Is a Minor Health Condition a Problem For Teaching in Japan?
I went through the JET process 4 years ago...made it past the initial stage and the US person was very positive about my chances as I have TEFL certification and a master's in education. However, at the same time, I was diagnosed with a neurological condition that I had to disclose because my treatment requires a bit of medication. It's not life-threatening or anything...just causes some minor muscular weakness, but the Tokyo side of JET rejected me for this reason.
I was pretty disappointed and four years later, can't let go of the dream just yet. Is it worth my time to try applying elsewhere or am I likely to run into a similar difficulty? The medication is somewhat obscure but it should be known in Japan. And I could potentially use my US insurance to get all my medication filled up front but would have to bring it in, which would possibly not be allowed because of the quantity?
Just want to know, I guess, if it's worth trying or if I'll just be disappointed again.