Interac Contract Renewal Timeline (2016-2017)

I know that I’ve already posted about my Interac timeline for 2015-2016, from getting hired to training… So you may be wondering what this post is about. Without getting into the details, I transferred branches at the end of my contract with Interac Kansai. There’s an entire story that goes along with this that I keep alluding to, and I swear that I will spill the beans in good time. (I’m […]

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Coin Locker & Baggage Room Storage in Shibuya Station

A lot of people who have departing night flights from Tokyo often face this predicament: they’re forced to check out of their AirBnb / hotel / hostel in the morning, but they have large suitcases with nowhere to store them! You may be one of the lucky ones who has a place that lets you store your things (it’s always worth it to ask–hostels are generally more accommodating) but more […]

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My Experiences With School Cleaning Time

The (dreaded?) cleaning closet If you’ve watched any school-life anime, you’ll know that an important part of the school day is cleaning the school. Students are allocated a set amount of time, either after lunch (elementary) or at the end of the day (junior high school) to clean. They’re responsible for cleaning both their classroom and the common areas of the school. Usually, a little jingle will play through the […]

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The (Instructor) Visa Renewal Process

My visa is fast expiring–I can’t believe I’ve already been in Japan for a year. This blog is a horrible testament to that! Anyway, because I was given a 1 year visa by Interac when I first applied, it’s already time to renew… From what I’ve heard, JETs get a 3 year visa right away. Can someone fact check me please! But, the visa process was probably one of the […]

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