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Old 02-11-2013, 09:38 PM   #1
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I probably won't be on too much this week. I am travelling for work and am in Iwakura Japan. So far all I have see is airports, hotels and conference rooms, but if I see anything interesting I will snap a few pics.

Very interesting seeing the differences in social behavious here.
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Have a good trip. If you fly out of Narita and have a lot of time to kill, take the airport train to the town Narita and visit the temple. A nice walk before a 12 hour flight.
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I fly in and out of Nagoya. I finish up at the plant at noon on Friday and don't fly out until Saturday around noon, so I am staying in Nagoya Friday night. Hope to see some of the city.

Funny thing is I fly out at noon on Saturday, and arrive in Detroit at 10:00 AM Saturday morning, 2 hours earlier than I leave. 12 hour flight, but I pick up 14 hours in time changes.
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That is a long flight. Interesting that you arrive so quickly to Detroit ah wow~
I cant image the culture shock as a fellow Canuck, is guess major language barrier too. Look forward to a few pics..
I guess there is no snow there either..LOL...
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Its about 45 *F today, so a little warmer than home. But not much. Coming here yesterday was a 14 hour flight to Seoul Korea, a 3 hour layover, then a 2 hour flight to Nagoya. Another hour on trains to get to where I am staying.

Not fun.

Going home I have a direct flight, so its only 12 hours.
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I agree Roy, it is a culture shock being in different countries. Canada isn't so bad, but when I was in *. Korea for a year, now that'* DIFFERENT!

I once landed in Japan on the way back to Korea, I don't remember much. Maybe it was too much booze. On long flights, I need to sleep so I sometimes hit the hard stuff at the beginning of a flight.

If you ever get the chance, try to visit a war torn country like Bosnia. Very nice country and the folks are really nice.

PICS or it didn't happen.
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I am staying in an industrial area, so really haven't seen any sights that are worth taking pictures of. Just to respond to Mike'* challenge for pictures ...

Nissan Skyline, available only in Japan:

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Rice, rice, and more rice:

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The guy in the background was plant security running over to tell me I can't take pictures without authorization. He was very quickly informed by my interpreter I can do whatever the *&^% I want. He left.

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Actually the Skylines have a HUGE following in New Zealand as well. I remember when I went there, the building next to the hotel was hosting some sort of Forum meeting and it was raining skylines.
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As far as the toilet and aim...dont wear khaki
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Roy Thanks for pics..well except for the last one..whats up with the brown stains besides that thing on the floor? Where is the toilet seat?..yeiks!
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