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Forum: Japan
Jul 3, 20, 6:36 pm
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Posted By Pseudo Nim

So idle question, but what would be the consensus...

So idle question, but what would be the consensus opinion here why, despite the Tokyo cases progressively ticking upwards, there's consistent insistence of no further lockdowns? Powerlessness on the...
Forum: Japan
Jul 2, 20, 6:42 pm
Replies: 2,199
Views: 183,963
Posted By Pseudo Nim

Good luck! UA may have been an easier choice as...

Good luck! UA may have been an easier choice as they look at your residency permit and just assume residents == citizens as far as entry permits go (ha, how naive!) but at least if you DO get on...
Forum: Japan
Jul 1, 20, 5:15 am
Replies: 2,199
Views: 183,963
Posted By Pseudo Nim

Lol thatís cute. Japan played the sakoku...

Lol thatís cute.

Japan played the sakoku game for 204 years. Germany has no idea how to play chicken in that game :D
Forum: Japan
Jun 30, 20, 9:10 pm
Replies: 2,199
Views: 183,963
Posted By Pseudo Nim

Lol that's fair, I may be overthinking (again). I...

Lol that's fair, I may be overthinking (again). I think what you are suggesting is more than sufficient, no need to over-dramaticise.
Forum: Japan
Jun 30, 20, 8:30 pm
Replies: 2,199
Views: 183,963
Posted By Pseudo Nim

Yes, this is I think the make-or-break proof that...

Yes, this is I think the make-or-break proof that you will need (re. my 4th point). Say this is impacting livelihood etc. Maybe helpful if your boss says you will not be able to continue employment...
Forum: Japan
Jun 30, 20, 7:43 pm
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Views: 183,963
Posted By Pseudo Nim

FWIW: - I wouldn't expect your address to...

FWIW:

- I wouldn't expect your address to matter (Ota-ku or Fukuoka, rules would be the same)
- Good to note the supervisor's name etc, it shows you're proactively following documentation...
Jun 30, 20, 1:51 am
Replies: 1,351
Views: 198,999
Posted By Pseudo Nim

Sorry, I forgot about UA silver and RC - true....

Sorry, I forgot about UA silver and RC - true. Mind you, I do know thereís ďlittleĒ difference at the moment, but I donít expect it to stay so - weíve seen across the airline programs that mid tiers...
Jun 30, 20, 1:03 am
Replies: 1,351
Views: 198,999
Posted By Pseudo Nim

It is easy to NOT start with ďdirtĒ levels in...

It is easy to NOT start with ďdirtĒ levels in hotels these days.

The delta of Titanium vs Plat is - for now - the higher upgrade priority - but who knows what in the future?
Jun 30, 20, 12:12 am
Replies: 1,351
Views: 198,999
Posted By Pseudo Nim

Of course! There would be a percentage of people...

Of course! There would be a percentage of people who will just default to Marriott after fifteen+ gruelling years of status, but generally, itís true I suspect people will still lose loyalty after...
Forum: Japan
Jun 29, 20, 7:29 pm
Replies: 2,199
Views: 183,963
Posted By Pseudo Nim

This is true. But once again, the immigration...

This is true. But once again, the immigration officers are not inhuman. My position would be to explain my story and reasons, and explain why I _need_ to be in Japan, and hope for the best. Though...
Forum: Japan
Jun 29, 20, 7:24 pm
Replies: 2,199
Views: 183,963
Posted By Pseudo Nim

No no, I'm not saying you need them or even...

No no, I'm not saying you need them or even assume you have them, I'm just brainstorming examples of stuff that could be relevant, insensitive as it admittedly is. These are extraordinary times,...
Forum: Japan
Jun 29, 20, 7:09 pm
Replies: 2,199
Views: 183,963
Posted By Pseudo Nim

Well, do you have a job / place to live / like...

Well, do you have a job / place to live / like are you basically "resident" in Japan? Do you pay taxes etc? Do you have a juminhyo? If you do, then I think that's a pretty reasonable equivalent of...
Forum: Japan
Jun 29, 20, 6:10 pm
Replies: 2,199
Views: 183,963
Posted By Pseudo Nim

I don't think the Japanese are insane - they may...

