coordinatorsf wrote:COs can make requests on what qualities they are looking for in their incoming JET. Some COs prefer a participant with stronger Japanese Language skills, especially if they will be teaching at elementary schools, since there may not be a JTE for the JET to work with so Japanese language skills are important to communicate with the Home Room Teacher.
hatefulsandwich wrote:I've actually relaxed about this a fair bit. I changed my preferences after doing some research and finding some prefectures where I noticed South Africans are/were placed before. I know this isn't a guarantee, but it puts my mind to ease.
Crowbeak wrote:...they had a rash of assholes at one point.
Crowbeak wrote:It's gonna be awesome wherever you go. Relax.
It seems like most of the requests the COs put out are either based on sister-city relationships or bad past experiences. Hokkaido, for instance, has a lot of towns that actively don't want Australians because apparently they had a rash of assholes at one point.
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