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COVID-19 may survive for 28 days in lab, may be transmitted via fart and public toilet. Take shower when back home!

COVID-19 may survive for 28 days in lab, may be transmitted via fart and public toilet. Take shower when back home!

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Covid-19 may survive for 28 days in lab, may be transmitted via fart and public toilet. Take shower when back home!

 

Today one Australian research shows the corona virus survives for 28 days (!) in the lab environment (no UV). This means that bank notes, credit card, smartphone and everything we touch may the virus thriving for longer than we previously thought (i.e. one or two days).

 

Even though some scientists argue that the mucus is the key transmitter and the Australia finding may cause unnecessary anxiety, yet, wearing mask, washing hands, sanitizing the things you have such as smartphone are still the important measures to fight the corona virus.

 

Yet, we see two big topics but not well discussed.

 

One is fart and the other is the public toilet.

 

Fart may carry Covid-19

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Fart may carry Covid-19

We have read two separate articles on Covid-19.

One says the virus travels on micro-size particles. The other says that people get the virus from excreta (poo).

 

Not many try to touch the poo. But we are exposed to so much farts everyday. When the farts are made of micro particles of poo flying and staying on/in the restaurant sofa, airplane/train/bus seats., we think the risk is not small.  We do not need a ass mask to prevent the particle with the virus riding on it. But we need to be aware of the risk of the public seats.

 

Change your clothes when you get home

So be aware of zillions of virus your clothes may have absorbed when you are out. We recommend you to change your clothes when you get home. 

Public Toilet Seat may carry Covid-19

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Public Toilet Seat may carry Covid-19

 

We are pretty much aware of the risk of not washing hands when you come home as we know/see/feel that we touch things with hands. But are you not aware of your lower body also touching a lot when you use a toilet seat? 

You wash hands when you use toilet but from our view, you actually need to wash your lower body.

 

If you think of it, it is not so hard to imagine that you sit on a public toilet seat and go home and sit on the toilet seat of your own home. You may also often touch the toilet seat when you are a man. You wash your hand but not your ass normally when you get home. If summer when you are lightly clothed, the risk could be big as you may sit around in your home, e.g. the chair, the sofa etc.

 

 

We know it sounds silly but have WHO already looked into that seriously?

Wash your lower body when you back home esp. when you use a public toilet

 It may sound too much. But we recommend you to take a shower to wash your lower body when you are back home esp. when you used a public toilet. 

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新型コロナ肺炎ウィルス28日生き延びる?意外な落とし穴は、おなら、公共トイレでは?

新型コロナ肺炎ウィルス28日生き延びる?意外な落とし穴は、おなら、公共トイレでは?

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「研究所の安定した暗闇の環境では、新型コロナ肺炎ウィルス28日生き延びる」との発表がオーストラリアの研究機関からでた。

 

感染の経路として有力なのは、人間からの飛まつであるし、UV光で減少するといわれてるので、議論の余地もまだまだあるのではあるが、この結果を考えれば、ものについたウィルスも感染経路として真剣に考えなければならないと思う。

 

例えば、紙幣、クレカ、スマホなどである。

 

これだけの強力な感染力をもつコロナウィルス、いまさら驚きもない。特にツルツルした表面では、生き残りやすい。

 

手洗い、うがい、スマホなどの消毒は既に常識であるが、意外な落とし穴は、おなら、公共トイレでは?と考える。

 

 

そんなアホなと思われるかもしれないが、あえて警鐘をならしたい。

 

オナラでコロナはうつるのでは?

新型コロナ肺炎( COVID-19 )は、おならで媒介するのでは? 語られていない理論だが、冗談ではない。

 

すでに、COVID-19は、ほんの微粒子で感染する、また別の記事では、排泄物を介して感染する といった記事が出ている。

 

おならは、排泄物の微粒子であり、皆、おならはしている。公共交通機関でも、ベンチでも、レストランでもところ構わずおならをしている(おならは健康のため絶対必要であるので、すべきである)。

 

オナラの微粒子が、あちらこちらに散らばっていると考えたほうがいい。

 

今座っている喫茶店のソファ、大丈夫だろうか?今座っている飛行機、バス、電車の座席、大丈夫だろうか? 

公共のトイレの危険

そして、レストラン、病院、役所などなどの共同のトイレ(特に座るタイプの便座)はリスクが高いのではないか? 用を足すときは、パンツをはいたままという人はいない。生身の素肌で座ることになる。便座が抗菌ビニールで包まれていて、自動に入れ替わるというタイプを見たことがあったが、そのような飛び道具がついているトイレは少ない。公共トイレの自動乾燥機が飛まつを飛ばすという注意喚起はあったが、便座の問題はもっと大きいのではないか?

 

家に帰ってきて、手洗い、うがいは常識だが、お尻洗いは聞かない。

 

実は、帰宅したらできれば、シャワーを浴びるのがいいと思っている。時間がなくても、公共のトイレを使った場合は、下半身だけでも洗う必要がある。

 

そのまま、自宅の便座に座れば、ウィルスは自宅へ容易に侵入する。便座を手で上げ下げする人は多いので、手にもつく。トイレのドアノブはどうだろうか?

自宅のトイレでも、手は必ず洗わなければならない。

帰宅後はシャワーが必要では?

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 例えば、カフェでトイレ=>帰宅後、座った自宅のトイレ便座、夏場なら軽装なので、リビングのソファなどもありうる。

 

 

マスクは、感染してない人が感染しないようにするというより、感染した人が、くしゃみ等の飛沫を周りに飛ぶのを防ぐために効果的なんだという。おならを防ぐおしりのマスクが実は必要なのかもしれないが、それは実用的ではない。

 

結局のところ、帰宅したら、シャワーを浴びなければ、予防策としては不十分であると思うのである。

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JAL ブランド・企業イメージの特殊化の失敗

JAL ブランド・企業イメージの特殊化の失敗

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<<2009年9月の弊社提供記事から>>

 

2日前JALで日本に帰ってきた。

 

実は、国際線では初めてJALにのった。

 

経営が危ないJALであり、乗る前にチェックした搭乗者の感想ではあまりよいものがなかった(例、機体が古い、席が狭い、機内食がまずい)が、実際の感想は「普通」である。

 

機体は古いが、それは多くの航空会社にあることで、席の狭さは、私の足が短いこともあってか気にならなかった。機内食は美味しかった。

 

「普通」だった

この「普通」という感想はJALにとってはまずいものである。JALはブランド・企業イメージの特殊化が出来てない。JALの経営問題は複雑なのであり単純化できないのだろうが、これが今のJALの失敗を導いた一因であると考える。

 

例えば、航空会社の雄であるシンガポール航空やバージン(豪州などで展開する格安路線を除く)は、値段は高いがそのサービスを求めて乗る人は多いのではないか。これらはブランド・企業イメージの特殊化に成功している。

 

JALに今回初めて乗ったのは値段が一番安かったから。これまではJALは高くて乗れなかった。今回私が体験したこの「普通」のJALが昔から続いているのであれば、それに高いお金を払って乗った人間は不満であろう(ネガティブな感想も書きたくなるだろう)。

 

JALの進むべき道は?

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私の考える、これからのJALの生き残り策は:

 

1)シンガポール航空やバージンに負けないサービスプラスJALらしさ(一流ホテルとのコラボでサービス向上を図る、そして、JALは日本の会社であるので日本らしさをつかったインテリアなども面白いと思う)を組み合わせたサービスで、「普通」で高い航空会社から離脱。

 

2)「普通」の航空会社なりの値段設定で、他の「普通」航空会社よりも安い値段で、格安航空として利益の出る体質にする。

 

 

私としては1)のほうが日本を代表する航空会社としてあるべき姿であると思う。

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コロナ問題考察:JR、ANA、JALなど公共交通機関を救うのは「年間乗り放題チケット」の発行

コロナ問題考察:JR、ANA、JALなど公共交通機関を救うのは「年間乗り放題チケット」の発行、個室導入

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コロナで公共交通機関の収益は壊滅

事業コンサルによるコロナ禍で会社はこう変わる

 

先ずは、2020年10月10日の記事からの抜粋である。

「全日本空輸(ANA)が社員の副業範囲を大幅に広げる方針を固めたことが9日わかった。従業員が勤務以外の時間を活用して、ほかの会社とも雇用契約を結べるようにする。新型コロナウイルスの影響で航空需要が落ち込む中、収入の増加やスキルアップにつなげる狙いで、実現すれば大手航空会社では初となる。」

ANAが、本社及びグループ会社社員は、本格的にパートやバイトを許可するとした。これで、日中は社員として働き、帰宅後はウーバーイーツの配達や、スーパーのレジ打ちなど、柔軟な働き方をしてほしいという会社のメッセージである。当然、会社の給料、福利厚生は急激に減っていくし、働き方が多様化して、社員として生活が向上するという意味では全くないようだ。

 

ANAに限らず、コロナで公共交通機関は、立ち直れないほどのダメージを受けている。

 

人が動かない=コロナの抑制の構図は明らかである。人が動かなければ、公共交通機関の収益基盤は壊滅する。

 

これから5-10年はその調子でないかと考えている。その10年後には産業の面子も今と同じと思うなかれ。航空会社も今より、ずいぶん少なくなっているだろうし、JRや私鉄各社にしても、会社の統合、買収で、今よりも会社の数も減っていると思われる。

 

本業では食べていけないから、副業を許すという会社はここ10数年前から出始めていた。コロナによって、本格化するのであろう。

 

ANAは国際線の利用が8割ほど減っており、回復のめどはない。だからといって、本業をあきらめるような方向ではなく、可能性のある方向に全エネルギーを傾ける、つまり、国内需要を最大限にするための策が必要である。

 

乗り放題チケット

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弊社の考えるのは「年間乗り放題チケット」の発行をすることである。

 

このチケットで、一年間、国内線エコノミーはすべて乗り放題にするチケットを販売する。

 

価格も、10万円以下に抑える。

これを基本料金として、毎回1000円とってもいい。飛行機をフルに飛ばして人件費、ガソリン代などがカバーできればよいのだ。

 

国内線が今まで以上に活気付くのではないか?飛行機が飛べば、関連する業種も活気付く。出張も増えるし、旅行も増える。飛行機で行くほどの距離なので、宿泊業界も活気付く。

 

これは、鉄道各社にもいえる。同様に新幹線など乗り放題にしてしまったらいいのだ。これにより交通機関は、サイズ間のあるキャッシュをまず手に入れることができる。そして、運営費用も稼ぐことができるのである。

個室導入

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エミレーツなど中東系の航空会社で個室は既に存在した。VIPのための席であるが、本当のVIPはプライベートジェットを所有・リースしているので、あまり存在感はなかったように思える。この個室というコンセプトが、コロナ時代は非常に重要になる

 

コロナを生き残る策として、飛行機の個室導入が加速すると思われる。値段は相当なものになるが、エミレーツのVIPルームほどではなく、これまでビジネスクラス程度の価格帯(但し、一部屋換算なので、1人でも4人分払う)となるのではないか?

 

同じことは、鉄道各社にもいえることである。新幹線の、グリーン車やグランクラスでも、コロナは心配だ。同じ空間に人が居ることが心配であるから、いくら値段が高かろうが、席がフカフカだろうが、関係はないのである。部屋としてしっかり仕切られてることが「価値」となる。個室には専用のトイレもついてもおかしくはない。

 

中途半端な、ビニールの間仕切りのようなアイデアを出してくる会社もあるだろうが、飛行機や電車という密閉された空間に他人と一緒に乗ることのリスクは、それでは解消されない。

 

搭乗も、他人とのコンタクトが最小限にされた方法がとられなければ、意味はない。空港の特別室から、車で飛行機まで行くという方法もあるのではないか(この方法はルフトハンザのあるメンバーには既に取り入れられている)?

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EU一般データ保護規則 (GDPR)の2020年の執行状況-コロナの影響とは?既に1億1400万ユーロ以上の課徴金支払い命令

EU一般データ保護規則 (GDPR)の2020年の執行状況-コロナの影響とは?既に1億1400万ユーロ以上の課徴金支払い命令

コロナ禍においてもGDPRは有効

EUの個人情報などの保護を目したGDPRが発効してほぼ2年が経とうとしています。

 

海外のサイトを閲覧する際、クッキーの扱いなど承認を求められるポップアップが増えたのではないでしょうか?これはGDPRの影響です。

 

GDPRが世に出てから、ブラジルのLFPDやカルフォルニア州のCCPAなどデータ保護の為の組織が立ち上がりました。GDPRは、EU関連の事項だけでなく、世界の各国で同様の法制度が確立されていくことが予想されます。

 

EUにて、今日までどのような動きがあったかといいますと、2020年初めにイギリスがEUを離脱しましたが、現状、GDPRを批准しており、これまで同様GDPRがイギリスでも執行されます。また、当局はBritish Airways、マリオットホテルグループ、Facebook、Whatsapp、グーグルを含む企業に対し、1億1400万ユーロ以上の課徴金を下しています(詳細は後述します)。

 

現状として、ギリシャ、ポルトガル、スロベニアはまだGDPRを基本とする国内法を制定していない状況です。つまり、これらの国ではGDPRは執行が難しいことを意味します。

 

コロナ禍において、多くの企業が業績不振に陥っている状態ですが、GDPRは有効に発効しています。例外なく適用されるという状況は変わっていません。

 

15年以上、ヨーロッパ進出支援をしています。最近では、欧州での不動産購入や企業買収の問い合わせが増えています。

 

 

今回は、質問を受けているコロナ禍がGDPRに与える影響と具体的施策について説明します。

コロナ禍=リモート増加

コロナ禍で、GDPRが重要になる項目は、リモートワークの増加でしょう。これまでの事務所を縮小又は閉鎖し、リモートワークへ移行する企業が急増しています。これまで事務所で一元管理していたデータのセキュリティ体制を見直す必要があります。

コロナ禍のGDPR具体的対策

具体的なステップは以下の四項目です。

 

  1. 在宅勤務を視野い入れた情報保護の指針を見直す
  2. 従業員に、それら情報保護の指針のトレーニング(オンラインセミナー)を徹底する
  3. データの送信・保存の段階で、暗号化をおこなう
  4. 重要データへのアクセスを最小限にし、会社のVPNを利用する

 

これはEU当局からの指針に基づきます。

EU一般データ保護規則 (General Data Protection Regulation)とは?

そもそも、GDPRとは何かについては以下を参照にして下さい。

 

2018年5月25日EU一般データ保護規則 (General Data Protection Regulation、通称GDPR)が発効しました。

 

この規則は、データ保護をEU全体で統一化し、個人情報・プライバシーの権利を強化し、不正利用に対し、強力な執行力と罰則を与えるために作られました。

 

個人情報をいかに広範囲に収集し、それをお金儲けにつなげるかがキーになってきた感があります。Facebookをはじめ世界を席巻するGAFAは、これらに長けているところが勝因といえるでしょう。個人情報意識の特に高い欧州では、どのように個人情報を守れるかの議論が長年行われていたのです。この議論が具現化したものがGDPRと言えるでしょう。

GDPRは誰に適用される?日本の企業にも適用される?

GDPRの適用範囲は極めて広範です。

 

日本にしか拠点がないから大丈夫?日本でしか商売してないから大丈夫と思われた方、実は御社も対象になっているかもしれません。

 

というのは、提供する製品やサービスがEU市場に向けられている、及び/又はEUに住んでいる個人情報を収集する場合、GDPRは、EU圏内にある企業だけでなく、日本にある企業にも適用されます。

 

例えば、御社が、欧州に拠点を持たずとも、ドイツなどEU諸国へ製品を供給していれば適用されます。

 

また、海外からの訪問が多いサイトを運営している場合(特に、予約時に個人情報を収集する日本の旅行サイト、宿泊施設など)など、欧州で事業はなくても欧州に住む人間の情報を集めた場合は、適用されるのです。

最近の課徴金の例

Facebookのケース

Facebookは何故莫大な課徴金をかされたのでしょうか?

