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Forum: Japan
Sep 18, 20, 12:54 am
Replies: 2,477
Views: 219,341
Posted By 5khours

Oh holy carp. I just remembered I'm on a tourist...

Oh holy carp. I just remembered I'm on a tourist visa!
Forum: Japan
Sep 17, 20, 4:28 pm
Replies: 2,477
Views: 219,341
Posted By 5khours

I'm OK with foreign tourists as long as they're...

I'm OK with foreign tourists as long as they're required to wear a tracking monitor on their ankle.
Forum: Japan
Sep 17, 20, 8:12 am
Replies: 2,477
Views: 219,341
Posted By 5khours

Nice is overrated.

Nice is overrated.
Forum: Japan
Sep 16, 20, 9:50 pm
Replies: 2,477
Views: 219,341
Posted By 5khours

Personally I agree. It's nice, but.... you really...

Personally I agree. It's nice, but.... you really want that kind of world?



This is Flyertalk not the American electorate.... Probably best to leave it there rather than risk....
Forum: Japan
Sep 16, 20, 1:45 am
Replies: 2,477
Views: 219,341
Posted By 5khours

Really? It's nice (really nice), very nostalgic,...

Really? It's nice (really nice), very nostalgic, and a throw back to the old days, but come on! Does anyone really want to live in a xenophobic world with closed borders.
Sep 13, 20, 4:13 pm
Replies: 340
Views: 60,909
Posted By 5khours

ZERMATT Reminds me of my last trip to...

ZERMATT



Reminds me of my last trip to Zermatt. Didn't have enough money for both hotel and ski rental so we pitched a tent. Third night we eventually booked a hotel for $5 a night. It was the...
Forum: Japan
Sep 13, 20, 2:17 am
Forum: Japan
Sep 7, 20, 5:14 pm
Replies: 2,477
Views: 219,341
Posted By 5khours

No, if they acquire foreign nationality after...

No, if they acquire foreign nationality after becoming an adult, they are required to relinquish their Japanese citizenship.



Actually the rule simply requires that the dual national sign a...
Forum: Japan
Sep 6, 20, 9:01 pm
Replies: 2,477
Views: 219,341
Posted By 5khours

Thanks. It now appears that spouses and children...

Thanks. It now appears that spouses and children of Japanese nationals and permanent residents can obtain permission to enter Japan even if they do not have any of residency status or visa.
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Forum: Japan
Sep 1, 20, 1:03 am
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Posted By 5khours

Bummer. Used to go to the pool there occasionally.

Bummer. Used to go to the pool there occasionally.
Forum: Japan
Sep 1, 20, 1:02 am
Replies: 90
Views: 26,329
Posted By 5khours

Traditionally cab/hire drivers have been...

Traditionally cab/hire drivers have been reluctant to use the expressway because customers never wanted to pay the higher cost. I suspect some Uber drivers may be reluctant to take the highway...
Forum: Japan
Sep 1, 20, 12:11 am
Replies: 90
Views: 26,329
Posted By 5khours

That's weird whenever I ask a driver to take the...

That's weird whenever I ask a driver to take the expressway, they always seem totally happy to do it.
Forum: Japan
Aug 27, 20, 5:28 am
Replies: 90
Views: 26,329
Posted By 5khours

I have had kind of the opposite experience. I...

I have had kind of the opposite experience. I often tell the driver to take the expressway to save time, but I never see a separate item in the receipts for the tolls. Same for when they take the...
Forum: Japan
Aug 26, 20, 10:49 pm
Replies: 2,477
Views: 219,341
Posted By 5khours

I think the question was whether non-quarantining...

I think the question was whether non-quarantining travel will be allowed within 12 months. I don't think anyone expects the conditions to be in place much sooner than 12 months so for most of the...
Forum: Japan
Aug 20, 20, 7:12 am
Replies: 28
Views: 4,513
Posted By 5khours

No problem whatsoever if you have a Japanese...

No problem whatsoever if you have a Japanese passport.
Forum: Japan
Aug 18, 20, 7:33 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,513
Posted By 5khours

No chance whatsoever.

No chance whatsoever.
Forum: Japan
Aug 8, 20, 1:25 am
Replies: 2,477
Views: 219,341
Posted By 5khours

Also in general diseases tend to become less...

Also in general diseases tend to become less virulent over time. The strains of the disease that cause patients to die or to be isolated don't get as much opportunity to reproduce whereas the strains...
Forum: Japan
Aug 5, 20, 10:00 pm
Replies: 2,477
Views: 219,341
Posted By 5khours

FWIW - I was granted a second 90 day extension on...

FWIW - I was granted a second 90 day extension on my temporary visitor status. Not sure if anyone else is in the same boat, but feel free to PM me if you need advice.
Forum: Japan
Jul 30, 20, 4:26 am
Replies: 2,477
Views: 219,341
Posted By 5khours

As far as I can tell all of this applies a) ONLY...

As far as I can tell all of this applies a) ONLY to people who left before the ban (i.e. if you leave now you can't come back) AND b) ONLY to people with a current resident visa (i.e if you have a...
Forum: Japan
Jul 30, 20, 1:49 am
Replies: 2,477
Views: 219,341
Posted By 5khours

In the news, it looks like Japan will now start...

In the news, it looks like Japan will now start issuing short and long term visas and allow travel from Vietnam and Thailand for citizens and residents of those countries. Japan started allowing the...
Forum: Japan
Jul 28, 20, 6:32 am
Replies: 2,477
Views: 219,341
Posted By 5khours

Spent a summer working at the DFS in Waikiki back...

Spent a summer working at the DFS in Waikiki back in the 70s. At the time, Japanese tourists stayed half as long and spent twice as much as mainlanders. My first day on the job, my boss told me; "If...
Forum: Japan
Jul 25, 20, 10:34 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,622
Posted By 5khours

Had absolutely nothing to do with any legal...

Had absolutely nothing to do with any legal requirement. She did it purely for tax and commercial reasons.
Forum: Japan
Jul 24, 20, 4:22 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,622
Posted By 5khours

You don't need a passport to exit the country....

You don't need a passport to exit the country. Also strictly speaking, you don't need one to enter either if you're a U.S. citizen (but it's a LOT easier if you have one.)
Forum: Japan
Jul 24, 20, 4:18 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,622
Posted By 5khours

I have two children with dual nationality (one...

I have two children with dual nationality (one pre-1985 / one post-1985), have researched this pretty thoroughly, and gotten professional legal advice. I think if you check carefully, you will see...
Forum: Japan
Jul 24, 20, 2:49 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,622
Posted By 5khours

Not true. The situation is very clear. If you...

Not true. The situation is very clear. If you were born after 1985 and have dual citizenship by birth (or more accurately before the age of 20), Japan may require you after the age of 21 to sign a...
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