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Old 2011-10-12, 07:28   Link #61
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There is a catch, of course, though it's not a really drastic one. You have to publicize your trip on a blog or social network site.

That's not too bad, but do you have to make a certain number of posts a day? What if you go out for a drunken round of karaoke one night and miss a night? Also, what if there's no net cafe near your hotel? Yes, I know they're almost ubiquitious in Japan, but what about a classic ryokan? And if you bring your laptop, I don't think you'll have wireless Internet at the more traditional places.
I dont think the requirement is in real time...
I mean who the hell will write a blog in his vacation time?


Sure i'll write a field report or a blog, but after i come back from Japan...
I'll rather spent any seconds in my time in Japan to do something except sitting in an Internet cafe writing a blog...
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Old 2011-10-12, 10:36   Link #62
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“We are hoping to get highly influential blogger-types, and others who can spread the word that Japan is a safe place to visit,” said Kazuyoshi Sato, with the agency.
That probably rules out most bloggers except those with a high number of site visitors :| . Ah well, with the exchange rate as it is it'd probably make more sense for me to go somewhere else next year, and then visit Japan in a few years time. It's not as if Mt. Fuji is going anywhere .
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Old 2011-10-12, 10:56   Link #63
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“We are hoping to get highly influential blogger-types, and others who can spread the word that Japan is a safe place to visit,” said Kazuyoshi Sato, with the agency.
Well, the newspaper I work for has a circulation of only 300,000...

And, I've been told that I take somewhat nice pictures...

So...


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Old 2011-10-12, 13:16   Link #64
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It makes sense. Trying to grab influential bloggers to write that Japan is safe after all the devastation it endured. So tourism can rise back up again and eventually airports will be filled with passengers
80%-90% Japanophiles/Anime fans (saw it on JT.... but I guess it's the same anyway...)
5%-10% take advantage of the bonus
1%-5% doing it seriously and going to the countryside/city
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Old 2011-10-12, 15:32   Link #65
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Actually that could be fun, wild camping across japan, documenting wildlife, different countryside types and agricultural practices. Do a weekly blog entry about findings and sorted.
But paid plane tickets is one thing, living expenses and probably getting arrested is another matter.
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Old 2011-10-12, 15:52   Link #66
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But paid plane tickets is one thing, living expenses and probably getting arrested is another matter.
But hey, go by yourself and you'd pay the plane fees on top of the living expenses and personal expenditure. And what are you even planning on doing while you're there that'll get you arrested? o.o
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Old 2011-10-12, 16:18   Link #67
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I reckon some local people will find it suspicious, seeing a foreign man running and shitting in the woods ^^, hence arrest
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Old 2011-10-12, 17:37   Link #68
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If I save enough to go by next year after Christmas (Comiket 83), I'd publicise my trip the whole week for free.
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Old 2011-10-12, 17:37   Link #69
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Heck, I'd post here every day ... Oh, I sort of do anyway... :P
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Old 2011-10-12, 17:49   Link #70
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I reckon some local people will find it suspicious, seeing a foreign man running and shitting in the woods ^^, hence arrest
Nobody told you to be THAT in touch with Japan, I think...

You don't even know how many pictures and videos I'd capture while I'm there. I will go one way or another someday, this would just make it happen so much quicker.
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Old 2011-10-12, 21:47   Link #71
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The Japan Tourism Agency of the Japanese government is aiming to restore foreign tourism in the wake of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai) disaster by offering free airfare to 10,000 overseas tourists next year. The agency will mainly accept applications online, and if an applicant's travel plans meet the program's criteria, the agency will sponsor the applicant's round-trip airfare to Japan.

The purpose of the program is to have participants spread the word of their travels online and, by extension, the safety of visiting Japan now. The agency is allocating 1.1 billion yen (about US$14 million) from its requested 2012 budget for the program.

Blogger and television host Danny Choo is informally asking his readers to describe their travel plans via a questionnaire and short responses.


Oh. My. God.

This is so exciting. Your opinion everyone?
Oh man! I was already planning on taking a trip to Japan with my father and cousin. I should try this out, see how my luck turns out. Thanks for the info!
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Old 2011-10-12, 21:57   Link #72
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If any of us animesuki members get selected, we should form a group so we can stick together & not get lost.
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Old 2011-10-12, 22:09   Link #73
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That's if we can find eachother first
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Old 2011-10-12, 23:14   Link #74
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That's what planning's for I like this idea.
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Old 2011-10-13, 05:03   Link #75
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^ That's a nice idea, but how would we recognise eachother?
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Old 2011-10-13, 05:07   Link #76
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By the power of smell. AS folk give off a funny scent y'see.

Seriously though, if you're looking to meet up, then sending other group members an image of yourself would be the most obvious option....

and no not that kind of image!
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Old 2011-10-13, 05:28   Link #77
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It's a simple process you see. If people get picked they'll flock back here and in the old CAPS LOCK ?!?!?!?!!!! sense we'll hear about who got selected and whatnot. If somehow multiple people on here are chosen and want to meet up, they should pick a time and place, along with a photo or a solid description of themselves.
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Old 2011-10-13, 05:35   Link #78
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Or we can hold signs.
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Old 2011-10-13, 05:43   Link #79
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Or we can hold signs.
In English, no less! It'll be like a disguise, using the language barrier as a stepping stone! We're witnessing the birth of a brilliant tactician here.

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Old 2011-10-13, 08:37   Link #80
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Are transfer of tickets allowed? I don't know if I have enough time next year to go on a mandated date because I need to save tons to go back to school in 2013.
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