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Forum: Japan
Jan 4, 21, 10:46 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 13,361
Posted By nishimark

Smile Made me smile

Made me smile
Forum: Japan
Jan 1, 21, 5:56 am
Replies: 127
Views: 13,361
Posted By nishimark

New Year's family dinner with help from Zoom

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2021 version of traditional family gathering.
Forum: Japan
Dec 27, 20, 6:06 pm
Replies: 2,962
Views: 273,952
Posted By nishimark

OK. Appreciate the increase in knowledge as well...

OK. Appreciate the increase in knowledge as well as my changed perception.
Forum: Japan
Dec 27, 20, 5:13 pm
Replies: 2,962
Views: 273,952
Posted By nishimark

Don't know where you heard that. Vaccinations are...

Don't know where you heard that. Vaccinations are routine here.
Forum: Japan
Dec 25, 20, 9:24 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By nishimark

Ah ha! I wonder if I can talk my son into going...

Ah ha! I wonder if I can talk my son into going there... or maybe just need to go myself. Hoping to grab some for New Year holiday treats.
Forum: Japan
Dec 25, 20, 12:10 am
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By nishimark

ITM has been my "home" airport for nearly three...

ITM has been my "home" airport for nearly three decades. For years it didn't change and felt frozen in the 1970s. You could literally walk in the door 30 minutes before departure and catch your...
Forum: Japan
Dec 13, 20, 5:01 am
Replies: 0
Views: 473
Posted By nishimark

Autumn colors

Here's a 2-minute video my son made a few weeks ago. Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxTcr-jeMh8&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1QHon_LiHRNfzx4EV0x-ZYQWSMvGW57p5TNyWrSdQL8TpgADxcnjr5yMc
Forum: Japan
Nov 24, 20, 5:35 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By nishimark

In Kobe/Osaka area we're in peak fall color...

In Kobe/Osaka area we're in peak fall color season now. Places nearby peaked last week. Frankly, I would recommend October over early spring because of the chance for nicer weather. Spring can get...
Forum: Japan
Oct 26, 20, 7:25 am
Replies: 2,962
Views: 273,952
Posted By nishimark

It's complicated. :cool:

It's complicated. :cool:
Forum: Japan
Oct 26, 20, 12:17 am
Replies: 2,962
Views: 273,952
Posted By nishimark

I doubt that universities will go along. Last...

I doubt that universities will go along. Last minute change to the schedule just wouldn't work. But will be interesting to see how much of an impact such a recommendation has. Not so much on virus...
Forum: Japan
Oct 24, 20, 12:26 am
Replies: 2,962
Views: 273,952
Posted By nishimark

Government suggests extended New Year break to...

Government suggests extended New Year break to cut COVID-19 risks. Up to the Coming of Age holiday.
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/10/23/national/extended-new-year-holiday-coronavirus/
Forum: Japan
Oct 20, 20, 8:05 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,096
Posted By nishimark

Now that you mention it, I recall hearing the...

Now that you mention it, I recall hearing the same thing from old timers. Had totally forgotten.
Forum: Japan
Oct 19, 20, 11:31 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,096
Posted By nishimark

I rather liked it. When facing an oncoming car...

I rather liked it. When facing an oncoming car while waiting at an intersection, sometimes their lights are bright in my eyes. Though more modern tech seems to have developed lights that put more...
Forum: Japan
Oct 19, 20, 10:28 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,096
Posted By nishimark

Since the advent of auto on/off headlights, that...

Since the advent of auto on/off headlights, that nice courtesy seems to have gone away.
Forum: Japan
Oct 19, 20, 10:27 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,096
Posted By nishimark

In Japan, all must be forgiven when the offender...

In Japan, all must be forgiven when the offender raises their hand and nods their head (flashing hazard lights when on the road). On the other hand, turning on the hazard lights to indicate that you...
Forum: Japan
Sep 28, 20, 7:04 am
Replies: 2,962
Views: 273,952
Posted By nishimark

Thanks for the update. Glad it went well. What...

Thanks for the update. Glad it went well. What about quarantine? Did you sign a form saying you would? What are the stated restrictions? For example, if you have a family in Japan but are the only...
Forum: Japan
Aug 13, 20, 7:54 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 13,361
Posted By nishimark

Took a quick overnight trip to Kyoto this week....

Took a quick overnight trip to Kyoto this week. Haven't been to these classic places for years because of the tourist crush. Very few people. A pleasant time. Nijo-jo and Kinkaku-ji.

...
Forum: Japan
Jul 28, 20, 11:19 pm
Replies: 2,962
Views: 273,952
Posted By nishimark

Isn't some kind of ID (ex., chipped driver's...

Isn't some kind of ID (ex., chipped driver's license) needed to do air travel in the US these days? Thought I heard something like that recently. If so, then couldn't they access those records to see...
Forum: Japan
Jul 15, 20, 7:02 am
Replies: 54
Views: 7,342
Posted By nishimark

Another bonus is that Japan domestic airports are...

Another bonus is that Japan domestic airports are very efficient. You can arrive at the check-in counter one hour before flight departure and will likely have extra time for a cup of coffee at the...
Forum: Japan
Jul 2, 20, 2:05 am
Replies: 264
Views: 44,631
Posted By nishimark

I expect some kind of bone thrown towards Japan,...

I expect some kind of bone thrown towards Japan, for example, a special celebration of Olympic style athletics. They've gotta show that stadium off, right?
Forum: Japan
Jul 1, 20, 8:58 pm
Replies: 264
Views: 44,631
Posted By nishimark

My impression is that it would be too difficult...

My impression is that it would be too difficult financially to delay until 2022. For example, isn't the Olympic Village slated to become a condominium complex? Although I haven't heard about this for...
Forum: Japan
Jul 1, 20, 5:43 pm
Replies: 264
Views: 44,631
Posted By nishimark

1. 20% 2. 20% 3. 20% 4. 38% An athletics...

1. 20%
2. 20%
3. 20%
4. 38% An athletics celebration not called Olympics "year" to support Tokyo and athletes.
5. 2% Give Tokyo another Olympics in the near future. Possibly bumping one of the...
Forum: Japan
Jun 27, 20, 3:21 am
Replies: 2,962
Views: 273,952
Posted By nishimark

Glad it went well for you. Thanks for the update....

Glad it went well for you. Thanks for the update. How did they confirm you were using private transportation to depart Narita?
Forum: Japan
Jun 19, 20, 6:46 am
Replies: 2,962
Views: 273,952
Posted By nishimark

Doing our patriotic part! Needed shoes. Found...

Doing our patriotic part! Needed shoes. Found some other stuff too. Even had a Hawaiian burger for lunch! No tourist buses. Nice.
Forum: Japan
Jun 19, 20, 4:43 am
Replies: 2,962
Views: 273,952
Posted By nishimark

And shopping. Went to Kobe-Sanda Premium Outlet...

And shopping. Went to Kobe-Sanda Premium Outlet center today. First time out and about outside of neighborhood for a long time. Surprised to see how many had the same idea. Well, maybe not so...
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