Oh I know where you're coming from there. I lived in Tokyo for a year and even though I'm only 180cm tall I still got a few umbrellas in the face due to the main populace being short-arses.Originally Posted by GaijinPunch
haha, yeah but IMO Japan is a really awesome place to live.Originally Posted by Yakumo
Yeah, we obviously like it... there's a lot of things that take a lot of getting used to though. Some that don't seem to make much sense. I'm just thankful they've somewhat fixed the ATM debacle. I still get rejected by some machines though.haha, yeah but IMO Japan is a really awesome place to live.
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especially since they have working hours like employees.Originally Posted by GaijinPunch
I'd like to be one of those ATMs, I'd have less work per day.
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I still don't understand why Japanese ATM machines stop giving you YOUR money after 7pm. It really is crazy since in the UK every bank's ATM is 24hours. They do have late night ATMs don't they but they all belong to loan companies from what I know which means massive commission rates.
Some banks have caught on, but only for their large branches. If you live close to the city, it's not much of an issue. All Citibank ATMS are 24 hours, but there are few of them. Shinsei is the same, and they thankfully have a deal w/ 7-11, so you can usually get money quite easily. However, you need a plan from time to time.
Japanese bank machines are part of a union I hear.
Just experienced that today as well, but for 77 Bank.
Hate how the bank itself closes around 3PM, and the ATM there until 5PM. There are a few branches near Sendai Station, however, that stay open until around 9, which is somewhat convenient.
711's ATM seems to operate until around 11 here. Fairly convenient, especially the ones in the red light district area.
I never have been in Japan but I plan to visit it someday, its quite expensive so I have to wait...
Until you develop an illegal chemical habit... then if you run out of cash at off hours you're fucked.Originally Posted by PhantasyStar
Titty bars in Honolulu have an ATM in them... and the fucking name of the place shows up on your statement!
Don't worry...I'm not about to pay 5 times the normal price!Originally Posted by GaijinPunch
Haha, bet the Mrs. GaijinPunch loved that one ;p
I randomly stumbled across this awesome photo blog - it's mostly of parties/concerts in japan which is OK but then sometimes it's just nice scenery and things like that. Loads and loads of pictures
Yeah. "Meta Flaps Heaven ATM Withdrawal: $2000".Haha, bet the Mrs. GaijinPunch loved that one
Really? The blog has it tagged with NHK Park. I've never been to Tokyo so I don't know if they are close or what so forgive me if I'm wrong.Originally Posted by GaijinPunch
One and the same. It's likely on NHK's lot, but it's filled with spill over from the dregs of society that flock to Yoyogi park.Originally Posted by handofg0d
Why does this image terrify me so?Originally Posted by handofg0d
I'm starting to like this irubyourbrog blog thingee, thanks handofg0d!
Last edited by phate; 01-24-2010 at 07:18 PM.
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At least it's not like China, where they break out the umbrellas en masse if it's hot, even in bloody crowded areas:Originally Posted by Yakumo
Anyway, here are a few pics from last summer in Japan:
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