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5/17/14 5:31 A

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Hi Jeff,

The Nagoya JALT group is good, as is the one based in Gifu. After meetings, they usually head down to a pub in Fushimi or Sakae for a beer. I highly recommend joining JALT. You will get the opportunity to meet a lot of fellow teachers.

Here's the info:
Nagoya JALT jalt.org/category/chapter-or-sig/nag
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Gifu JALT jalt.org/category/chapter-or-sig/gif
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Ohayo Sensei newsletter is here:
It's free.
www.ohayosensei.com/Getfree.html

I envy your ALT job. As I work from home, I don't have any holidays. I usually take a week off in late February and a few days off for X-mas & New Years. That's it.

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5/15/14 5:09 P

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Cutenekko. I've heard of JALT and Ohayosensei but i don't know much about them. I do take higashiyama line everytime i go to sakae.

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5/15/14 1:45 A

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Hi Jeff,

I know Kasugai. I've been there before as a friend used to live here.

I used to live in Nagoya, on the Higashiyama line, near the end.

I recommend joining JALT Nagoya to meet fellow teachers. Also, regularly check "Ohaiyo Sensei" for job postings in the ESL field.





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5/14/14 4:05 A

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I live in Kasugai. And work anywhere I can get it for this year i'm commuting to a small country town in Gifu.
Cutecat where in Aichi did you used live? And what do you do now? I've been an Alt for eleven long years. I need to find a more stable line of work. But nothing beats the vacation time of Alt work.

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5/14/14 3:50 A

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I live in Kasugai. And work anywhere I can get it for this year i'm commuting to a small country town in Gifu.

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5/13/14 10:14 P

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Hi Jeff,

I've been here 13 years too! And I lived in Aichi for 8 years -- in Nagoya. I've also lived in Matsumoto City (Nagano) but now I call Kanagawa my home.

Are you still in Aichi now? Whereabouts?

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5/11/14 4:37 A

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Hi all. I've been in Japan for 13 years. I've lived in Toyama Prefecture for 2 years and Aichi Prefecture for 11 years.

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5/10/14 8:30 A

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I live in Kanagawa, near Yokohama. Love the easy access to the beach, fishing and mountains here. Kanagawa is the best! emoticon

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6/30/13 7:09 A

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Thanks a lot!

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6/30/13 6:57 A

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http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/ticker_
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This should help!

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6/30/13 6:43 A

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DIXIEMCCALL: I am pretty new to this site. How do you get that weight progress tracker in your signature?

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6/30/13 6:42 A

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I am in Kawasaki, a few minutes from Futako-Tamagawa

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6/2/13 6:06 A

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Hello, all! I'm in Gunma. It's nice that we're finally getting some warm weather

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5/31/13 5:18 A

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Hi all. I'm in Zushi, just southwest of Yokohama and a quick train ride to Tokyo!

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3/21/13 8:31 A

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I'm up in Niigata-Ken, ended up on the Island known as Sado.... yeah....

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Hi everyone! I am down south on Okinawa!

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1/3/13 9:09 A

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Okayama :D

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Hi, everyone. I'm here in Osaka, loving life!!

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1/2/12 7:31 A

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Hi everyone,

Nice to see some people living in Japan on here. I'm also down in Kyushu, in Kumamoto, but I find it really tough to work out. I live in an apartment so doing any kind of cardio at home is out of the question, although weights are okay. I really hate gyms and never use them, despite my best intentions, but I'm going to have to find a way around that. I do walk and cycle a lot, but it's pretty flat around here so there aren't many challenges that way. Anyway, just wanted to say hello and see who else is out there.

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12/28/11 9:45 A

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Hey there, Duckie, I'm down in Kyushu in Fukuoka City. I started out in Tokyo for a few years, spent a year and a half in an onsen town in Wakayama-ken and have been in Fukuoka for 14 years. Currently I'm an ALT at our local elementary school where my kids went back in the day. I eat lunch with the kids, too. In our school, it is acceptable to return a portion of a dish before you begin to eat as well as get more if there is any left and it is acceptable not to eat all the mammoth-sized bread. I am also allergic to milk products, so the kids know not to serve me the milk carton. My most difficult task is figuring out the calorie count for things. For the last three months, I haven't bought anything that doesn't have the nutritional info clearly marked on the package, but I also cook from scratch quite a bit, too, and sometimes it's a pain to list all the ingredients in the recipe calculator so I can get a nutritional reading.
On the other hand, I live minutes away from a new, well-maintained pubic gym and on the other side of the neighborhood, there is a big, new public pool complex, so there is no lack for exercise opportunities. I'm the darling of the senior citizen weight lifters!

The future starts now.


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Hello! I'm new to the team, but I was greatly interested in where people are in Japan and if they are working as an ALT or an Eikaiwa teacher! I'm currently working as an ALT in Tochigi Prefecture on contract with a small company that is simply wonderful! I'm about an hour and a half train ride from Tokyo, which isn't too bad if I want to hit up the city! :D I'm also having some trouble managing my calories from kyuushoku! I LOVE it...but it IS rather high in calories and I feel that I have to finish it all because I have to eat with the children...which is also fun...but you know... What's your biggest challenge about managing health/weight/fitness while in Japan? o.o

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