 

理由は、ユーザのパスワードを暗号化せずに保管していたことです。そして、同社の2万人の従業員が簡単にそのパスワードにアクセスできていたことです。そして、もう一つは関連会社であるWhatsappとFacebookの間での情報交換についての不透明性です。

 

欧州で間違いなく最大のSNSはFacebookです。これだけの影響力を持つ企業が、個人情報をずさんに扱っていたことが問題でした。

 

課徴金として、2000万ユーロか売り上げの4%ですから、22億USドルに上る可能性があります。

British Airwaysのケース

英国航空が、2018年6月から9月の間で50万人の消費者の情報を流出させていたことから、2億3千USドルの課徴金を下されました。

マリオットホテルグループのケース

マリオットホテルグループは、2018年11月に報告された3億3千9百万件分の宿泊情報を紛失したことで、1億2千300万USドルの課徴金を下されました。

Eni Gas e Luceのケース

ここ最近では、イタリアの例でイタリア当局(ISA)は、電気・ガスの供給業者Eni Gas e Luce(EGL)に850万ユーロ及び300万ユーロの課徴金を課しています。

 

この案件はどのようなケースだったのでしょうか?

 

同社が違反とみなされたのは、2点ありました。

1)個人情報入力時に、消費者が「不要」とした営業電話をかけていたこと=>850万ユーロの課徴金

2)EGLが、消費者の知らないうちに、第三者から契約を獲得したこと(契約者(消費者)は契約相手の電力供給会社がEGLと知らされずに契約をさせられていました)=>300万ユーロの課徴金

 

GDPRでは、消費者の「確認をとり」、それに従って「実行する」ことが重要です。

GDPRを遵守するには以下の具体的アクションが必要です。

  • 御社の個人情報指針を見直し、GDPRに沿ったものへ修正
  • 御社の同意指針を見直し、GDPRに沿ったものへ修正し、そして、これまで収集した個人情報について、再度、同意を求める
  • 社内で、データ保護について責任者又はデータ保護担当者(DPO, Data Protection Officer)を任命する
  • 収集した個人情報について、アクセスし、修正し、削除できるようにする
  • 個人情報について、偶発的、違法、権限のない削除、紛失、変更、開示がないようセキュリティレベルを構築
  • データが流出した場合、担当の当局に、遅滞なく通知(可能であれば、当該流出について分かった72時間以内)

これらは、ほんの一例です。すべての会社に同じように適用されるわけではありません。

 

GDPR当局から、同規則への準拠の度合いを測るチェックリストが公表されています。

英語ですが、こちらからどうぞ。 

また、EU圏外にある企業に対してもチェックリストがあります。US企業向けではありますが、こちらからどうぞ。

罰則は?2000万ユーロ?

GDPRを遵守に違反した場合の罰則はなんでしょうか?初めての違反や意図せず違反してしまった場合は、GDPRは、それほど厳しく処罰はしません。警告書やデータ保護の状態チェックの査察が入る程度です。

 

但し、何度も違反した場合や世界的企業の場合の罰則は深刻です。最悪の場合、違反した場合、2000万ユーロ以下又は全世界の4%のどちらか大きい方の課徴金となります。

 

すでに多くの企業に課徴金が課せられています。当局としては、課徴金の額が少ないのではないかという意見が強いようですので、これから、増額されることが予想されています。

 

2000万ユーロは25億円(2018年現在)ほどですので、ちょっとした会社が簡単に吹き飛ぶ金額です。

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JAPANESE ONLINE AUCTION SITES - How to Use?

Japanese Online Auction sites and how to use them?

Here is the list of online auction sites in Japan.

 

Looking for something great as eBay or Craigslist?

eBay is non-existent but Craigslist is quite big with foreign people in Japan. You are expected to use some Japanese if you want to use Japanese auction sites. So...if you look for something, first try Craigslist for Japan. We also have the list of Japanese shopping sites.

 

We show you the major auction websites in Japan and how to use them and what you need to be careful with.

mercari

mercari site
mercari official website

Website

 

Free to use the service.

 

How to use:

Here to register

 

If you want to buy

Make your account

You search what you want

Check the conditions of terms from the seller (seller tends to have their own rules e.g. a buyer needs to contact the seller first, not clicking "buy now" bottom.)

When the seller allows on her/his terms, you can usually negotiate the price on the comment area

During the communication, the seller keeps the product for you by changing the product photo to [ XYZ 様専用/only for Ms.Mr XYZ ]

Check the review of the seller, check the product if it is really what you want

You press [購入する/Buy now] and to buy

 

As written above, if you see  [ XYZ 様専用/only for Ms.Mr XYZ ], you should not buy it.

Otamart

You find many anime related items on this website
Otamart You find many anime related items on this website

Website

Are you into anime stuff?

We have this website to find so many anime/manga related items in Japan, having not only manga anime but also game, Dojinshi, cosplay items.

It is a major flea market platform. The platform is very similar to Mercari.

 

Here to register 

 

If you want to buy. The tips are very similar to Mercari.

Make your account

You search what you want

Check the conditions of terms from the seller (seller tends to have their own rules e.g. a buyer needs to contact the seller first, not clicking "buy now" bottom.)

When the seller allows on her/his terms, you can usually negotiate the price on the comment area

During the communication, the seller keeps the product for you by changing the product photo to [ XYZ 様専用/only for Ms.Mr XYZ ]

Check the review of the seller, check the product if it is really what you want

You press [購入する/Buy now] and to buy

 

As written above, if you see  [ XYZ 様専用/only for Ms.Mr XYZ ], you should not buy it.

mobaok

Mobaoku
Mobaoku

Website

This is the second biggest auction site after Yahoo Auction. It is owned by a major internet service company, DeNA.

 

It is 330JPY per month (incl. tax) to use (if you use iTunes or google play payment, 360JPY per month (incl. tax)).

You can use credit card, several Japanese mobile phone payment such as Au pay, bank transfer.

No charge except for the monthly fee.

 

How to use:

Here to register

 

If you want to buy

Make your account

You search what you want

Check the conditions of terms from the seller

Check the review of the seller, check the product if it is really what you want

You press [入札する/Bid] and put the price you want to pay and press [入札する/Bid]

Once you press  [入札する/Bid], you can not cancel your bid

JiMoTY

official site jimoty
Source: Jimoty
You see many free stuff on Jimoty!
You see many free stuff on Jimoty!

Website

It is free to use.

This is a classified ad site. You must register to buy or sell incl. contacting each other. It is a Craigslist in Japan. There are event info, job, lesson on the platform. Like Cragslist, you find many free stuff.

 

If you look for some special items such as rare anime figure or so, you may want to check other sites. 

 

Register from here

 

How to use:

You can log in using your facebook, docomo mobile phone account, or register with your email.

 

If you want to buy

Make your account

You search what you want

Check the conditions of terms from the seller incl. where the seller is located

Check the review of the seller/if the ID of the seller verified (some just verified by SMS, some verified with a appropriate licence etc. The more, the safer (feel!))

You contact the seller from the form

You can chat with the seller on the platform e.g. how to pay/how to get it delivered/shipment method/hand carry etc.

 

Yahoo auction

This is the biggest auction site in Japan. It is owned by Softbank group.

You can find almost everything including car and house!

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How to Learn at Animation school in Japan? Which is Cheapest one?

How to Learn at Animation school in Japan? Which is Cheapest one?

How are you doing in the Covid-19 era?

 

Almost all industry is affected, mostly negatively. Today (as of 6th of August, 2020) the anime item manufacturer Aquamarin went bankrupt.  It is not an easy market to survive.

 

Many people coming up to us and ask how to get a job in animation industry in Japan. 

 

We would love to provide as much info as possible for those who love animation/manga and want to work in the industry.

 

This time, we feature the animation schools in Japan. Whether you want to be an animator, script writer, CG artist, voice actor, it is not strange that many famous people started with a special school for animation.

 

There are many animation schools and we would like to introduce several of them. We also hope to provide a very rough idea of which one cost how much to enroll.

 

You see many "Senmongakko" below, this means "technical college" in Japanese.

 

 

The information is as of 6th of August, 2020. We can not guarantee the accuracy. If you are serious, please contact each school for more concrete details.

 

How to learn/enroll?

How to learn in an animation school in Japan rather easy:

 

1. You apply to get the introduction paper from the school online and the application paper

2. You fill in the application, send it with other necessary documents such as your graduate certificate and wait for the confirmation. There is usually no entrance exam.

 

3. You pay the tuition fee and there you go!

Not cheap...

Here you find some tuition fee of the schools in Japan.

 

Yet, the cost to learn in Japan is not only the tuition fee.

 

 

The accommodation, travel, food, clothes, utility fee, Japanese language school cost, visa support cost etc. You need to include these into the calculation at least.

 

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Tokyo Animator Gakuin Senmongakko

Japanese name: 東京アニメーター学院専門学校

 

There is no entrance exam.

 

Voice actor training Course ( 声優タレント学科 ) 

2 years 1,900,000 JPY = (1st year 1000,000JPY and 2nd year 900,000JPY )

 

Mangaka Course ( 漫画家プロ養成学科 )

2 years 1,840,000 JPY = (1st year 970,000JPY and 2nd year 870,000JPY )

 

Animation Course ( アニメーション学科 ) 2 years 1,840,000 JPY = (1st year 970,000JPY and 2nd year 870,000JPY )

 

Illustration Course ( イラストレーション学科 ) 1 year 970,000JPY (the duration is one year)

Osaka Information and Computer Science College

Source : oic official
Source: official site

Japanese name: 大阪情報コンピュータ専門学校/Osaka Information and Computer Science College ("OIC" we love the sound ;) )

 

Website: https://www.oic.ac.jp/english/index.html

 

The application fee: 20,000JPY

One year tuition cost: 700,000JPY-930,000JPY

Text book etc. can cost 70,000JPY or so.

There is a scholarship system available.

 

It offers:

CG graphic course 2 year

CG animation course 2 year

CG creator course 3 year

CG graphic creator course 4 year

 

You can check the work of the students of this school here.

 

The school has many other courses such as programming.

Tokyo Communication Art Senmongakko (TCA)

Japanese name: 東京コミュニケーションアート専門学校/Tokyo Communication Art Senmongakko ("TCA" )

 

Website: https://www.jikei.asia/com/en/

 

The school has many other courses such as dolphin trainer, programming.

Amusement Media Sogo gakuin(AMG)

Japanese name: アミューズメントメディア総合学院/Amusement Media Sogo Gakuin (AMG)

 

Website: https://www.amgakuin.co.jp/

 

Animation course

2 years 2460,000JPY = 1,280,000JPY + 1,180,000JPY

 

Character design course

2 years 2660,000JPY = 1,380,000JPY + 1,280,000JPY

 

Manga illustration course

2 years 2460,000JPY = 1,280,000JPY + 1,180,000JPY

 

Game animation 3DCG course

2 years 2660,000JPY = 1,380,000JPY + 1,280,000JPY

 

Game programmer course

2 years 2660,000JPY = 1,380,000JPY + 1,280,000JPY

 

On the top of the above, there will be text book etc. cost.

amps

source: official website amps
Source: Official website

Website: https://amps-web.biz/amps_en.html

 

This school coins itself as the cheapest animation school. The school also offers a mail based lesson. Technically, if you use our forwarding service, you can get the lesson overseas.

 

2 years 1,364,000JPY = 748,000JPY + 616,000JPY

 

The tools etc. will cost 20,000JPY for animation course and 15,000JPY for manga and illustration courses per year.

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Which Swimming Pool Open in Corona time in Japan?

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Which Swimming Pool Open in Corona time in Japan?

The hot summer has come to Japan. It feels like a holiday season but it is the era of Covid 19. So many public venues are closed.

 

If you live in Japan or you are visiting Japan in the summer(July-Sept), you know the heat season here is not bearable with this high humidity. One option is to stay still in the room with strong AC. But this may not be so exciting and fun.

 

How about swimming in the cold water under the strong sun? You will surely enjoy the dip in the water. 

 

In this version of the article, we try to put the focus on the great swimming pools in Tokyo area and somewhere near Tokyo, Japan which are open in the corona time.

 

Many private run swimming pools seem open in 2020. Almost 100% you need to book your space online to enter. 

 

We can not guarantee the accuracy of the information because these venues open and close spontaneously based on the Covid-19 case going up and down. If you decided to go, please check the official website of the venue to make sure it is open. 

Swimming pool in Covid-19 in Japan

Even though the swimming pool open, we can not enjoy as freely as we could before the corona time.

 

From our experience so far, several swimming pools are open but with special rules due to the corona. We can not say for all venue but very typical rules are:

 

0. For the theme park like swimming pools (not swimming pool of your gym), you need to reserve your space online. This is critical. We show you where to book also in each section of this article.

 

1. You MUST show up wearing a mask (this is also critical!). Then you need to get through a body temperature check before you enter the venue (there is someone with a temperature check tool at the entrance or a machine to check it)

 

2. You need to leave your personal information such as your name, address and all ( so they can track you if any infection case occurs )

 

3. You are supposed to wear swim suits before you leave your home (so you do not stay in a changing room for a long) 

 

4. You can not use the shampoo etc. at the shower room so you do not stay there for a long

 

5. You can only stay e.g. 45 mins or so in the swim pool (you will be asked to go away)

 

6. Opening hour is shorter

 

7. Sauna is closed (many sports gyms are like this now. We love sauna and this is not a great news.)

 

The rules depend on the venue but basically you can not stay for a long time there.

What is the cost range for swimming in Japan

We have not seen the entrance cost changes in the Covid-19 era.

 

For the private venue, please be aware that you expect to pay more than 3000JPY (30USD) per person and also the swimming pool may be full of people. Do not dare to get there on weekends. Try at least weekday if you can.

 

For theme park swimming pools operated by private sectors, we went to many of them in Japan and understand the cost consists of :

1) Entrance ticket to the theme park

2) Entrance ticket to the swimming pool

3) Extra ticket to use some special ride

4 ) Locker fee (up to 500 JPY or so. Annoying hidden cost. This is not refundable usually (e.g. you put 600 JPY and only 100 JPY refundable) !!) 

5) VIP area ( some swimming pools offer you an area with a parasol, a table and set of chairs dedicated for you, usually 1000-2000 JPY per day )

6 ) Inflated price for less-than-average quality foods/drinks

How to reduce the cost for swimming in Japan?

Onegai Kaeru team's advice to lower the cost are :

For 1)-3) above, try to get the ticket in advance for the bargain price ( you can buy it online or from convenience stores )

For 4) above, bring your own bag. There are thieves so better bring your cash/valuable in a water proof bag you can always carry in the water.

For 5) above, you do not really need it unless you are with your grand parents or small kids and the place is super crowded with super hot day.

For 6) above, just bring your own foods/drinks. Bring your cooler box with a lot of ice to keep things nice and cool.

 

The cost is usually much cheaper for the public swimming pool but rather boring and even more crowded. 

 

Most of the swimming pools open at 09:00AM or 10:00AM depending on day. Some swimming pools open till late night as 22:00 serving alcohol. 

And...Never forget this in Japan summer

Do not forget to bring the skin protection and enough drink. The sun in summer is very strong and you may get heat stroke. For kids, do not forget something (student card or so) to show the age.

 

Tattoo are still prohibited in many venues. No relaxation in the corona time!

And...DO NOT FORGET ABOUT TATTOO RULE IN JAPAN (some swimming pools do not even allow Tattoo concealer)!

Big Swimming Pools In Tokyo

These are in Tokyo but not all are that center. 

Tokyo Summer Land, Adventure lagoon

Source: official website All about
The big toilet " DEKASLA " Source: official website All about
Source: official website All about
Source: official website All about
Source: official website All about
Source: official website All about

Click here to find out more corona related special info from the official website

 

Akiruno city, Tokyo

Open: 13th of July - 30th of Sept? (2020)

 

The toilet looking slider called " DEKASLA " is fun. But we waited for one hour to get the ride. It is not in the city center. You go into the mountain area of Tokyo. It has also an indoor area thus even if rains you can swim.

 

It is open in the corona time.

Covid-19 special rules include: 

You must get a ticket beforehand to book your space. You can book at many convenience stores.

Some are of the swimming pool such as Jacuzzi is closed. 

For DEKASLA, you must wear a face/mouth shield.

 

1800 JPY for 61 years old or older

3500 JPY for adult ( Jr high school students or older)

2500 JPY for primary school student 

1800 JPY for 2 years old or younger

Ticket include the park entrance and swimming pool entrance

If you also want to ride attractions, 4500 JPY inclusive ticket available.

(old info may not be correct as of 2016)

Toshimaen

Toshimaen, one of the major theme parks in Tokyo will be closed in 2020 and will be a Harry Potter land in the future.

Source: official website All about
Source: official website All about

Click here to find out more from the official website

 

Nerima, Tokyo

Open: 13th July, and 16th of July - 31st of Aug (2020)

 

Just 30 mins from Ikebukuro area. Of course, always many people.

