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It's not really a scholarship if it has to be paid back. It's a loan.

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flight mechanics amid shortage

From thousands cheap Vietnamese labor that come to Japan through Japanese intern program, none of them qualify to be ground crew?

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Start giving actual scholarships or grants, not loans.

Then things may start to change around here.

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I just see the dilemma of young Japanese folk: Work in a warm and cool office or a dirty, knuckle scarring job fixing planes in an unheated/uncooled hangar? Hmmm ... which one? Get more of them there interns from other places fast.

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Let me guess....full-time positions at 240,000 yen per month?

There is no labour shortage in Japan.

Pay proper wages, watch the "shortage" mysteriously vanish over night.

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that's not what the word scholarship means, that's a loan. Nickel and diming (yen and yenning?) will mean few would bother

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"...will offer up to 500,000 yen annually..."

National Diet members of the House of Representatives, 465 of them, are paid TRIPLE that figure PER MONTH every month and never get their hands dirty...

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MoonrakerToday  04:52 pm JST

It's not really a scholarship if it has to be paid back. It's a loan

It specifically says:

they can recoup the fees if they become employed in either of the two companies and obtain necessary national certifications.

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Let me guess....full-time positions at 240,000 yen per month?

Do you have clue one as to the wage scale for a certified Boeing or Airbus mechanic? 

No.

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Do you have clue one as to the wage scale for a certified Boeing or Airbus mechanic? 

No.

Do you have any clue as to the wage scale for an aircraft mechanic at a Japanese company?

No.

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WTF! This is not a offer it is a ponzi scheme!! They want to have control over the selection of individuals then they say give them a "SCHOLARSHIP" that they will have to pay back in 5 years interest free then tell these poor souls that they can recoup the fees if they become employed in either of the two companies and obtain necessary national certifications. So let me see you have to work yourself to death for probably a measly salary and while working long hours you have to study for the certifications. I always thought the difference between an OFFERING and a SCHOLARSHIP an offering is something that is provided or made available, by a company in this case JAL as a product, service, or opportunity. On the other hand, a scholarship is a financial award or grant given to a student to support their education or research, usually based on academic achievement, talent, or other criteria which JAL has set forth. An offering can encompass various things, while a scholarship specifically pertains to financial assistance for education or research purposes and to me that is not the case presented. Reason being Scholarships are typically not required to be paid back. They are awards given to students to support their education or research, and recipients are not expected to repay the money as long as they meet any specific terms or conditions associated with the scholarship, such as maintaining a certain GPA or pursuing a particular field of study. In this case Regardless the students are being required to pay back the money interest free. On the other hand, offerings or financial aid provided by JAL, is like a grant or loans, and I this case they are asking that the money be paid back according to the terms and conditions JAL specified. THIS IS NOT A SCHOLARSHIP!! Also, loans, and this is what JAL is offering and not a scholarship are expected to be repaid the only difference is they are offering this LOAN interest free over a specified period. Scholarships are generally not repaid, while offerings or loans may need to be repaid based on the terms of the agreement and this is what this is a LOAN. If I were a person applying for this ponzi scheme I would be very careful reading and understanding the terms and conditions of this so called SCHOLARSHIP financial aid or offering because of the language SCHOLARSHIP or OFFERING!! It’s a LOAN!

ANA and JAL Engineering Co, a JAL subsidiary in charge of aircraft maintenance, will offer up to 500,000 yen annually free of interest to those enrolled in nine designated training schools across Japan in fiscal 2024 or after, they said.

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Some people just can't comprehend the difference between an Offering and a scholarship Just google the two LOL

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Demand for air transportation may be increasing in most countries, but is it really in Japan too with the population shrinking every year?

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Great ideas and logic here.

Airlines don’t need qualified A&P mechanics. Take your chances when you buy a ticket. Bring your ThrustMaster joystick onboard too. Maybe you can fly the plane?

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There is no shortage, workers do not want to work for ¥1000 an hour and live in a dormitory.

They could easily make 10 times that amount doing videos for youtube.

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The title is incorrect, it is a loan, not a scholarship!

The title should say "ANA, JAL launch LOANS for flight mechanics amid shortage"

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@FourIce I Totally Agree!!!!

*The title is incorrect, it is a loan, not a scholarship! *My thinking is if JAL told the people it was a loan and that those interested would have to pay the money back they would not get any takers. That is why i said I would read the fine print before doing anything. As I read the article it started out saying scholarship but as you read further it states interest free loan that would have to be paid back, and then there's certifications etc... The problem is most people read but don't clearly understand what they read.

The title should say "ANA, JAL launch LOANS for flight mechanics amid shortage"

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Training course in English or "Native" Japanese ?

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If ANA and JAL don’t know the difference between a loan and a scholarship then how can I trust them to get me where I want to go?

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