Living in Japan(266 Posts)
Hello everyone, thought I'd say hi after mirai kindly reminded me about this thread!
I've been very busy as I'm now 34 weeks pregnant and finishing work in 3 weeks so just working like a crazy person and sweltering in the Tokyo summer!
Went to Shimoda for the last couple of days and so amused at Japanese beach behaviour! They are so prepared, everyone rocks up with a tent to protect them from the sun, several camp chairs, a massive cool box full of drinks, huge picnic, etc etc
Sorry I can't help re mobile phone contracts, I only just finally got one 6 months ago having lived here a couple years!
I'd be up for a meetup subject to timings with work and babyHooya!
I know the question was asked ages ago, but I lived in Japan from 2008-2010 and apparently had a contract for a USB Internet stick, even though I had though it was 18 months, apparently it was automatically extended at the end because I ticked some sort of box. Anyways, there were a few months outstanding and they tried to charge it to my expired credit card, and I had to dispute it. I disputed it with the credit card company and the charges were cancelled because the company couldn't prove they should have been charging me, as I had written to them to cancel the damn thing.
I know it's not quite the same thing, but I don't think it can effect you legally when returning to Japan!
(Sorry to pop in like this, but also I want to say that I completely understand the loneliness, mirai. Being a foreigner in a place like Japan can be very difficult, and sometimes even with all the support of a tightly knit expat community you just want to go home. It's why I went back to Canada in 2010!)
Apologies. Am not in Japan, am in Uk.
£370 sounds like a lot in any culture!
[[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/9131914/Japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-anniversary-30-powerful-images-of-the-disaster.html Three years ago today, this hour, devastation struck the coast of north east Japan.
15,884 people lost their lives, and three years later, 2636 people are still unaccounted for, their bodies still not returned to their families.
there are also still 270,000 evacuees, who cannot return to their homes, and workers are still battling to keep the Fukushima nuclear reactor under control.
The suffering continues
Thinking about all those who lost their lives...and all those who continue bravely with their lives even under the most trying circumstances.
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