 

It is open in the corona time.

Covid-19 special rules include: 

You must get a ticket beforehand to book your space. You can book from this Toshimaen official website.

 

 

4100 JPY for adult ( Jr high school students or older)

3000 JPY for kid of 110 cm height or taller (before Jr high)

2000 JPY for kid shorter than 110 cm (before Jr high) 

0 JPY for 2 years old or younger

Ticket include the park entrance and swimming pool entrance

Locker costs up to 500 JPY!

(as of 2016)

Yomiuri Land, Pool WAI

Kids can not enjoy Ampanman pool Source: official website and All about
Kids can not enjoy Ampanman pool in 2020 Source: official website and All about

Click here to find out more from the official website

 

Inagi city, Tokyo

Open: 1st of July-11th of Sept (2016)

 

30 mins from Shinjuku by Keio Line or Odakyu Line.

 

It is open in the corona time.

Covid-19 special rules include: 

You must get a ticket beforehand to book your space. You can book only at the Yomiuri land official site.

Some are of the swimming pool such as Anpanman pool is closed. 

 

2000 JPY for 65 years old or older

3300 JPY for adult between 18 years old and 64 years old

2500 JPY for Jr. high and high school student

2100 JPY for 3 years old and primary school student 

 

Ticket include the park entrance and swimming pool entrance

With ticket to ride attractions incl., it is up to 6000 JPY.

(as of 2016)

Showa Kinen Koen, Rainbow Pool: Closed in 2020

Source: official website and All about
Source: official website and All about

Click here to find out more from the official website

 

It is located in Tachikawa city and Akisihma city, Tokyo. Because it is sort of operated by the government, the fee level is not high. But, in 2020, the swimming pool is not open. Let us hope it will open in 2021 and after!!

 

In case you read this article in 2021, we talk about this nice swimming pool a bit.  Inside the big park, there are 9 types of swimming pools. It has a BBQ area so you can enjoy BBQ and swimming!

 

1 hour from Tokyo by Chuo Line.

Nishi-Tachikawa station is the closest (2 min walk). Operated by a public sector, the price is fair.

 

500 JPY for 65 years old or older

2300 JPY for 15 years old or older

1200 JPY for primary school and Jr. high student

300 JPY for 4 years old ( before primary school student )

 

Ticket include the park entrance and swimming pool entrance

If pregnant, 500 JPY ( need to show your mother's note "Boshi Techo/母子手帳 ").

(as of 2016, maybe wrong)

BIG SWIMMING POOLS Near Tokyo

Some are cheaper than the ones in Tokyo. For example, Saitama Suijo Park is not as expensive. But the same rules apply. Try not get there on weekends at least. Inexpensive means much more people than expensive places.

Saitamasuijo Park closed in 2020

Source: official website and All About
Source: official website and All About

Click here to find out more from the official website

 

Ageo city, Saitama

It is closed for 2020 because of the corona.

 

Take bus from Ageo station East Exit and get off at "Sports Sogo Centre (スポーツ総合センター)" ( or 30 mins walk from Ageo station) (Takasaki Line). One of the most reasonably priced swimming pools in Tokyo area for this size.

 

510 JPY for adult

210 JPY for kid (primary school or Jr. high student (Jr. high student needs to present their student card or so to show the age))

Special deal for a family (2 adults and 2 kids) is  1230 JPY

(as of 2016)

 

Similar swimming pools are in Kawagoe city , Kazo city and Koshigaya city. Quite cheap but you will be almost 100% sardined!

Tobu Dobutsu Koen, Tobu Super Pool

Source: official website and All About
Source: official website and All About
Source: official website and All About
Source: official website and All About

Click here to find out more from the official website

 

Miyashiro, Saitama

Open: 1st - 31st of August (2020)

 

It is open in the corona time.

Covid-19 special rules include: 

You must get a ticket beforehand to book your space. You can book only at the Tobu official site.

 

It has a Zoo and theme park. If you love animals, you can see some and dive into the swimming pool!

 

1900 JPY for 60 years old or older

2600 JPY for adult 18 years old or older

2000 JPY 12-17 years old

1300 JPY for 3 years old and primary school student 

 

Ticket include the park entrance and swimming pool entrance

With ticket to ride attractions incl. , it is up to 4800 JPY.

(as of 2020)

Hasunuma Kaihin Koen, Hasunuma Water Garden

Source: official website and All About
Source: official website and All About
official website hasunuma
Source: official website

Click here to find out more from the official website

 

Sanmu city, Chiba

Open: 18th of July  - 22th of  of Sept (2020)

 

The biggest in Chiba.

It is open in the corona time.

Covid-19 special rules include: 

You must get a ticket beforehand to book your space. You can book only at the official site.

 

 

1730 JPY for adult

1010 JPY for high school student

400 JPY for primary and Jr. high student 

200 JPY for 4 years old or older

Ticket include the park entrance and swimming pool entrance

Water slide etc. cost extra e.g. 200 - 400 JPY one time 

(as of 2016)

 

NOTE: It is right next to the ocean. There is a swimming area with the beach!

Seibu Yuenchi Pool

Source: official website and All About
Source: official website and All About

Click here to find out more from the official website

 

Tokorozawa city, Saitama

Open: 18of July - 30th Aug (2020)

 

1.5 hour from Ikebukuro by Seibu Line.

This year it is open till 21:00.

 

It is open in the corona time.

Covid-19 special rules include: 

You must get a ticket beforehand to book your space. You can book only at the official site.

 

1500 JPY for 60 years old or older

2500 JPY for adult ( Jr high school students or older)

1500 JPY for 3 years old or primary school student 

0 JPY for 2 years old or younger

Ticket include the park entrance and swimming pool entrance

If you also want to ride attractions, 3000 JPY inclusive ticket available.

(as of 2016)

Kodomo no Kuni Closed in 2020

Source : official website and All About
Source : official website and All About

Click here to find out more from the official website

 

Yokohama city, Kanagawa

 

It is closed in 2020. We hope it will open in 2021 and after.

 

Around 1 hour from Shibuya/Yokohama, get off at Kodomonokuni station (こどもの国駅)

1100 JPY for adult ( high school students or older)

450 JPY for primary and Jr. high students

350 JPY for 3 years old or older 

0 JPY for 2 years old or younger

Ticket include the park entrance and swimming pool entrance

(as of 2016)

Ending Note-looking for cheaper deals?

Did you find a good place? Do you have any favorite?

 

If you know your neighbor swimming pool is open, please share it in the comment section or with us. 

 

Except for some government run theme park, here we introduced the theme park style swimming pools (big slides, artificial waves etc.), almost all of which cost some fortune.

List of public Swimming pools in Japan for cheaper deal

If you are on budget, there are many small size public swimming pools in Tokyo area which is cheaper than all of these places in this article.

 

These swimming pools are like gym pools but great enough to have good dips in this hot summer. Better avoid the summer holiday season, you may be suffocated with so many kids. Try on weekdays, early morning.

 

The entry price shall be as good as 200JPY (1.5 USD) or so depending on the pool, if you are the local resident, your age. 

 

But in 2020 many of the public swimming pools are closed due to the corona. It is quite pity.

 

Here is the list of public swimming pools in Japan. Try this list (all in Japanese and some are only for the residents of the area. Call the place up beforehand to make sure you can get in!).

 

<<Careful with tattoo rules in public swimming pools, beaches etc.>>

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Hungry in Japan? Find the unbelievably big and cheap food from our "where can we get full" list!

 

Onegai Kaeru wants you to enjoy Japan trip.

 

If you are looking for more traveler"s info and can not find one, please let us know. We will try to help you with Japan Traveler Help Service (we work on hourly charge to arrange, book, find info you need). Feel free to contact us!

 

 

Want to know more places for the great photos in Japan? For example, Toshima island with so many flowers. Please check this out!

 

Do you know an island with over 2000 years old tree in Japan? Please check this out!

 

Onegai Kaeru, a group of passionate travelers, bring happiness to the world with its shopping support service and original super cute items!

 

Source: Wikipedia, All About, official website of each theme park

 

Disclaimer: Even though we try to make the info as updated and accurate but the accuracy of the information herein is not guaranteed by us. If you have any uncertainty, please contact the information source.

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COMIKET99 IN TOKYO, JAPAN IN 2020 CANCELED. But Now AIR COMIKET Starts!

COMIKET99 IN Winter, TOKYO, JAPAN IN 2020 CANCELED. But Now "AIR COMIKET" Starts!

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Comiket in WINTER 2020 canceled

Source: Comiket98 official website
Even the event was cancelled. You can buy the catalog. Source: Comiket98 official website

Comiket in 2020 was going to take place on 2-5 May. This was the first time since 1975 that the event was cancelled. The reason is of course the current corona pandemic.

Now we learnt that the next 2020 Comiket is also cancelled!

 

When will be the next Comiket? It plans to be in the Golden Week in 2021.

 

Now the Comike organizer trying to promote more "Air Comike". What is it? We explain in the next section below. 

 

Is it still possible to operate the Comiket without any revenue?

 

The organizer told us that they will not go bust "yet" but they may ask for donation if they see their wallet tight in the future.

 

Normally the catalog should have been available to buy from the following links:

 

Toranoana shop

 

Melon books shop

Air ComikeT

"Air Comike" movement started when Comiket 98 was cancelled. In one word, it is the online version of Comiket. It is a simple link of the comic/dojinshi creators/vendors which could have been on the Comiket in real.

 

With this you can support them by purchasing the goods from them online.

 

Here is the link of the creators on Air Comike. You can check from this official link

what happenED to Comiket99 winter, 2020?

The Comiket organizer announced that the winter Comiket in 2020 being cancelled. Of course it is because of the corona.

 

 

Previously it was that in the winter Comiket the East exhibition hall and the new South exhibition hall be available to use. This means Comiket99 can technically speaking use all 16 exhibition halls max. The organiser says it is not yet decided if using all but most likely the duration shall be "3 days", not 4 days. Because the Tokyo Olympic is postponed to 2021. This shall impact Comiket in 2021 too. We will keep you informed. 

 

The organiser also says Comiket96-Comiket98 experienced huge transitions for Comiket history and says "there may be more changes they need the Comiket fans to accept from now on".

 

Comiket in 2021 will be its 100th time.

Entry fee for all visitors

From our observation, the 2021 Golden Week and from now Comike is likely to charge entry fee. For the previous Comiket, the organizer said that the expense of managing the sites went up because of the 4 day event and smaller event space which resulted in the less income from advertisement. 

 

The venue cost and labor cost keep rising in Japan. Right now we also witness a dramatic decline in the economy because of the corona pandemic. Thus Comiket organiser may have no option but to charge for the entry (we hope not but...).

 

For the future Comiket, you pay the fee or buy the entry. We also guess the wrist band which has been used as a entry ticket in 2020 may change to a smartphone based ticket.

 

[it is our guess, not official information from the Comiket organiser!]

How much Entry fee?

For 2020 Comiket, for 4 day ticket, it was 2500 JPY for advance ticket and 2000JPY to buy on the day. One day ticket was 500JPY. Comiket99 may have a similar price range.

Where to buy ticket?

Now we know Comiket are not taking place but let us suppose there is an event...

 

Where can you buy the entry ticket?

 

You can buy the advance ticket at Tonaranoana shop, Animate shop, Melon Books.

 

If you want, you can line-up and buy at the venue but it will be loooong process.

What is Comike? Big dojinshi fair in the world

Comiket is the biggest Dojinshi ("同人誌" / self-published works by animator/comic artist) convention in the world since 1975 (21 Dec). 

 

We call it "Komike" in Japan. 

This is one good channel to promote yourself as a Manga-ka or Cartoonist in Japan.

 

When to take place and for how many days?

 

2019 seems a special event with 4 days.

 

Usually it takes place at Tokyo Big Sight two times a year ("Summer Comiket" in mid August of every year e.g. 10-12AUG and "Winter Comiket" around the end of every year e.g. 29DEC- 1JAN).

 

Besides this, there is Comiket Special which takes place every 5 year.

 

<<How to get a job as Manga-ka or catoonist in Japan?>>

How much to enter Comiket in Tokyo?

As of 2018 it was free to enter the Comike. But there was a fee system in 2019 and 2020.

What you need to be careful

Heat

For Summer Comike, you take care of yourself for the heat. IT was reported every day there were more than 100 people taken to the care center with possible heat stroke. Bring some cap, enough drink.

We heard of some complaints from the people lining up in the morning outside of the venue that there were no drink vendors who could go around so that you could buy drink from where you lined up. There are many vending machines but not practical when you need to line up with several thousands of people.

 

 

Theft ( including Pickpocket) 

There was a report of arrest for pickpocket. If you attended the Comike once, you know the situation is like 8AM in Yamanote line on weekday. So many people. You keep your belongings where nobody can reach easily. 

 

The photos of the cosplayers are here!

What time should you go the venue? Opening hour

The Comket opens from 10:00AM till 17:00 for the 1st and 2nd day and 10:00AM-16:00 for the 3rd day. For 2019, there will be the 4th day. The opening hour should be more or less the same.

(Subject to a possible change in the future. Check the official website )

 

still Morning dash?

Although not allowed, it is sort of tradition that the visitors rush out of the station gate from the first train which reaches at Rinkai line Kokusai Tenjijo station ( りんかい線国際展示場駅 ).

 

 

It is called " Shihatsu Dash / 始発ダッシュ or the first train dash ".

 

Well, we can only say do you run or you fall! Stay safe ;) 

 

The below youtube video is Comiket Winter 2019.

 

You can see why the organizer needed to cancel their events. So many visitors. There is a high risk of Covid 19 explosion. Very tough time for this type of event.

Location and How to get there?

The location is at Tokyo Big Sight, a convention hall in Tokyo. In 2019, the venue is a bit smaller than normal.

 

There shall be 3 venues:

West Exhibition Hall

South Exhibition Hall

Aomi Exhibition Hall which is 1.5km away from the other halls.

 

You need to take JR Shinjuku Rinkai line or Yurikamome line from JR Shinbashi station. 

 

You get off at Kokusai Tenjijo station ( りんかい線国際展示場駅 ) of Rinkai line or Kokusai Tenjijo Seimon station (国際展示場正門駅) of Yurikamome line.

Comiket policy

The policy of Comiket is that all participants are equal.

Seller - circle

You need to be selected to be the seller. If selected to be a seller, you need to pay. The normal seller space is a half of a table and two chairs. The seller at the Comiket is called "circle". 

 

The application starts for the next convention around the time of Comiket. That means if you want to be a seller at the next convention, you need to apply around 6 months in advance.

 

If you wish to be a seller, you need to apply by post or email. Many applications fail because of just not enough or wrong information in the application format. You make sure you fill in correctly!

 

More than 36000 circles attend usually

 

Seller can enter at 07:00AM

This is how it is like in Comiket source: wikipedia
This is how it is like in Comiket source: wikipedia

Visitor

Is it free to visit the market?

"Yes!"

Unlike many Dojinshi convention, you do not need to buy the catalog (as an entry ticket) to visit the market.

 

More than 500000 visitors usually. In 2018 summer there were more than 53000 visitors.

 

Visitor can line up from 04:30AM and enter at 10:00AM (in fact you are NOT allowed to line up before 04:30AM but many lineup from the day before)

Cosplayer

If you want to do a cosplay at the Comiket, you need to apply in advance.

 

Now the not excessive exposure rules are in use. You should not show too much skin!

careful about several rules at Comiket!!

You must be careful about several rules in Comiket. The similar rules apply also to many Dojinshi Conventions in Japan.

 

If you want to take a photo/video of someone in the Comiket, unless you blur the person's face, you are not allowed to publish it on your SNS or any sort. If you want to publish, you need to identify yourself with your name and your contact information, the purpose/media details. The organiser is strict with the rules. The penalty could be the eviction from the Comiket.

Share your experience

Have you ever been at any Dojinshi convention? Which one? How was your experience?

 

<<How to get a job as Manga-ka or catoonist in Japan?>>

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Source: wikipedia, Comiket official website

 

 

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Kyoto Animation Start Recruiting 2020!

Kyoto Animation Start Recruiting 2020!

Kyoto Animation announced that the company is accepting applications.

The company suspended the recruiting because of the corona situation.

 

The studio accept applications for several interesting positions within the company.

 

The positions are e.g.

animators,

writers,

3DCG (modeling, rigging, effect, animation)

managers,

sales,

web production,

admin

and

systems engineers,

 

for both fixed-term such as one year and year-round periods, along with many others. Some positions are for Tokyo office.

