Originally posted by evilrobotgirl
Just so you know, Trip Hop has lived here 25 years. I have been here 17. Glenski has been here about 6 or 7. Trip Hop runs her in company in Tokyo. I work at a university and Glenski is at a high school. It may sound like whining to you but it is based on experience. I got my Masters degree in Japan while working full time and learnt Japanese from scratch.
I don't know you or presume to, but i do know about the JET program and what employers look for here. I also know how hard it is to learn Japanese when you are working. I went zero to levl 2 of JLPT in 3 years.
I'm sure you know better than I do about what you want out of life, But I would say I know better about what its like living here and what you can expect and what employers look for. Sorry if it sounds like whining and lecturing, but its much better than have me say "I told you so".
Working on the JET program and studying full time you wont have a life. Get used to it. If you want to learn Japanese you are going to have to study, no two ways about it. Being on JET has nothing to do with working for a computer firm here, and the IT industry is in the pits here with people being laid off and not finding jobs. this is not the 80's so Im just saying you should be a little more realistic. JET will not help you get into a computer job here. You wont be able to learn Japanese without studying and learning thousands of kanji. Even then there is no guarantee of a job here.