Badge213's past comments

  • 0

    Badge213

    Maybe too much to drink.

    I was at Haneda last week and there was this really drunk passenger (not sure which country, but was speaking English). He sat on the security conveyer belt , and was speaking loudly in the faces of the Japanese passengers directly behind him. The local security staff started to pat him down and open his bags, and I noticed another passenger inform the police, which surrounded him after the security check point. Not sure what happened to him after.

    Posted in: Chicago flight to China diverted to Narita due to 'unruly passenger'

  • 4

    Badge213

    Bad taste yes, but this part gets me:

    “Watching young teens on the stage and in the audience dancing in Nazi-style uniforms causes great distress to the victims of the Nazi genocide,” <<

    Come on now, really, how many victims are watching a bunch of Japanese teenagers perform Jpop music?

    Yes fight the cause, but don't use this excuse to get the point across.

    Posted in: Sony Music apologizes for Japanese group's Nazi-like outfits

  • 2

    Badge213

    I was never even aware of its existence. does this mean that we don't have to get fingerprinted every time coming and leaving the airport? Assuming we get pre-registered that is?

    The automatic gate requires ALL registered travelers (Japanese and foreigners) to record their fingerprints. That's how it verifies your identity to use them. No different from the Korean system, Hong Kong, or even the system used in the USA (US Global Entry requires ALL users to fingerprint/photo regardless of nationality) the UK uses facial recognition system (tested by Japan as well), but applied to everyone as well.

    Article Unavailable

  • 2

    Badge213

    Do you know if residents also get fingerprinted coming back to SK, or is it only visitors?

    The Korean SES system requires a fingerprint of all users, foreigners/residents/and Koreans. It matches the fingerprint with the data they have on file when you pre-registered.

    So what about foreign residents? Nnot that lines at Narita are very long for us, but it seems weird to do this for business travelers but not afford the same o ppl who live here.

    Foreign residents have been eligible to use the automatic gates at the airports since 2007. As the article noted, only 5.7% of foreign residents of Japan who leave/enter Japan actually use the system. As I mentioned, when I speak to other foreigners in Japan about this automatic system, they often say they don't use it, even though they are free to. Just register at the airport next time you eave.

    Article Unavailable

  • 2

    Badge213

    Other countries have already installed self service passport control for everyone, why is Japan always behind?

    Not everyone, usually only legal residents or business travelers:

    Hong Kong - "ECHANNEL SERVICE" Automatic gates for residents, frequent flyers, qualified frequent travelers to Hong Kong, pre=registration required.

    Korea - "SES SERVICE" Automatic gates for residents , and certain travelers with reciprocal agreements, pre-registration required.

    UK- Limited to residents, EEA , and certain other pre-registered travelers. France - Similar to the UK, pre-registration required Germany-pre-registration required.

    US - Global Entry - preregistration required, 100 dollar fee, plus interview for residents and certain foreign nationals

    Japan isn't really that different. I've been using the automatic gate system since they first came out. Open to foreign residents of Japan , Japanese and now certain business travelers. Pre-registration required.

    Too many visitors from the PI and China, but only 5.2% of foreign arrivals availed themselves of the service. Right.<<

    Only 5.2 % of foreign arrivals (foreign residents eligible to use the system) used the system.
    Often when I speak to other foreigners who live in Japan if they use the system, most say they don't. The system is great, as you often save a lot of time during the busy holiday season.

    Article Unavailable

  • 1

    Badge213

    Tower controllers control aircraft landing/departing.

    Other control centers control the airspace, eg the Tokyo Air Control Center in Saitama.

    Posted in: Narita air traffic controllers briefly abandon tower due to typhoon

  • 2

    Badge213

    Funny folks like to blame the police for everything.

    This man made a decision, he decided to run, he decided to drive without a license, he modified his car, he ran and killed someone, not the police.

    Posted in: Station wagon being chased by police hits car, killing one, injuring another

  • -1

    Badge213

    Considering they are being deployed in an area, and that you need at least 3-4 shifts per day (not all 23,000) will be on duty at the same time, plus you got the heads of 7 major governments in the world. No one wants things to go wrong. Got to put it in perspective.

    Article Unavailable

  • 0

    Badge213

    Compared to America TSA, Japanese security even international flights isn't that bad. No one power tripping or angry hawkers.

    Article Unavailable

  • -1

    Badge213

    In other words, no big deal. Only 10 foreign nationals were not checked for "immigration procedures." Japanese nationals have a right to enter Japan. As a citizen, you are not "immigrating."