 

Some positions are only for the 25 year old or younger people.

 

The payment is around 1000JPY per hour, 210,000JPY per month depending on the position.

 

The application window opens from 3rd of October, 2020, to 25th of September, 2021. While applications were accepted, recruitment has been postponed due to the corona pandemic.

 

For more details, please check their official sites

http://www.kyotoanimation.co.jp/recruit/

http://www.kyotoanimation.co.jp/school/entrance/202002/ 

 

How to get anime related job in Japan? Very tough but worth try!

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Poisoned Food Killed Cats on Cat Island in Japan

Poisoned Food Killed Cats on Cat Island in Japan

Poisoned food killed many cats sadly Source: FBS Fukuoka broadcast
Poisoned food killed many cats sadly Source: FBS Fukuoka broadcast

Poisoned Food Killed Cats on Cat Island in Japan

 

There are many cat islands in Japan which we featured in our web news. 

 

One of them is called Umashima island of Kitakyushu city, Fukuoka

The island lies 10 km from Kokura port. 5.4 km size island with 30 people in 14 families.

 

Since 2014, there were around 90-100 cats on the island. 

 

It was found that 40 cats were found dead from a mysterious cause between Sept, 2017 and May, 2019. Many cats died with bubble from their mouths.

 

One NPO of Fukuoka city came to investigate the situation and found there were cuts of fishes with "strange blue-ish chemical powders" stuck thereto. After the study, this blue chemical is the one usually found in pesticide.

 

Who killed the cats?

After the search, one local 80 year old man was arrested for the suspicion of feeding the animals with poisoned foods. The person was quoted saying "I wanted to scare the craws and not sure if the cats came to eat (poisoned food)" in August, 2019.

 

Now the island has just 30 cats.

 

We have no information who this 80 year old guy was, his profession. We assume he is in agriculture or aquaculture field.

 

We know it is hard for farmers and fishers to protect their harvests from many animals trying to feed on.

And their lives depend on the harvest. From the old time, no strange to try to kill the pests like mice with poisons. We would like to believe there was no ill intention from this suspect.

But we hope there should be a less harmful way to keep the animals away from the harvest.

 

Source: FBS TV, Sankei news, Kyodo news, Mainichi news

Where is Umashima island?

how to get there?

So where is this cat island in Japan and how to get there?

 

Island profile:

Name: Umashima 馬島 (meaning "horse island")

Access: by boat. Take a boat from Kokura port (小倉渡場) to the island (22 mins) 560JPY round trip (280JPY on way).

Address: Umashima, Kokurakita Ward, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka

 

The island is called Horse island in Japanese because of several legends e.g. the island shape looks like a horse, or there were horse farms on the island in the past or some ship with horse sank there.

 

Most of the residents work in agriculture and fisheries.

 

There are also Umashima islands in Yamaguchi and Ehime. Do not get confused.

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GHIBLI NEW MOVIE "HOW DO YOU LIVE" READY IN 2023 PROBABLY

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Ghibli new movie "How do you live" ready in 2023 Probably

Ghibli Studio Mr. Suzuki Source: Twitter
Ghibli Studio Mr. Suzuki Source: Twitter

Entertainment Weekly interview

Did you know Mr. Hayao Miyazaki (79 year old) working on his new long title?

 

He was on a NHK TV documentary in Feb, 2017 and said he would be working on a next new movie to be ready in 2019.

 

The title was "Kimi Ha Dou Ikiru ka / How do you live?". 

 

Now it is 2020. We had not heard of any news.

 

We only heard studio Ghibli movies on Netflex and HBO Max (27 May, 2020). But if you are in Japan, you can not watch even if you have these.

 

The Entertainment Weekly interviewed Studio GHIBLI CEO Mr. Suzuki. He says that Hayao Miyazaki NEW MOVIE "HOW DO YOU LIVE" be ready in 2023 probably.

What kind of story?

The movie is roughly based on the "How Do You Live?: 君たちはどう生きるか, Kimi-tachi wa Dō Ikiru ka, a novel by Yoshino Genzaburo in 1973.

 

The basic story is that it follows a 15 year old boy named Junichi Honda, nicknamed Koperu, and his uncle as the youth deals with spiritual growth, poverty, and the overall experience as human beings. You can get it as a novel or also manga.

 

Many of Hayao movies are based on some old stories yet based very loosely so that you do not get a good grip of the movie story even if you read the books.

Any progress?

Studio Ghibli still draw the anime pictures by hands. It is a long lasting process.

 

As of 2020 May, the 36 minutes of the movie completed.

 

60 animators working and making 1 min per month. 12 mins per one year.

 

Did you know how many animators having worked on My Neighbor Totoro? 

The answer is 8 people. It took 8 month to complete.

While waiting you can check many ghibli movies you have not watched

Go to the official site Source: Hatake office・GNDHDDTK Nibariki・GNDHDDTK
Go to the official site Source: Hatake office・GNDHDDTK Nibariki・GNDHDDTK

1. Kaze Tachinu (" Wind starts ") by Hayao Miyazaki

The story is about the Jiro Horikoshi who created the Zero-sen, aka Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter in WWII.

 

If you want to know the story, you can get the old track of Monthly Model Graphix Magazines where Hayao Miyazaki made the manga.

 

Because it is about the WWII era, the tone of the movie is "dark".

 

The movie was out in 2013 and was supposed to be the last movie from Mr. Miyazaki but the decision was changed.

2. Kaguyahime Monogatari ("the tale of the Princess Kaguya") by Isao Takahata

The story is based on the very old Japanese folklore called Taketori Monogatari ( the tale of the bamboo cutter). 

The drawing style is similar to My Neighbors the Yamadas from 1999 unlike other Ghibli animations.

 

The other day we were in Mitaka Ghibli museum and met Isao Takahata. He gave us his autograph! Very nice.

 

This was the last movie from Isao Takahata.

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Where Can You Buy and Sell Deadstock in Corona Pandemic?

Where Can You Buy and Sell Piling up Deadstock in Corona Pandemic?

The coronavirus pandemic affecting so many business around the globe.

 

For example, a meat supplier told us that the event they usually supply has been cancelled because of the corona and they are full of deadstock. If they can not sell, they have to get rid of their meats.

 

The key word is "do not let corona kill your biz".

 

Some companies are asking if there is any place they can sell to the potential buyers.

 

There is the market for those business who are affected by the coronavirus to sell their deadstock at a lower than market price and for those who want to buy to help. This platform connects the potential seller and buyer anywhere in the world.

 

It is on the facebook, the name is Coronavirus Deadstock Market(CDM). Please share and spread this initiative to the world.

How CDM this work?

If you have product to sell

If you are seller, please describe your situation in this corona pandemic, exact address, contact information, product photos, your own photo and delivery term.

 

Please post all necessary information in the group. You must make sure your price is far lower than normal price to clear up your inventory.

 

Better to deal with a buyer only in your country or area. 

If you want to buy

If you are buyer, please use the comment of the facebook to the relevant post to request to buy.

 

Better to deal with a seller only in your country or area.

Where can you sell your deadstock in this corona pandemic?
Where can you sell your deadstock in this corona pandemic?

What you need to be careful with

The platform takes no commission.

 

The group is purely to help those affected by the corona virus.

 

Therefore, they do NOT take any responsibility for the items and any issue which may occur. No product liability.

 

If you want to sell or buy, better only deal with those who are in your country or area. International shipping is not easy and also you should not put any more pressure on the international logistics. And moreover, it will be so hard for you to solve any problem if occurs!

 

This idea is great to help business around the world in this terrible time. The concept is great.

 

Please share this.

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COMIKET98 IN TOKYO, JAPAN IN 2020 CANCELED, HOW IS COMIKET99 IN WINTER, 2020?

Comiket98 in Tokyo, Japan in 2020 Canceled, How is Comiket99 in Winter, 2020?

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Comiket in Summer 2020 canceled

Source: Comiket98 official website
Even the event was cancelled. You can buy the catalog. Source: Comiket98 official website

Comiket in 2020 was going to take place on 2-5 May. This is the first time since 1975 that the event was cancelled. The reason is of course the current corona pandemic.

 

Fee you paid shall be returned around 15th of April, 2020.

 

We will update you about a next 2020 Comiket too once the information available!

 

Even though the event being cancelled, the organiser still hopes for the support by purchasing the catalogs.

 

The catalog is available to buy from the following links:

 

Toranoana shop

 

Melon books shop

what will happen to Comiket99 winter, 2020?

The big question is what will happen to the winter Comiket in 2020?

 

Simple answer is "not sure yet".

 

What we learnt from the organiser is that the East exhibition hall and the new South exhibition hall be available to use. This means Comiket99 can technically speaking use all 16 exhibition halls max. The organiser says it is not yet decided if using all but most likely the duration shall be "3 days", not 4 days. Because the Tokyo Olympic is postponed to 2021. This shall impact Comiket in 2021 too. We will keep you informed. 

 

The organiser also says Comiket96-Comiket98 experienced huge transitions for Comiket history and says "there may be more changes they need the Comiket fans to accept from now on".

 

Comiket in 2021 will be its 100th time.

Entry fee for all visitors

From our observation, the 2020 and from now Comike is likely to charge entry fee. For the previous Comiket, the organizer said that the expense of managing the sites went up because of the 4 day event and smaller event space which resulted in the less income from advertisement. 

 

The venue cost and labor cost keep rising in Japan. Right now we also witness a dramatic decline in the economy because of the corona pandemic. Thus Comiket organiser may have no option but to charge for the entry (we hope not but...).

 

For the future Comiket, you pay the fee or buy the entry. We also guess the wrist band which has been used as a entry ticket in 2020 may change to a smartphone based ticket.

 

[it is our guess, not official information from the Comiket organiser!]

How much Entry fee?

For 2020 Comiket, for 4 day ticket, it was 2500 JPY for advance ticket and 2000JPY to buy on the day. One day ticket was 500JPY. Comiket99 may have a similar price range.

Where to buy ticket?

Where can you buy the entry ticket?

 

You can buy the advance ticket at Tonaranoana shop, Animate shop, Melon Books.

 

If you want, you can line-up and buy at the venue but it will be loooong process.

What is Comike? Big dojinshi fair in the world

Comiket is the biggest Dojinshi ("同人誌" / self-published works by animator/comic artist) convention in the world since 1975 (21 Dec). 

 

We call it "Komike" in Japan. 

This is one good channel to promote yourself as a Manga-ka or Cartoonist in Japan.

 

When to take place and for how many days?

 

2019 seems a special event with 4 days.

 

Usually it takes place at Tokyo Big Sight two times a year ("Summer Comiket" in mid August of every year e.g. 10-12AUG and "Winter Comiket" around the end of every year e.g. 29DEC- 1JAN).

 

Besides this, there is Comiket Special which takes place every 5 year.

 

<<How to get a job as Manga-ka or catoonist in Japan?>>

How much to enter Comiket in Tokyo?

As of 2018 it was free to enter the Comike. But there was a fee system in 2019 and 2020.

What you need to be careful

Heat

For Summer Comike, you take care of yourself for the heat. IT was reported every day there were more than 100 people taken to the care center with possible heat stroke. Bring some cap, enough drink.

We heard of some complaints from the people lining up in the morning outside of the venue that there were no drink vendors who could go around so that you could buy drink from where you lined up. There are many vending machines but not practical when you need to line up with several thousands of people.

 

 

Theft ( including Pickpocket) 

There was a report of arrest for pickpocket. If you attended the Comike once, you know the situation is like 8AM in Yamanote line on weekday. So many people. You keep your belongings where nobody can reach easily. 

 

The photos of the cosplayers are here!

What time should you go the venue? Opening hour

The Comket opens from 10:00AM till 17:00 for the 1st and 2nd day and 10:00AM-16:00 for the 3rd day. For 2019, there will be the 4th day. The opening hour should be more or less the same.

(Subject to a possible change in the future. Check the official website )

 

still Morning dash?

Although not allowed, it is sort of tradition that the visitors rush out of the station gate from the first train which reaches at Rinkai line Kokusai Tenjijo station ( りんかい線国際展示場駅 ).

 

 

It is called " Shihatsu Dash / 始発ダッシュ or the first train dash ".

 

Well, we can only say do you run or you fall! Stay safe ;) 

 

The below is Comiket Winter 2019.

Location and How to get there?

The location is at Tokyo Big Sight, a convention hall in Tokyo. In 2019, the venue is a bit smaller than normal.

 

There shall be 3 venues:

West Exhibition Hall

South Exhibition Hall

Aomi Exhibition Hall which is 1.5km away from the other halls.

 

You need to take JR Shinjuku Rinkai line or Yurikamome line from JR Shinbashi station. 

 

You get off at Kokusai Tenjijo station ( りんかい線国際展示場駅 ) of Rinkai line or Kokusai Tenjijo Seimon station (国際展示場正門駅) of Yurikamome line.

Comiket policy

The policy of Comiket is that all participants are equal.

Seller - circle

You need to be selected to be the seller. If selected to be a seller, you need to pay. The normal seller space is a half of a table and two chairs. The seller at the Comiket is called "circle". 

 

The application starts for the next convention around the time of Comiket. That means if you want to be a seller at the next convention, you need to apply around 6 months in advance.

 

If you wish to be a seller, you need to apply by post or email. Many applications fail because of just not enough or wrong information in the application format. You make sure you fill in correctly!

 

More than 36000 circles attend usually

 

Seller can enter at 07:00AM

This is how it is like in Comiket source: wikipedia
This is how it is like in Comiket source: wikipedia

Visitor

Is it free to visit the market?

"Yes!"

Unlike many Dojinshi convention, you do not need to buy the catalog (as an entry ticket) to visit the market.

 

More than 500000 visitors usually. In 2018 summer there were more than 53000 visitors.

 

Visitor can line up from 04:30AM and enter at 10:00AM (in fact you are NOT allowed to line up before 04:30AM but many lineup from the day before)

Cosplayer

If you want to do a cosplay at the Comiket, you need to apply in advance.

 

Now the not excessive exposure rules are in use. You should not show too much skin!

careful about several rules at Comiket!!

You must be careful about several rules in Comiket. The similar rules apply also to many Dojinshi Conventions in Japan.

 

If you want to take a photo/video of someone in the Comiket, unless you blur the person's face, you are not allowed to publish it on your SNS or any sort. If you want to publish, you need to identify yourself with your name and your contact information, the purpose/media details. The organiser is strict with the rules. The penalty could be the eviction from the Comiket.

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Have you ever been at any Dojinshi convention? Which one? How was your experience?

 

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Do you want to TV shooting, music video, photo shooting for fashion in Japan?

 

We have worked with major TV broadcasters around the world and online media to carry out their tasks in Japan. We make planning, arrangement with the venues, also hire local professional crew (videographer, photographer, editor, makeup artist, stylist, model, interpreter, translator etc. ) for the project. We are the one news providers for Japanese and international news papers.

 

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It is called Kimono Rocket, a website dedicated to Japan culture all around the world!

 

If you want to buy cosplay items online, we have the list of shops here!

 

Important information list on Japan trip! Find out now!

 

Have you heard of "Rabbiislands" and want to know how to get there, please click here!

 

Looking for a beautiful Japanese inn with private bath during your trip to Japan? Here is the list!

 

Hungry in Japan? Find the unbelievably big and cheap food from our "where can we get full" list!

 

Onegai Kaeru wants you to enjoy Japan trip.

 

If you are looking for more traveler"s info and can not find one, please let us know. We will try to help you with Japan Traveler Help Service (we work on hourly charge to arrange, book, find info you need). Feel free to contact us!

 

Source: wikipedia, Comiket official website

 

 

Want to know more places for the great photos in Japan? For example, Toshima island with so many flowers. Please check this out!

 

Do you know an island with over 2000 years old tree in Japan? Please check this out!

 

Onegai Kaeru, a group of passionate travelers, bring happiness to the world with its shopping support service and original super cute items!

 

Disclaimer: Even though we try to make the info as updated and accurate but the accuracy of the information herein is not guaranteed by us. If you have any uncertainty, please contact the information source.

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Animal Crossing from Nintendo Switch version Lottery in Japan

Animal Crossing from Nintendo Switch version Lottery in Japan

Source: Nintendo
Source: Nintendo

So many people asking us to talk about Animal Crossing from Nintendo. This is obviously so popular with people in this corona era where people need to stay at home as much as possible. We We also play it and find quite fun!

