I'm losing my hopes... I'm a brazilian national, have a permanent resident visa in Japan (my mother is Japanese) and I've been applying for jobs on base for MLC positions for years! So far, I was only called ONCE for an interview but who got the position was someone who was already a MLC employer and had applied to get transferred. I hear that if you don't have "connections" it's almost impossible to get in... And I'm starting to believe it's true. Last time, I applied for a telephone operator position at Sasebo base. They were looking for someone who spoke English fluently and I had to go all the way to Nagasaki just to turn in my application form, and I didn't even get the chance for an interview! How can that happen being that they didn't require any special qualifications other than speaking English fluently? I'm sure I can speak and understand better than any of the Japanese that applied for the same postion. It's so unfair... What is the secret??