Good post, I appreciate this. Your first and last sections are the more informative, as I wouldn't expect any sort of special treatment for any foreigners in any country, let alone Japan. I would expect myself to be able to read/speak at a good enough level to ask myself "Would I hire me" and have that answer be yes. I wouldn't hire someone that couldn't communicate either so until I feel I'm 200% ready, I wouldn't start making any official plans like finding an apartment. Besides, if I can't even read the rental agreement, that's a good enough indication that I'm not ready.
I will take some time reconsider the JET if things are truly that bad in that program, so I will need to think of something else to get me there. I have a feeling having some sort of non-useless college degree will still be beneficial in getting hired overseas though so I think I should still pursue that.
I have no idea what I'm going to do about the seasonal hiring though. That, I will have to sit on for a while. All I can say is thank you for letting me know that that's a thing, and that I'm thankful that I'm not anywhere near internally prepared to move forward with my plans.>>33>>34
I read your replies but I have nothing to say that wouldn't derail the thread even further than I already have.