 

Now Nintendo Japan plans to release Animal Crossing from Nintendo Switch version. It is only available for Japan market. If you live in Japan, you can apply for free. If you live outside Japan, you can apply through our service.

 

The Nintendo Japan site has a lottery set up.

 

The price is 39,556JPY

 

You can apply from 18-25 (18:00 JST) May, 2020. You need a Japan address. [If you are reading this after 25th of May, 2020, it is too late, sorry!!]

 

The result comes out 1-2 June, 2020 (JST).

 

If won, you can pay 1-8 June, 2020 (JST).

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Corona Alert: What State of Emergency Declaration Change Your life in Japan?

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Corona Alert: What State of Emergency Declaration Change Your life in Japan?

 

We share the tips how to survive in the corona pandemic in Japan and also updates the list of events/venue cancelled/closed.

 

We even supply masks (normal mask to surgical types) from China.

 

Japan prime minister, Mr. Abe, announced the state of emergency declaration today 7th April, 2020. This declaration is effective till 6th of May, 2020.

 

The aim is to reduce the human contacts by 70-80% in two weeks from now.

 

This declaration has no penalty so some people say no concrete impact.

 

We think many businesses would follow the requests. The biggest impact on those who are not contracted by coronavirus.

 

What are the possible impacts on your life in Japan?

 

This measure applies for several major cities i.e. Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Osaka, Hyogo (such as Kobe), Fukuoka.

 

The mayors in many cities are already asking people to stay at home.

 

Here is the list the government asks to open and close. If you need to go to or run as your business one of these venues, you need to pay good attention and ask the venue if anything unclear.

Venue/business asked to close

University/college

School

Driving school

Prep school

Gym stadium

Swimming pool

Bowling

Golf

Batting centre

Sports club

Theater

Live house

Meeting space

Museum

Exhibition

Department store

Shopping mall

Hair dresser

Cinema 

Pawn shop

Karaoke

Bar/pub

Karaoke

Game center

Clothes rental

Night club

Ma jong shop

Pachinko

Internet cafe

etc.

The exceptions are very small type of educational institution and shop which may be asked to open after the strong measures against the corona in place.

VENUE/BUSINESS ASKED TO open

Hospital

Bank

Wholesale market

Super market

Grocery shop

Convenience store

Restaurant (only allowed for limited hour, no izakaya allowed)

Hotel/inn

Factory

Delivery

Public transport

Public bath

Lockdown ?

Some of our readers asking us if this is a "lockdown"? The answer is "no".

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Where Can you Buy Masks in this Coronavirus pandemic?

Where Can you Buy Masks in this Coronavirus pandemic?

onegai kaeru supplies masks incl. surgical, KN95 and N95  the picture is just an image all rights reserved by onegai kaeru
onegai kaeru supplies masks incl. surgical, KN95 and N95 the picture is just an image all rights reserved by onegai kaeru

Onegai kaeru bring you mask!

 

To combat coronavirus, Onegai Kaeru producing EU/FDA certified masks (incl. surgical, N95) with the partner in China. We ship with CIF and All prepaid from 5000 pieces (as minimum order, certain types incl. surgical, N95 has smaller lot starting from 100pc).

 

Custom and all cost after the arrival to your port shall be payable by the customer. If you need, please contact us with your details (full name, address, contact information), how many pieces, where to ship.

 

Our mask factory in China shared the information that now the melt blown material (the key material for the mask) price is 20 times higher than pre-corona time in China. The mask price and the shipping cost also keep going up.

 

As the demand is quite high, we can not promise to be able to supply you.

Mask Type to supply

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We supply the below types of masks so far:

 

  • Normal mask CE certified   Minimum lot 5000 pc
  • Surgical mask CE and FDA certified Minimum lot 800 pc
  • KN95 mask CE and FDA certified Minimum lot 1000 pc
  • N95 mask FDA certified Minimum lot 100 pc

 

The shipping cost shall be 30% of the total mask cost and the insurance to be added and the custom tax shall be payable by the buyer.

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Update: How Vietnam fight against Coronavirus?

Update: How Vietnam fight against Coronavirus?

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Update: How Vietnam is fighting against the corona pandemic?

 

Vietnam has 240 cases and 0 death case so far (as of 5th April, 2020).

 

As of 1st of April, 2020, Vietnam started the 15 day social distancing policy, no shops, no gathering or any public activities. Everyone has to wear mask at public space.

 

For Vietnam market entry support, please contact us.

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コロナ問題考察:飛行機にのればコロナ感染? 世界はグローバルからローカルへ、公共からプライベートへ急転向

飛行機にのればコロナ感染? 世界はグローバルからローカルへ、公共からプライベートへ急転向

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事業改善・M&Aコンサルによる-コロナ禍で会社はこう変わる

飛行機にのればコロナ感染? 世界はグローバルからローカルへ急転向

コロナが出始めた2020年初頭、欧州、アジア各国という海外を飛び回っていた。

 

クルーズ船での大規模な感染がみつかり、飛行機はなおさらではと思っていた。

 

2020年の1月、海外のある記事に、飛行機ではコロナはうつらないとあった。PR記事であったと思われる。

 

内容としては、「飛行機の中の空気は50%は新鮮なもの、もう50%は、医療機関でも使っているフィルターで浄化したもので、常に入れ替えているので大丈夫」とあった。

 

 

コロナと飛行機移動の安全性についての記事はあふれている
コロナと飛行機移動の安全性についての記事はあふれている

怪しすぎる記事である。医療機関でさえも、お医者さんや看護師さんでさえも、感染している中で、なぜ、逃げることのできないあの密室が、安全といえたのだろう。

 

2019年末、2020年のほんの初めであれば、わからなくはないが、1月、2月、3月とコロナの存在が世の中に知られた段階で、なんの防備もせずに海外に行く人間は、特に日本人は少なかった。

 

3月頭の段階で、ロンドン、ベルリン、マドリッドへ出張していたのだが、街中でマスクをしている人は皆無。現地の薬局にいっても、マスクはそもそも置いていない。

 

そして、飛行機の中でもマスクをしているのは日本人だった(欧州から日本行き)。欧米人では、ほとんどマスクをしていなかった。もちろん、CAさんたちも無防備だった。今は、マスクしてる人だらけだろう。エミレーツは、CAさんがマスク、フェイスシールド、防護服のようなものを着ていることを広告しているほどだ。

 

どこの国を見ても、海外からの帰国者が押しなべて、感染してるのは、飛行機が怪しすぎる。まず、空気も外にいるのところ比べて、動きがないに等しい。

 

手すり、テーブル、トイレなど、あちらこちらを触ることになる。これらの汚さは、昔から知られている。横の人との間隔も2mどころでない。席をひとつ空けても、すぐ横にいる。さらに、前の人との間隔などないに等しい。つねに、機内を完全消毒するわけでもない。

 

飛行機会社は大きな広告主であり、報道もしにくいが、感染者は飛行機にのってやってきたことは間違いないし、飛行機の中での感染リスクはきわめて高いと思われる。

 

 

いくら広告をうっても、一般人は常識的に考え、飛行機には乗らない。自然に事業は窮地に追いやられる。

 

飛行機での移動を愛してきた筆者も、飛行機会社が苦しんでいるのは心苦しい限りである。アイデアとひらめきで打開策を考えていきたい。

<<飛行機会社が生き残るためのアイデアはこちら>>

世界はグローバルからローカルへ、公共からプライベートへ

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世界はグローバルからローカルへ急転向していく。そしてあらゆるものが公共からプライベートへ転換する。

 

ほぼすべての国で、関所のような機能が設けられている。入国前に、PCR検査を受け、専用の使節に宿泊し、14日間は外出を禁じられる。海外へ行くことで、自国と目的地で14日ずつ、合計30日ほど動けなくなるということが当たり前になる。

 

そうなると、海外志向から、国内志向へと変わらざるを得なくなる。海外旅行はもはやなんの期待もできない。国内旅行産業に目を向ける。グローバルからローカルへの急転向である。

 

そして、公共の交通機関はリスク要因として、できるだけ避ける対象となる。移動手段は個人の車や自転車、歩きというプライベートな手段がメインとなる。長距離も、新幹線の代わりに車で移動する需要が増えているだろう。

今年3月から、プライベートジェットの注文は急増している。

 

今年か来年中には飛行機、新幹線や特急でもコロナ対策を施した個室の概念が取り入れられるような気がしてる。値段はかなり高級になるだろうが、普通のお客さんを失った飛行機会社、鉄道会社はもはや他に手はない。

 

 

これからは、公共交通機関の利用が制限され、世界も自由に行き来ができないばかりか、県境には関所が設けられるのではないかとさえ感じている。飛行機、車も、すばやく、感染源をAからB地点へ運んでしまうので、危険なのである。

 

コロナの免疫があるという通行手形がないと、家から出ることもままならない時代。

この「コロナ通行手形」、いくつかの国では、すでに構想は動いている。

 

冗談ではあるが、県境を越えるのに通行手形が必要な時代になっていく、時代の逆周りが始まるかもしれない。

 

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必読:コロナ対策で、中国へ入国の際(上海編)、絶対必要なもの (2020年3月17日アップデート)

必読:コロナ対策で、中国へ入国の際(上海編)、絶対必要なもの 新たな隔離制度について (2020年3月17日アップデート)

中国、中華圏進出支援の専門会社ローンチジャパンによりますと、コロナ対策による中国で隔離措置で新たな制度が始まりました。

 

まだ、始まったばかりの制度ですので、これから更に変わる可能性があります。全員がPCR検査を受けるのかも未確定の情報です。

 

中国へ入国する際、14日の隔離期間があることは報道されておりますが、2020年3月17日時点で、上海の空港ですが、その他の国内の空港で同様の措置がとられると思われます。

 

まだ、メディアでも取り上げられていない情報ですので、これから中国へ行く方は必読です。これから制度は更に変更される可能性もあり、本記事は参考程度にお願いします。この記事が間違っていた場合でも、一切の責任を負うことはできません。

対象国は日本からの入国者だけではありません

この記事を日本以外で読まれている方、自分は日本から中国へ入らないからと安心するのは早いです。この制度は、次の国から中国へ入る方全てに適用されます。

 

日本、韓国、イタリア、イラン、フランス、スペイン、ドイツ、アメリカ、イギリス、スイス、スウェーデン、ベルギー、ノルウェー、オランダ、デンマーク、オーストリア

今、出国前に用意すべきもの

まず、今回の制度は、入国者にはかなりの手間、負担になるものとなります。少しでも、負担を軽減するため今回の隔離措置で必需品を以下、お知らせします。

 

・スマホと中国大陸で使えるSIMもしくは、ポケットWIFI等

→これらがある前提で、検疫が行われます。もちろん空港のWIFIも使えると思いますが、國際ローミングで、電話番号の認証をしなければならなかったと記憶します。また、それでも、繋がらないこともあります。日本を出発する前に準備が必要です。

 

・マスク、使い捨て手袋、メガネ、全身を覆うレインコート等、防護グッズ、手の消毒グッズ

→感染者が周りにいるかもしれない環境に長時間いなければいけないので、感染リスクを減らせます。日本を出発する前に準備が必要です。

 

・中国国内で二週間の隔離する際の滞在先(自宅等)

→ シェアハウス等家族以外の人が複数いる部屋は、隔離先として不可になる可能性があるらしいです。

 

・中国での連絡先や、本人以外で連絡できる同僚や家族、友人などの連絡先。

→いろんな書類で書かされます。携帯のメモ等であらかじめ記入しておくと、いいでしょう。また、自分でペンを持っておくと衛生面でも安心です。

 

中国入国の際にあったほうがいいもの

 

・タオル、石鹸、シャンプー、歯ブラシ、スリッパ、紙コップ、寝袋等の宿泊用品

→用意されるホテルには、上記の用品に加え、布団すらありません。

 

・カップラーメン(使いす点フォークなど?)やお菓子(クッキー、カロリーメイト)などの食料

→PCR検査を待つホテルでは、クラッカーと水と牛乳等簡単なものしかなく、デリバリーはできません。特にお子様連れの方は、長時間待つ間に手を汚さないで食べられる食料を持っていくことをおすすめします。

2020年3月17日時点での隔離措置の変更点

これから変更の可能性もありますが、現在分かった、これまでとの変更点は以下です。

 

・新たに全員のPCR検査が必要。

 

・PCR検査の結果は、18時間から24時間を要するため、政府が用意したホテルに移動。

 

・PCR検査が陰性であれば、各居住エリアに移動。こちらは政府の用意した車(バン)での移動となります。車の数は限られており、車に乗れるまでに4時間かかりっております。

 

・上記移動は全て政府が用意したバスに乗らなければいけないので、同僚や家族は迎えにいけない。これは、中国国内でもまだ知らない方が多いので、本日出発される方は、現地の方に連絡をしておくことが必須となります。

新制度の具体的なステップは?

1.健康申报表という申請書をアプリ上で記入

→CAさんや、到着ゲートを進んだところにある検疫エリアにいる職員が、QRコードを掲げてますので、スマホで読み込んで下さい。

 

2.中华人民共和国出入境健康申明卡という手書きの書類を記入

→上記のアプリは、CAさんや、到着ゲートを進んだところにある検疫エリアでもらえます。

 

3.検疫官と面談。その際に2.の書類が必要。面談終了後、1.のアプリで申請がされているかを確認。

 

4.体温測定器を通過後2.の書類を提出、入国審査に進む際、外国人入国信息申报卡を渡され記入後、入国審査で提出。

 

5.入国審査終了後、自分の荷物を通常通りピックアップ後、上海の滞在先(自宅等)の区別に分かれたデスクに案内されパスポート情報、滞在先住所を登録。その後バスを待つ。

→滞在先(自宅等)住所登録後、滞在先にその区を管理している居委会の人が見回りにきます。シェアハウス等家族以外の人が複数いる部屋は、隔離先として不可になる可能性があるらしいです。

 

6.バス到着後各滞在先の区政府が用意したホテルにてPCR検査を実施。

→長い綿棒みたいなもので喉と鼻の奥からサンプルを採取されます。小さなお子さまにとっては、少し辛い検査になりますが、一瞬で終わります。

 

7.PCR検査の結果を待って、陰性であれば、滞在先まで、政府が用意したバスで移動。

→ホテルには宿泊に必要な用品が一切ないので、あらかじめ準備していったほうがいいです。

ホテルの費用について、質問が寄せられましたが、今のところ「無料」だそうです。

 

8.滞在先で二週間の隔離生活開始。

今回の検査の所要時間

さて、今現在、上海に降り立ったとしたら、どのくらいの時間で、検査を終えることができるのでしょうか?

 

今回の所要時間の現地報告です:

 

・到着から飛行機降りるまで  約2時間

・飛行機降りてバスを待つまで 約2時間

・バスの待ち時間       約3時間

・バス移動時間        約1時間

・PCR検査           約30分

・PCR検査陰性で、ホテルから家まで送り 

 車に乗れるまで約4時間

 

 まず、PCR検査を受けられるまでに、少なくとも7、8時間はかかることになります。

 

そして、この後、政府の用意したホテルに24時間ほど滞在することになります。

 

PCR検査は、先着順に1人ずつやるので、上記5.の時点で、後から受付された方は、数時間待つ可能性もあります。

コロナ対策先進国中国

隔離に加え、今回の新制度は、時間もかかり、旅行者に大きな負担となるものでありますが、新型コロナウイルスで甚大な被害を受けている中国として、コロナ対策では、妥協を許さない姿勢で臨んでおります。日本も学ぶことは多いのではと感じます。

 

早いうちにコロナの問題がなくなることを願うばかりです。

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Updated: Coronavirus Japan Event Cancellation Information, live, concert, festival

Updated: Coronavirus Japan Event Cancellation Information, live, concert, festival

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The coronavirus case is spreading more and more in the world.

 

We quickly gathered the best practice from our colleagues in China and Italy HOW TO SURVIVE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION IN JAPAN and also put the map to show where corona infections (the status of the patients) have been found in Japan (HERE).

 

We also produce EU certified masks in China right now to help the situation (contact us if you want to order).

 

In Japan, we saw the live house concerts, restaurants and exhibitions where anyone gathers with other so many people in a closed area as the hot spots to spread the virus.

 

The government of Japan also "officially and publicly" instructs events to be cancelled or postponed.

 

Due to the coronavirus, many events are supposed to be cancelled. Some in Japan even suggest for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic to be cancelled (which we wish not or at worst, postponed !!). The cancellation shall cost 7.8 trillion JPY. Not cheap..

