Japan or Taiwan...
Both offer you temples, scenery, chaotic streets, balmy beaches, eastern promise and a whole lot more... I would ask this... Are you choosing your dream destination...if so go with yor heart...if you want to save a good deal of money....choose Taiwan.
Also the fact that your recruiter is telling you that the school gets raided- hmmmm does'nt sound good....try HESS and Saxoncourt or Shane
If you need any other advice - drop me a note.