Leaving Japan Checklist (Say It Isn’t So!)
Fill and and return ‘End of Contract’ and ‘Final Salary’ paperwork to Interac
Call to cancel internet and phone contracts
Ask Interac about canceling other utilities
Schedule Move Out check —> March 26, 2016
Schedule car return —> March 26,2016
Register move out at City Hall & return insurance card
Send back Interac materials
Sort stuff (sell/trash/ship/pack)
Write notes and leave materials for new ALT
Apply for short term visa because I’m not ready to leave yet
Buy plane ticket –> Depart April 9,2016
Clean out apartment and car
Withdraw all money, close bank account
Write a short ‘Thank You’ to JTE’s and schools Write speech for closing ceremony and goodbye enkai (
I just spoke those days off my head and from my heart, and cried, and they loved hearing me speak Japanese at all! <3)
Take pictures of all the papers/worksheets I want to study from, but don’t have room to keep.
Stock senbei, dorayaki, sauces, foods and my favorite Japanese cosmetics to bring back to U.S.
Buy the last round of gifts from Japan (Tokyo Starbucks mug and charms from shrines)
veryone and say goodbye
eat ramen, eat sushi, eat karaage, eat tempura, eat curry like it’s going out of style!
Try not to cry. T___T Fail.