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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Tu_triky wrote:

Love the shinkansen...so clean, efficient, and SAFE. I remember leaving my Macbook Air at my seat to use the bathroom knowing nobody would mess with my stuff. Wouldn't think of that here!


Looks like that attitude is still alive and well in Japan. Hiroshi Tamaki, Masahiro Takashima, and Mirori Takimoto were at the Tokyo Wangan Station the other day to promote their new drama "Career - Okiteyaburi no Keisatsu Shochou". They were asked to relate any encounters they'd had with the police and Takimoto said this,

Takimoto said her funny encounter was when she went to withdraw 100,000 yen from the ATM and forgot to take the money with her. A few hours later when she went to make a police report, she was surprised and touched to find that the money had been turned in to the police.

Btw, 100,000 yen is about $1,000. If that happened here there's no way she would have ever seen it again.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:


Looks like that attitude is still alive and well in Japan. Hiroshi Tamaki, Masahiro Takashima, and Mirori Takimoto were at the Tokyo Wangan Station the other day to promote their new drama "Career - Okiteyaburi no Keisatsu Shochou". They were asked to relate any encounters they'd had with the police and Takimoto said this,

Takimoto said her funny encounter was when she went to withdraw 100,000 yen from the ATM and forgot to take the money with her. A few hours later when she went to make a police report, she was surprised and touched to find that the money had been turned in to the police.

Btw, 100,000 yen is about $1,000. If that happened here there's no way she would have ever seen it again.


Amazing. Although like you said not at all surprising, given the character of many Japanese people. Something to truly admire.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Never mind Sky Tree or a maid cafe, this is the place to go to:http://wandertokyo.com/tokyo-owl-cafe/

And here's a video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqDksXAWA0s

The only question is, who cleans up after the birds?? cleanup
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Fly JAL first class from London between now and the end of the year and get a special bonus: http://en.rocketnews24.com/2016/12/18/jal-to-re-release-japanese-coats-once-worn-by-the-beatles-for-limited-time/

I'll just wait until they start showing up on EBay.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

A friend of mine that lives in Colorado recently used these guys for a ski tour of Hokkaido. It looks like they're based out of Argentina, he lives in Colorado, so how he worked this out I don't know. But if you're a skier looks like it could be just for you: http://casatours.com/package/hokkaido-japow-best-ski-japan/
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

gaijinmark wrote:
Never mind Sky Tree or a maid cafe, this is the place to go to:http://wandertokyo.com/tokyo-owl-cafe/

And here's a video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqDksXAWA0s

The only question is, who cleans up after the birds?? cleanup


I actually went to an owl cafe in Akihabara last December on my last visit to Japan. It was a trip for sure.
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