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    Get yourself down Sumiyoshi, Dick.

    Loads of friendly people down there

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983 View Post
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    If you go to Japan your experience will be vastly improved if you know somebody there. so in this case if you plan to go my advice would be to mooch off of and burden NZdick as much as possible.
    555 nice one justme... you guys are welcome to mooch off us, no burden whatsoever... Fukuoka is my favorite place in Japan - sister city of my hometown of Auckland.. hit us up next time you come over - I need to find a new bunch of friends there, as I only know my wife's family.
    Would love to make a trip back some day. I speak passable Japanese and know the culture and customs pretty well. The places you show in your pics are the kind of places I used to go to as well. Unfortunately back in the days I lived there I was using cheap or disposable cameras and the scans of the pics aren't great.

    Another place I recommend if you ever want to get a sort of cross between Thailand and Japan type of vibe is Amami Oshima. Take the ferry from Kagoshima. Most people go right past it to Okinawa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983 View Post
    Fukuoka is my favorite place in Japan - sister city of my hometown of Auckland.. hit us up next time you come over - I need to find a new bunch of friends there, as I only know my wife's family.
    Are there many expats there?

    Have you visited Naha before? It's my favourite.

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    Heard you guys talk about Japan make me want to see pics...how is nice...can someone post it..thanks...

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    ^ Thanks for the advice, Justme...

    Quote Originally Posted by Immigrunt
    Are there many expats there? Have you visited Naha before? It's my favourite.
    Not sure, grunt mate... I'm a newbie, Justme would know much more, but I am sure there are quite a few, Fukuoka total population is 4.5 million (correct me if I'm wrong) that includes surrounding prefectures...

    Never been to Naha bro... We are moving to Fukuoka very soon, my Japanese is coming along, but still at a very basic level.

    Where you at Justme? are you still living in Japan bro?

    Edit: sorry, I'm a bit sleepy.. you did say you used to live there... hope to catch up with you guys one day in Fukuoka... drink some Asahi super dry, catch a baseball game at the superdome.. TD boys night out! woop woop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immigrunt View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983 View Post
    Fukuoka is my favorite place in Japan - sister city of my hometown of Auckland.. hit us up next time you come over - I need to find a new bunch of friends there, as I only know my wife's family.
    Are there many expats there?

    Have you visited Naha before? It's my favourite.
    I was in Naha for three days. Unfortunately it was the coldest weather anybody alive could ever remember and rainy. This led to a 3 day drinking binge and hanging out at different clubs with Japanese people.

    The thing I do remember is a had a great little room with a balcony for dirt cheap. I think it was like 3,500 to 4,000 yen. The drinks were also really reasonable. Wish I could tell you more than that but I didn't go around the island due to the weather. It is what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983 View Post
    ^ Thanks for the advice, Justme...

    Quote Originally Posted by Immigrunt
    Are there many expats there? Have you visited Naha before? It's my favourite.
    Not sure, grunt mate... I'm a newbie, Justme would know much more, but I am sure there are quite a few, Fukuoka total population is 4.5 million (correct me if I'm wrong) that includes surrounding prefectures...

    Never been to Naha bro... We are moving to Fukuoka very soon, my Japanese is coming along, but still at a very basic level.

    Where you at Justme? are you still living in Japan bro?

    Edit: sorry, I'm a bit sleepy.. you did say you used to live there... hope to catch up with you guys one day in Fukuoka... drink some Asahi super dry, catch a baseball game at the superdome.. TD boys night out! woop woop!
    I have a place in Laos and am based out of Bangkok right now. I am a bit tired of SE Asia and will likely return to the USA soon. I left Japan a long time ago. Maybe in 2003 or so. I studied Japanese there and you get a two year visa to do that. When that visa runs out you have to either find something else to study or go to work.

    So I left Japan although I really loved it there. Sure I could have found a way to stay on but not being married could see the writing on the wall and came over here. Because visas were dead easy. lol I prefer Kirin ichiban.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicethaiza View Post
    Heard you guys talk about Japan make me want to see pics...how is nice...can someone post it..thanks...
    I went to Japan and korea a few years ago. Have a look my thread Amongst the kimchi eaters. Amazing place japan
    Last edited by beerlaodrinker; 16-05-2017 at 07:12 PM.

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    Give me a link ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    Get yourself down Sumiyoshi, Dick. Loads of friendly people down there
    Is Dill yanking my chain? is that a gay bar or something? (he's always on my case lol).

    Justme, USA is a great place too, I'd love to visit one day... do a road trip around the country... Great thing about Japan, is it's a good base to travel to other destinations... not like NZ, stuck away in the bottom of the globe..

    I still love Laos too... been there many times, great, friendly people... even the Farang seemed chilled out.. sabai sabai... (Beer Lao is fantastic)...

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    Damn ...just checked and Fukuoka is nearly 1100 kilometers south of where I'm at in Yokosuka.

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    ROAD TRIP BRO!!


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