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Andrew JapanesePhotosAsia
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Should hypocrites of this type be allowed to run a country?
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What the hell? We're like the only flight here in the luggage carousel area for our luggage. It's been one hour, and we still haven't got our bags. We should have left about 45 or 50mins ago. They've made no announcement or explanations. However, I got a text message from someone that they can't open the luggage door due to the strong winds outside.

I hope they serve some food or drink soon. 
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Okoshiki, Japan
Photograph by Sunao Chiba
In Okoshiki, Japan, a woman collects shellfish in evening light. The rise and fall of tides continuously cover and uncover the tidal flats, creating a rich habitat for all types of creatures.
This photo was submitted to the 2015 Traveler Photo Contest. See others like it >> Okoshiki, Japan
Photograph by Sunao Chiba
In Okoshiki, Japan, a woman collects shellfish in evening light. The rise and fall of tides continuously cover and uncover the tidal flats, creating a rich habitat for all types of creatures.
This photo was submitted to the 2015 Traveler Photo Contest. See others like it >> http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/photo-cont…/all-entries 
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Having done dance photos, I know how hard if can be. These are incredible,
Meet Anca, a little angel that can enlighten everything with her grace and motivation. Even though she was not feeling good at all in that particular day, she wanted to perform and show that ballet is indeed the art of educated human body. You wouldn't believe the moves that she could pull off and how the people were stopping and admiring her.
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Google+ what are you doing? This not right!
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Am I the only one having troubles signing into +Flickr ? Their cookies are being rejected by all my browsers. I have no troubles with every other website, it's just #Flickr  that is the weird one.
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Wow, it's been over 58 hours since I last saw my suitcase that I checked into Cathay Pacific in Sydney Aust. Late at night, on the 25th in Nagoya airport, there were announcements to two small groups of people in Japanese language, about why the checked-in luggage was delayed. There were no announcements in English or Chinese, so non-Japanese speaking people had no idea what the problem was. It was when I specifically asked a Cathay staff member what's happening, did I learn that they weren't able to open the cargo doors due to the strong winds. I had two choices:
1. Leave now and catch the last train, and have my suitcase delivered the next day (26th Aug)
2. Stay and maybe in an hour or so the typhoon winds will have dropped enough for them to open the cargo doors safely, and spend the night in the airport (maybe with clean underwear)
I chose option 1. It wasn't until 3am when I was able to get into bed, because the last train from the airport was so delayed, that I missed other last trains back to my place... AND my house key was accidentally not taken out of my suitcase before I checked it in. I was so, so lucky that a friend answered his phone and let me crash at his place. I got my spare to and got into my apartment on the 26th. I assumed sometime yesterday my suitcase would arrive, but so far no, and so far, no word or attempt to contact from Cathay has been made. I have tried to phone them, but a lot of their phone numbers didn't get me anywhere. The only phone number listed on their website that worked was the for the baggage handlers in Fukuoka, and their Hong Kong and Nagoya airport answering machines (messages were left, but still no response). All other phone numbers, including their international toll free number did not work.

Whilst I'm able to sit at home, with my spare key next to me on my desk, I feel sorry for two Hong Kong guys. They had five days planned in Japan, and spoke zero Japanese. I helped them at the airport station when the staff their only spoke to them in Japanese. They had planned to go to Takayama (3.5 hour train ride from Nagoya) today. I have no idea how they'll meet up with their suitcases. I also wonder how ruined their trip was.

I honestly believed that #Cathay was so, so much better than this. Now, all those travel blogs about Americans losing their luggage and only taking carry-on luggage makes sense. I just thought it was an American problem. Anyway, I got my spare key to my apartment, and now I'm writing this whilst sitting in clean underwear, unshaven, and unbrushed hair. I can't go out again today, in case my suitcase does arrive... maybe.

I have already blogged about this before, at http://japanesephotos.asia/blog/2015/08/25/stuck-in-customs-for-real-at-nagoya-airport/ #LifeWellTravelled ???
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Cathay Pacific in Nagoya made no announcements in English or Chinese, only in Japanese. Due to the strong winds, they could not open the cargo bay doors, and so the Japanese only language announcement said that they can deliver your suitcases tomorrow. Go to a counter at the end of the carousels to fill in a Customs Declaration and delivery form. Also, due to the strong winds, the airport train is not operating, instead, get your ticket and ask for the bus to Tokoname station (just across from the airport island), and change to the train to Nagoya there. The last train for the evening is at 11.30pm (in 20mins time). Hurry, or you'll be stuck. 
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Beautiful work
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American police forces are simply nuts. This defies reasonable explanation.
 
#treyusa  
Trey demonstrating how to handle the police breaking up a photo walk and showing off a mighty fine camera bag as he does it.
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You're right that we shouldn't jump to conclusions without the facts... though facts are not forthcoming, and there is a pattern of behaviour by the police which is our primary source of information.
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The Nagoya Photography Club aims to share an show not just photos, but also events like the upcoming Nagoya Dance Festival
See https://www.flickr.com/groups/nagoya-photo-club/
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Thanks for sharing +Norikazu Bryant and others
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I'm a photographer living in central Japan in Nagoya City, the home of the Toyota Motor corporation. Nagoya is the richest and second most expensive of the cities in Japan. It lies right in the centre between Tokyo and Osaka. I often find myself going to events and festivals in Nagoya, Nara, Kyoto, and the surrounding areas.

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