good, but it’s not very useful for reading Japanese comics at work. It weighs a ton and it gets painful to keep flipping through it, while also juggling the book you are trying to read and a notepad to write the stuff down in. So I decided …

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Applied for JET

It was pretty last-minute this year (well apart from making the list on my phone months ago!), but I have applied for the JET programme again. This involves going to work in Japan for a year as an assistant language teacher. Almost all of the participants are from English-speaking countries and teach English in schools …

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JET medical form

*changes keyboards* ahh this ones much softer for typing with. But the keys are all in the ‘wrong’ places now, prepare for spelling mistakes! Anyway an important part of the JET application progress is the medical form. This comes in two parts, the Self Assessment and the Statement of Physician. The UK JET website says …

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Started applying for JET again

Let’s see what happens this time around eh? I think I’ve improved my application chances a little, by… – Joining a Japanese cultural exchange society – Learning more of the language – Taking ‘proper’ classes in it too (ought to sound better!) – Giving my university proper instructions on ‘authenticating’ the degree transcript I need. …

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