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Moekko Free Ticket 13th Season

A Guide to Moekko Free Ticket As a prefectural ALT, I'm employed by Hokkaido Prefecture. This means that I go around the region assigned to me which is - Rumoi Subprefecture . These are the schools that I visit: Mother School Rumoi High School - Rumoi City It's just 5 minutes away from my house = No bus ride needed Visit Schools 1. Obira Special Needs School - Obira Town Bus ride needed = Travel time: 50 minutes / fare: 680 yen 2. Tomamae Commercial High School - Tomamae Town Bus ride needed = Travel Time: 1 hr and 15 minutes / fare: 1180 yen 3. Haboro High School - Haboro Town Bus ride needed = Travel Time: 1 hr and 20 minutes / fare: 1260 yen 4. Embetsu Agricultural High School - Embetsu Town Bus ride needed = Travel Time: 2 hrs and 30 minutes / fare: 2100 yen 5. Teshio High School - Teshio Town Bus ride needed = Travel Time: 3 hrs and 2 minutes / fare: 2510 yen I usually go to my visit schools every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. With this setup, if I visit my three f

Opening a Bank Account in Japan Guide

As a new Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) one of the first things that I did when I arrived in Rumoi City in Hokkaido Prefecture was to open a bank account. Like a fish out of water, it was confusing for me as the procedures and requirements were different compared to my home country, and to top it off there was also a language barrier. Lucky for me, I was accompanied and helped by the school's staff which made the process a whole lot easier. Opening a Bank Account in Japan Guide I'm writing this comprehensive guide to help those who would do this task alone. However, keep in mind that there are numerous banks in Japan and each bank may have a different procedure. Regardless, the differences are very minimal. Aside from that, I won't be promoting a specific bank so the requirements and procedures here are common to all the banks in the country. Requirements Like in any country, you need to present and submit requirements in order for you to open a bank account in Japan. He

Japan Diaries 4: Summary

Please join us on our ongoing fourth adventure in  Japan . To summarize our adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun, here's the list (complete with links*) of the articles about our day to day life and also the places and events that we have visited and experienced : * Please click the links to read the articles. Road to JET Programme PRELUDE Intro Timeline Japan Diaries 4: Intro Japan Diaries 4: Quarantine Week 1 Japan Diaries 4: Quarantine Week 2 Rumoi ALT  Japan Diaries 4: Week 1 Japan Diaries 4: Weekend 1 Japan Diaries 4: Week 2 Japan Diaries 4: Weekend 2 Japan Diaries 4: Week 3 Japan Diaries 4: Weekend 3 Japan Diaries 4: Week 4 Japan Diaries 4: Weekend 4 Japan Diaries 4: Week 5 Japan Diaries 4: Weekend 5 Japan Diaries 4: Week 6 Japan Diaries 4: Weekend 6 Japan Diaries 4: Week 7 Japan Diaries 4: Weekend 7 Japan Diaries 4: Week 8 Japan Diaries 4: Weekend 8 Japan Diaries 4: Week 9 Japan Diaries 4: Weekend 9 Japan Diaries 4: Week 10 Japan Diaries 4: Weekend 10 Japan Diaries 4: We

Philippine Holidays 2022

Update! It's 2022! Are you planning to explore the Philippines this year?  Check out this list of Philippine holidays for the year 2022 so that you could book your flights early.  Philippine Holidays 2022 Date   Name Type 1 Jan Saturday New Year's Day Regular Holiday   23 Jan Sunday First Philippine Republic Day Special Working Public Holiday   1 Feb Tuesday Chinese Lunar New Year's Day Special Non-working Holiday   25 Feb Friday People Power Anniversary Special Non-working Holiday   1 Mar Tuesday Lailatul Isra Wal Mi Raj Common local holiday   20 Mar Sunday March Equinox Season   9 Apr Saturday The Day of Valor Regular Holiday   14 Apr Thursday Maundy Thursday Regular Holiday   15 Apr Friday Good Friday Regular Holiday   16 Apr Saturday Black Saturday Special Non-working Holiday   17 Apr Sunday Easter Sunday Observance   1 May Sunday Labor Day Regular Holiday   3 May Tuesday Eidul-Fitar Regular Holiday   12 Jun Sunday Independence Day Regular Holiday   21 Jun Tue

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