Life in Akita

The following pages explain about important paperwork and topics JETs may encounter living and working in Akita.

Living in Akita

Japanese Language • 日本語
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Language Resources Resources for Learning Japanese • Akita-ben • Useful Japanese • Japanese tongue twisters
Language Material Resources Textbook reviews • Heisig MethodJapanese newspapersALT-made Resources
Japanese Courses August Intensive Japanese Course • Local Japanese Classes
Other Info Proficiency tests • Language and culture
Charity Akita
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Group History ALT Charity GroupsRoom to Read (2006-2011) • Akita Association of JETs (2011-2015) • Charity Akita (2016- ) Charity Akita.png
Annual Summaries
by JET Year
RtR: 2010 • AAJ: 20142015
CA: 20162017201820192020
Annual Events Welcome PartyOrientation/SDC Tatami PartiesLake Tazawa CampingHalloween PartyChristmas CarolingAppi Ski TripSt. Patrick's Day PartyInternational Sumo BashoGoodbye Party
Event Procedures Charity Akita Event EquipmentHalloween PartySt. Patrick's Day PartyGoodbye PartyInternational Sumo Basho
Venues SanbōenOrange HouseDreamworldClub AKJamhouseLive space 「四階」CLUB GELAppi Kōgen Ski Resort
One-time Events Spring CarnivalSummer/80s Dance PartiesPub Quiz & Soup Curry NightBlack Hearts Masquerade Cocktail PartyHanami Tea Party

Health and Safety

Health Issues
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Medical Doctor/Dentist Recommendations • Ladies' Health Clinic2019 coronavirus disease information
Other JET Health Insurance from Official JET Website • PA/Support System • Being a Vegetarian in AkitaOrganic lifestyle
Doctor/Dentist Recommendations‎
North Block • Capital Block‎ • Yuri Block‎ • South Block 

Passports, visas, and foreign registration

Entertainment

Entertainment in Akita
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Sports Running • Bicycling • Soccer • Basketball • Cricket • Ground Golf
Martial Arts Kendo • Kyudo • Judo • Naginatado • Karatedo • Sado
Outdoors Hiking/Climbing • Camping • Rafting • Skiing and snowboardingHanami • Shrines and Temples
Leisure Onsen • Movies • Museums and zoos • Arcades • Ramen shops • Akita beer • Sake • Doburoku • Cigar stores • Festivals • TaikoMusic festivals
Skiing and Snowboarding
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Topics Skiing and snowboardingAppi Ski Trip
Ski Resorts Appi Kōgen Ski ResortAni Ski Resort (Mt. Moriyoshi) • Moriyoshi Ski ResortYakushizan Ski Area

Finances

Finances
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Banks Banking in Japan • Paychecks • ATMs • GoRemit • Post Office RemittanceWestern Union
US Tax Returns First Year Tax GuideSecond-Fifth Year Tax Guide
Japanese Pension Pension RefundPension book
Other FinancesTaxes in Japan

Transportation/traveling

Traveling in Japan
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Cars Driving DrivingWinter DrivingSpeeding TicketsDrinking and DrivingRoadside Station
Licenses International Driving PermitJapanese Licence Transition (Test Course Elements) • Renewing your Japanese License
Acquisition/Disposal Buying a CarTransferring Ownership of a CarDisposing of a Car
Other Transport Trains • Akita Nairiku Line • Shinkansen • Buses • Ferries
Airports Akita AirportOdate-Noshiro AirportNarita International AirportHaneda AirportSendai AirportKansai Airport
Leaving the Country Residence Card • Visa ExtensionTravel Insurance • Buying Flights & Travel Agents
Other Topics Exploring AkitaGetting to Tokyo • Traveling in and out of Japan • Akita JET travel guideWhere in the World is Sugichi?Quirky Japan

Japan Travel Guide

Akita JET Travel Guide
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Hokkaido Hokkaido
Tohoku Aomori • Akita • Fukushima • Iwate • Miyagi • Yamagata
Kanto Chiba • Gunma • Ibaraki • Kanagawa • Saitama • Tochigi • Tokyo
Chubu Aichi • Fukui • Gifu • Ishikawa • Mie • Nagano • Niigata • Shizuoka • Toyama • Yamanashi
Kansai Hyogo • Kyoto • Nara • Osaka • Shiga • Wakayama
Chugoku Hiroshima • Okayama • Shimane • Tottori • Yamaguchi
Shikoku Ehime • Kagawa • Kōchi • Tokushima
Kyushu Fukuoka • Kagoshima • Kumamoto • Miyazaki • Nagasaki • Ōita • Saga
Okinawa Okinawa

Work Related

See Also