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Discussion in 'Holidays & Travel' started by chainbolt, May 29, 2012.

  1. proffesso

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    planning on moving back to Tokyo later this year, possibly early next year. the office is happy with working from home, so I won't need to get a job there again. Kids want to move back too...looking forward to it!
     
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    Congrats! May I ask how old your kids are and if they speak Japanese?
     
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    14 and 9, 14yo grew up in japan from when she was 6 months old, until 7yo, and the 9yo was born there and spent his first 2 1/2 years there...14yo is fluent, 9yo...not fluent, knows enough to pickup the rest quickly enough.
     
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    I would think kids wouldn't really want to leave their friends behind but it's great they're so eager :thumbup:
     
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    Yeah, there's some talk going around about subsidising domestic travel (with a predictably tiny budget allocation,) but nothing around international travel.
     
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    And I think it is totally unrealistic to assume something like this would ever materialize. The cost would be enourmous, they simple do not have the funds for his, and politically it would be suicide, considering that the majority of tourists to Japan, are Chinese "budget" tourists.
     
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    Infections in Japan are increasing again, not much, but it seems there is a trend. In particular worrisome in Tokyo, for 3 days now they reported more than 40 new infections.

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  9. coolroy

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    Is Japan letting in tourists and in particular Chinese tourists?
     
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    AFAIK still closed, even PR's have limited exceptions permitting them to return.

    ED- interestingly they use an additive list rather than have denied unless otherwise:
    https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html

    I can't see any obvious holes in it though, looks a lot like everywhere which flights normally come into Japan from is subject to restriction.
     
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    Big issue at this moment for PRs. :(
     
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    The second wave is rolling in:

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    Stay out of Kabukicho and you'll be right. ;)
     
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    It looks like US army personnel stationed in Okinawa is spreading infections on the islands through reckless behavior, infecting Japanese civilians:

    Japanese governor demands U.S. military meeting after coronavirus outbreak

     
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    Well with the rapes & infections caused by the USA bases in Okinawa its little wonder that the locals want them gone.
     
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    Right, but unfortunately it seems "cluster" have been emerging out side of the entertainment business as well. Mostly people in their 20s now.

    I need to use public transportation for commuting, across central Tokyo. Because of the rising infection numbers, I am now back to 1 day per week working from office.
     
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