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Konnichiwa: Tokyo 2020
« on: December 09, 2018, 11:09:40 PM »

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SUPER HAPPY FUN TIMES IN JAPAN! TEE HEE! more giggles!!

Konnichiwa, road enthusiasts. Have you ever wanted to drive on freeways that weave RIGHT THROUGH buildings? On AQUA LINES?! In Nippon-koku lies your chance.

I'd like to get a group of people together who might want to do some ROADS in Japan.

This thread is merely to gauge interest. Actual planning would take place at a later date assuming we can get a handful of people willing to commit. Please respond if you would consider attending a road meet in the Land of the Rising Sun.

Domo arigato for your time.
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Re: Konnichiwa: Tokyo 2020
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2018, 11:16:41 PM »

My 2020 is uncommitted as of yet. Japan should be a thing I want.

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Re: Konnichiwa: Tokyo 2020
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 11:19:05 PM »

Me.
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Re: Konnichiwa: Tokyo 2020
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2018, 11:28:58 PM »

I'm replying to keep in the loop. I may be in China for work in 2019 and/or 2020, so maybe I could time a work trip around a meet...
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Re: Konnichiwa: Tokyo 2020
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2018, 07:12:26 PM »

Please note, plan to have plenty of $$ on hand for the tolls.
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Re: Konnichiwa: Tokyo 2020
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2018, 06:48:39 AM »

Don't forget the Olympics are in town, so you might want to avoid that period as everything will be busier than normal and stuff like flights and accommodation cost more.
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Re: Konnichiwa: Tokyo 2020
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2018, 10:16:58 PM »

I will register my interest conceptually, but actually making the financial commitment is another story.
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Re: Konnichiwa: Tokyo 2020
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2018, 10:21:18 PM »

I will register my interest conceptually, but actually making the financial commitment is another story.

This.

It would be fitting if something like this ended up being the reason I left the country for the first time. :-D
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Re: Konnichiwa: Tokyo 2020
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2018, 06:36:23 PM »

Someone bring me back a Toyota Cresta Tourer V. Kudasai and arigatou gozaimasu.
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Re: Konnichiwa: Tokyo 2020
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2018, 08:12:36 PM »

Someone bring me back a Toyota Cresta Tourer V. Kudasai and arigatou gozaimasu.

I think affordable rentals will mean Suzuki Joy Pop Turbos or Mazda Bongos, or other kei-tastic creatures.
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Re: Konnichiwa: Tokyo 2020
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2018, 11:34:20 PM »

Someone bring me back a Toyota Cresta Tourer V. Kudasai and arigatou gozaimasu.

I think affordable rentals will mean Suzuki Joy Pop Turbos or Mazda Bongos, or other kei-tastic creatures.
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Re: Konnichiwa: Tokyo 2020
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2018, 12:26:15 PM »

This needs to be the official song of the meet if it happens:
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Re: Konnichiwa: Tokyo 2020
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2019, 06:43:36 PM »

Any updates on this?

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Re: Konnichiwa: Tokyo 2020
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2019, 12:10:02 AM »

Yes. I've decided to go to India for three weeks at the end of 2020 or beginning of 2021 instead. And this time I think I'm more settled on my travel plans, so I will not be in Japan. Feel free to go yourself though, and enjoy!

(sidebar: I decided I needed more time to save cash for a trip and also wanted a cheaper and more varied destination. my bad for not fully considering before posting this, I'm sure I meant it at the time! that said, anyone is welcome to join me in India, though I will not be renting a car for personal use except with a driver for some short trips perhaps - mostly will be using trains and planes to get between distant destinations. Seems more prudent given the quality of roads and distances. Also you can't rent a vehicle to drive yourself - you need a driver.)
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Re: Konnichiwa: Tokyo 2020
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2019, 12:50:11 AM »

Yes. I've decided to go to India for three weeks at the end of 2020 or beginning of 2021 instead. And this time I think I'm more settled on my travel plans, so I will not be in Japan. Feel free to go yourself though, and enjoy!

(sidebar: I decided I needed more time to save cash for a trip and also wanted a cheaper and more varied destination. my bad for not fully considering before posting this, I'm sure I meant it at the time! that said, anyone is welcome to join me in India, though I will not be renting a car for personal use except with a driver for some short trips perhaps - mostly will be using trains and planes to get between distant destinations. Seems more prudent given the quality of roads and distances. Also you can't rent a vehicle to drive yourself - you need a driver.)
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Re: Konnichiwa: Tokyo 2020
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2019, 01:01:53 AM »

Also you can't rent a vehicle to drive yourself - you need a driver.

Some quick googling suggests otherwise, though it sounds like the rental agencies would certainly strongly prefer you use a chauffeur. My understanding is that this is as much as anything simply cultural norm - in India the economic situation is such that if you can afford a car, you can afford a chauffeur. And the driving environment is crazy enough for people with money to not want to deal with. So people don't really drive themselves places, it's just not a thing.

One of my former bosses had an interesting story in this regard. He temporarily moved to India for a few years on a work assignment, and when he went to buy a car he had to a fun time trying to get one with airbags. The dealers would ask "why do you care? Your driver is going to be sitting in the front, not you". When he told them he intended to drive the car himself, they'd look at him like some sort of lunatic.
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Re: Konnichiwa: Tokyo 2020
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2019, 12:39:25 AM »

From what I've heard tonight, Finland is more a viable road meet going forward.

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Re: Konnichiwa: Tokyo 2020
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2019, 01:57:58 AM »

From what I've heard tonight, Finland is more a viable road meet going forward.

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Re: Konnichiwa: Tokyo 2020
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2019, 09:45:23 PM »

If anyone wants to drive up to Aomori, I'm here 24/7.
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Re: Konnichiwa: Tokyo 2020
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2019, 11:12:45 PM »

If anyone wants to drive up to Aomori, I'm here 24/7.
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Re: Konnichiwa: Tokyo 2020
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2019, 11:19:13 PM »

I am an American ex-pat/roadgeek/teacher/writer/amateur drivelapse Youtuber who misses highways with more than three lanes in each direction.
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Re: Konnichiwa: Tokyo 2020
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2021, 11:50:38 PM »

oh hey covid happened
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Re: Konnichiwa: Tokyo 2020
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2021, 07:51:10 PM »

this aged well...
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Re: Konnichiwa: Tokyo 2020
« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2021, 02:30:56 PM »

I still want to go to Japan though. Food looks good.
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Re: Konnichiwa: Tokyo 2020
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2021, 04:57:06 PM »

Maybe 2022 would work
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