Welcome to Operation Firestarter! I’m Dontae and I created this video guide to starting your life in Japan with enough information to give you a hot start here based on information I have experienced and researched. This isn’t every single thing that could possibly happen, but it’s a lot of it. A whole lot of it. The contents/chapters are below, as well as references for your own research.
Chapters and Topics:
0:00:00 Introduction (Purpose and Background)
0:02:23 Before you come (Packing, Medicine, etc. Advice)
0:08:18 At the Airport (Sending luggage, currency exchange )
0:10:39 After Training (How is training?)
0:12:15 Moving In (Moving in procedures for a new city in Japan)
0:14:48 Feeling like Home (Furnishing your new apartment)
0:20:16 Living and Adulting (Taxes, Pension, Banking and Medical
0:43:34 Options (Cell Phone Options, Moving out of company Apartments and finding a new one, and Internet Options )
0:55:32 Coronavirus (The current situation at schools, in towns, and countrywide)
0:58:09 FAQ (Questions asked every year on the “Interac Unofficial Group Page”)
1:16:28 Conclusion (Helpful links, Notion Templates, and Services)
How do I start utilities at a place not associated with a company?
What kind of shoes do you wear at school? Is this a big deal?
Can I bring a pet?
How are school lunches? Healthy? Allergy concerns?
How long are you at the same school?
No-limit vs 3 years
What determines my placement?
BOE preference, skill set, your desires. (In that order) according unofficial reporting and polling
Seasonal Clothing in the classroom?
I’m going to a cold area.
It’s super hot in the summer. What do I wear? Do I have to wear a suit everyday?
My Japanese is trash. Can I survive?
I love cooking, but the kitchens are so small, solutions?
What do you wish you brought with you?
Japan Health Service: https://japanhealthinfo.com/
Cooking Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/neshiwolf_kitchen/
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Hey. Hi. Uh- What’s up? I’m Dontae. It’s in the page title. I’m guy living in Japan, trying to live, and do videos. I also do lot as of other things. Run, Write, and Read most. This channel is dedicated to lifestyle… so pretty much everything. That’s not really about me, I guess. I’m a retired military member from America, after growing up a military brat. This is my first time as a “free” person, so I’m finding what works best for me. Questions, comments, suggestions—welcome. Also, I’m learning Japanese— hence the Dakara. Dontae Dakara means “Because I’m Dontae” roughly.
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