 

"Take On Me" Norwegian musician A-ha canceled the Japan tour in March in Tokyo, Fukuoka and Nagoya.

 

Every year many people outside of Japan visit Japan to attend their events.

We already saw some cases where some people bought expensive flight and event tickets and flew to Japan only to find out their event was cancelled. None of our customers but we do not want anything like this to happen to anybody so we set up this information portal.

 

Is the venue or your event already cancelled? How to get your money back?

 

We are sincerely hoping the situation improves and our normal lives come back soon!

For now, let us protect ourselves by not going to crowded places,washing hands and gargling frequently.

List of venue and event cancelled/postponed due to coronavorus in Japan

Even though we try to deliver information as correct as possible, we can be wrong.

 

For the correct information, please contact the venue and event organizer. Usually, you can get money back.

 

We can NOT be responsible for any mistake or wrong information here. 

Event live cancelled in Japan

Event/Live in Japan Cancelled/Postponed
Bob Dylan 1-24 April Cancelled
Thundercat 21, 22, 23 April Cancelled
TWICE WORLD TOUR 2019 ‘TWICELIGHTS’ IN JAPAN 3, 4 March Postponed 15 and 16 April (planned)
Green Day 25, 27 March Postponed 26, 27, 29 March, 2021 (planned)
Avril Lavigne 8 May Postponed Jan or Feb, 2021 (planned)
Daydream festival Nagashima 19 April Cancelled
LifeSign 2020 19 April Cancelled
Bonobo 17, 18 April Cancelled
Mac DeMarco 15-24 April Cancelled
Khalid 7 April Cancelled
Tom Walker 2 April Cancelled
NEWS Miyagi Live Tour 2020 7, 8 March Postponed 27 and 28 May (planned)
Kanjiani Eight 11, 12 March Shimane, Tottori, Ibaraki Postponed to 22 and 23 April (planned)
Sexy Zone 14, 15 March Fukui Postponed to 6 and 7 June (planned)
MISIA June 18 Omiya Sonic Cancelled
Tohoku Youth Orchestra Cancelled
HoneyWorks March 20 Zepp Tokyo Postponed to 29 April (planned)
Tokimeki Jambori 12 April Cancelled
Hound Dog 13 and 14 March Toyosu PIT Cancelled
LUNKHEAD 12 March TSUTAYA O-EAST Cancelled
UNIONE 14 March Cancelled
SO.ON project TOKYO 13 March Zepp DiverCity TOKYO Cancelled
ULTRA TEENS FES - 2020@TOKYO Cancelled
KAZUYOSHI SAITO LIVE TOUR 2020 "202020" Postponed to August (planned)
Highschool Children PLEASURE PLEASURE 11 March Cancelled
(K)NoW_NAME 14 March Veats Shibuya Cancelled
MUCC / Nothing's Carved In Stone 12 March LIQUIDROOM Cancelled
Yuki Kana Birthday Live 14 March Cancelled
Koji Miyamoto 13 March Ichikawa city Cancelled
INSOO  March 13 Yokohama YTJ Hall Postponed
MAMAMOO 15 March Toyosu PIT Cancelled
Luck Life 15 March Line Cube Shibuya Postponed
THE HIROTO 14 March  Daikanyama SPACE ODD Postponed
Nigami 17 sai 16 March Shibuya WWW X Cancelled
Victor Rock Festival Cancelled
ROAD TO EX 2020 ~EXHIBITION MATCH  15 March Postponed
Kindan Nama Radio Birthday Party 15 March Cancelled
 Kaf 23 March Zepp DiverCity Cancelled
KIRINJI TOUR 2020 Postponed

Venue closed in Japan

Venue in Japan Close/cancelled until...
Snoopy Museum 13 March, 2020 (planned)
Sony Music Museum 13 March, 2020 (planned)
Spa Resort Hawaiians in Iwaki 15 March, 2020 (planned)
Takarazuka Theatre Undecided
 Yoshimoto Kogyo Undecided
Kasai Rinkai aquarium 15 March, 2020 (planned)
Ueno Zoo 15 March, 2020 (planned)
Yomiuri Land 15 March, 2020 (planned)
FujiKyu Hightland 8 March, 2020 (planned)
Yokohama Anpanman Museum 15 March, 2020 (planned)
Tokyo Disney Land 15 March, 2020 (planned)
Tokyo Disney Sea 15 March, 2020 (planned)
Universal Studio Japan, Osaka 15 March, 2020 (planned)
Daimaru Matsuzakaya department stores All in store majore events cancelled
Mori Museum 13 March, 2020 (planned)
Mori Arts center 13 March, 2020 (planned)

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How to Survive in Coronavirus in Japan? Very Easy but Critical Tips

How to Survive in Coronavirus in Japan? Very Easy but Critical Tips

Spring around the corner in Japan  Source: onegai kaeru
Spring around the corner in Tokyo, Japan Source: onegai kaeru

So many users contacted us about the situation in Japan about the coronavirus. As new information comes, we try to update this article.

 

As of June, 2020 many shops are open in Japan. Museums and theme parks also open with some restriction rules. 99% or even 100% people wear masks in Japan except for some parks.

 

Many had to cancel their trips. Many bought concert tickets in Japan which were cancelled amid this situation. Sadly some people even flew to Japan to find out the concert or event being cancelled (not our users). Here is the latest list of event cancellation/postponement in Japan. 

Do we have the coronavirus cases in Japan?

We hope this is a fake news. This above business insider chart shows how "small" the test in Japan done. Imagine Japan did the same scale of test like South Korea? Of course, Japan is an island separated from other parts of the world.

 

Do we have the coronavirus cases?

 

YES!

 

In Japan, we hear the news here and there every day. In many cases, mass of people got contracted in live houses, events etc.

 

What makes us more worried is the Japanese government is not doing enough to prevent. The actual case in Japan seems a lot, far more than officially reported!

 

The actual test done in Japan is far far less than many other countries.

 

Very dangerous in Japan with the corona?

 

No, we do not "feel" so.

 

So far we have not heard of huge epidemic happening in Japan, even though there so called "cluster" incidents happening here and there. And we do not see hospitals full of patients.

 

The government may have known it should be fine like this. Then if so, we would like to know their reasoning.

man in 50s went around trying to give virus in Aichi

We even had a case in Gamagori, Aichi where this 50 year old guy who found himself contracted, after he found it, went around bars hugging people etc. to give the virus deliberately.

In one Philippine pub he visited, one of the Filipino worker got contracted.

 

Quite stupid and sad.

 

What makes this news even sadder is that the guy passed away sometime after this incident.  Very bad and very sad news.  

Small tips how to protect

There is no perfect way to protect you against this coronavirus esp. where we see so many doctors who are the experts of hygiene and protection have been the victims of this virus.

 

Some friends are in China, some friends are in Italy, we gathered some common tips how to survive in this coronavirus pandemic. 

This does not help you 100% but we put our best practice...

Spring around the corner in Japan  Source: onegai kaeru
Spring around the corner in Japan Source: onegai kaeru

Here are some tips we think effective. Not 100% or far from 100%, we are sure. We will update the tips as more information becoming available.

 

1. Wear mask! (in Japanese, called MA-SU-KU) You protect yourself and everyone around you. This virus is contagious even before symptoms appears. If you need, we have some masks to sell. But usually your country should have some supply for you.

 

2. Wash your hands and do not touch mouth, eyes and nose as much as you can. We hear the virus can get into your body through your eyes and nose as well as your mouth. If you can not wash your hands, sanitize your hand with a sanitizer (in Japanese, called SHOU-DOKU-EKI )

 

3. Stay away from crowds. Limit your activities to very need base.

 

4. Do not touch things in public with your bare-hands. For example, you touch a door nob of a shop and touch your eye or nose, a pretty bad move (read 2. above!).

 

5. Minimize handling cash to pay. Try to use e-payment in Japan. You can get PASMO or Suica, a traffic card, or Paypay with QR code. If you you use cash, sanitize your hands afterwords. 

Japan is still a cash centered country so you can not avoid using cash.

 

6. Sanitize your phone, credit card, ID or anything you use outside.

 

7. Gargle when you are back home and when you can. You can just gargle with a water or gargle disinfectant syrup ("U-gai Gu-su-ri" in Japanese).

 

8. Take shower more often. Some people do not take a shower for two days or so. Our recommendation is to take the shower at least one time a day after you are back from outside.

 

9. This is completely up to you if to follow or not but we try to take some walk from time to time. Do some exercise. It becomes very stressful to stay in door worrying about the virus. We avoid the crowded areas.

 

Need to stay mentally healthy as well as physically.

Coronavirus situation map in Japan

Source: https://www.coromap.info/
Source: https://www.coromap.info/

Here is the map to show where coronavirus infections have been found in Japan. Not super latest but updated from time to time. Also the locations on this map are NOT exact. Many of these infected people moved around before found to be infected so we must think anyone could be infected around you in Japan and simply need to protect ourselves!

 

Do not panic too much the number in the circle is not the number of infected but it shows the patient is found how lately. For example, if "565", it means the patient is the 565th patient in Japan.

stay safe and make wise actions!

We have big respects for those who fight against this coronavirus situation; People in medics, people in logistics, people in factories to produce masks, sanitize etc. All farmers to grow foods for us and all in the world.

 

Thank you!!

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Where is Potato Shop Run by Dog in Japan?

Where is Potato Shop Run by Dog in Japan?

Source: Mainichi News

 

Everyone loves Shiba dog ("Shiba-ken" in Japanese), right?

 

What if there is a shop run by the dog? In the country where robots operate the hotels, this may not be too strange.

 

In Hokkaido, a north island of Japan, there is a sweet potato shop run by a dog! 

 

The shop is open since Nov, 2018. The local TV station featured it in 2019 which made it quite known to many Japanese. Today many foreign tourists even visit there.

 

The dog is called "Ken" 4 years old (2020). 

 

The story started like this. Mr. Murayama, the owner of service for disabled people, made baked sweet potatoes for his employees and also offered the potatoes for  the people in the nearby nursing home who really loved it. He decided to set up a shop in his building area and appointed Ken, the shiba dog, as the shop keeper.

 

As of Feb 2020, the sweet potato is 200 JPY (2USD).

 

Some part of the sales goes to the pet protection organization as charity. Mr. Murayama may want to expand his "shop chain" to more locations in Hokkaido.

Can dog eat sweet potato?

So this dog is selling sweet potato.

 

Many of us, humans, love sweet potato, right?

 

Can the dog eat the sweet potato?

 

Well, many dog lovers say they can.

But if you want to give to your dog, make sure the sweet potato is cooked but not hot, otherwise it can burn the tongue.

 

Also, please note that if your dog has a lever problem, you better not feed the sweet potato to the dog. 

shop details

Name: Inu no Yakiimo-ya-san

Open: 11:00AM - 15:00 (The dog is on break 12:00 - 13:00)

Address: 1 Chome-15-11 Kiyota 2 Jo, Kiyota Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 004-0842, Japan

Website: http://inu-yakiimo.com/  (under construction as of Jan, 2020)

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模造品対策決定版:アマゾンのプロジェクト・ゼロとは?それを超える対策は?

模造品対策決定版:アマゾンのプロジェクト・ゼロとは?それを超える対策は?

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弊社の提携ネットワーク

弊社は、世界の面白い企業、すごい企業と提携をしてきております。

 

広告会社で、中国全土、中華圏でブランディング・展示会・イベントなどナンバーワンであろうShanghai Launch、スマホアプリ開発・ウェブ開発・ソフトウェア開発でバングラディシュのスタートアップなどです。 

通常の日本企業では提携していない企業です。

 

海外プロジェクトを任されることが多く、クライアント企業から、海外でのコピー品・模造品対策でよい方法はないかといった相談を受けてきました。

 

実は、弊社、海外の模造品対策でもすごい企業と提携しています。

 

模造品対策は、プラットフォームが無料で効果的な対策やってくれれば理想ですが、アリババが数年前から始めた対策は、ルイビトンやトヨタのような超有名企業でしか参加できません。

 

今回は2019年からアマゾンが始めたプロジェクト・ゼロの概要、課題について記述します。アマゾンは大好きで、リスペクトしてやまない企業ではありますが、模造品対策はまだまだ過渡期という印象です。

 

アマゾンのプロジェクトゼロとは?

Amazonは、Project Zeroを2020年の春から始めており、これはアマゾンが模造品対策をしてくれるプロジェクトです。

プロジェクト・ゼロが利用可能な地域 (2019年現在)

現在、アマゾンのプロジェクト・ゼロはどの地域で、参加可能なのでしょうか?

 

2019年11月現在、アメリカ、日本、ドイツ、フランス、イタリア、スペインで参加可能です。ブランド企業が多い、地域から始まっていることがわかります。

プロジェクト・ゼロの効果はあるか?

アマゾンの偽造品対策でいえば、効果があります。特に、出品製品にシリアル番号をつけてくれるシステムは、絶大な効果が期待できます。アマゾン上で、シリアル番号がない製品は、偽者ということがいえるからです。

プロジェクト・ゼロの課題は?

プロジェクト自体への参加は無料ですが、まず、参加のための条件があります。

 

その条件とは、

1)対象となるブランドの正当な所有者であること

2)アマゾンのユーザであり(当たり前ですが・・・)、ブランド登録していること

3)過去6ヶ月間で、90%以上の確度で侵害の虞がある製品があることを示す調査報告を提出すること

 

また、効果絶大なシリアル番号付けは、サービスですので、シリアル番号ごとにアマゾンにお金を払う必要があります。

 

そして、なによりも、アマゾンでしか対策が取れないので、イーベイやアリババ、タオバオには効果はゼロです。むしろ、アマゾンで売れなくなった模造品業者が、他のプラットフォームに集中することが当然考えられます。

 

また、この対策の最大の課題は、模造品業者からお金を取り返すことは基本的にできません。

プロジェクト・ゼロを超える模造品対策は?

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では、より効果的な対策はあるのでしょうか?

 

弊社で提携しているサービスが、海外の模造品検索・差し止めサービスです。このサービスのすごいところは、

1)偽ものを取り扱う業者からお金を取り返せる、そして、

2)ブランド(対象となる知財)を有す企業には基本的に無料

 

ということです。条件は、米国で商標をとっていること、偽者が多いことです。取り掛かる前に弊社で事前に調査を行いますので、お気軽にどうぞ。

 

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子供一人につき毎年1万ユーロ(約120万円)が向こう10年間払われる集落

子供一人につき毎年1万ユーロ(約120万円)が向こう10年間払われる集落

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子供一人につき毎年約120万円

ここ数年、地方再生、インバウンドのプロジェクトで、日本の地方の集落を尋ねることが多い。

東京、大阪の中心にいるとわからないが、限界集落が本当に多い。集落にお年寄りが数人暮らしているような村も訪問した。

そして、その地域の行政の方や議員さんなどと意見交換している。効果的な施策はまだでていない。

日本を見る一方で、海外にも足しげく通い、情報を収集している。今年2019年も、ヨーロッパには長く滞在している。
海外の事例で、子供一人につき毎年1万ユーロが向こう10年間払われる集落があるのをご存知だろうか?
フィンランドのLestijärviという自治体である。フィンランドで言えば、片田舎である。
教育で評判の高いフィンランドだが、実はものすごく空き家も多く、2010年以降、出生率は最低を更新してきている。
少子化対策として、フィンランドのLestijärviという自治体では、子供一人につき1万ユーロ毎年(10年間)支払う。フィンランドでは、同様の支援をしている自治体がいくつか見受けられる。中には、土地を提供する地域もある。

フィンランドのLestijärvi

人口:715人(2020年7月31日)

人口密度:1km3あたり1.49人

自治体の公式サイト

ばら撒きか?

