Question about the JET Program
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Posted 1/5/13
If you were to get accepted into the JET program and teach english in japan, how would they pay you monthly? How would you set up a bank account there and send the money into there?

Also, before departing, will you receive an alien card?

Would i have pay for a taxi / train every day to get to the school?

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Posted 1/6/13 , edited 1/6/13
Standard practice in Japan is a direct deposit once a month for your salary. You would be required to have a bank account at whatever bank the company you work for banks through. The Japan Post Office Bank is one of the most common as they have a branch in every post office, which is nice when your stationed in the boonies. Setting up the bank account would be done once you arrive in Japan. There are many ways to bring money from overseas to Japan, though keep in mind Japan is not a check nation, and many banks will not take them or travelers checks. I will be leaving for Japan in a few months and I will be bringing cash, as Japan is a cash nation. I would recommend exchanging it into yen in your home country and NOT at an airport for the best exchange rate.

As of summer last year, if you are a long term resident (work visa), you will get your alien registration card when you land in Japan while you are going through customs.

Most likely you will walk, bicycle, or ride a train to work everyday. Most ALT companies will reimburse you for travel expenses to and from the school you are stationed at. If you are lucky, your apartment will be close by, but that is not always the case. I've known some JETs that had a 40 min train ride every day to get to the school they worked at.

Granted, all this could change by the time you are eligible to apply, as a college degree is required to apply to any ALT style positions.
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Posted 1/7/13
Thanks, that just about answers any questions i had about it
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