Hayato wrote:I'm so excited, I can't believe i'll be going off to live in Japan in just a few months! It's a dream come true.
Congratulations to other shortlisters! And, if they want it enough, i'm certain the others will find their path to Japan regardless of this outcome.
Really surprised they picked me, because I don't have any Japanese knowledge or any teaching qualifications.
I'm definitely hoping to be placed in the Kansai area; Shiga was my first preference.
I recently stayed there for 1 month with my best friends.
I wonder what the chances are of being placed in Shiga?
Like most others though, surely i'll be happy anywhere in Japan!
Really excited/anxious about finally learning Japanese!
Just can't wait to start on this journey.
Hi, I'm a British High School JET based in Otsu in southern Shiga. Although I can't really enlighten you on the likelihood of you receiving your placement request, I can tell you that the prefecture, in general, does not take a huge amount of British JETs because of its sister state links to Michigan in the USA. Last year, out of all the new British JETs, I was the only one to be placed in Shiga prefecture. However, there are some of us here, and fingers crossed you'll get your placement, as it's a great area to live in. If you have any questions about the prefecture or what it's like being a JET here, please send me a private message.