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  • /u/leviathanms on Atsugi off-base housing question October 11, 2020
    Sorry for the late reply. I've tried with four different properties thus far, and they've all been a bust. They all are not willing to accept certain conditions in the SOFA lease. I guess I can't blame them for not wanting to go through the hassle of something new, but you'd think a person who's […]
  • /u/tolstoy425 on Atsugi off-base housing question September 4, 2020
    Good luck and I'd hate to see your hopes dashed. Your dedication is admirable. You should really look into the JLPT asap if you aren't rated already. I really think you should square away your looming immigration situation before trying to make any serious moves. In regards to the hanko/inkan, unless you're in someone's Koseki […]
  • /u/TheRealHeroOf on Atsugi off-base housing question September 3, 2020
    The written test is available in English in all 47 prefectures and is not difficult at all. And given that we are all ready allowed to drive here, the practical portion is waive-able. At least it was for another SOFA member that lives near me. He said the Aomori Licensing Office didn't make him take […]
  • /u/BusterBluth13 on Atsugi off-base housing question September 3, 2020
    I remember when I went through Yokosuka’s brief, they said that at the end of the day, the requirement is that your landlord/agent is willing to offer a bilingual SOFA lease and that the place passes inspection. If you think the answer to those are yes, just ask the housing office.
  • /u/tolstoy425 on Atsugi off-base housing question September 3, 2020
    I just have to ask. How are you going to acquire a Japanese drivers license and expect to register inkan with the city office while SOFA status? Beyond even being able to acquire a license as a non-resident and not on a visa, they don't exactly just give you a license as an American driver. […]
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  • /u/Curb_the_tide on Iwakuni Clinic Info April 30, 2021
    I’m in Iwakuni, you can DM me and I will get you in touch with the right folks.
  • /u/EWCM on Iwakuni Clinic Info April 30, 2021
    If you want to see what openings they’ve had in the recent past, scroll through their Facebook page. They do have some civilian personnel, but I don’t know about PAs specifically.
  • /u/scumbag_therapist on Iwakuni Clinic Info April 30, 2021
    I've dug through a few posts here, and I found one u/lpkrew who seemed to work there, but I don't know how active they are anymore. Any other leads are super helpful!
  • Iwakuni Clinic Info April 30, 2021
    I'm looking at a job through the MCCS, and I have a spouse who is a Physicians Assistant. I'm wondering if anyone has information on the Base Clinic, and whether they hire civilian PAs? I know there's no openings right now per usajobs.gov, but I can't tell if there ever have been. I've attempted to […]
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  • /u/Caranath128 on Okinawa May 23, 2022
    3 year orders. First year we met in LA. Second year I went to him. Third year he came to me in MD. He was Flag Staff so was busy..a lot. Esp after the Tsunami hit and he was coordinating all the Gators relief efforts. He lived in a BOQ. One bedroom, tiny @ss kitchen […]
  • /u/precordial-thump-45 on Okinawa May 23, 2022
    How often could you visit and how long did you visit for? Was it hard to arrange? Was he on 2 year unaccompanied orders? Thanks!
  • /u/MilForFun on Okinawa January 10, 2022
    The only good thing about Okinawa is the cheap flights to mainland Japan
  • /u/SpaceMonkeyintospace on Okinawa July 20, 2021
    As a single enlisted, Okinawa is pretty fun, specifically pre-Covid, but I can’t speak on housing. But, with that said, there’s still a lot you can do with restrictions depending on vaccination status. Since I’m assuming you and your husbando will own a vehicle, travel and sightseeing will be a breeze. Whatever you do, you […]
  • /u/Muskaos on Okinawa July 20, 2021
    Was stationed there twice, MCAS Futenma the first time (was there in 1995 for the gang rape. Not a good time when the Commandant of the Marine Corps has to fly out and talk to everyone), NMC Okinawa on Kadena the 2nd time. Bookmark the Joint Typhoon Warning Center, and learn about Typhoon Conditions. Okinawa […]