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I know this may sound like a stupid question but ...
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Does this gig break Japanese law?
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JerkyBoy



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glenski wrote:
Anything else not exactly accurate that we should know about?


No, all present and correct.


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JerkyBoy



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glenski wrote:
No, it's not illegal, but you would only be able to stay here a limited time as a tourist.


Are you certain about this Mr. Glenski?
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Glenski



Joined: 15 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Certain about which part, Mr. Eccentric?
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JerkyBoy



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come come, Mr. Glenski.

The "lessons for room" deal.

My Japanese friend said steer clear. When I mentioned immigration, the guy himself went cold. Perhaps it was my impertinence. Or is it dodgy?
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benshi



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JerkyBoy wrote:
Glenski wrote:
No, it's not illegal, but you would only be able to stay here a limited time as a tourist.


Are you certain about this Mr. Glenski?


Yes; he's correct. You can stay 90 days as a tourist. In order to be sponsored for a work visa the sponsor must submit paperwork indicating, among other things, your salary. Immigration is unlikely to give work visas to people who won't be paying taxes. They'll think it is just as dodgy as it seems to be.

Glenski; I , for one, still use "gig" from time to time. . .
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Glenski



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

People come on internship visas and can only be paid room and board. Roughly the same thing as you.

And, please STOP with the condescending wording, ok? My question was legit simply because YOUR wording was unclear.

Your J friend went cold simply because he has no clue about it. Now, if your friend happens to know the guy who wants to help you out, and knows something shady there, that's different.

Personally, I'd follow Pitarou's advice, but to get here ASAP may not be wise. You've practically waited, hemmed, and hawed too long.
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JerkyBoy



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

benshi wrote:
They'll think it is just as dodgy as it seems to be.


I get a slightly dodgy vibe about it but he has been up and running for a while and I just wonder, if it is dodgy, how he could have avoided falling foul of the authorities? Maybe someone with some J insight could illuminate proceedings. I'm in the dark.

Glenski wrote:
People come on internship visas and can only be paid room and board. Roughly the same thing as you.
 

That is very good to know. Excellent advice, thank you. 

Glenski wrote:
Your J friend went cold simply because he has no clue about it.
 

No we have cross wires. I had my J friend look over the owner's (J national) website. I don't believe my J friend is an expert on immigration law but I think he has more common sense than I do. It was the owner who went cold ... I was about to be hired but when I asked him for clarification with regard to immigration law and my position he didn't respond directly and said he'd get back to me next week. 

The job would be good as it would save me J rent and get me into the swing of teaching J adults. However, the last thing I'd want to do is fall foul of the authorities.  

Glenski wrote:
 Now, if your friend happens to know the guy who wants to help you out, and knows something shady there, that's different.
 

No, he doesn't know him. My J friend lives in Sendai. 

Glenski wrote:
 Personally, I'd follow Pitarou's advice, but to get here ASAP may not be wise. You've practically waited, hemmed, and hawed too long.


I had my reasons but I will bite the bullet and fly, like a bird. 

I'll take any legit job when it comes down to it. ALT would be the best fit though. 

Glenski wrote:
And, please STOP with the condescending wording, ok? My question was legit simply because YOUR wording was unclear.


Oh my goodness.

I guess this is why they had to have a patently inferior US remake of The Office. 
 
I simply seek to inject a little mirth in an otherwise sterile landscape.

No offence was intended. 

I realise the wording of my query was ambiguous. That only adds to the hilarity, does it not? No?

Maybe I'll go back to Space Invaders. 
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timothypfox



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jerkyboy, wit for wit. Here is a ukulele song I wrote and played on Youtube about the ups and downs of life in Japan. Take it as an instructive video, so please take notes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4JiuRJXcBk
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