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What things should I be aware of?

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Since each person has different goals in meeting, depending on your partner, expectations may come to differ. We encourage you to communicate directly about your purpose and try to work things out together.

The volunteer will bear responsibility with you for the relationship and respect your wishes and listen to your opinions.

However, some students have expectations that are unrealistic or unfair. For example, it is not realistic to expect that a volunteer could do large amounts of translation into Japanese for you. You should also not expect technical advice for your field of study. Lengthy editing or revising of papers and theses is also unrealistic.

Although many volunteers are willing to help with Japanese language skills, they are not specialists in teaching Japanese language education. You should not expect intensive lessons. If that is your goal, you should consider enrolling in a university class or studying at a language school.

While some volunteers may be able to help you in various practical ways, certain kinds of support, such as financial assistance, is of course also inappropriate to expect.

There are certain basic expectations for building trusting relationships. One is keeping appointments. Please verify time changes and be punctual about appointments. The other person's time is as precious to them as your time is to you.

 

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