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Vince



Joined: 05 May 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations, Haruka! I spent some time in Saitama (Hanno) and liked it a lot. It's close to Tokyo, but feels like "the rest of Japan." If I were to settle in Japan permanently, I'd look for a place like that.

Rooster. wrote:
Did you/are you going to to have to pay the $200 fee?

What's the $200 fee?
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kah5217



Joined: 29 Sep 2012
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Location: Ibaraki

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think AEON makes you pay what amounts to visa insurance so that you won't skip out when you get there.
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Rooster.



Joined: 13 Mar 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ON their website they mention a $200 fee once you have accepted a job with them.
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Haruka



Joined: 23 Aug 2012
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. It's a processing fee. You get it back with your first paycheck.
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OneJoelFifty



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds more like a 'make sure they don't run off before working until their first paycheck' fee to me.
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Pitarou



Joined: 16 Nov 2009
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OneJoelFifty wrote:
Sounds more like a 'make sure they don't run off before working until their first paycheck' fee to me.
Yup. The whole thing about "visa processing costs" is bullshit. What they're really bothered about is the cost of replacing a teacher who didn't show up. I suspect that the fee would run afoul of Japan's anti-forced labour laws if it were ever seriously challenged.
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