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額は、日本の比にならぬほど多いのだが、ただのばら撒きとみる人もいるだろう。
確かに、その額はとても大きい。ご存知かもしれないが、フィンランドでは、大学まで教育は無料で、医療も基本、かからないのである。物価が高いというイメージを持っている人もいるかもしれないが、実際には、食品も安い。人件費が高いので、外食すると日本よりもはるかに高くなるのである。スーパーの値段は、多くのものがはっきり言って日本よりもやすい。この社会環境で、さらに、年間1万ユーロもらえるのであるから、大きい。

日本は数十万円もらえたらよい方で、そこに、教育、医療、物価と上乗せされ、さらには、休みも取れないので、時間搾取も行われるコストもある。
さらに、このフィンランドのケースでとても面白いのは、一時的にでも自治体から離れたら、戻ってきたとしても、お金はもらえなくなる。 
どこかで、日本では、子供手当ての数十万を目当てに子供が海外に何十人もいるといって、お金をもらいに来る方もいると聞いた。

そんな問題は、このフィンランドの事例では基本的に起こりえない。

 

この自治体では、この制度を開始して、7年目にはいるが、いい成果がでている。 

残念ながら、借金を抱えた貧しい日本には、そのまま真似が出来ないのであるが・・・。

日本には、日本のためのアイデアが必要である。
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アリババ、タオバオでコピー品・偽者を見つけたら絶対にやるべきこと

アリババ、タオバオでコピー品・偽者を見つけたら絶対にやるべきこと

海外での様々なウェブショップで御社のコピー品を探し、差止めアクションを起こし、流通をストップさせます

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自社の製品をなにげなく、海外のECサイト、ネットショップ(例えば、アリババのタオバオや米国のイーベイで、検索してみたら、コピー品がたくさん出てきたといった話はよく聞きます。

 

Amazonは、Project Zeroを2020年の春から始めており、現在、アメリカ、日本、ドイツ、フランス、イタリア、スペインで参加可能です。これはアマゾンが模造品対策をしてくれるプロジェクトですが、いくつか条件があるのと、模造品業者からかお金を取り返すことはできません。シリアル番号をつけてくれるシステムは、効果覿面ですが、サービスですので、アマゾンにお金を払う必要があります。

 

弊社では、海外の進出支援をしている流れで、海外のコピー品や、偽造品を減らせないか、差止めできないか?という質問をよく受けております。その時、海外のコピー品対策を得意とする顧問の弁理士さんや弁護士さんがいれば、先ずは、対策を尋ねてみることをお勧めしています。

 

ただ、その様な相談先がない場合のSOSも弊社には舞い込みます。

 

そこで、「タオバオやアマゾン、イーベイで偽造品、コピー品を見つけた時」、必ずするべきアクションについて以下説明します。

海外にコピー品がどれだけあるのかの把握

アマゾンや、タオバオに、自社製品の製品名やロット番号などをいれたら、画面いっぱいにコピー品が現れた場合、具体的にどのような会社がどれだけコピー品を世に流しているかを把握するだけでも、大きな手間となります。

 

これからご紹介するソルーションは、この点も簡単です。

模造品・コピー品対策

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弊社の顧問先メーカーさんの法務部から、実際にあったご相談ですが、「同社の有名キャラのコピー品や、無断で同キャラを用いた製品が海外のECサイトにて売られまくっているので、どうしたらよいか」と相談を受けました。

 

通常、海外で模倣品・コピー製品を見て思いつくのは、

 

1)あきらめる(見なかったふりをする)

 

2)コピー製品を売っている業者に直接苦情を申し立てる

 

3)アリババ、アマゾン等マーケットを運営する事業者に申し立てをする

 

4)弁理士・弁護士から警告書を送ってもらう

 

コピー製品に悩まされている企業様の99%は上記のどれかのアクションを取るのでないでしょうか?

 

大手の企業様でも、超人気のキャラやロゴは、真似されすぎて、もはや手の打ちようがないと、抜本的な解決策なく野放しにしている状態です。

 

1)は、リソースがない場合は仕方ないといえば仕方ないのですが、お勧めはできません。

2)から4)は、それぞれが大切なアクションであり、うまく行えば効果も期待できます。3)については、アリババ、アマゾンが苦情窓口を用意しており、アリババ、アマゾンから直接コピー品、模造品を販売する業者へ警告、出店停止のアクションを行ってもらうことも可能です。アリババはルイビトン、サムソン等と共に近年Alibaba Anti-Counterfeiting Alliance (AACA)を組織しております。超有名ブランドのみが加入できる組織となっており、それ以外は、置き去り感はあります。

 

どれも労力、資力、時間を要する作業であり、効果の絶対性に「?」が付くこともあるのではないでしょうか?

 

実際、弊社では、あるプラットフォームで売り出した製品がコピーされ、そのプラットフォームの苦情申立の窓口からアクションを起こしてもらうよう措置をとりましたが、実際に効果があったのは五割ほどでした。売り手は、一旦はコピー品の出品を止めますが、しばらくするとまた出品したり、他のサイトで出していたりと、いたちごっこでした。弊社のような少人数の会社では、人でも限られており、次第に諦めるようになりました。

 

実は、必ずすべきアクションがあったのです。これは日本ではまだまだ知られていない方法です。

 

コピー品、偽造品対策の必殺技

前の項目で説明したアクションとは全く異なるサービスが誕生しました。はっきり言ってこれは効果あります。

 

下記に説明する条件を満たせば、IP所有者にとって無料で、海外で売られる偽造品をコピー品を探し(自社で行う場合、これ自体が大きな手間となります)、米国の弁護士を使い差止めを行い、更には、コピー製品を扱っている業者から賠償金を勝ち取り、IP所有者に払ってくれるというサービスです。

 

このサービスの要は、IP所有者にとって、無料のコピー品対策であるとこと、そして、IP所有者がコピー業者からお金を取り返すことができる可能性まであるという点です。

 

これまでは、ある意味、「やっただけコストのかかるアクション」であった海外での偽造品・コピー品対策を、うまくいけば、一つの収益源として行うことができるのです。

 

 

こんなうまい話はないと思われている方へ、そうです、このソルーションを無料で利用する為のいくつかの必要な条件はございます。

 

次の項目で、説明をします。

このソルーションの必要条件

米国での商標登録など

必要条件は主に、

(1)知的財産権(特に商標)を米国で取得していること

米国法律に基づくアクションとなりますので、米国での知的財産権(商標)を取得している必要があります。

今なくても、弊社で米国商標出願専門家のご紹介が可能です。

 

(2)それなりに海外でコピーされていること 

弊社のソルーションは、悪質業者から取り返した金銭にて、前払いして立て替えた米国での訴訟コスト補うところが一つの重要な肝となります。

海外で数個のコピーしか見つからない場合、賠償金が期待できず、本件に関わる人たちの費用が賄えないので、アクションがとれません。アクションの可否は、無料で診断いたします。

 

(3)海外コピー品を真剣になくしたいと考えていること

海外でコピーが出回っていることを、ある意味「諦めの言い訳」として、ブランド力の証と考える人もいるようです。

確かに有名なブランドはコピーされます。ただ、そのコピー品を純正品と信じて買った消費者や、最悪の場合、怪我をされてしまった場合を考えれば、看過できない問題です。

 

弊社は、経営層だけでなく、担当者さんからのコピー品対策のご相談をよく受けてきますが、担当者さんは一生懸命に対策を考えているが、経営層にその情熱が伝わっておらず決裁がおりないという場面もありました。

コピーをなくしたいという経営陣のコミットメントが求められます。

 

この中で要検証の部分は、(2)の「ある一定数、真似されていること」です。

「ある一定数真似されている」とは?

このスルーションの条件である、「ある一定数真似されている」をどう検証すればいいのでしょうか?

 

タオバオの中国版で、自社製品名や会社名をいれてコピー品を探すのでしょうか?

 

例えば、アリババの天猫にコピーがなくても、タオバオの大陸版にコピー品がたくさんある場合や、まったく別のサイトにコピー品が掲載されている場合もあります。

 

御社が自社で、コピー品がどれだけ流通しているかを知ることは容易ではありません。

 

「どれだけコピー品があるか分からない・・・」実は、この段階で、お話をしてもらうのが、妥当です。

 

弊社は、コピー品を世界の主要サイトから探してくるソルーションを利用します。これにより、御社が、コピー品対策を利用可能かを判断することができます。

 

十分な偽造品がない場合でも、有料にてこの対策ソルーションをご利用いただます。その場合は、明確な見積もりをお出しいたしますので、安心してください。

御社の手間は?

手間は皆無です

「これだけ便利なソルーションで、御社の手間はいかほどでしょうか?」といった質問を受けましたので、ご説明いたします。

 

端的に言いまして、「御社の手間は皆無です。」

 

御社の手間は、主に3つしかありません。

まず弊社に下記の必要な情報をご連絡をいただくというお手間。

米国弁護士への委任状といった必要書類へのご署名のお手間。

そして、弊社で洗い出した全世界のウェブショップのコピー品リストについてのご承認のお手間。

となります。

 

さらに・・・日系企業さんがご心配される

 

英語でのコミュニケーションも必要がありません。

米国での訴訟のために米国へ行くといった必要もありません。

 

このソルーションの殆どは弊社側によって処理されます。

今すぐご相談

今です!

もちろん、これが100%の対策ではありません。このサービスを用いても、世の中全てのコピー製品を消せるわけではございません。弊社の判断で、支援できない場合もございます。

 

ただ、これは大きな効果が認められるアクションであることは間違いありません。

諦めては、大きな損失につながるかもしれません。

 

実際、このサービスを無料で利用できるかは、上記条件などに照らし、事前の審査がございます。審査は無料ですので、お気軽にお声がけください。無料で利用できなくても、有料で利用できる場合もございます。その場合は、事前に、明確な見積書をだしますので、明朗会計です。

 

ご相談はこちらまで。

 

以下について出来るだけ具体的に、ご明記お願いします。情報がない場合、ご返答できない場合がございます。

 

1)御社名・住所・担当者様・連絡先

2)米国での商標の有無、あれば、その詳細

3)海外のどのサイトに偽物が見受けられるか(例:アリババ、アマゾン、イーベイなど)

お問い合わせ

上の1)から3)の情報をできるだけ具体的にご教示ください。

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How was Comiket96 in Tokyo, Japan in 2019?

How was Comiket96 in Tokyo, Japan in 2019?

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Comiket in 2019

Comiket96 in 2019 took place on 9-12 August. This article show how it was. For 2020 Winter Comiket info, please check this article.

 

This is the first time that the event lasted for 4 days. And this was the first time the entry fee charged. Basically everything seems to have gone well.

 

Comiket organiser employed volunteer 3300 staff.  And also the Comiket fans are usually quite organized.

 

The size of the event area shall be actually smaller, around 75% of the current size. This is because the Tokyo Big Sight use will be restricted due to the Tokyo Olympic preparation.

 

At the venue, we saw everyone wear the wrist band. Why? You can see the reason below.

 

Of course, there are many cosplayers. You can see some of the photos from 2019.

Entry fee for all visitors

Unlike the Comike till now where the visitors did not need to pay, the 2019 Comike shall charge entry fee. You pay the fee or buy the entry, for which you get a " wrist band ", or you buy the paper catalog. Note that DVD-ROM catalog has no ticket (wrist band)!

 

The reason why DVD-ROM has no ticket is that Kyoshin Print manufactures and sells it. This means that the organiser can not earn much from this sales.

 

The organizer says the expense of managing the sites will go up because of the 4 day event and smaller event space which results in the less income from advertisement. So here are all you need to know to get the entry ticket. 

 

We see everyone wear the wrist bands.

How much Entry fee?

For 4 day ticket, it was 2500 JPY for advance ticket and 2000JPY to buy on the day.

 

One day ticket is 500JPY.

Where to buy ticket?

Where can you buy the entry ticket?

 

You can buy the advance ticket at Tonaranoana shop, Animate shop, Melon Books.

 

If you want, you can line-up and buy at the venue but it will be loooong process.

What is Comike? Big dojinshi fair in the world

Comiket is the biggest Dojinshi ("同人誌" / self-published works by animator/comic artist) convention in the world since 1975 (21 Dec). 

 

We call it "Komike" in Japan. 

This is one good channel to promote yourself as a Manga-ka or Cartoonist in Japan.

 

When to take place and for how many days?

 

2019 seems a special event with 4 days.

 

Usually it takes place at Tokyo Big Sight two times a year ("Summer Comiket" in mid August of every year e.g. 10-12AUG and "Winter Comiket" around the end of every year e.g. 29DEC- 1JAN).

 

Besides this, there is Comiket Special which takes place every 5 year.

 

<<How to get a job as Manga-ka or catoonist in Japan?>>

How much to enter Comiket in Tokyo?

As of 2018 it was free to enter the Comike. But now there have been entry fees.

What you need to be careful

Heat

For Summer Comike, you take care of yourself for the heat. IT was reported every day there were more than 100 people taken to the care center with possible heat stroke. Bring some cap, enough drink.

We heard of some complaints from the people lining up in the morning outside of the venue that there were no drink vendors who could go around so that you could buy drink from where you lined up. There are many vending machines but not practical when you need to line up with several thousands of people.

 

 

Theft ( including Pickpocket) 

There was a report of arrest for pickpocket. If you attended the Comike once, you know the situation is like 8AM in Yamanote line on weekday. So many people. You keep your belongings where nobody can reach easily. 

 

The photos of the cosplayers are here!

What time should you go the venue? Opening hour

The Comket opens from 10:00AM till 17:00 for the 1st and 2nd day and 10:00AM-16:00 for the 3rd day. For 2019, there will be the 4th day. The opening hour should be more or less the same.

(Subject to a possible change in the future. Check the official website )

 

still Morning dash?

Although not allowed, it is sort of tradition that the visitors rush out of the station gate from the first train which reaches at Rinkai line Kokusai Tenjijo station ( りんかい線国際展示場駅 ).

 

 

It is called " Shihatsu Dash / 始発ダッシュ or the first train dash ".

 

Well, we can only say do you run or you fall! Stay safe ;)

Location and How to get there?

The location is at Tokyo Big Sight, a convention hall in Tokyo. In 2019, the venue is a bit smaller than normal.

 

There shall be 3 venues:

West Exhibition Hall

South Exhibition Hall

Aomi Exhibition Hall which is 1.5km away from the other halls.

 

You need to take JR Shinjuku Rinkai line or Yurikamome line from JR Shinbashi station. 

 

You get off at Kokusai Tenjijo station ( りんかい線国際展示場駅 ) of Rinkai line or Kokusai Tenjijo Seimon station (国際展示場正門駅) of Yurikamome line.

Comiket policy

The policy of Comiket is that all participants are equal.

Seller - circle

You need to be selected to be the seller. If selected to be a seller, you need to pay. The normal seller space is a half of a table and two chairs. The seller at the Comiket is called "circle". 

 

The application starts for the next convention around the time of Comiket. That means if you want to be a seller at the next convention, you need to apply around 6 months in advance.

 

If you wish to be a seller, you need to apply by post or email. Many applications fail because of just not enough or wrong information in the application format. You make sure you fill in correctly!

 

More than 36000 circles attend usually

 

Seller can enter at 07:00AM

This is how it is like in Comiket source: wikipedia
This is how it is like in Comiket source: wikipedia

Visitor

 

 

More than 500000 visitors usually. In 2018 summer there were more than 53000 visitors.

 

Visitor can line up from 04:30AM and enter at 10:00AM (in fact you are NOT allowed to line up before 04:30AM but many lineup from the day before)

Cosplayer

If you want to do a cosplay at the Comiket, you need to apply in advance.

 

Now the not excessive exposure rules are in use. You should not show too much skin!

careful about several rules at Comiket!!

You must be careful about several rules in Comiket. The similar rules apply also to many Dojinshi Conventions in Japan.

 

If you want to take a photo/video of someone in the Comiket, unless you blur the person's face, you are not allowed to publish it on your SNS or any sort. If you want to publish, you need to identify yourself with your name and your contact information, the purpose/media details. The organiser is strict with the rules. The penalty could be the eviction from the Comiket.

Share your experience

Have you ever been at any Dojinshi convention? Which one? How was your experience?

 

<<How to get a job as Manga-ka or catoonist in Japan?>>

Do you want to interview at comiket?

Local crew can help you!

Do you want to TV shooting, music video, photo shooting for fashion in Japan?

 

We have worked with major TV broadcasters around the world and online media to carry out their tasks in Japan. We make planning, arrangement with the venues, also hire local professional crew (videographer, photographer, editor, makeup artist, stylist, model, interpreter, translator etc. ) for the project. We are the one news providers for Japanese and international news papers.

 

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When Rainy Season Starts and Ends in Japan before Summer? Everything about Tsuyu

When Rainy Season Starts and Ends in Japan before Summer? Everything about Tsuyu.

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Rainy seasons in Japan

Are you planning to visit Japan? When you spend some money on trip, you want to have a nice weather, right?

 

It is well known that Japan has 4 season Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Spring and Autumn are the prime seasons where every tourist destinations get full.

 

There are two rainy seasons in Japan. One is called "Tsuyu" between spring and summer and the other one called "Akisame" between summer and autumn.

