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2BR / 1Baavailable feb 16
furnished apartment w/d in unit no smoking no parking
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I'm putting up my comfortable and centrally located Tokyo flat, complete with a self-imposed lack of meaning, for anyone willing to swap a similar accommodation in Aleppo or possibly Damascus.
Tokyo is a wonderful city with great public transportation, culture events and festivals literally all year . Japan has a rich and ancient culture and one can not only see it, but choose to interact with it at anytime, on any street corner, throughout the city. Of course, who can be bothered with paying attention to Shinto shrines tucked between a 7-11 and an Office building, or a buddhist monk standing stoic, in full ancient garb, just outside a bustling train station, when one has got to make it to the pub by six for happy hour? So, up sides and down sides here. It's like, totally enchanting and a never ending mystery but really boring too.
Here's a cultural thingy...sigh... https://gaijinass.com/2010/04/12/insights-in-the-enchanting-hanasono-jinjya/
Also, I mentioned it before, but I should repeat it, this place is really, really safe. Tokyo, although it could be utterly decimated by the inevitable mega quake at any given moment resulting in hundreds of thousands dying and possibly millions being displaced, thus precipitating a global economic collapse, the place is SO safe it's actually dull.
Everything is "too easy". If you want to meet a lovely girl who won't stab you with a janbiya, it's no problem, the city is full of outgoing and curious women who are generally kind and open minded. ...Boring...
One possible down side are the police though. Although, they don't really go around shooting minorities, i.e. US in the street for minor offenses, I heard from my friend they stopped his co-worker in Shibuya and totally searched his bag for like, TWENTY MINUTES, making him miss the first drink at HH (happy hour ;p) at the Hub. F%$#ing Pigs.
Basically, this place is really amazing and it was my dream to move and live here, it enchanted the hell out me, the food, the culture, the women, and the possibilities. But, since I abandoned my dreams without ever really trying to make them happen anyway, I'm like, super bored here and want to go to someplace more challenging.
The flat is ready immediately for anyone interested, I just ask a similar sized accommodation, preferably not a bombed out death trap though, and we can make this happen.
P:S: One point on getting into the country, unlikely that you'll get in here on a "refugee" visa; the government isn't really giving those out, so it's probably a better idea to come over as an Assistant Language teacher (ALT), or a recruiter.
Don't worry, both jobs will take literally anybody, you'll be fine.
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers