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Rent in Japan

Unread postby Clareman » 22 Jun 2007, 10:41

I come from Ireland where it has got very expensive to live even though we are experiencing the celtic tiger. I see Japan is getting cheaper to rent and many places dont bother with key money. Is Chiba a good area to live?
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Unread postby Alex Case » 29 Aug 2007, 00:16

Good as in cheap- yes. Good as in pretty- no. The cheapest places in Chiba would be a small one-room wooden apaato block flat through a Japanese agency for 45000 yen a month. Probably no deposit but you will still need a guarantor or two and will need to do all the paperwork in Japanese. To do the same through a gaijin agency, add 15000 a month for exactly the same place with less paperwork (which you can do in English) and maybe some extras like furniture and an internet connection.
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INTERAC in Koga Ibaraki

Unread postby Clareman » 29 Aug 2007, 08:45

It turns out now I'll be teaching in Koga Ibaraki ken. Im guessing this even cheaper again than Chiba. Im working for a junior high school as an ALT. INTERAC have hired me.
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