Tony Alderman's past comments

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    Tony Alderman

    @Kent Mcgraw - ¥20,000 a year?! I wish! My hunting permit for shotgun hunting costs about ¥35,000 per season, including obligatory insurance. The shells are not ¥1000 each though. I use Brenneke slugs and one box of ten is about ¥2700. You are basically correct though, including about the police discouraging people from applying.

    Posted in: Gov't discusses measures to stop crop damage by wild boars, deer

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    Tony Alderman

    Bow hunting is illegal in Japan, unfortunately....

    Posted in: Gov't discusses measures to stop crop damage by wild boars, deer

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    Tony Alderman

    including the use of hunting rifles during night-time hours

    lol! How about simply "....including the use of hunting rifles"?! As the current law stands, having to wait ten years to get a rifle license is just ridiculous. It's much harder shooting deer with a slugged shotgun as opposed to a rifle. I must have passed up about twenty deer this past season because they were out of range of my gun. Had I had a rifle, I could have helped to reduce the local deer population more significantly. Hunting at night sounds pretty terrifying, given how many hunting accidents happen here in broad daylight each year....

    Posted in: Gov't discusses measures to stop crop damage by wild boars, deer

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    Tony Alderman

    I have been hunting deer in Japan since 2011. If anyone wants any information about how to get a gun license and hunting permit, feel free to contact me. I shot three deer this past season. They are running rampant in the mountains of Kyushu, as are boar. (http://fukuoka-now.com/2013/12/fukuoka-gun-hunting-guide/) Happy huntin'!

    Posted in: Gov't discusses measures to stop crop damage by wild boars, deer

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    Tony Alderman

    I much prefer clay pigeon shooting at my local range; at least now that hunting season has finished....

    Posted in: Food, hard liquor, and guns all on the menu at Tokyo’s airsoft bar

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    Tony Alderman

    There would be no need for this tax if all tobacco products saw an increase of ¥100 or so. Considering half of Japan smokes the cancer sticks, the government coffers would soon be looking healthy.

    Posted in: Price hike

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    Tony Alderman

    Big fan of Hiroyuki Sanada. One of the few Japanese actors that can actually act.

    Posted in: 47 Ronin

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    Tony Alderman

    bass4funk - I'm in Fukuoka too. Just Facebook me, cheers.

    Posted in: Hunting: The newest growing hobby of Japanese women

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    Tony Alderman

    AkashiAussie - as you can see from my photo, I am not a Japanese girl or Japanese old man! True, there is no bow hunting or knife hunting in Japan. When it comes to starting the application process, you need to get a Japanese person, even better an existing Japanese hunter, to make an introduction for you at your local gun shop. Sorry to hear you gave up applying. It seems to me that one reason for making it 'hard' to get a license is that the police only want serious people with guns, as opposed to "Ooh, I'd quite like to have a gun!" types. Not saying you're not serious about it, but yeah, I think you can get my gist. I'd be happy to offer you any help/advice if you want to PM or Facebook me. Cheers.

    Posted in: Hunting: The newest growing hobby of Japanese women

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    Tony Alderman

    Olrik, yes. Pheasant, ducks, partridge, grouse etc.... Yeah, I eat whatever I hunt.

    Posted in: Hunting: The newest growing hobby of Japanese women

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    Tony Alderman

    Hi Onniyama. It's not really hard, but there's a lot of red tape and hoops to jump through. As long as you can read Japanese at an intermediate level, the language in the tests is not so difficult. The actual content is mostly common sense. For costs, getting both a shotgun licence (no rifles allowed for first ten years) and hunting licence will cost you about 50,000yen. Renewal costs (every three years) are much cheaper. Also, each year you have to buy a permit for the prefecture in which you wish to hunt, currently about 35,000yen per season, including hunter's insurance. You can pick up a decent, secondhand slug gun for about 70,000-100,000yen. It's not cheap, but once you've done it all, it's worth it. And the venison here tastes fantastic!

    Posted in: Hunting: The newest growing hobby of Japanese women

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    Tony Alderman

    The deer/boar hunting season here in Kyushu runs from November 1st through March 15th, and I go hunting almost every weekend throughout the season. This is my fourth year hunting here, and I've yet to see any women hunters, let alone young women hunters! It's all old guys, thirty or forty years my senior! It would be nice if other foreigners wanted to get involved, but most people I speak to are either (a) not interested, or (b), interested, but they are not able to put the time or money in. The hunting is wonderful here.

    Posted in: Hunting: The newest growing hobby of Japanese women

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    Tony Alderman

    Stage acting in front of TV cameras; always painful to watch.

    Posted in: NHK’s hit comedy 'Ama-chan' to be aired in Taiwan, Thailand

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    Tony Alderman

    No smoke detectors? no Sprinklers? RIP

    Have you seen how old and decrepit most Japanese hospitals are? I highly doubt sprinklers were installed.

    Posted in: Fire at Fukuoka hospital kills 10; injures 5

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    Tony Alderman

    The irony of Japan of all countries professing to making a stand on this issue...!

    Posted in: Abe pledges global focus on women's rights in U.N. speech

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    Tony Alderman

    I think these women meant that ¥200,000 to ¥300,000 would be a nice figure for solely them to get in it's entirety, i.e. this is what's left over after paying the bills, mortgage, childcare etc...! Nice life if you can rope some poor bugger into giving it to you!

    Posted in: 1 in 3 Japanese women want to be housewives: poll

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    Tony Alderman

    Spot on with the above comment!

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    Tony Alderman

    I hate the beer adverts when they have to have a loud and disgusting gulping noise to somehow show how tasty it is.

    Posted in: What do you think of TV commercials in Japan? Seen anything you like?

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    Tony Alderman

    Dying it blonde but ending up with awful off-orange always looks terrible....and kinda trashy.

    Posted in: 3 most unattractive women’s hairstyles (according to Japanese men)

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    Tony Alderman

    Yes, stay home, drink water, put on the air conditoner, and watch all those high school kids in Koshien play baseball in 40 degree heat on TV... Seriously, one of these days one of those kids is going to die on live TV - only then will they come to the conclusion that playing baseball in 40 degree heat is probably not a good idea.

    That'd never happen; they'll just blame it on the kid that died, saying he had an "underlying condition" or some such nonsense...!

    Posted in: 4 dead as heatwave continues in western, eastern Japan

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