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Forum: Japan
Dec 3, 19, 6:50 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,583
Posted By groovbusta

My mother-in-law is going to order osechi for the...

My mother-in-law is going to order osechi for the first time this year. She's decided on going with a Chinese food theme and then making a few of her favorite Japanese dishes on the side. We've...
Forum: Japan
Dec 3, 19, 6:47 pm
Replies: 2,014
Views: 748,571
Posted By groovbusta

Anyone going to the Ginza duty free lottery...

Anyone going to the Ginza duty free lottery today? Unfortunately I can't escape the office today, so will miss out...
Forum: Japan
Nov 25, 19, 11:31 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By groovbusta

To clarify, are you looking to "pickup" a box of...

To clarify, are you looking to "pickup" a box of noodles to cook at home? If so, you can find Ichiran noodles at some Don Quixote stores too.
Forum: Japan
Nov 25, 19, 11:27 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By groovbusta

You can go to the Smash ...

You can go to the Smash (https://smash-jpn.com/)website for concert listings. Smash are one of the largest concert promoters in Japan and bring a lot of foreign bands to Japan. They already have...
Forum: Japan
Nov 20, 19, 6:01 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By groovbusta

With all the construction going on around the...

With all the construction going on around the station, I thought for sure they were going to tear it down before the Olympics... at least it sounds like they'll be using the new and bigger platform...
Forum: Japan
Nov 17, 19, 8:20 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,236
Posted By groovbusta

I agree that demographics are not set in stone,...

I agree that demographics are not set in stone, however, trends don't "suddenly" change either. Japan is basically at full employment and wages still have not made any significant turn positive....
Forum: Japan
Nov 14, 19, 1:01 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,236
Posted By groovbusta

Unless Japan opens up their immigration laws to...

Unless Japan opens up their immigration laws to allow more foreign workers, the aging and shrinking population will only have more of an impact on these types of businesses in the future.
Forum: Japan
Nov 7, 19, 10:55 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 17,525
Posted By groovbusta

My company is an official sponsor, so we got a...

My company is an official sponsor, so we got a few spots in the relay.... I wasn't one of the lucky ones though.
Nov 6, 19, 12:03 am
Replies: 934
Views: 169,452
Posted By groovbusta

I'm heading to HK for a few days work next week...

I'm heading to HK for a few days work next week and am planning to stay around Admiralty station, which my local friends say should not be an issue during the work week. They've said protests and...
Forum: Japan
Nov 5, 19, 9:48 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,428
Posted By groovbusta

Friend bought tickets online for this morning and...

Friend bought tickets online for this morning and there were maybe 20 other people there at the same time. Avoid weekends and afternoons and you'll probably be fine.
Forum: Japan
Nov 5, 19, 9:44 pm
Replies: 2,014
Views: 748,571
Posted By groovbusta

My mistake... there were about 80 people there. ...

My mistake... there were about 80 people there. Interestingly, ticket #1 (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) won (older Japanese guy) and also ticket #77...
Forum: Japan
Nov 5, 19, 8:23 pm
Replies: 2,014
Views: 748,571
Posted By groovbusta

Did you win anything? I was there too, but no...

Did you win anything? I was there too, but no luck. 180 tickets, 25 winners... 90% were Chinese.
Forum: Japan
Oct 31, 19, 12:34 am
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By groovbusta

Terrible news... the TV images show complete...

Terrible news... the TV images show complete destruction. I go to Okinawa a couple times a year for business and it's a huge loss for the island.
Oct 13, 19, 10:24 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,815
Posted By groovbusta

Ultimately, we ended up taking off over two hours...

Ultimately, we ended up taking off over two hours late. Ground crew at LAX had a list of 55 people who either missed their connections or were at risk of missing. I was one of the lucky ones who had...
Oct 11, 19, 11:24 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,815
Posted By groovbusta

ANA holding plane for passengers, causing others to miss connections

I'm currently sitting on NH106 HND/LAX and we've been waiting at the gate for over 1.5 hours, as passengers from late connections continue to board.

I have a connecting flight on an NH codeshare...
Forum: Japan
Oct 11, 19, 7:46 am
Replies: 2,014
Views: 748,571
Posted By groovbusta

Haneda had two bottles of Yama18 LE left... Got...

Haneda had two bottles of Yama18 LE left... Got Lucky tonight!
Aug 11, 19, 9:39 pm
Replies: 226
Views: 56,171
Posted By groovbusta

We just got back from a lovely 5 night stay. We...

We just got back from a lovely 5 night stay. We booked two, 2 bedroom "ocean view" suites, with a Marriott Ambassador account and upon arrival, both rooms got upgraded to their 2 bedroom...
Aug 11, 19, 9:24 pm
Replies: 226
Views: 56,171
Posted By groovbusta

US stays have showed up in a few days, but...

US stays have showed up in a few days, but International stays seem to take more time. I just got back from Surabaya and Bali and my points didn't shop up in the app until 7 - 10 days after...
Forum: Japan
Jul 25, 19, 8:34 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 5,331
Posted By groovbusta

Hold on tight, I've seen angry salarymen push...

Hold on tight, I've seen angry salarymen push their way past folks (usually foreigners/tourists) to get on their regularly scheduled trains. During non-commute hours, when clueless tourists...
Forum: Japan
Jul 16, 19, 7:59 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 17,525
Posted By groovbusta

There's been a lot of numbers reported, but seems...

There's been a lot of numbers reported, but seems hard to estimate the success rate. Organizers said they sold about 3 million tickets in the first lottery and they estimated around 80-90 million...
Forum: Japan
Jul 15, 19, 7:33 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,207
Posted By groovbusta

Japanese hospitality at it's finest.

Japanese hospitality at it's finest.
Forum: Japan
Jul 11, 19, 8:41 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By groovbusta

There are about 300,000 foreign students in...

There are about 300,000 foreign students in Japan, although many that come for language studies are actually here to work....
Forum: Los Angeles
Jul 11, 19, 8:20 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 6,516
Posted By groovbusta

Except when In-N-Out is at stake

Except when In-N-Out is at stake
Forum: Japan
Jul 11, 19, 7:14 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 17,525
Posted By groovbusta

For residents living in Japan, there will be...

For residents living in Japan, there will be second ticket lottery in August and they say priority will be given to those who did not get any tickets in the first lottery.
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Forum: Hawaii
Jul 11, 19, 1:36 am
Replies: 24
Views: 4,443
Posted By groovbusta

If you're wanting to stay domestic, have you...

If you're wanting to stay domestic, have you considered the east coast beaches like Nantucket, Cape May, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, Kiawah Island, etc.?
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