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  1. Sticky: Poll: Too long? Thats only about 60 years, about half...

    Too long? Thats only about 60 years, about half the choices on the poll are over 200!:-)
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    That is awesome. I spent a couple of years doing...

    That is awesome. I spent a couple of years doing pretty much the exact same thing, ie teaching students on my own out of my apartment. I don't know if I would call it a "school", though we did have...
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    Why on earth would you be philosophically opposed...

    Why on earth would you be philosophically opposed to a degree? Its a tool that you can use to get the type of job in Japan that you want, if you can get one then go for it, otherwise your options...
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    Yeah, I'm glad I got out of English teaching too....

    Yeah, I'm glad I got out of English teaching too. I imagine if and when NOVA folds the market will be flooded with teachers.
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    I think this is a cut above the run-of-the-mill...

    I think this is a cut above the run-of-the-mill anti-Nova lawsuit, Usually the government doesn't get involved. Its definitely not the end of the world for NOVA but this time they are getting way...
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    Here's a News Flash about NOVA: ...

    Here's a News Flash about NOVA:

    http://www.japantoday.com/jp/news/399281

    Looks like the company might be in trouble. First they had teachers getting busted for drugs, now the whole company is...
  7. Sticky: My top five good things about living in Japan: ...

    My top five good things about living in Japan:
    1) I really like the way the cities are laid out. You can walk or ride a bicycle just about anywhere, unlike in North America where the cities are so...
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    Care to back any of that up? How is the current...

    Care to back any of that up? How is the current Diet a "type of oligarchy derived from the dictators of WW2"? I'd especially be interested in what "continued thread from the decadent daimyos of the...
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    You haven't really given us anything to think...

    You haven't really given us anything to think about, except a few crumby posts laced with subtle racist condescension and no substance whatsoever.

    I think Mandylion and Kokuso would be quite...
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    Homosexuality was also common among ancient...

    Homosexuality was also common among ancient warriors in the Medditeranean, like Greece.

    Other Samurai tidbits:

    Zen Buddhism is one of the few buddhist sects known by its Japanese name in the...
  11. I imagine you would get used to it after a few...

    I imagine you would get used to it after a few days and it would be just this thing you didn't notice on a day to day basis. I've never lived there but I've visited a couple times and it seemed like...
  12. Nara would be my choice. Slow pace, less stuck...

    Nara would be my choice. Slow pace, less stuck up than Kyoto, lots of beautiful sites, convenient to Osaka - its got it all.

    Himeji is a nice city to live in, I was there for four years. Very...
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    Nice thread here. I wonder how much of Japan's...

    Nice thread here. I wonder how much of Japan's architectural destruction is simply due to its being about 30 years behind trends that affected the rest of the industrial world long ago.

    I just...
  14. Yes, I understand that and it may be that his...

    Yes, I understand that and it may be that his youth did play a factor. What I don't understand is this: investigators say they have found evidence that the train hit a rock on the tracks. If the...
  15. Yeah, with a car or other type of vehicle I can...

    Yeah, with a car or other type of vehicle I can see. But with a train? I'm not an engineer but it seems to me that beyond accelerating and braking there aren't a lot of options for a train driver...
  16. I used to live in Hyogo and went have been...

    I used to live in Hyogo and went have been through Amagasaki on the train more times than I can count. I only moved back to Canada four weeks ago and am extremely saddened to see this.

    About...
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    I don't think I agree with the pessemistic...

    I don't think I agree with the pessemistic attitude. The hole in the Ozone layer is one problem that has been effectively dealt with even though it involved some cost. The hole is still there, but...
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    This has definitely got me worried too. In Hyogo...

    This has definitely got me worried too. In Hyogo prefecture we usually don't get hit by any typhoons, but this year 3 struck us directly, one of which completely flooded the entire city of Toyooka. ...
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    Yeah, I know for a fact that these Eikaiwas can...

    Yeah, I know for a fact that these Eikaiwas can simply not renew your contract for any reason they like without regard to your performance as a teacher. I worked for AEON for a couple of years and...
  20. Sticky: Poll: I like the Kamakura period for a number of...

    I like the Kamakura period for a number of reasons. There was a lot of interesting infighting between the imperial court and the bakufu. In the religious world most of Japan's most important...
  21. I'm kind of surprised, but at the same time I had...

    I'm kind of surprised, but at the same time I had kind of figured something like that must be the case. An ambulance with its sirens blaring and lights flashing is pretty much a daily occurence in...
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    I agree with firsthousepooka. No matter what way...

    I agree with firsthousepooka. No matter what way you look at this rule, it is complete nonsense. Its also counterproductive both for teachers, students and NOVA. I've worked as a teacher in Japan...
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    Isn't the book they use now so old that it has...

    Isn't the book they use now so old that it has references to the Soviet Union and Bay City Rollers in it? Does updating mean getting a new kind of textbook or just a slightly less out of date...
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    From an article in the Japan Times, it seems that...

    From an article in the Japan Times, it seems that NOVA's drug testing policy is still on the books, though thanks to the formation of the union and an Osaka bar association ruling against it, it has...
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    Just today I was over at the Hyogo prefectural...

    Just today I was over at the Hyogo prefectural museum of history, located next to Himeji Jo. They have some fantastic displays there about castles from all over Japan, and the Japan castle research...
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