Jen_KyotoPA wrote:I would certainly guess that most JET placements are more rural than that.
histgirl wrote:And again, if you want to do JET because you love Japan and not because you love teaching/children, please don't come. There are enough ALTs bad at their job that are wasting taxpayer money already. JET is not a free ticket to Japan.
EhimeDave wrote:"Rural" depends on who you talk to. Pretty much everyone in Japan thinks that any place in Shikoku is a rural backwater. Including Matsuyama, Tokushima, Kochi city, and Takamatsu each with over 250,000 people...People in Tokyo think any city with under 1,000,000 people is rural. It's relative. I imagine the same concept is in Korea.
My placement had less than 3,000 people so yea, there are some fairly rural spots in the JET program. Also keep in mind that "rural" in Japan doesn't really compare with "rural" in the USA, Canada, or Australia where you might be a 10 hour drive from the nearest town of 50,000 people. In Japan, even the most rural of places are usually within 2-3 hours drive to an urban center. Unless you get stuck on an island or up in Hokkaido...
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