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Typhoon Lan

Typhoon Lan

As the tyhpoon approached at 9pm, I was searching madly for any kind of updates for Typhoon Lan. I mostly found complete garbage links about the typhoon. They all were summarized versions of complete useless information. All updated 6-8 days prior, nothing was up to date. Some articles updated themselves to be within the hour […]

Japan Customs Automated Gates

Japan Customs Automated Gates

Japan Customs Automated Gates Since I couldn’t apply for the trusted travelers program, I applied to use the automatic gates instead. This was because I wasn’t eligible since I already have a re-entry permit. This makes it even easier to apply for the automatic gates. Required Documents: Passport Japanese Resident Card Automated Gates Application form – http://www.moj.go.jp/content/001207856.pdf […]

Japan Trusted Traveler Program

Japan Trusted Traveler Program

So I’m already happy with the Japanese immigration at the airports because residents have the “re-entry” lane. But I was really curious about the Japan Trusted Traveler Program that has been offered recently in 2017. This utilizes the automatic gates at immigration, and speeds up customs clearing! Japan Trusted Traveler Program From reading their requirements, […]

Radio frequency in Japan

Radio frequency in Japan

Because I’m moving my car from Canada to Japan, I just realized that the radio frequency in Japan is different. FM Broadcasting in Japan uses 76-90 Mhz. FM tuning in Japan uses odd or even numbers, like 80.2. FM Broadcasting in Canada uses 87.5-108 Mhz. FM tuning in Canada uses odd numbers, for example 95.3Mhz or 94.5Mhz. […]