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Expat Report Review of St. Maur International School in Tokyo, Japan was published
Review-of-St. Maur International School
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
The curriculum seems okay, but as a Christian trying to raise my kid, I would say the worst place. You hear harsh words on a day-to-day basis from the admin office. My child comes home telling me what kind of things they heard from the office and asks if that's a good thing to say. I have to say no, but people make mistakes....but it happens so OFTEN that I am thinking of changing schools. (Continue)
jacksam posted state of origin Australia. on the Japan forum:
Hello. Can someone help me. I fly into fukuoka tomorrow. I want to watch state of origin game. I will be staying Nishijin. Any help gratefully appreciated. While I'm at it...only bringing in 150k yen. Can I just use my debit cards at atm. Thankyou
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ellenmurry posted life insurance for expats on the Japan forum:
Help! We are ESL teachers in Aizu-Wakamatsu Japan and need life insurance. Our State Farm policy has expired and, even after 20 years, they won't renew it as we don't now live in the US. There are numerous companies out there, but I don't know which ones are the best for folks living abroad. Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Ellen
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Expat Report Culture Shock in Tokyo, Japan was published
Culture-Shock-in-Tokyo
Do you have any advice or thoughts about culture shock you would like to share?
Taking time to observe how the natives of the country do things can be really helpful in figuring out how you should behave. Luckily, the Japanese are pretty forgiving of foreigners. (Continue)
Guam1968 replied to the thread Travel Channel series seeks Americans relocating to Tokyo on the Japan forum:
JoeKarga initially posted:
I am a Producer with Karga Seven Pictures and we are Producing a series for Travel Channel about American families/couples who are relocating to different cities around the world. Tokyo will be one of the episodes! If you or your spouse has an opportunity to relocate from America to Tokyo I would love to hear about it. Shoot me an email: joe@karga7.com Joe
Guam1968 replied most recently with:
Hi. I understand we will know if Japan is our destination this coming Wednesday. We are an American family in Singapore - for he last 2years- and hopefully will be on to Japan. You can reach us at jbbancroft1968@yahoo.com
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Can anyone in the forum please tell me any methods for collecting on a debt owed by a Japanese Company who offered to refund money on an item purchased, but after being returned has kept the item and all the money paid. I know in the U.S. we have a few ways to pursue this. We have the Better Business Bureau, Chamber of Commerce, Small Claims Court, Lawyers, and a lot of social media groups that can spread the word. I have always dealt with very honorable Japanese business people and I am very upset that this company has betrayed that trust. All suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi, I'm an American woman, writer, 53, active and reliable, looking to care for your home and pet(s) around Aug 1 - 13. I don't charge! I have been house/petsitting full-time since 2009 and have excellent references and experience! I will be traveling to Japan to report on the 70th commemoration of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I write a column for a weekly newspaper in west Los Angeles and I am writing a book about my experiences in the Middle East with Iraqi refugees. More about my housesitting experience: http://www.trustedhousesitters.com/house-and-pet-sitters/2902-HayesRaitt/ Feel free to reach me at HayesRaitt (at) aol (dot) com. Thank you! Kelly Hayes-Raitt www.LivingLargeInLimbo.com
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My family will be moving to Hokkaido this spring for 5 months and I am looking to enroll my 7 year old daughter in school while we are there. I don't know much about how the elementary schools work in Japan and could really use some tips about going through the process. Also, though my daughter knows a little Japanese she is no where near fluent. I'm considering an international school, but I want her Japanese to improve while we are there. I could really use some advice from people with experience.
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