    No but they still need to be processed because there's no way to tell if they aren't processed properly.

    Posted in: 159 passengers enter Japan without passing through immigration at Narita

  • 2

    Badge213

    I like how western media makes it sound even worse. This earthquake was bad no doubt, but given any other country (where hundreds/thousands would be missing/dead) is a testimate to earthquake preparedness and training in Japan. Just like Kobe 1995, many deaths and injuries are caused by those living in older houses with heavy roofs (eg photograph).

    Posted in: Scores feared trapped as death toll from 2 Kyushu quakes hits 37

  • 6

    Badge213

    Never bring a knife to a gunfight. (though neither happened here, it kind of fits).

    Posted in: Man arrested for attempting to steal gun from policeman

  • 0

    Badge213

    So very typical of Japan Inc. Amazon has been working on this for years & made a big announcement last year. Rather than work together to improve the system overall, the Japanese government again goes with exclusively Japanese tech companies that are very far behind in this area.

    Amazon's drone system is patented in the US and only trials were given by the US FAA for tests in the USA. So would you rather have competition lowering prices or just one major company (eg Microsoft etc) controlling or having a monopoly on the whole system of drone delivery?

    Article Unavailable

  • 3

    Badge213

    When I was a student I lived for less IN Tokyo. He's making 180,000 plus bonuses. it also doesn't explain what he was doing in Tokyo before, since he probably already has a visa to be in Japan so he probably already has extra assets. But for 180,000 plus bonuses in Aichi, plus his fame status and extra income elsewhere he's probably gonna be just fine.

    Wc626:His tax guy is gona have fun with that W-2 form. Not a problem. IRS (USA) deals with foreign income sources all the time. Does Japan have an equivalent to the W4? That's the form the employer uses to report employment status and several different forms of withholding to the IRS. Also, that $20K (US) salary puts him in the Obamacare reporting range but ineligible for Earned Income Credit (EIC) due to foreign residence.

    He doesn't need a W2 or W4 as those forms are issued if working in the US. Americans living overseas file a 2555/2555EZ foreign income exclusion which is attached to a standard 1040. Income up to 100,000 USD a year is excluded. No additional paperwork required. Since he's full time outside the US longer than 330 days (or if he's a permanent resident of Japan) , Obamacare reporting range and EIC is not an issue if all his income is foreign based.

    Posted in: American becomes Japan's first salaried foreign ninja

  • 1

    Badge213

    Just get your permanent residency. Those lines take 5 minutes.

    You don't even need to be a PR, as long as you are a resident, you can register and use the automatic gates at the airports that have been in place for a couple of years now. Most foreigners don't know about them and just wait in the re-entry line, I breeze through the automatic gates.

    As for this system mentioned here, such systems were in place already, it isn't uncommon to have a first class escort or VIP person go through the diplomatic/apec lines, now there's just a dedicated area for it.

    Posted in: Fast-lane immigration service for VIPs to start at Narita, Kansai airports

  • 0

    Badge213

    Dome of you arent ftequent flyers but these lines have been in existnce for years at airports around the world. Even Narita haw a special fadt s3curity check for first class and business passengers for years.

    The articke here fails to mention there is a limit per airline, nor does it mention that vips already get escorts and can use apec vip lan3s that alr3ady exist.

    Posted in: Fast-lane immigration service for VIPs to start at Narita, Kansai airports

  • -4

    Badge213

    Did they include being stopped for id checks while being foreign?

    18 years in Japan and never once stopped by the police for an ID check.

    Posted in: Tokyo police release PR video in English to assure foreign visitors Japan is safe

  • -1

    Badge213

    Glad she has been found alive and is safe. Japan Today ran a story on this girl (who is no longer being named because she has been discovered for her protection) but JT ran a story on this girl missing just two weeks ago, and some in that thread have assumed the worse already, just to show you that good outcomes happen.

    Article Unavailable

  • 2

    Badge213

    Yes, this is one of those ONLY IN JAPAN crimes that needs reporting professionally. The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth!!

    Yeah you should look up the "truth" as well, because this ISN"T one of those only in Japan crimes. Research: Ariel Castro kidnappings

    Article Unavailable

  • 0

    Badge213

    Maybe they should've put signs in Japanese as well?

    The signs ARE in Japanese as well.

    Article Unavailable

Work
in Japan

Search the Largest English Job Board in Japan.

Find a Job Now!

View all

Japan Investment
Properties

Listings Updated Daily

Search