I don't think the Japanese are insane - they may be strict and protective of their borders, but they aren't inhuman. If I had a very clear timeline of what happened (I mean, it wasn't unreasonable to...
Jun 29, 20, 8:40 am
Replies: 1,351
Views: 198,999
Posted By Pseudo Nim

Yep something like that. As an LTT, you know you...

Yep something like that. As an LTT, you know you would get relatively good upgrades, etc, so in principle you are attracted to staying at the chain - and by throwing you a bone (ok, maybe not a free...
Jun 29, 20, 12:11 am
Replies: 1,351
Views: 198,999
Posted By Pseudo Nim

Eh? 1) I'm talking about 400-500 nights, not...

Eh?

1) I'm talking about 400-500 nights, not dollars
2) What this has to do with LT Titanium status is, simply explained, this: let's say I'm at 600 nights / 10 years now and just got my LT...
Jun 28, 20, 11:14 pm
Replies: 1,351
Views: 198,999
Posted By Pseudo Nim

Selfishness/entitlement for offering/wanting to...

Selfishness/entitlement for offering/wanting to spend +400-500 nights at a Marriott I may have been thinking of spending elsewhere? Thatís an odd definition of the word, we might be sourcing our...
Jun 28, 20, 8:28 pm
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Views: 198,999
Posted By Pseudo Nim

Agree but there has to be a point after which a...

Agree but there has to be a point after which a member will just ę default Ľ to a chain once theyíve spent most of their life in it. I feel like stretching it further with Titanium could be that....
Jun 28, 20, 5:54 pm
Replies: 1,351
Views: 198,999
Posted By Pseudo Nim

From a business standpoint, I find it wouldn't...

From a business standpoint, I find it wouldn't make any sense, because why would someone who still has many years ahead of them to travel bother going to Marriotts again if they've reached LT Plat,...
Jun 28, 20, 6:31 am
Replies: 1,351
Views: 198,999
Posted By Pseudo Nim

True, water under the bridge. Iím surprised...

True, water under the bridge.

Iím surprised there isnít a discussion about bringing LT Titanium back with some exorbitant requirement. Iím way beyond the Plat requirement now, but have absolutely...
Jun 28, 20, 2:39 am
Replies: 1,351
Views: 198,999
Posted By Pseudo Nim

I didnít know years counted as double? I just...

I didnít know years counted as double? I just assumed years are ... well ... years, heheh. I probably couldíve doubled up had I known. Guess the jokeís on me.

It looks like all sorts of...
Jun 27, 20, 8:16 pm
Replies: 1,351
Views: 198,999
Posted By Pseudo Nim

I'm still irate that I was working towards a...

I'm still irate that I was working towards a Starwood lifetime status - not the Marriott one - and I missed LT Titanium by a year. I had enough nights, but not enough years when they announced the...
Forum: Japan
Jun 27, 20, 5:40 pm
Replies: 2,199
Views: 183,963
Posted By Pseudo Nim

In the meantime, recent news of a citizen who...

In the meantime, recent news of a citizen who arrived, got PCR tested, didnít bother to wait in isolation for results and went back to Kumamoto using trains/planes/buses. Results came back positive.
Forum: Japan
Jun 27, 20, 6:44 am
Replies: 2,199
Views: 183,963
Posted By Pseudo Nim

Yeah this is true. I've always found the Japanese...

Yeah this is true. I've always found the Japanese to be very rule-bound, but with that in mind, I have also found that it's (generally) not difficult to get rules somewhat ... adapted to a given...
Forum: Japan
Jun 27, 20, 6:26 am
Replies: 2,199
Views: 183,963
Posted By Pseudo Nim

Crazy story. Any idea if the person who got...

Crazy story. Any idea if the person who got rejected was a permanent resident or not? I mean if he had a Japanese wife I'm going to guess he might have had, but that's still ultra harsh. Wonder if...
Forum: Japan
Jun 24, 20, 12:51 am
Replies: 2,199
Views: 183,963
Posted By Pseudo Nim

Yeah itís confusing. So what, non-citizens can...

Yeah itís confusing. So what, non-citizens can still go ... and be unable to return?
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