 

Many sending and asking us about the rainy seasons in Japan so we explain here: when Rainy Season Starts and Ends in Japan before Summer? Everything about Tsuyu.

2019 rainy season end prediction

Are you planning Japan trip right now? Our prediction for this 2019 rainy season end for Tokyo area is sometime 24 July, 2019. (sorry, if we are wrong!!)

Tsuyu

The rainy season in Japan ("Tsuyu") from May - July is part of rainy season in SE Asia area.

 

Normal duration is one month to 1.5 month. Kyushu area gets average 500mm which is 25% of the rain of a whole year. Kanto area incl. Tokyo gets 300mm i.e. 20 % of the whole year rain amount.

 

When not much rain falls in the rainy season or, the rainy season ends quite late, such a year often has too less or too much rain in the summer which causes natural disasters. 

Rainy season Average time to start and end

The below is the average duration of rainy season before summer. If you come to Japan around this time of period, you are going to experience many rainy and cloudy days.

Area Start End
Okinawa area 9 May 23 June
Kinki (Osaka, Kyoto, Nara) 7 June 21 July
Tokyo 8 June 21 July
Tohoku (Aomori etc.) 14 June 28 July

Crazy weather these days in Japan

Crazy weather these days in Japan. The above is the average but we see the pattern changing drastically in the recent Japan (by the time of this article in 2019). 2018 saw the rainy season before summer was very short and the summer started one month before the average.

advantage coming to Japan during rainy season

Rainy season is not bad. The biggest advantage of visiting Japan during the rainy season is that you can enjoy less crowded and the cheaper flight/accommodation in Japan. 

 

It is Not everyday cloudy and rainy. You sometimes see the sun shine. The summer in Japan is so hot and not bearable often. In the rainy season, the temperature is not too bad yet high humidity. 

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How to find Vegan Food, Vegan Vegetarian Restaurant in Japan? Our vegan food list

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How to find Vegan Food, Vegetarian Vegan Restaurant in Japan?Our vegan food list.

How to find vegan and vegetarian food in Japan?

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being a vegan or vegetarian tough in Japan

Several friends of ours are vegan and vegetarian. They visited us from time to time in Japan. Almost every one told us it is soooo hard to find a vegan food / vegetarian food in Japan.

 

Our Muslim friends tipped that we have more and more Halal food restaurants in Japan these days (usually Turkish and Indian restaurants ) but when it comes to vegan food, not too easy. 

 

We traveled with vegetarian and vegan friends in Japan and found some nice vegan foods and restaurants in Japan. We are not vegan or vegetarian though, we totally respect their choices. And we thought we should help vegan and vegetarian friends around the world.

 

We noticed there are many vegetarian/vegan from India (strongly due to its religion), the US, Switzerland and UK. But not enough in Japan. Some told us that just around 4% of the total population is vegetarian or vegan. This way, if we do not find many vegetarian or vegan food because of lack of demand, and if we did, the price is high. 

the easiest way to find vegan restaurants, foods in japan

So how do you find a great vegan restaurant/food in Japan?

 

1) ask your fellow vegan friend

This is one most reliable information source. You ask your friends esp. the ones from the local area. From our experience, the tourist information centers in Japan do not have much information about vegan restaurants.

 

2) ask the app/web HappyCow

This is an app/web which shows vegan food basically wherever you go on this planet. We used this app on our smartphone travelling in Japan. We visit several locations in Japan and unless local areas, you find the vegan foods.

 

Not only to Japan, but also if you go on some trip, you can download/install this app to your phone. If you try some food, you can write reviews and if you find somewhere new, you can add the listing. 

 

There are not many vegan or vegetarian food restaurants in Japan because Japan has not many of them. But we spotted many restauratns which offer vegan or vegetarian menus. We hope our below list helps!

Vegan restaurant in Tokyo

Vegan ramen shop

Kyushu Jangara Ramen Akihabara

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When you are in Akihabara, you can visit this ramen place. This is not a vegan restaurant. This ramen place offers vegan ramen. the service is fast and the ramen looks authentic.

Shinjuku gyoen ramen ohka

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Popular for being halal, you expect to wait for a while before you get in. The service is not fast unlike normal ramen shop.

Vegetarian curry

Honey toast cafe Akihabara

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Okonomiyaki

Zen Shinjuku

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You need to ask for vegan okonomiyaki. No mayo for you! all rights reserved by onegai kaeru

You have only two options to choose as vegan. Basic okonomiyaki or tomato okonomiyaki. No vegan mayonnaise. If you have, you may bring one, haha. 

VEGAN RESTAURANT IN Osaka

PAPRIKA Shokudo Vegan

This is a vegan restaurant in Osaka. Not far from Shinsaibashi.

It is around 1000jpy - 2000jpy per person.

You can use credit card!

chakura

This restaurant is in the very nice old style Japanese house. 

You usually pay 1500jpy or so for lunch and you pay 4000-5000jpy for dinner per person.

 

For dinner, you MUST book one day before (by 15:00 a day before!)

 

It is a bit far from the nearby station. Mikunigaoka stn.

Vegan food vegetarian food in Narita and haneda?

Narita airport

This international airport has two restaurants offering vegan foods. 

 

Both before passport control!

 

1) Homemade Udon Noodles KINEYAMUGIMARU in Terminal 1

Japanese restaurant

 

2) LA TOQUE in Terminal 2

Italian restaurant

Haneda airport

Haneda becoming more international

 

1) Cafe & Bar RAGE Tokyo Sky Kitchen in International Terminal

Hamburgers

 

2) TRUE SOUP in International Terminal

Soup

 

3) Blue Sky Dining in Terminal 1

Ramen

If no help, last resort!

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As a vegan, you ask the restaurant not to put cheese! all rights reserved by onegai kaeru

You ask around and use the app, it is likely that you find no vegan place in Japan. When we are in rural area of Japan, the app did not show anything. It happened sometimes when we were with vegan friends.

 

As the last resort, here is one tip. 

 

In that case, you try your best luck to find an Italian pizza place. You order Margarita without cheese. You can add some extra veggies if allowed. 

Any comment? recommendation?

How is our list? We may be wrong in some parts. 

If you know a great vegan restaurant or vegetarian food in Japan, please share it with us!

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More articles for you to enjoy: 

 

It is called Kimono Rocket, a website dedicated to Japan culture all around the world!

 

If you want to buy cosplay items online, we have the list of shops here!

 

Important information list on Japan trip! Find out now!

 

Have you heard of "Rabbiislands" and want to know how to get there, please click here!

 

Looking for a beautiful Japanese inn with private bath during your trip to Japan? Here is the list!

 

Hungry in Japan? Find the unbelievably big and cheap food from our "where can we get full" list!

 

Onegai Kaeru wants you to enjoy Japan trip.

 

If you are looking for more traveler"s info and can not find one, please let us know. We will try to help you with Japan Traveler Help Service (we work on hourly charge to arrange, book, find info you need). Feel free to contact us!

 

Want to know more places for the great photos in Japan? For example, Toshima island with so many flowers. Please check this out!

 

Do you know an island with over 2000 years old tree in Japan? Please check this out!

 

Onegai Kaeru, a group of passionate travelers, bring happiness to the world with its shopping support service and original super cute items!

 

Disclaimer: Even though we try to make the info as updated and accurate but the accuracy of the information herein is not guaranteed by us. If you have any uncertainty, please contact the information source.

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MariCAR/Street Kart - How to book? What you need to be careful? How much? How fast the kart can go? 100km per hour?!

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MariCAR / Street Kart - How to book? What you need to be careful? How much? How fast the Kart can go? 100km per hour?!

MariCar / Street Kart in Japan

Exciting to go through Shibuya Crossing all rights reserved by onegai kaeru
Exciting to go through Shibuya Crossing all rights reserved by onegai kaeru

Are you travelling to Japan?

 

If you have not planned all, you can try one of the coolest attractions is MariCAR. We tried this some time ago and we would like to share all tips about it. 

 

We cover almost all the important items about MariCar - How to book? What you need to be careful? How much? How fast the kart can go? 100km per hour? Credit card okay to use? Safe to do this?

 

If we do not cover your question, please let us know!

what is MariCAR?

MariCAR is a brand of Street Kart company (the actual company name is Mari Mobility Development Inc.) (for convenience, we use "MariCAR" here but the company may not use the term due to the legal battle with Super Mario company). 

There are several Street Kart bases in Tokyo, Osaka and Okinawa. All seem running by each legal entity LLP.

 

You will drive on the actual road in Japan. This means that you need a driving permit effective in Japan.  You should be able to drive a car.

 

There are several routes you choose. It is around 2-3 hours.

 

It was quite fun for sure.

How to book MariCar?

You drive very close to other cars. Better not to annoy them! all rights reserved by onegai kaeru
You drive very close to other cars. Better not to annoy them! all rights reserved by onegai kaeru

How to book Maricar? 4 ways to book.

 

1) the easiest is through Facebook messenger. You go to MariCAR facebook page. The page has a bot called Chappie which asks you several questions such as what date you prefer to drive, which time slot (morning, noon, afternoon and evening), how many to attend etc. After you answer several questions, you get a real person talking to you so you can ask questions.

 

2) email, you use this form

 

3) Tel. +81-80-2277-2277 

 

4 ) through "Line (a Japanese talk app)", you may not even know what it is. It is a talk app often used in Japan, something like whatsapp. It works cool like the Facebook messenger but first you need to download the app/register to activate it and get connected as a "friend" with the MariCAR - which is not so convenient.

Tokyo bay shop

Once you book, you go to the MariCar shop in Shinkiba. (there are several other MariCar bases in Tokyo, Osaka, Okinawa etc. depending on which route you book)

 

It is around 15 mins walk from Shinkiba station. If you are in Shinjuku, it shall be around 1 hour (first by Rinkai line and walk).

 

You should be 10 - 15 mins before the start time. In our case, our start time was 14:00 so we were supposed to be there at 13:45. We were the first one. After 10 mins, there were several people joining us. 

You walk from Shinkiba station and you see the below car shop on your right.

MariCAR base in Shinkiba all rights reserved by onegai kaeru
MariCAR base in Shinkiba all rights reserved by onegai kaeru
Tokyo bay shop has cool decorations! all rights reserved by onegai kaeru
Tokyo bay shop has cool decorations! all rights reserved by onegai kaeru
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all rights reserved by onegai kaeru
You can borrow GoPro ! all rights reserved by onegai kaeru
You can borrow GoPro ! all rights reserved by onegai kaeru
MariCAR base in Shinkiba all rights reserved by onegai kaeru
MariCAR base in Shinkiba all rights reserved by onegai kaeru

What you need to be careful with?

international driver licence / driving permit

What you must be careful with MariCAR?

 

First of all, you will get all the instructions from the company before you book. The critical part  is that you have the effective driving permit for Japan.

 

Some countries (France, Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan, Estonia, Belgium and Monaco ) need a translation which we can help with our foreign driving licence translation service. If you need please provide the info in this link.

 

insurance

Our recommendation is you 100% apply for the travel insurance on your trip and also apply for the travel insurance at MariCAR.

seat belt

In Japan, driving a kart, the seat belt is OPTIONAL and wearing a helmet is also OPTIONAL.

minimum driving skill

You have a licence but you never drove a car after your driving school for 10, 20 years? You may not want to do this.

 

When you drive, you may get a normal car cutting in the group. In that case, you should not be worried. You just drive as you drive in your home with the consideration of the Japanese drive law (left sided). Your group will be waiting for you until you catch up.

No mobile/smart phone while driving

This shall be the same in most of the countries. And you will be told so too. No mobile phone or smart phone or any sort during your drive. If you want to record the footage, you should bring your own GoPro camera or so to put on your head with a head gear.

do not drop your things while driving

You have a locker upstairs if Tokyo bay shop. And if you have valuables, you have also a small bag attached to the kart.

 

The bag is like 20cm x 15cm. If your valuable is big, you can not fit it.

 

While you driving, it is not possible to take anything out or in the bag. It shall be a suicide!

 

You may want to put in or out of the bag when you stop for the lights or so. But you need to calculate the time you have before you need to move. The traffic lights change fast sometimes. The Street Kart company told you they shall not be responsible for any loss or damage to your items you take on the kart.

the bumps

Roads in Japan are well paved. But the big roads are often damaged. On our route, we had many bumps and cracks on the roads. Because the kart has no (great) suspension, the shocks will come directly to your body. You must watch out for the road conditions constantly and keep your handle tightly!

 

If you have a back problem, it seems  better not to try this.

mask / goggle

You will drive in a big city with many cars! all rights reserved by onegai kaeru
You will drive in a big city with many cars! all rights reserved by onegai kaeru

 

You will be driving on a normal road and the kart has no front glass.

 

You get quite some dusts when you drive. If you do not like that, you should wear a pair of glasses and also mask (you get a goggle, mask for free if you ask ). If you keep opening your mouth, almost 100% you get some dirt flying into your mouth, haha.

 

We felt more dirt on the high speed way around the Rainbow bridge and Tokyo Gate bridge where many big trucks driving so fast. Around Roppongi and Shibuya areas we did not have much dirt because we do not drive so fast and we often stop from time to time and drive slowly because of the traffic.

 

You can borrow a goggle but for the better eye sight, we did not borrow. For the safe driving, it is critical to keep your eye sights clear and wide as possible.

How much Maricar cost?

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all rights reserved by onegai kaeru

not cheap but worth... and you can use credit card!

How much MariCAR costs? It depends on the route.

 

We pay 10,000, 13,000 and 18,000JPY for 2- 3 hours.

 

One of our colleague also paid for his GoPro camera which costs 300jpy per hour.

 

You can use credit cards!

How fast the Kart can go? 100km per hour?!

The speed meter was up to 70 km / h. The speed limit on a normal road is 60 km / h in Japan. On the descending slope, we felt we could reach 70 km / h but we did not. 

 

We heard of a rumor that the kart can reach even 100 km / h on the long slope at the full acceleration. But do not try!  

Is MariCAR - Street Kart safe?

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all rights reserved by onegai kaeru

First we were nervous because we usually do not drive much. One of our karts had a squeaky brake. We were sure the company maintains the karts well but that kart seemed to have a not strong brake.

 

But we felt safe. The first kart and the last kart are from the company/ When we change the lane, the first and the last one go first making sure our safety and we move.

 

Yet, you must pay attention as you drive your car in your own country. There are many normal cars driving around and you do not want to have any accident. Drive with your common sense!

MariCAR is related to Super Mario or Nintendo?

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See the notice on the ceiling all rights reserved by onegai kaeru

We must admit that Mariokart is one of the greatest games invented in the human history. This is the game we play usually on the new year day. We eat and drink a lot then play Mariokart on Nintendo 64 till the new year comes.

 

MariCar was so fun yet of course it is a different experience. Is it related to Supermario or Nintendo?

The answer is " NO ".

 

At the beginning of the kart company, we saw the effect of Mario-Kart on the promotion of this company. The karts and the super Mario costumes. It is not so easy not to think up the association between the company and Nintendo.

 

Naturally, there has been a law suit against the kart company by Nintendo and Nintendo won. 

 

You also see no Super Mario costumes in their offices any more. This seems related to the ruling.

Interested in animation industry in Japan?

Many asked us if a foreigner has a chance to be in the anime industry, the answer is that you have a chance as long as "you are good".

( In fact many animations are made outside Japan as outsourced to such as South Korea and China for cheaper cost. )

 

If you have a great work, we can be your OK agent as your business partner to push your work to the world with professional translation, coordination with the industry.

 

But remember the industry is super tough for even Japanese to survive. Even you could get a job, the income maybe too low. Most of the animators give up.

Still having the pride in your work? Committed to your work? Feel free to talk to us for our consultation (due to the amount of inquiries, we may not be able to answer to your question. Please understand! ).

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Onegai Kaeru wants you to enjoy Japan trip.

 

If you are looking for more traveler"s info and can not find one, please let us know. We will try to help you with Japan Traveler Help Service (we work on hourly charge to arrange, book, find info you need). Feel free to contact us!

 

Want to know more places for the great photos in Japan? For example, Toshima island with so many flowers. Please check this out!

 

Do you know an island with over 2000 years old tree in Japan? Please check this out!

 

Onegai Kaeru, a group of passionate travelers, bring happiness to the world with its shopping support service and original super cute items!

 

Disclaimer: Even though we try to make the info as updated and accurate but the accuracy of the information herein is not guaranteed by us. If you have any uncertainty, please contact the information source.

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