Zach - Very sorry for hijacking your thread like this, though I hope you are getting some good bar info and directions. Has it convinced you to do an all nighter in Osaka yet?
Also, I looked up that band it is not the Nov we are talking about. Not too sure if he ever was in a band but he does play guitar and bass I believe. He was fully rocking our and air guitaring to lynch. when I had him playing their stuff.
Julie: I was guessing late 20's, maybe early 30's but no more then 32. How old is he? Kentaro shocked me being so young though I got his age right on first guess which is crazy considering the tattoos. ;) My thing with being able to pick ages seems to come and go.
I really do want to teach English, but I was one of those people who got lost somewhere in full time work and responsibility between high school and uni and thus never made it. And now that I have had the cash of full time work, the idea of switching to a uni student lifestyle is hard; plus, I've now been to Japan twice and don't really want to have to go through 3 or more years of being a poor uni student before I can go back and experience living there. I plan to do it the other way; working holiday, experience, home and study, get the paper in order to do a proper work visa.
But if there are ways to teach English on just a working holiday visa I would love to know about them.
Do you have an account on here? If you don't mind, I would really appreciate being able to ask you a few questions about the initial move and job hunting and whatnot through PM. If you don't mind, that is. It is always good to research it, but there is nothing like first hand experience, especially when it is coming from someone originally from my own country.
Plus, I just think maybe we have hijacked this poor guy's thread too much.