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10,000 Free Tickets to Japan

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Apparently, in a bid to get tourists back in the country, Japan will offer 10,000 free round trip airline tickets to tourists. The catch? As usual with these tourist board promotions, you have to blog about your trip. But unlike many others of these I've seen, they're giving away a ridiculous number of tickets.

I'd like to go back and visit my college and take the vacation with my family that got interrupted by the quake. Anyone else interested in going?

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  • Well, it'd be cool to see Japan again....

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    @Rather Dashing said: Well, it'd be cool to see Japan again....



    My family was planning a return trip anyways. Need a translator?

  • Never been to Japan.

    Always wanted to go and confirm what I hear on the internet about it.

    (Not just the "Oh Japan! You so crazy!!" stuff, but the cultural and social stuff I read from blogs as well)

    But alas I don't think I could ever afford it, even with free tickets.

    I'd love to be able to tie it in with my Uni stuff.
    Imagine studying or a placement over there.

    Not speaking a single word of Japanese doesn't help either.
    (Well I know a lot of people know good English over there, but we still had language issues on holiday in bleedin' Lanzarote, a canary island and very popular tourist spot)

    But then again...

    ARCADES...

    (Even if they are mostly pachinko, its still has to be better than over here in England where its 70% SEGA (Racing cabinets and gun games) and 30% NAMCO (Racing and Gun Games))

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    @RetroVortex said: Never been to Japan....

    ARCADES...

    (Even if they are mostly pachinko, its still has to be better than over here in England where its 70% SEGA (Racing cabinets and gun games) and 30% NAMCO (Racing and Gun Games))



    Throw in a few purikura picture booths and a taiko drumming game, and that sounds about right.

    Also, pachinko and arcades legally can't be together. Pachinko is to Japan what casinos are to the US. Kids can't enter them.

  • @divisionten said: Throw in a few purikura picture booths and a taiko drumming game, and that sounds about right.

    Also, pachinko and arcades legally can't be together. Pachinko is to Japan what casinos are to the US. Kids can't enter them.



    I love that little drumming game on the DS.
    A arcade version would be cool.

    (At my uni there is a Guitar Hero Arcade cabinet which is pretty good. Actually that Arcade may be the best in the UK funnily enough....)

    I still want to try Pachinko though.

    Got to be more fun than Slot Machines, which in the UK are EVERYWHERE.

    Oh and I forgot 2p machines.

    Do they have those?

    They are actually more fun than the games here! XD

    (They added little prizes to them now, so with some clever penny launching you can get some Meercats)

    Arcades are sadly dead now anyway.

    (But at least us gamers still have PC, consoles and portables! Right?)

  • I've wanted to go to Japan for a bit now. I don't speak the language well enough at all though. That, and I am a high school senior and I live with my parents

    @RetroVortex said:
    ARCADES...

    This is one of the reasons I want to go. I kinda want to play Ganbaride. 2 problems, I have no switches AstroSwitches, and I'm almost an adult and would probably considered a weirdo for playing a game based on a children's show.

  • I totally want to go back to Japan. I have nothing but fantastic memories of that place. And I never really did get to see much of the primary tourist sites since I spent nearly the entire time touring various hot springs of geothermal energy importance.

  • I don't think I could use up 10,000 flights to japan. Seriously, that's like 27 years of constant flying!

  • I want to go, if only to expose Japan to my peculiar brand of drunken, gun owning insanity. Those things are beloved there, right? Handicapped, obnoxious drunkards packing heat?

    BONUS POINTS: I like touching people and talking very loudly. Also, I wear an American flag jacket everywhere and scream at people.

  • @Comrade Pants said: I want to go, if only to expose Japan to my peculiar brand of drunken, gun owning insanity. Those things are beloved there, right? Handicapped, obnoxious drunkards packing heat?

    BONUS POINTS: I like touching people and talking very loudly. Also, I wear an American flag jacket everywhere and scream at people.



    But do you wear an eyepatch? This is key.

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